Kevin Hewitt

Professor, NSERC Chair for Inclusion in Science and Engineering

Email: Kevin.Hewitt@Dal.Ca
Phone: 902.494.2315
Fax: 902-494.5191
Mailing Address: 
Department of Physics & Atmospheric Science
Dalhousie University
PO Box 15000
Halifax, NS B3H 4R2

Room 240, Sir James Dunn Building

Research Topics:
  • Bionanophotonics
  • Holography
  • Molecular Imaging
  • Plasmonics
  • Raman Spectroscopy

Awards and Honours

  • Harry Jerome Award for Professional Excellence (2014)
  • Nova Scotia Discovery Centre, Science Champion Finalist (2008, 2011, 2012)
  • NSERC Industrial Research Fellowship (2001) (declined)
  • Youth Committee Service Award, SVGAGV (1999)
  • Sidney Hogg Memorial Graduate Scholarship (1998)
  • Caribbean Educational and Cultural Association Scholarship (1997)
  • Graduate Research Engineering and Technology (GREAT) Scholarship (1996)
  • Simon Fraser University Graduate Fellowship (1994, 1995, 1996)
  • Canron Limited - Sidney Hogg Memorial Graduate Scholarship (1994, 1995, 1996)
  • NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award (1991, 1992)
  • University of Toronto, Scarborough College Physics Prize (1990)

Recent publications

  1. L. J. Lucas, C. A. Tellez , M. L. Castilho , C. L. D. Lee , M. A. Hupman , L. S. Vieira , I. Ferreira , L. Raniero , K. C. Hewitt. Development of a sensitive, stable and EGFR-specific molecular imaging agent for surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy.  Journal of Raman Spectroscopy DOI 10.1002/jrs.4678 (2015)
  2. L. J. Lucas , X. K. Chen , A. J. Smith , M. Korbelik, H. Zeng , P. W. K. Lee  and K. C. Hewitt.  Aggregation of nanoparticles in endosomes and lysosomes produce Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy. Journal of Nanophotonics 9, 093094-1-14 (2015)
  3. L. J. Lucas and K. C. Hewitt. Nanobiophotonics for molecular imaging of cancer: Au- and Ag-based Epidermal Growth Factor receptor (EGFR) specific nanoprobes. Proc. SPIE 8234, 82340C-1-15 (2012)
  4. C. Gullekson, L. Lucas, K. C. Hewitt and L. Kreplak.  Surface-sensitive Raman spectroscopy of collagen I fibrils. Biophysical Journal. 100 (7), 1837-1845 (2011)

Other interests and achievements

  • Attracted $3M to his research program since 2001, and $2M to his Science outreach initiatives
  • Appointed visiting professor at Stanford University and the BC Cancer Agency
  • External grant reviewer for CFI, NSERC, CIHR
  • Referee for numerous journals, principally the Journal of Biomedical Optics, Optics Express and the Journal of Raman Spectroscopy
  • Elected to the board of the Nova Scotia Institute of Science, Canadian Association of Physicists and the American Physical Society – Committee on Minorities in Physics