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Roland Lawrence

  • Roland Lawrence
  • Associate Professor
  • Engineering Technology
  • 214 Kaufman Hall
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-3765
  • rlawrenc@odu.edu
  • Dr. Lawrence's research interests include the development of advanced microwave sensor concepts for Earth remote sensing applications. His research includes the development of new instrument technology, including new antenna concepts and materials, as well as calibration approaches to enhance radiometric measurement capability and improved understanding of the Earth. He has contributed to several aircraft and spacecraft instrument development efforts and is presently interested in the development and characterization of antenna materials and calibration approaches for radiometric applications. Dr. Lawrence is also interested in the development of advanced material concepts that utilize nano-inclusions and periodic structures of materials to develop materials with new electromagnetic properties. His research is focused on developing and characterizing these materials to create lightweight and flexible EM shielding materials, structurally integrated antenna concepts, and new sensor concepts. Dr. Lawrence has over 25 years experience as a NASA researcher in the areas of microwave sensor development and integrated sensor/material research. In addition, he has been an adjunct professor at ODU for over 10 years and has been a member of the full time faculty since 2006. Dr. Lawrence has authored or coauthored over 30 conference and Journal articles, and three book chapters in the area of microwave characterization of materials. Dr. Lawrence has also coauthors two patent disclosures.
  • Education

    North Carolina State University, 1992
    Major: Electrical Engineering
    Degree: Ph. D.
    Old Dominion University, 1979
    Major: Electrical Engineering
    Degree: M.S.
    Old Dominion University, 1977
    Major: Electrical Engineering
    Degree: B.S.
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    Graduate Fellows for Excellence in Engineering and Mathematics Education in K-12 Schools
    Sponsoring Organization: National Science Foundation
    Date: March 1, 2009 - February 28, 2014
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Steckroth, J. J.; Baysal, O.; Myran, S.; Lawrence, R. W.; Selby, G. V.; Vahala, L. L.; Robertson, J.; Blackburn, D.