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Welcome! Our research group is based in the Materials Science and Engineering Department at Lehigh University. We are primarily an experimental group focused on solving problems associated with the conversion of energy from light into electricity and chemical fuels and developing new science and technology for thin film growth and processing. We work with groups in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Physics to solve multidisciplinary materials-related problems and answer basic scientific questions. If you are interested in joining our research team please refer to the contact page for further information.



  • 4.25.2018 - Prof. Strandwitz recieves the National Science Foundation CAREER award.  Read more here.  

  • 4.11.2018 - Ling Ju successfully defends her thesis!  Congratulations Dr. Ju.  The first PhD student has been minted from our group and she will join the workforce in the semiconductor industry!

  • 4.2018 - Tom and Zoe participate in the Freed Undergraduate Research Symposium.  Tom wins first place!  Great job Zoe and Tom!

  • 8.20.2017 - Ben Davis, Yuxing Cui, and Tech T. join the group.  Welcome!

  • 7.18.2017 - Prof. Strandwitz, Rod, Ling and Anthony attend the 17th AVS Atomic Layer Deposition  conference in Denver, CO.  The group presents a total of 4 talks and posters on our research!

  • 1.19.2017 - Prof. Strandwitz presents an invited talk at the American Ceramics Society Electronic Materials and Applications Conference in Orlando FL.

  • 7.26.2016 - Prof. Strandwitz presents two talks at the 16th AVS Atomic Layer Deposition conference in Dublin Ireland.  The talks presented were entitled "Tunnel Layer Dielectrics for High Barrier Height Contacts in Photovoltaics: Understanding Fixed Charge in Tunnel-Active Thicknesses" and "Cyclic Azasilanes as Volatile and Reactive Precursors for ALD and MLD".

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