Education and Outreach

Lehigh’s Center for Photonics and Nanoelectronics operates successfully with the contribution of graduate students, postdoctoral research fellows, as well as undergraduate students. CPN is fully supportive in Lehigh’s efforts to encourage involvement of U.S. citizens, women, minorities and other underrepresented groups in STEM.


Graduate Students

The CPN’s central mission is to produce first-rate and highly-competitive PhD graduates in the fields of photonics and nanoelectronics, and applications of these core technologies. Thus, approximately 80 percent of CPN’s full-time researchers are graduate students. CPN provides these students excellent guidance from an early stage through recruitment, mentorship and job placement to maximize their potential success.


Postdoctoral Research Fellows

About 20 percent of CPN full-time researchers are postdoctoral students. The postdoctoral research fellows are imperative in assisting faculty in carrying research programs to major universities. The collective strength of CPN allows the Center to secure excellent postdoctoral fellows to participate in our research programs.


Undergraduate Students

CPN promotes undergraduate students to participate in part-time research activities tied to the graduate program. This has resulted in a rising percentage of our students considering pursuing PhD opportunities following the completion of their studies. This program is fundamental in increasing the numbers of potential U.S.-based or U.S. citizen graduate students in the future.


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