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

Kyle Hoke and Kodiak Murphy: Development of high index dielectric plasmon-polariton waveguides for integration with luminescent solar concentrators (Funded though the National Science Foundation: SOLAR Program)


Tyko Shoji and Layla Masri: Hybrid organic-inorganic optoelectronic devices based on polymer blends with quantum dots (Funded through the National Science Foundation: CAREER Award)


Kyle Hoke: Hybrid photovoltaic devices based on templated electrodeposited thin films (Funded by the Murdock Charitable Trust)


Nathan Bradshaw and Carly Klemke: Biocompatible artificial muscles (Funded by the Murdock Charitable Trust)


Logan Morrison: Charge transport in organic semiconductor films (Funded through the National Science Foundation: CAREER Award)











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 3.22.14


Paper on biocompatible artificial muscles (with Amanda Murphy) is published in Advanced Functional Materials!

Tyko and Kyle give talks at the 2014 APS March meeting

Tyko's paper on ion profiling using ToF SIMS appears in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces

Sam and Janelle's book chapter is published in "Organic Electronics: Emerging Concepts and Technologies" Eds. Cicoira and Santato

Janelle gives invited talk at APS March 2013

Brock and Nick head off to graduate school!

Team SOLAR wins the WWU Sustainability Award

Janelle becomes a RCSA Scialog fellow