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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.
Daniel E. '39 and Patricia M. Smith Endowed
Chair Professor in Photonics and Nanoelectronics,
Smith Family Endowed Director,
Center for Photonics and Nanoelectronics (CPN)
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE)
Lehigh University
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015, USA
Email: Tansu@lehigh.edu
Phone: (610) 758-2678, Fax: (610) 758-2605
www.ece.lehigh.edu/~tansu
CPN Web: cpn.lehigh.edu
 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 and New Century Endowed Chair Professor in Engineering and Applied Science (with tenure) from June 2013 till May 2014. Since June 2014 till present, Dr. Tansu has been appointed as the Daniel E. '39 and Patricia M. Smith Endowed Chair Professor in Photonics and Nanoelectronics at Lehigh University, and he was also appointed as the Smith Family Endowed (Founding) Director of the Center for Photonics and Nanoelectronics (CPN) at Lehigh. 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), the 2012 Wisconsin Prominent Alumni (at Wisconsin), and the New Century Endowed Chair Professorship (at Lehigh), and the Smith Family 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 270+ refereed international journal (97) and conference (170+) publications, and he holds several US patents (total > 14).

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 > 80) 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 Photonics (2012-present), and Editor-in-Chief for Photonics (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, 2015), APS March Annual Meeting (2007, 2009, 2010, 2011), ACP (2012, 2013, 2014), 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), and NAE's 2014 Japan-American Frontiers of Engineering Symposium (JAFOE).

Research Scientist/ Post-Doctoral Research Fellows

Te Li, Ph.D

Education
*B.S. in Microelectronics
Jilin University, China, 2003

*Ph.D. in Condensed Matter Physics,
Chinese Academy of Sciences,
China, 2008

Contact Information
Dr. Te Li
Visiting Research Scientist
Center for Photonics and Nanoelectronics
Dept of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Lehigh University
7 Asa Drive
Bethlehem, PA 18015, USA
email: tel214@lehigh.edu
phone: (610) 758-4326

 Short Biography

Dr. Te Li received his B.S. degree in Microelectronics from Jilin University (Changchun, China) in 2003, and received his Ph.D degree in Condensed Matter Physics (Optoelectronics) from Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2008.

From 2009 to 2010, Dr. Te Li was a Research Fellow in Nanophotonics Lab of EEE department at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. From 2010 to 2014, Dr. Te Li was a Research Associate of National Key Lab on High Power Diode Laser, Changchun University of Science and Technology, China. Since Spring 2014, Dr. Te Li is a Visiting Research Scientist in the Center for Photonics and Nanoelectronics at Lehigh University (Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA). Dr. Te Li has published more than 20 refereed journal and conference publications. His research areas cover various aspects of computational, growths, device fabrication and characterization of III-V optoelectronic devices.

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. 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 September 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 (CPN) 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 (CPN) 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. Wei Sun

Education
*B.S in Electronic & Information Engineering,
Beijing Institute of Technology,
Beijing, China, July 2009

*Master of Business & Engineering,
Lehigh University, August 2012-present

*Ph.D. student in Electrical Engineering,
Lehigh University, January 2014-Present

Birthplace & Date
Chuzhou, Anhui, China
November 8, 1987

Contact Information
Wei Sun
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: wes212@lehigh.edu
phone: (610) 758-4326
 Short Biography

Wei Sun was born in November 1987, and received his B.S. degree of Electronic & Information Engineering from Beijing Institute of Technology (China) in 2009. Since January 2014, he has been a PhD student in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) and the Center for Photonics and Nanoelectronics (CPN) at Lehigh University (Bethlehem, PA, USA).

His research is related to III-Nitride semiconductor nanostructures for solid-state lighting technologies, covering variousaspects of the theoretical/experimental physics and device fabrication of III-Nitride Nano-scale semiconductor. His topics include the pursuit of surface plasmon application in LEDs as well as the efficiency-droop suppression process in III-Nitride based semiconductors.

Mr. Guosong Zeng

Education
*B.S. Measurement & Control Technology and Instruments,
Tianjin University China, July, 2010

*Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics,
Lehigh University, May, 2012

*Ph.D. student in Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics,
Lehigh University, January 2013 - present

Birthplace & Date
Guilin, Guangxi, China
August 15, 1987

Contact Information
Guosong Zeng
Ph. D. Candidate
Center for Photonics and Nanoelectronics
Dept of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Lehigh University
7 Asa Drive
Bethlehem, PA 18015, USA
email: guz210@lehigh.edu
phone: (610) 390-1679
 Short Biography

Guosong Zeng received his B.S. degree (Measurement and Control Technology and Instruments) from Tianjin University in July 2010. He came to Lehigh in September 2010 and obtained his master degree of Mechanical Engineering by May, 2012. After that he transferred to the PhD program in the department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics in Lehigh University. He joined the Center for Photonics and Nanoelectronics in Department of Electrical and Computer Science (ECE) at Lehigh University in June 2014. In his PhD work, Mr. Zeng is co-advised jointly by both Prof. Brandon A. Krick and Prof. Nelson Tansu at Lehigh University.

His research interests are related to mechanical and nanoelectronics integrated application of III-Nitride based materials, covering the theoretical / computational studies of the material’s performance under different mechanical conditions. He also focuses on the experimental study of the mechanical and electronic properties of III-Nitride materials.

Mr. Nicholas Lacroce

Education
*B.S in Physics,
Shippensburg University,
Pennsylvania, USA, May 2014

*M.S. in Electrical Engineering,
Lehigh University, August 2014-present

Birthplace & Date
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
August 21, 1992

Contact Information
Nicholas Lacroce
Research Assistant
Center for Photonics and Nanoelectronics
Dept of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Lehigh University
7 Asa Drive
Bethlehem, PA 18015, USA
email: nal414@lehigh.edu
phone: (610) 758-4326
 Short Biography

Nicholas Lacroce was born in August 1992 and received his B. S. degree of Physics (Minor in Mathematics) from Shippensburg University in May 2014. Since August 2014, he joined the Center for Photonics and Nanoelectronics (CPN), and he is the candidate for a M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at Lehigh University (Bethlehem, PA, USA).

His research interests are related to III-Nitride semiconductor nanostructures for solid state lighting technologies. His research works cover both the theoretical and experimental aspects of the physics in nano-scale semiconductor especially in the applications of solar cell technology.

Mr. Jing Su

Education
*B.Eng in Optoelectric Information Engineering,
Huazhong University of Science and Technology,
Wuhan, China, July 2014

*M.S. in Photonics, Physics,
Lehigh University, August 2014-present

Birthplace & Date
Urumqi, Xinjiang province, China
September 4, 1991

Contact Information
Jing Su
Research Assistant
Center for Photonics and Nanoelectronics
Dept of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Lehigh University
7 Asa Drive
Bethlehem, PA 18015, USA
email: jis614@lehigh.edu
phone: (610) 758-4326
 Short Biography

Jing Su was born in September 1991, and received his B.Eng. degree of Optoelectric Information Engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology (China) in July 2014. Since August 2014, he joined the Center for Photonics and Nanoelectronics (CPN), and he is the candidate for a M.S. degree in Photonics from Department of Physics at Lehigh University (Bethlehem, PA, USA).

His research interests are related to III-Nitride semiconductor nanostructures for solid state lighting technologies. His research works cover both the theoretical and experimental aspects of the physics in nano-scale semiconductor.

Undergraduate Research Students

Ms. Weihe Chen

Education
*B.S in Electrical Engineering, 2017 Expected

Birthplace & Date
Jiamusi, Heilongjiang, China
March 19, 1995

Contact Information
Weihe Chen
Center for Photonics and Nanoelectronics
Dept of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Lehigh University
P.O. Box H021,
39 University Drive
Bethlehem, PA 18015, USA
email: wec217@lehigh.edu
 Short Biography

Weihe Chen is currently an undergraduate student at Lehigh University, and is a candidate for a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering (class of 2017). Her research work includes measurement and characterization of nitride-based semiconductor devices for solar hydrogen applications.

Mr. Damir Borovac

Education
*B.S in Electrical Engineering, 2015 Expected

Contact Information
Damir Borovac
Center for Photonics and Nanoelectronics
Dept of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Lehigh University
P.O. Box H021,
39 University Drive
Bethlehem, PA 18015, USA
email: dab315@lehigh.edu
 Short Biography

Damir Borovac is currently an undergraduate student at Lehigh University, and is a candidate for a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering (class of 2015). His research work focuses in surface-plasmon based light emitting diodes.

Outreach High School Students

  1. Milind Jagota (11th Grade, Liberty High School, Bethlehem, PA), Summer 2014 - present. Research Works on: Transparent Conducting Layers via Nanostructures

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)
  5. (Ms.) Guangyu Liu (B.S. with Rank 2nd in Class, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China), Ph.D.,Lehigh University, (June 2008 – May 2013); Postdoctoral, Lehigh University (June 2013 – August 2013). Period in Group: June 2008 – August 2013.
    Thesis: Device Engineering for Internal Quantum Efficiency Enhancement and Efficiency Droop Issue in III-Nitride Light-Emitting Diodes
    Awards: Dean’s Assistantship Fellowship (2008-2009), Sherman Fairchild Fellowship on Solid State Studies (2009-2010), Sherman Fairchild Fellowship on Solid State Studies (2012-2013), The 2012 SPIE Educational Scholarship in Optics and Photonics.
    Current Position: Member of Technical Staff at Intel R&D Group (Hillsboro, OR)
  6. Prof. (Ms.) Jing Zhang (B.S., Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China), Ph.D., Lehigh University,(June 2009 – May 2013); Postdoctoral, Lehigh University (June 2013 – August 2013). Period in Group: June 2009 – August 2013.
    Thesis: Ternary III-Nitride Semiconductors for Thermoelectricity and Light Emitters
    Awards: Dean’s Assistantship Fellowship (2009-2010), Sherman Fairchild Fellowship on Solid State Studies (2010-2011), Sherman Fairchild Fellowship on Solid State Studies (2012-2013), The 2012 SPIE Educational Scholarship in Optics and Photonics.
    Past Position: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor (Fall 2013 – Summer 2014), Department of Physics, St. John’s University (New York, NY)
    Current Position: Kate Gleason Endowed (Tenure-Track) Assistant Professor (Fall 2014-present), Department of Electrical and Microelectronics Engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY)
  7. Prof. (Ms.) Peifen Zhu (B.S., Liaocheng University, China; M.S., Jilin University, China; M.S., Texas Tech University), Ph.D., Lehigh University, (June 2011 – December 2014). Period in Group: June 2011 – December 2014.
    Thesis: Light Extraction and Nanomaterials for White Light-Emitting Diodes
    Awards: Dean’s Assistantship Fellowship (2011-2012), Sherman Fairchild Fellowship on Solid State Studies (2014-2015).
    Current Position: Assistant Professor (Fall 2014 - present), Department of Physics and Engineering Physics, University of Tulsa (Tulsa, OK)

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. Research Works on: Visible Light Communications.
  19. Peter O. Wiegel (B.S., Lehigh University), B.S. Candidate (Class of 2013) at Lehigh University, Fall 2011 - Spring 2013. Research Works on: Light Extraction in III-Nitride Light Emitting Diodes.
  20. Nicholas Lay (B.S., Lehigh University), B.S. Candidate (Class of 2014) at Lehigh University, Fall 2012. Research Works on: Grating-based LEDs.
  21. Justin C. Goodrich (B.S., Lehigh University), B.S. Candidate (Class of 2014) at Lehigh University, Fall 2013 - Spring 2014. Research Works on: Visible Light Communications.
  22. Alex Kyritsis (B.S., Lehigh University), B.S. Candidate (Class of 2014) at Lehigh University, Fall 2013 - Spring 2014. 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.