Reader in the Department of Physics, University of Strathclyde.
Carol Trager-Cowan uses electron beams to interrogate the structure, defects and light emission from solids. Together with her research team and with collaborators, she works on new developments and novel applications of the scanning electron microscopy techniques of electron backscatter diffraction, electron channelling, contrast imaging and cathodoluminescence imaging. In particular, she has developed novel techniques to rapidly and non-destructively analyse defects in nitride semiconductors used for the production of UV and visible LEDs and transistor structures._x000D_
She is also committed to public engagement, giving lectures, writing articles, running workshops and quizzes, street busking, leading science street tours and providing kits to schools._x000D_
D1 Public Engagement and Understanding