Welcome! Research in the Leger lab

focuses on several themes:


Devices for conversion of solar energy
Organic electronic materials and devices
Nanomaterials and nano-optics


Current research students and projects


Ariel Garcia, Marcus Brittain and Joshua Spradlen: Properties and applications of electrochemically doped conjugated polymers (Funded by the National Science Foundation: Division of Materials Research and an ACS PRF Award)


Jo'Elen Hagler: Biocompatible artificial muscles (Funded by the National Science Foundation: Biomaterials Program)


Corbit Sampson: Organic optoelectronic devices based on fixed electrochemical junctions (Funded through the National Science Foundation: CAREER Award)


Karissa Langevin, MacKenzie Jewell, Sarah Clark and Valerie Beale: Development of plasmon-polariton waveguides for integration with solar energy conversion technologies and biosensing











Undergraduate research students are involved in all aspects of research, from lab work to publication. Interested students with majors in Chemistry or Physics should contact Janelle Leger (janelle.leger@wwu.edu) to discuss current research opportunities.



Page last updated 6.12.17


Huy and Erin head to graduate school!

Huy selected as the 2017 Physics Outstanding Graduate and the CSE Presidential Scholar!

Erin, Jo'Elen and Huy give talks at the 2017 APS March Meeting.

Janelle is awarded the 2017 Paul J. Olscamp Research Award.

Carly's work published in Smart Materials and Structures.

Janelle is named Director of AMSEC (Advanced Materials Science and Engineering Center) for 2017/18 and 2018/19.

The Leger lab welcomes Joshua, MacKenzie, Ariel, Karissa, Kyle and Marcus to the group!