Research Interests

Professor Bergman’s research interests include:

  • Optical and phonon dynamics of semiconductors and their alloys.
  • Ultra wide-bandgap novel alloys with optical properties by design.
  • UV-photoluminescence and Raman micro-spectroscopy.
  • Growth of metastable semiconductor alloys with tailored material and optical properties.

Professor Bergman has two labs:

“Ultraviolet Photoluminescence and Raman Lab”
Dedicated to the studies of optical and phonon properties of semiconductors with a focus on ultra wide-bandgaps.

“Luminescent Materials Lab”
Dedicated to the synthesis and growth of engineered materials with luminescent properties in the blue and deep UV.


Leah Bergman
Department of Physics
Engineering/Physics Building, Room 306
University of Idaho
Moscow, Idaho 83844-0903
Office phone: (208) 885.7317
Lab phone: (208) 885.6390
Fax: (208) 885.4055