Research Interests



Professor Bergman’s research interests include:

  • Optical and phonon dynamics of semiconductors and their nanostructures
  • Wide-bandgap novel-nanomaterials
  • UV-photoluminescence and Raman micro-spectroscopy
  • Optical and structural properties of nanomaterilas under extreme conditions of pressure and temperature

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 wide-bandgap nanomaterials.

“Luminescent Materials Lab”
Dedicated to the synthesis and growth of nanopowders of luminescent properties in the blue and UV.


Leah Bergman
Associate Professor
Department of Physics
Engineering/Physics Building, Room 306
University of Idaho
Moscow, Idaho 83844-0903
Email: lbergman@uidaho.edu
Office phone: (208) 885.7317
Lab phone: (208) 885.6390
Fax: (208) 885.4055