Nelson Tansu

Nelson Tansu PictureProfessor of Electrical & Computer Engineering
New Century Endowed Chair Professor in Engineering and Applied Science

Ph.D. Electrical Engineering (Concentration: Applied Physics), University of Wisconsin-Madison, May 2003
B.S. Applied Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, and Physics (AMEP), University of Wisconsin-Madison, May 1998 (Curriculum Vitae)

Contact Information:
Nelson Tansu, Ph.D.
New Century Endowed Chair Associate Professor in Engineering and Applied Science
Center for Photonics and Nanoelectronics
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science
Lehigh University
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015, USA
Email: Tansu(at)lehigh(dot)EDU
Phone: (610) 758-2678, Fax: (610) 758-2605
Personal Web Page:

Research Interests:
Physics and MOCVD of III-Nitride and III-V Semiconductor Optoelectronics Materials and Devices; III-Nitride and III-V Semiconductor Nanostructures for Solid State Lightings, Energy, and Communications; Photonics. Further description is available at the Research Group page (

Publications, Patents, and Invited Talks (as of May 2013):
Dr. Tansu has published widely in numerous refereed international journal (95) and conference (150+) publications (total > 250) and holds several US patents (total > 10 US patents and 4 invention disclosures), and he has also reviewed regularly for the leading journals in applied physics and optoelectronics areas.
He has also given numerous lectures, seminars, and invited talks (total > 70) in universities, research institutions, and conferences in USA, Canada, Europe, and Asia.
Total book chapters: > 6
Citations of journal papers: > 3200 (May 2013)