Jonathan J. Wierer

Associate Professor
Sinclair Lab 205D

Dr. Wierer’s research interests include semiconductor device physics and semiconductor materials science. Specifically, he is interested in researching electronic and optoelectronic devices with III-nitride semiconductors. Prior to joining Lehigh University, Dr. Wierer worked at Philips-Lumileds and Sandia National Labs. At Lumileds Advanced Laboratories his research focused on novel III-nitride light-emitting diodes (LEDs). This includes the development of the first high-power (1Watt) flip-chip III-nitride LED, and pioneering work on III-nitride photonic crystal LEDs. At Sandia National Laboratories his interests broadened to encompass other III-nitride research areas including —solar cells, intersubband devices, layer intermixing, power diodes,ultra-violet LEDs, and nanowire LEDs. Most notable, is his ground-breaking work on laser diodes as an ultra-efficient light source for solid-state lighting. Dr. Wierer has authored or co-authored over 100 journal publications and conference presentations, and holds 29 patents, predominately related to solid-state lighting and LEDs. He is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers,and member of Optical Society of America and Illumination Engineering Society.

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Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign
M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign
B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign