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Dr James C. M. Hwang
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests:
Radio-frequency, microwave and millimeter-wave transistors and integrated circuits, quantum-dot and quantum-dash infrared lasers, ultraviolet emitters and detectors, micro- and nano-electro-mechanical systems, semiconductor material characterization and failure analysis


Ph.D. Material Science & Engineering, Cornell University 1976
M.S. Material Science & Engineering, Cornell University 1973
B.S. Physics, National Taiwan University 1970

Contact Information

Whitaker Lab 544
Phone: (610)758-5104
CSTL Lab Page:


IBM Faculty Award
Distinguished Achievement Award from the Chinese Institute of Engineers (CIE).

MEMS in Compound Semiconductor Tech Lab

World-leading group in dielectric charging, which currently limits lifetime of many MEMS/NEMS devices
On-going research supported by DARPA, NASA, IBM & Renaissance Wireless
Teamed with UIUC, Purdue & Georgia Tech for DARPA-sponsored MEMS/NEMS Science & Technology Fundamental Research Center, involving ECE, MEM, MSE, ATLSS, SFC, CAMN & COT at Lehigh

Micro-encapsulated MEMS capacitive switch operated for more than 100 billion cycles at Lehigh Work supported by DARPA's Harsh Environment, Robust Micromechanical Technology (HERMIT) Program

MEMS microshutter array for NASA James Webb space telescope probed at Lehigh to determine failure due to stiction

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