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


Rachel Owen: Development of high index dielectric plasmon-polariton waveguides for integration with luminescent solar concentrators (Funded though the National Science Foundation: SOLAR Program)


James Bauman and Tristan Lee: Properties of electrochemically doped conjugated polymers (Funded by the National Science Foundation: Division of Materials Research)


Carly Klemke and Ben Peterson: Biocompatible artificial muscles (Funded by the National Science Foundation: Biomaterials Program)



Austin Limanek and Erin Brown: Organic optoelectronic devices based on fixed electrochemical junctions (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 7.28.15


Janelle receives a grant from the ACS PRF.

Nathan, Kodiak, Kyle, Layla, and Logan all graduate and head to graduate school!

Janelle becomes a RCSA Cottrell Scholar.

Layla, Carly, Kodiak and Nathan give talks at the 2015 APS March Meeting!

Janelle receives a grant from the NSF to study biocompatible actuators with Amanda Murphy.

Kyle, Kodiak, and Layla receive grants from WWU Research and Sponsored Programs!

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