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ECE at Lehigh

Welcome from the Chair
Welcome to the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Lehigh University. Browse our website and learn of the vitality of our educational and research programs, which rank among the strongest in the nation, and of our distinguished faculty who are dedicated to providing a first-rate educational experience to our students.

Electrical Engineering Program

Why choose Electrical Engineering?
Exciting, rewarding, challenging, flexible, career-building, making a difference, and giving back to society. These are some of the ways our graduating seniors describe their electrical engineering experience at Lehigh. They know that electrical engineers are, and always will be, at the forefront of technological innovation.

Computer Engineering Program
The ECE and CSE departments pool their talents to provide an excellent cross departmental Computer Engineering program. Please do not hesitate to visit the Lehigh University Computer Engineering website to find more information regarding this growing and expanding program, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Student Spotlight

Beibei Zheng

Beibei Zheng is a Doctoral Candidate in Electrical Engineering and an Innovator in Nanoplasmonics

Beibei Zeng is a graduate student in Prof. Fil Bartoli's group, and a student member of the Center for Photonics and Nanoelectronics. His current research interests include nanophotonics, plasmonics, nanofabrication, and their applications in photovoltaics, displays, and biosensors. During the past four years, he spent much of his time investigating the extraordinary properties of Surface plasmon resonances (SPRs) in ultrathin nanopatterned metal films. SPRs are collective charge density oscillations induced by an electric field, and can enhance and confine the electromagnetic field within nanoscale dimensions from the metal surface. As the thickness of metal film decreases to be comparable to its skin depth (optically-thin), two single-interface SPRs on the top and bottom metal surfaces combine to form coupled SPRs, which exhibit extraordinary optical phenomena. He has explored the potential of SPRs in ultrathin nanopatterned metal films for different practical applications, achieving superior performances compared with their optically-thick counterparts in plasmonic-enhanced photovoltaics, color filters and biosensing. In his research, he has made major contributions in these areas by elucidating underlying physical mechanisms of SPRs in ultrathin nanostructured metals and tailoring them for different niche applications. More...