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Siddha Pimputkar

Department: Materials Science and Engineering

Position: Assistant Professor

Address: Whitaker Lab
5 E. Packer Ave.
Bethlehem, PA 18015
(610) 758-4231

E-mail: siddha@lehigh.edu

Online: pimputkar.org

Research: Google Scholar

Areas of Research

  • Electronic Materials
  • Single Crystal Growth
  • Thin Film Synthesis
  • Wide band-gap Semiconductors
  • Nitrides
  • Nanotechnology
  • Microelectronics/Solid State Devices
  • Thermodynamics
  • Materials Characterization
  • Advanced Materials
  • Synthesis and Processing
  • Novel Equipment Development


Siddha Pimputkar's research interest focuses on enabling and developing advanced materials for use in novel electronic and optoelectronic devices. Current projects include growth of single crystal III-Nitride materials (such as bulk GaN or AlGaN) or growth of thin films using novel equipment developed to enable growth of typically decomposition limited materials, such as high indium content III-Nitrides or oxynitrides. Applications of these materials will ultimately culminate in demonstrating, for example, energy efficiency power electronics or high efficiency UV emitters.


  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Materials Department, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Ph.D. Materials, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology