CPN Participating Departments
Faculty from the following departments are actively engaged in research supported by the Center for Photonics and Nanoelectronics:
- Chemical Engineering
Housed atop Lehigh's Mountaintop Campus, the department enjoys a 6:1 student-to-faculty ratio and generates more than $3.5 million in research grants every year. From energy to biotechnology to petrochemicals, the research of Lehigh's chemical engineers is leaving an imprint on countless global sectors. Students in this program participate in all aspects of the chemical process industry, from R&D to plant construction and operation.
The department of Chemistry within Lehigh's College of Arts and Sciences provides a unique and exciting program of study for both graduate and undergraduate students, designed to provide students with a broad background in chemistry while simultaneously offering opportunities to explore cutting-edge, multidisciplinary research problems. Research opportunities are available in areas such as materials chemistry, biological chemistry, surface chemistry, and nanoscience and technology, along with those in the traditional disciplines of analytical, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry.
- Electrical and Computer Engineering
The department boasts innovative, cross-disciplinary research in fields as diverse as nanotechnology, optical technologies and integrated circuit design, among others. The student-to-faculty ratio is 7:1, giving students at all levels a unique opportunity to partner with faculty on the latest emerging technologies. They also have access to incredible facilities and leading research institutes including the Center for Optical Technologies and the Center for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology.
- Materials Science and Engineering
With direct access to Lehigh's microscopy facility— within Lehigh's Center for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, the most advanced university-based center of its kind in the U.S. — faculty and students are heralded for their pioneering research in the fields of polymers, optics, nanotechnology and photonics. The department has been a leader in the development of materials science since the field's earliest days, and hosts an internationally-respected annual Microscopy School for the world's leading nanoscale engineers and scientists.
- Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics
For years, mechanical engineering students have become leading experts on the design, construction and operation of machinery—a field that is growing as global companies turn to technology on a rapid scale. Our students study a wide array of subjects that include fluid mechanics, engineering materials, product design and manufacturing, thermodynamics and control systems.
The Physics department, within Lehigh's College of Arts and Sciences, offers programs leading to the B.A. in astronomy, the B.S. in astrophysics, and to the B.A., B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in physics, as well as a summer research program for undergraduates.