Jonathan J. Wierer, Jr.

Associate Professor
Sinclair Lab
7 Asa Dr
Bethlehem, PA 18015
Jonathan J. Wierer

Areas of Research

Microelectronics/Solid State Devices
Compound Semiconductor Technologies
Electronic Materials
Optical Materials
Optical Characterization
Electrical Engineering
Micro- and Nanofabrication
Display technology
Optical Packaging
Semiconductor Lasers
Advanced Materials and Processing
Electrical Characterization
Materials Characterization
Optics and Photonics
Optical Technologies
Nanomaterials and Nanocomposites


Dr. Wierer is an Associate Professor at Lehigh University and is jointly appointed in the Center for Photonics and Nanoelectronics and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.  His research interests include semiconductor device physics and semiconductor materials science.  Specifically, he is interested in researching electronic and optoelectronic devices with III-nitride semiconductors. Prior to joining Lehigh University, Dr. Wierer worked at Philips-Lumileds and Sandia National Labs.  At Lumileds Advanced Laboratories his research focused on novel III-nitride light-emitting diodes (LEDs).  This includes the development of the first high-power (1 Watt) flip-chip III-nitride LED and pioneering work on III-nitride photonic crystal LEDs.  At Sandia National Laboratories his interests broadened into other III-nitride research areas including — solar cells, intersubband devices, layer intermixing, power electronic devices, ultra-violet LEDs, and nanowire LEDs.  Most notable is his ground-breaking work on proposing laser diodes as an ultra-efficient light source for solid-state lighting. Dr. Wierer has authored or co-authored over 180 journal publications and conference presentations and holds 42 patents, predominately related to solid-state lighting.  He is an associate editor for the IEEE Photonics Technology Letters journal.  He is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the Optical Society of America, and a member of the Illumination Engineering Society and the International Society for Optics and Photonics.


Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

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