The rapidly growing graduate program in Electrical Engineering is uniquely positioned to advance enabling technologies that drive revolutionary developments in nanotechnology, biotechnology, optical technologies, information and communications technologies, and sensors and sensor networks.

The program offers students a variety of research opportunities in three broad and highly integrated areas of concentration:

  • Optoelectronics and biophotonics, conducted in conjunction with Lehigh's Center for Photonics and Nanoelectronics;
  • Wireless communications, networking, and sensing;
  • Nanoelectronics, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), flexible displays, and biotechnology research, performed in Lehigh's Sherman Fairchild Center for Solid-State Studies, and associated with Lehigh's bioengineering program.


Electrical and Computer Engineering faculty maintain nationally funded programs in critical research areas such as compound semiconductor optoelectronic devices, silicon photonics, optical communications, displays, microelectronics fabrication, MEMS, bioengineering, wireless communications and networking, sensing, signal processing, code-division multiple access, and space-time coding.

Individual projects include DNA testing on a chip, ion-channel transport in biological cells, nanoelectronics, engineered nanosystems, bioMEMS, wide-bandgap UV semiconductor devices, quantum dot IR materials, silicon photonics, flexible organic displays, high-frequency compound semiconductor devices for wireless communications, sensor fusion, wireless channel access, and encryption. Interdisciplinary projects are carried out with researchers in the departments of chemical engineering, and materials science and engineering, and physics in the areas of nanoelectronics, optoelectronics, and bioengineering.

Sponsors of Research Projects

Research is sponsored by NSF, DARPA, Office of Naval Research, Army Research Office, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Northrop Grumman Corp., Raytheon Systems, ArkLight, Inc., and other corporations.

Affiliated Lehigh Research Centers, Laboratories and Institutes

Electrical Engineering

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Graduate Funding

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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Lehigh University
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