Electronics and Photonics

Research in electronics and photonics at Lehigh University addresses a wide range of issues from fundamental materials research, nanofabrication, high-performance devices, integrated circuits, and system implementation. Some areas of emphasis include nanophotonics, compound semiconductor devices, lasers, solid-state lighting, solar cells, nanoscale fabrication and characterization, terahertz imaging, biophotonics, bioelectronics, nanoelectronics, solid state devices, integrated micro/nano-systems, and displays, particularly as they support university initiatives in health, energy, environment, and infrastructure.

Internationally recognized faculty in electronics and photonics promote a culture of interdisciplinary research and broad integrative collaborations, leveraging state-of-the-art facilities for growth, nanofabrication and characterization. Research projects include developing: new materials and device technologies for energy-efficient solid state lighting and photovoltaic systems, plasmonic nanostructures for sensing and communication applications, compact and low-cost terahertz sources for homeland security, optical coherence tomography for early cancer detection, new concepts for high power transistors and semiconductor lasers, flexible display technology for consumer and military applications, nanoelectronics and nanophotonics for medical applications, semiconductor-based quantum cascade lasers for sensing and security applications, and many other new applications addressing the grand challenges in society.  These research works are also closely integrated with the activities in Center for Photonics and Nanoelectronics (CPN), Center for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology (CAMN), and Integrated Nanofabrication and Cleanroom Facility.

Research Activities:

  • Energy Efficiency - Solid State Lighting and Thermoelectricity
  • Renewable Energy and Solar Energy
  • Compact Terahertz Sources and Detectors
  • Optical Coherence Tomography for Medical Applications
  • Nanophotonics and Nanoelectronics for Medical Applications
  • Plasmonics, Metamaterials, and Metal-optics
  • Quantum Cascade Lasers
  • Flexible Display Technology
  • High Speed and High Power Transistors
  • Semiconductor Lasers


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