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Jonathan Wierer

  • PhD
  • Associate Professor
  • Lehigh University
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Dr. Wierer is an Associate Professor at Lehigh University and is jointly appointed in the Center for Photonics and Nanoelectronics and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. His research interests include semiconductor device physics and semiconductor materials science. Specifically, he is interested in researching electronic and optoelectronic devices with III-nitride semiconductors. Prior to joining Lehigh University, Dr. Wierer worked at Philips-Lumileds and Sandia National Labs. At Lumileds Advanced Laboratories his research focused on novel III-nitride light-emitting diodes (LEDs). This includes the development of the first high-power (1 Watt) flip-chip III-nitride LED, and seminal work on III-nitride photonic crystal LEDs. At Sandia National Laboratories his interests broadened into other III-nitride research areas including — solar cells, intersubband devices, layer intermixing, power electronic devices, ultra-violet LEDs, and nanowire LEDs. Most notable is his ground-breaking work on proposing laser diodes as an ultra-efficient light source for solid-state lighting. Dr. Wierer has authored or co-authored over 180 journal publications and conference presentations, and holds 40 patents, predominately related to III-nitride devices. He is an associate editor for the IEEE Photonics Technology Letters journal. He is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the Optical Society of America, and a member of the Illumination Engineering Society and the International Society for Optics and Photonics.


IEEE Photonics Technology Letters

Associate Editor

2018 - Present

Recent publications

  • AlInN for Vertical Power Electronic Devices

    • Peart M
    • Tansu N
    • Wierer J
  • Room temperature luminescence of passivated InGaN quantum dots formed by quantum-sized-controlled photoelectrochemical etching

    • Wei X
    • Al Muyeed S
    • Peart M
    • et al.

Professional experience

Associate Professor

Lehigh University

July 2015 - Present

Principal Member of Technical Staff

Sandia National Laboratories

October 2008 - June 2015(7 years)

Senior Scientist

Lumileds Lighting Co

January 2004 - September 2008(5 years)

Staff Scientist

Lumileds Lighting Co

November 2000 - January 2004(3 years)

Research and Development Engineer

Hewlett Packard/Lumileds

May 1999 - November 2000(2 years)

Hardware Design Engineer

Hewlett Packard

January 1999 - May 1999(4 months)



University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

June 1995 - January 1999(4 years)

Other profiles

Personal website


Co-authors (158)