Research in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Lehigh University covers a wide range of topics, addressing the critical technological and scientific challenges facing society today. High-impact interdisciplinary research is pursued in areas such as integrated microelectronics, nanoelectronics, photonics, materials and devices, bioelectronics, signal processing, wireless communications, networking, information technology, and computing. This research targets vital application areas in health and biomedicine, energy, environment, high-performance computing, communications, infrastructure, and security. By driving innovation and revolutionary advances in these areas, this research promises to transform the very world we live in.
The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Lehigh University is internationally recognized for its pioneering research, which is focused on several key areas, including:
Research activities are enhanced by informal and formal collaborations, and are supported by world-class centers for interdisciplinary research on campus. These include the Center for Photonics and Nanoelectronics (CPN), and the Center for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology (CAMN). Explore the following web pages that describe these research thrusts and learn what diverse opportunities ECE at Lehigh has to offer.
Fil Bartoli conducts groundbreaking research in photonics, optoelectronics, quantum well devices and nanotechnology. He is researching ways to miniaturize Surface Plasmon Resonance sensors, which will make them more accessible and prevalent in healthcare applications such as drug discovery and the diagnosis and treatment of medical diseases. He is also interested in increasing the sensor array density and time resolution to provide a much more powerful instrument. This would be important for more lab based applications, such as measuring protein activity and stability, which is important in helping us understand better how bodies fight diseases and how creating new drugs can help combat diseases.