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Research Personnel

Faculty

Nelson Tansu, PhD

Education
*B.S. (highest distinction) in Applied Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, and Physics.
University of Wisconsin-Madison, May 1998

*Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering (Minors: Physics and Material Science Engineering)
University of Wisconsin-Madison, May 2003

Birthplace & Date
Medan, Sumatra (Indonesia)
October 20, 1977

Contact Information
Nelson Tansu, Ph.D.
New Century Endowed Chair Associate Professor in Engineering and Applied Science
Center for Photonics and Nanoelectronics
Dept of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Lehigh University
7 Asa Drive
Bethlehem, PA 18015, USA
email: tansu@lehigh.edu
phone: (610) 758-2678
 Short Biography

Prof. Nelson Tansu was born on October 1977, and he received his B.S. degree (Applied Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, and Physics; with Highest Distinction) and his Ph.D. degree (Electrical Engineering / Applied Physics) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in May 1998 and May 2003, respectively. Dr. Tansu served as tenure-tracked Assistant Professor (July 2003 – April 2007) and Peter C. Rossin Chair Assistant Professor (April 2007- April 2009) in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) and Center for Optical Technologies (COT) at Lehigh University. Dr. Tansu served as an Associate Professor (with tenure) in the ECE department and COT at Lehigh from May 2009 till April 2010, and he served as the Class of 1961 Chair Associate Professor (with tenure) from May 2010 till May 2013. Dr. Tansu was a Founding Member of the Center for Photonics and Nanoelectronics (CPN) at Lehigh in 2012. Since June 2013 till present, Dr. Tansu has been appointed as the New Century Endowed Chair Associate Professor in Engineering and Applied Science (with tenure) at Lehigh University. His great joy and passion are working in both research and teaching at Lehigh University, in particular guiding and working together with his graduate students and group members in various research topics related semiconductor nanostructures and device technologies for energy and photonics applications. Dr. Tansu was the WARF Graduate University Fellow and Vilas Graduate University Fellow during his graduate studies at Wisconsin, and he was a recipient of Graduate Dissertator Award at Wisconsin. Other selected awards include: Harold A. Peterson Best ECE Dissertation Award (at Wisconsin), Peter C. Rossin Professorship (at Lehigh), the 2008 Libsch Early Career Research Award (at Lehigh), the 2010 Wisconsin Forward Under 40 for Outstanding Young Alumni Award (at Wisconsin), the Class of 1961 Professorship (at Lehigh), and the New Century Endowed Chair Professorship (at Lehigh).

Dr. Tansu’s research works cover both the theoretical and experimental aspects of the physics of semiconductor optoelectronics materials and devices, the physics of low-dimensional semiconductor (nanostructure), and MOCVD and device fabrications of III-Nitride and III-V-Nitride semiconductor optoelectronics devices on GaAs, InP, and GaN substrates. Dr. Tansu’s teaching interests encompass courses in the areas of engineering electromagnetisms I & II (junior / senior), applied quantum mechanics (graduate), optoelectronics and photonics (graduate), physics of semiconductor devices II (senior / graduate), nitride semiconductor devices: physics and applications (graduate). Up to today, Dr. Tansu has published in more than 250+ refereed international journal (95) and conference (150+) publications, and he holds several US patents (total > 10).

Dr. Tansu has also reviewed regularly with the leading journals in applied physics, quantum electronics, nanotechnology, photonics, and optoelectronics areas. Previously, Dr. Tansu has also given numerous lectures, seminars, and keynote and invited talks (total > 70) in universities, research institutions, and conferences in USA, Canada, Europe, and Asia. Dr. Tansu is an IEEE Senior Member, and recently his group’s works have received the IEEE Best Paper Award on Nanophotonics 2008 and Best Crystal Growth Image Award 2009. Dr. Tansu serves as the Primary Guest Editor of the IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics (2008-2009) and IEEE / OSA Journal of Display Technology (2012-2013), and he also serves as an Associate Editor for IEEE Photonics Journal (2009-present), Associate Editor for OSA Optical Materials Express (2010-present), Associate Editor for Semiconductor Photonics and Technology (2011-present), Assistant / Associate Editor for Nanoscale Research Letters (2007-present), Associate Editor for IEEE / OSA Journal of Display Technology (2013-present), Associate Editor for Journal of Photonics for Energy (2013-present), Editorial Board for Optics (2012-present), and Editor-in-Chief for Optics (2013-present). Dr. Tansu has also served as the Technical Program Committee for several major technical conferences for IEEE, OSA, SPIE, and APS; the selected lists include: IEEE / OSA Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (2007, 2008, 2009, 2013, 2014), SPIE Photonics West (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014), APS March Annual Meeting (2007, 2009, 2010, 2011), ACP (2012, 2013), and others. He also serves as the Representative of IEEE Photonics Society in Advisory Committee for IEEE Nanotechnology Council (2013-2015). Dr. Tansu was also selected as Invited General Participant at the 2008 National Academy of Engineering (NAE)’s U.S. Frontiers of Engineering (FOE) Symposium, and he served as the Organizing Committee for the 2009 NAE’s U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium. Recently, Dr. Tansu has also been invited to participate in the NAE's 2012 German-American Frontiers of Engineering Symposium (GAFOE).

Research Scientist/ Post-Doctoral Research Fellows

Renbo Song, Ph.D

Education
*B.S. in Optics
Shandong University, China, 1998

*M.S. in Condensed Matter Physics,
State Key Laboratory of Crystal Materials,
Shandong University, China, 2001

*Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering,
Lehigh University, 2009

Contact Information
Dr. Renbo Song, Visiting Research Scientist
Center for Photonics and Nanoelectronics
Dept of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Lehigh University
7 Asa Drive
Bethlehem, PA 18015, USA
email: resd@lehigh.edu
phone: (610) 758-2709
 Short Biography

Dr. Renbo Song received his B.S. degree in optics from Shandong University (Shandong, China) in 1998, M.S. degree in condensed matter physics (Nonlinear Optics) from the State Key Laboratory of Crystal Materials of Shandong University (Shandong, China) in 2001, and PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of Lehigh University (PA, USA) in 2009 respectively.

Since Spring 2010 (till present), Dr. Renbo Song is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow / Research Scientist in the MOCVD and Nanophotonics Lab (Tansu Group) at Lehigh University. Dr. Song has published more than 10 refereed journal and conference publications. His research area covers the spectroscopy of biochemical agents in particular in mid-IR spectral regime, and his current research works cover high-efficiency III-Nitride solar cell projects and other novel light-emitting devices for solid state lighting.

Marco Mastrapasqua, Ph.D

Education
*Ph.D.
Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy

*Post-Doc Research Fellow
Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies

Contact Information

Dr. Marco Mastrapasqua,
Visiting Scientist
Lehigh University
Bethlehem, PA 18015, USA
phone: (610) 758-4326

 Short Biography

Dr. Marco Mastrapasqua (Ph.D., Politecnico di Milano, Milano Italy; Postdoctoral, Bell Laboratories - Lucent Technologies), currently Visiting Scientist at Lehigh University starting from April 2009 - present.

Graduate (PhD/Masters) Students

Ms. Guangyu Liu

Education
*B.S. in Electronic Science & Technology
Huazhong University of Science & Technology
Wuhan, China, 2008

*Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering,
Lehigh University, July 2008-Present

Birthplace & Date
Changsha, Hunan, China
February 1987
Contact Information
Guangyu Liu
Ph.D. Candidate & Research Assistant
Center for Photonics and Nanoelectronics
Dept of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Lehigh University
7 Asa Drive
Bethlehem, PA 18015, USA
email: gul308@lehigh.edu
phone: (610) 758-4326
 Short Biography

Guangyu Liu received her B.S. degree (Electronic Science and Technology) from Huazhong University of Science and Technology (China) in June 2008. Since July 2008, she has been a PhD student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) and the Center for Photonics and Nanoelectronics at Lehigh University (Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA).

Her research interests are related to III-Nitride semiconductor nanostructures and optoelectronics devices, covering the theoretical / computational, metalorganic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) growth, and device fabrication and characterization technology. The research topics include the pursuit of high-performance III-Nitride light-emitting diodes (LEDs), the growths of III-Nitride quantum dots (QDs) devices for solid state lighting and solar cells, and investigation of III-Nitride based intersubband quantum cascade laser (QCL).

She has published more than 50 refereed journal and conference publications. She is also a recipient of SPIE Scholarship in Optics and Photonics (Lehigh University), Sherman-Fairchild Fellowship (Lehigh University), the Dean's Scholarship (Lehigh University) and Best Graduation Thesis (Huazhong University of Science and Technology).

Ms. Jing Zhang

Education
*B.S. in Electronic Science & Technology
Huazhong University of Science & Technology
Wuhan, China, 2009

*Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering,
Lehigh University, July 2009-Present

Birthplace & Date
Wuhan, Hubei Province, China
October, 1986

Contact Information
Jing Zhang
Ph.D. Candidate & Research Assistant
Center for Photonics and Nanoelectronics
Dept of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Lehigh University
7 Asa Drive
Bethlehem, PA 18015, USA
email: jiz209@lehigh.edu
phone: (610) 758-4326
 Short Biography

Ms. Jing Zhang received her B.S. degree (Electronic Science and Technology) from Huazhong University of Science and Technology (China) in June 2009. Since August 2009, she has been a PhD student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) and the Center for Photonics and Nanoelectronics (COT) at Lehigh University (Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA).

Her research areas are related to III-Nitride semiconductor nanostructures for thermoelectric and solid state lighting technologies. Her research works cover various aspects of computational, growths, and device fabrication of III-Nitride semiconductor for photonics and thermoelectric applications. Her research topics include the pursuit of novel materials for high thermoelectric figure of merit, and solid state lighting applications. She is a recipient of the Dean's Scholarship (Lehigh University) and Best Graduation Thesis (at Huazhong University of Science and Technology).

Ms. Peifen Zhu

Education
*B.S in Physics, Liaocheng University,
China, July 2004

*M.S in Physics, Jilin University,
China, July 2007

*M.S in Electrical Engineering,
Texas Tech University, May 2011

*Ph.D. student in Electrical Engineering, Lehigh University, July 2011-Present

Birthplace & Date
Taian, Shandong
September 27, 1980

Contact Information
Peifen Zhu
Ph.D. Candidate & Research Assistant
Center for Photonics and Nanoelectronics
Dept of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Lehigh University
7 Asa Drive
Bethlehem, PA 18015, USA
email: pez311@lehigh.edu
phone: (610) 758-4326
 Short Biography

(Ms) Peifen Zhu was born in Sept. 1980, and she received her B.S. degree in Physics from Liaocheng University in July 2004, M.S Degree in Physics from Jilin University in July 2007 and M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Texas Tech University in May 2011. Since July 2011, she has been a PhD student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) and the Center for Photonics and Nanoelectronics (COT) at Lehigh University (Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA).

Her research areas are related to III-Nitride semiconductor nanostructures for solid state lighting technologies. Her research works cover the theoretical and experimental aspects of the physics in nano-scale semiconductor, MOCVD and device fabrications of III-Nitride semiconductor devices on GaN substrates. Her research interests include phosphor-converted white LED, light extraction efficiency of LED, solar hydrogen based on III-V semiconductor. She is the recipient of the Dean's Scholarship (Lehigh University).

Mr. Chee Keong Tan

Education
*BEng. (first class) in Electrical Engineering,
University of Sheffield,
United Kingdom, July 2011

*Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering,
Lehigh University, July 2011-Present

Birthplace & Date
Penang, Malaysia
July 12, 1988

Contact Information
Chee-Keong Tan
Ph.D. Candidate and Research Assistant
Center for Photonics and Nanoelectronics
Dept of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Lehigh University
7 Asa Drive
Bethlehem, PA 18015, USA
email: ckt209@lehigh.edu
phone: (610) 758-4326
 Short Biography

Chee-Keong Tan was born on July 1988, and he received his B.Eng. degree(Electrical Engineering; with First Class) from University of Sheffield in July 2011. Since July 2011, he has been a PhD student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) and the Center for Photonics and Nanoelectronics (COT) at Lehigh University (Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA).

His research areas are related to III-Nitride semiconductor nanostructures for solid state lighting technologies. His research works cover the theoretical and experimental aspects of the physics in nano-scale semiconductor, MOCVD and device fabrications of III-Nitride semiconductor devices on GaN substrates. His research interests include the studies of efficiency droop of light emitting diodes in nitride material, fundamental electronic structures in nitride material and solar cell. He is the recipient of the Dean's Scholarship(Lehigh University) and Sheffield Graduate Award(University of Sheffield).

Mr. Vahid Gholizadeh

Education
*B.S in Electronic Engineering, University of Tabriz,
Iran, Sep. 2007

*M.S in Photonic Engineering, University of Tabriz,
Iran, Feb. 2011

*Ph.D. student in Electrical Engineering,
Lehigh University, Aug 2012-Present

Birthplace & Date
Tabriz, Iran
May 20, 1983

Contact Information
Vahid Gholizadeh
Ph.D. Candidate and Research Assistant
Center for Photonics and Nanoelectronics
Dept of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Lehigh University
7 Asa Drive
Bethlehem, PA 18015, USA
email: vag212@lehigh.edu
phone: (610) 758-4326
 Short Biography

Vahid Gholizadeh was born in May. 1983, and he received his B.S. degree in Electronic Engineering from University of Tabriz in September 2007, M.S Degree in Photonic Engineering from University of Tabriz in February 2011. Since August 2012, he has been a PhD student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) and the Center for Photonics and Nanoelectronics (COT) at Lehigh University (Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA).

His research areas are related to III-Nitride semiconductor nanostructures and optoelectronics devices, covering the theoretical / computational, metalorganic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) growth, and device fabrication and characterization technology. The research topics include the pursuit of high-performance III-Nitride light-emitting diodes as well as surface- plasmon based light-emitting diodes. He is the recipient of the Dean's Scholarship (Lehigh University).

Undergraduate Research Students

Mr. Peter Orlando Weigel

Education
*B.S in Electrical Engineering, 2013 Expected

Birthplace & Date
Dover, Delaware
July 2, 1991

Contact Information
Peter Orlando Weigel
Center for Photonics and Nanoelectronics
Dept of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Lehigh University
P.O. Box H021,
39 University Drive
Bethlehem, PA 18015, USA
email: pow213@lehigh.edu
 Short Biography

Peter Weigel is currently an undergraduate student at Lehigh University, and is a candidate for a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering (class of 2013). His research work includes vertical cavity surface emitting lasers (VCSELs), how the thermal lensing and spatial hole burning effects impact an optical waveguide, and more efficient designs for a high-power, single-mode VCSEL.

Mr. Nicholas Lay

Nicholas

Education
*B.S in Chemical Engineering, 2014 Expected

Birthplace & Date
San Jose CA, USA
July 29, 1992

Contact Information
Nicholas Lay
Center for Photonics and Nanoelectronics
Dept of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Lehigh University
P.O. Box H021,
39 University Drive
Bethlehem, PA 18015, USA
email: nil214@lehigh.edu
 Short Biography

Nicholas Lay is currently an undergraduate student at Lehigh University, and is a candidate for a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering (class of 2014). His research work is focused in the fabrication of the semiconductor devices for the efficient energy and light emitting applications.

Group Alumni

PhD Alumni

  1. Dr. Ronald A. Arif (B.S. with 1st class honor, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; MS, Lehigh University), Ph.D., Lehigh University (January 2004-July 2008).
    Thesis: Polarization Engineering and Approaches for High-Performance III-Nitride Light Emitters
    Awards: Sherman Fairchild Fellowship on Solid State Studies (2006-2007).
    Current Position: Research Scientist / Member of Technical Staff at CREE (Durham, NC)
  2. Dr. Yik-Khoon Ee (B.S. with 1st class honor, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; MS, Lehigh University), Ph.D., Lehigh University (June 2005-November 2009)
    Thesis: Reduced Dislocation Engineering and Enhanced Light Extraction Efficiency of III-Nitride Light Emitting Diodes
    Awards: Sherman Fairchild Fellowship on Solid State Studies (2007-2008).
    Current Position: Senior Development Engineer at Philips Lumileds (San Jose, CA)
  3. Dr. Hua Tong (B.S. with Rank 1st in Class, Tsinghua University, China; MS, Tsinghua University, China); Ph.D., Lehigh University (July 2006-August 2010); Postdoctoral.
    Period in Group: October 2006 – November 2010.
    Thesis: Thermoelectric Characteristics and Measurements of Ternary III-Nitride Semiconductors
    Awards: The Anadigics Fellowship
    Current Position: MOCVD Scientist / Member of Technical Staff at Valence Process Equipment (Malvern, PA)
  4. Prof. (Ms.) Hongping Zhao (B.S. with Rank 2nd / 250, Nanjing Normal University, China; MS with Rank 1st / 135, Southeast University, China); Ph.D., Lehigh University, (Jan 2007-October 2010); Postdoctoral, Lehigh University (November 2010-May 2011).
    Thesis: Enhancement of Internal Quantum Efficiency and Optical Gain for Nitride Light-Emitting Diodes and Laser Diodes
    Awards: The 2008 SPIE Educational Scholarship on Optical Science and Engineering, Sherman Fairchild Fellowship on Solid State Studies (2008-2009), The 2009 SPIE Educational Scholarship on Optical Science and Engineering, Rossin Doctoral Fellowship (2010).
    Current Position: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor (Summer 2011-present), Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH)

Former Post-Doc/Research Scientist

  1. Dr. Ming Han (B.S., Zhejiang University, China; M.S., Beijing University, China; Ph.D., Columbia University; Post-Doctoral at Lehigh University).
    Current Position: Member of Technical Staff at CyOptics, Inc. (Breiningsville, PA, USA).
  2. Dr. Jizhong Li (B.S., Qufu University, China; M.S., Shandong University, China; Ph.D., Kansas State University; Post-Doctoral at North Carolina State University; Research Scientist / Fellow at Lehigh University).
    Current Position: Member of Technical Staff at VEECO, Inc. (Somerset, NJ, USA).
  3. Dr. Muhammad Jamil (B.S., Gordon College Rawalpindi, Pakistan; M.S., University of Azad Jammu & Kashmir; M.Phil., Quaid-i-Azam University, Pakistan; M.S., State University of New York-Albany; Ph.D., State University of New York-Albany; Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Lehigh University).
    Currently Position: Member of Technical Staff, Crystal IS, Inc., (Troy NY)
  4. Dr. Gensheng Huang (B.S., Shandong University (China); M.S., Shandong University (China); PhD., Chinese Academy of Sciences (Shanghai, China); Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Nanyang Technological University (Singapore, 2000-2004); Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at National Chiao Tung University (Taiwan, 2004-2007); Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Lehigh University (USA,2007-2010);).
    Current Position: MOCVD Engineer at Aixtron, Inc (Sunnyvale, CA, USA).
  5. Dr. Juan A. Herbsommer (B.S., Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Argentina; Ph.D., Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Argentina; Postdoctoral, Bell Laboratories - Lucent Technologies), Visiting Scientist at Lehigh University from July 2008 – December 2010.
    Current Position: Senior Engineer at Texas Instruments, Inc. (Bethlehem, PA, USA).
  6. Dr. Renbo Song (B.S., Shandong University, China; MS, Shandong University, China; Ph.D., Lehigh University, July 2009), Visiting Scientist at Lehigh University from April 2010 – June 2011.
    Current Position: MOCVD Scientist / Member of Technical Staff at Valence Process Equipment (Malvern, PA)
  7. Dr. Benjamin O. Tayo (B.S., University of Buea, Cameroon; M.S., University of Trieste, Italy; Ph.D., Lehigh University, August 2012), Visiting Scientist at Lehigh University from September 2012 – February 2013.

MS/MENG Alumni (by Research)

  1. Ronald A. Arif (B.S. with 1st class honor, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; MS, Lehigh University), MS in Electrical Engineering, Lehigh University, January 2004 - December 2005.
  2. Zhian Jin (B.S., Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China), MS in Electrical Engineering, Lehigh University, September 2004 - May 2006.
  3. Jason R. Haas (B.S. with Honors, Lehigh University), M.S. in Electrical Engineering (Presidential Scholar), Lehigh University, June 2005 - August 2006.
  4. Yik-Khoon Ee (B.S. with 1st class honor, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; MS, Lehigh University), MS in Electrical Engineering, Lehigh University, June 2005 - May 2007.
  5. Ravi S. Tummidi (B.S. with 1st class distinction, North Maharashtra University, India; MS, Lehigh University), MS in Electrical Engineering, Lehigh University, September 2005 - May 2007.
  6. Tidapan Sursattayawong, (B.S., Chulalongkorn University,Bangkok, Thailand, 1996; M. Eng.,Chulalongkorn University,Bangkok, Thailand, 1999), MS in Electrical Engineering, Lehigh University, July 2008 - May 2010.
  7. Shaofei Zhang, (B.E., Nanjing University of Science and Technology, July 2007), MS in Electrical Engineering, Lehigh University, July 2008 - May 2010.
  8. Joseph B. Mulhern, (B.S., Villanova University, May 2008), M.S. in Energy Systems Engineering, Lehigh University, May 2009-May, 2010.
  9. Vincent Adhi Handara, (B.S., University of Wisconsin - Madison, May 2008 ), MS in Electrical Engineering, Lehigh University, July 2008 - May 2010.
  10. Nan-Lung Wu, (B.S., National Sun-Yat Sen University, 2004), MS in Electrical Engineering, Lehigh University, 2008 - 2010.
  11. Xiao-Hang Li (B.S. with Rank 1st in Class, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China), M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Lehigh University, Summer 2008-May 2011.
  12. (Ms.) Guangyu Liu (B.S. with Rank 2nd in Class, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China), M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Lehigh University, Summer 2008-May 2011.
  13. Takahiro Toma (B.S., Ritsumeikan University, Japan; M.S., Ritsumeikan University, Japan), M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Lehigh University, Fall 2009-May 2011.

Former Undergraduate Students:

  1. Sean Anderson (B.S., Lehigh University), currently pursuing PhD degree in the Institute of Optics at the University of Rochester.
  2. Touhid Choudhury (B.S., Lehigh University), Summer 2004. Touhid had graduated with his MS degree in EE at Lehigh University.
  3. Bilal M. Khan (B. S., Lehigh University), Fall 2004-Spring 2005, currently pursuing PhD in EE at Cornell University.
  4. Rajiv Methora (B.S., Lehigh University), Fall 2004-Spring 2005. Rajiv had graduated with his MS degree in ISE at Lehigh University. Currently, Mr. Methora works as Financial Analyst for Enrst and Young (New York City, NY).
  5. Aziz Iqbal (B.S., Lehigh University), Fall 2004-Spring 2005. Aziz currently works as engineer for Black and Decker.
  6. Brandon R. Davis (B.S., Lehigh University), B.S. Candidate (Class of 2007) at Lehigh University starting from Fall 2006-Spring 2007. Research Works on: Design and Fabrication of Nitride-Based Distributed Bragg Reflectors. Currently, Mr. Davis is pursuing his MS degree at Lehigh University.
  7. Steven J. Millman (B.S., Lehigh University), B.S. Candidate (Class of 2007) at Lehigh University starting from Fall 2006-Spring 2007. Research Works on: Design and Fabrication of Nitride-Based Distributed Bragg Reflectors. Currently, Mr. Millman is pursuing his MS degree at Lehigh University.
  8. Yush P. Gupta (B.S., Carnegie Mellon University), B.S. Candidate (Class of 2010) at Carnegie Mellon University, from May 2007- Aug 2007. Research Works on: Modeling of Surface Plasmon Devices.
  9. Samuel B. Wechsler (B.S., Lehigh University), B.S. Candidate (Class of 2008) at Lehigh University, Summer 2007-Fall 2007. Research Works on: Nanopatterning of SiO2 Mask for Selective Area Epitaxy of InGaN-GaN Light Emitting Diodes.
  10. Brian S. Berner (B.S., Lehigh University), B.S. Candidate (Class of 2010) at Lehigh University, Fall 2007. Research Works on: Modeling of InN-Based Semiconductor Solar Cells.
  11. Ms. Alexandra M. Driscoll (B.S., Lehigh University), B.S. Candidate (Class of 2009) at Lehigh University, Summer 2008. Research Works on: Characterization of Staggered InGaN Quantum Well Light Emitting Diodes. (co-advised with Prof. V. Dierolf, Physics, Lehigh)
  12. Steven Paro (B.S., Lehigh University), B.S. Candidate (Class of 2009) at Lehigh University, Spring 2008. Research Works on: Radiative Heat Transfer of Nano-scale Devices.
  13. Jason Tremmel (B.S., Lehigh University), B.S. Candidate (Class of 2009) at Lehigh University, Fall 2008 - Spring 2009. Research Works on: High Efficiency III-Nitride Solar Cells.
  14. Christopher Spagna (B.S., Lehigh University), B.S. Candidate (Class of 2009) at Lehigh University, Fall 2008 - Spring 2009. Research Works on: High Efficiency III-Nitride Solar Cells.
  15. Alexander C. Wendt (B.S., Lehigh University), B.S. Candidate (Class of 2010) at Lehigh University, Summer 2009 – May 2010. Research Works on: Modeling of Single Mode High Power VCSELs.
  16. Greg D. Roberts (B.S., University of California – Berkeley), B.S. Candidate (Class of 2015) at University of California – Berkeley, Summer 2012. Research Works on: Visible Light Communications.
  17. Nicholas J. Stein (B.S., Lafayette College), B.S. Candidate (Class of 2013) at Lafayette College, Summer 2012. Research Works on: Solar Cells Measurements and Characterizations.
  18. Michael H. Wilson (B.S., Lehigh University), B.S. Candidate (Class of 2014) at Lehigh University, Summer 2012 - present. Research Works on: Visible Light Communications.

Former Outreach High School Students:

  1. Yush P. Gupta (10th, 11th, and 12th Grade, Moravian Academy, Bethlehem, PA), Summer 2004, Summer 2005, Summer 2006, currently an undergraduate student in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon Univ. Research Works on: Quasi-Guided VCSELs and Q-FDTD Modeling of Quantum Dots Nanostructure.
  2. David M. Schindler (11th Grade, Moravian Academy, Bethlehem, PA), Summer 2005, currently an undergraduate student in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Research Works on: Design and Modeling of Quasi-Guided VCSELs.
  3. Nathaniel C. Thomas (12th Grade, Palisades High School, Kintnersville, PA), Fall 2006-Spring 2007, currently an undergraduate student in Physics and Mathematics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Research Works on: Modeling of Electronics Properties of Quantum Dots Nanostructures.
  4. Ms. Kavita Jain-Cocks (12th Grade, Moravian Academy, Bethlehem, PA), Summer 2009. Research Works on: Characterizations of III-Nitride Light-Emitting Diodes.
  5. Ms. Callie Woods (12th Grade, Moravian Academy, Bethlehem, PA), Summer 2009. Research Works on: Characterizations of III-Nitride Light-Emitting Diodes.
  6. Ms. Stephanie Mark (11th Grade, Liberty High School, Bethlehem, PA), Summer 2010. Research Works on: Modeling of Single Mode High Power VCSELs.