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


James Bauman, Nicholas Whitcomb, and Tristan Lee: Properties of electrochemically doped conjugated polymers (Funded by the National Science Foundation: Division of Materials Research and an ACS PRF Award)


Ben Peterson, Jo'Elen Hagler, and David De Varona: Biocompatible artificial muscles (Funded by the National Science Foundation: Biomaterials Program)


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


Huy Nguyen: Development of high index dielectric plasmon-polariton waveguides for integration with luminescent solar concentrators
















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 6.24.16


Carly and Rachel head to graduate school!

Rachel selected as the 2016 Physics Outstanding Graduate and the CSE Presidential Scholar!

Carly, Austin and Rachel give talks at the 2016 APS March Meeting.

Janelle is promoted to Full Professor and granted sabbatical for 2016/17.

Nathan's work published in Synthetic Metals.

Janelle receives a grant from the ACS PRF.

Janelle becomes a RCSA Cottrell Scholar.

Janelle elected to the Executive Committee of the American Physical Society (APS) Topical Group on Energy Research and Applications (GERA).