Leda Lunardi



 Monteith Research Center (MRC) 334-C
 Campus Box 7911


Dr. Lunardi's main research interests involve traditional electronic, photonics and optoelectronics devices. Her present projects involve fabrication and characterization of nanostructures for display applications, transparent amorphous electronics, and studies of thin film transistor design as building blocks of integrated circuits.


  • Ph.D. 1985
    Electrical Engineering
    Cornell University, Ithaca
  • Master's 1979
    University of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Bachelor's 1976
    University of São Paulo, Brazil

Research Focus

  • Physical Electronics, Photonics & Magnetics
  • III - V Materials and Devices
  • Optical Materials and Photonic Devices
  • Silicon Devices and Fabrication

Awards & Honors

  • 2022-2021- George H. Blessis Outstanding Undergraduate Advisor Award
  • 2020 - Chancellor's Innovation Fund
  • 2012 - Guest Editor, IEEE Proceedings: Centennial Year, The Evolution of Optical Networking
  • 2010 - Guest Editor, IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices: Special Issue on LEDs
  • 2009-2011 - Associate Editor, IEEE Photonics Journal (on line)
  • 2008-2014 - Editorial Board, IEEE Proceedings
  • 2003-2012 - Editor, Optoelectronics Devices, IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices
  • 2002 - IEEE Fellow for contributions to the development of high-performance 155 µm monolithically integrated photoreceivers for optical communication
  • 2000 - IEEE/LEOS Engineering Achievement Award

Recent News

Leda Lunardi Awarded 2021-22 George H. Blessis Outstanding Undergraduate Advisor Award

Posted on April 22, 2022 | Filed Under: Awards

Congratulations to Dr. Leda Lunardi for her recognition from the College of Engineering in receiving the 2021-22 George H. Blessis Outstanding Undergraduate Advisor Award!

Pedro Vergara and Leda Lunardi in their lab.
Chancellor’s Innovation Fund Helps Turn ECE Research into Real-World Solution

Posted on July 23, 2019 | Filed Under: Research

Ph.D. student Pedro Vergara and professor Leda Lunardi have developed tech that creates sharper, more vibrant screen displays that also use less power and received support from the Chancellor’s Innovation Fund

ECE Department Welcomes Dr. Leda Lunardi

Posted on September 10, 2003 | Filed Under: News

DepartmentHistoryFacilitiesInclusionSpotlightEmploymentFaculty in PrintFaculty AwardsStaff AwardsGraduation NEWSROOM Leda LunardiJun 19, 2017 The department is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Leda Lunardi to the ECE faculty. Dr. Lun …

Media Mentions

Women in Science

April 10, 2019

Women have come a long way in enriching the scientific community – yet there’s still more to be achieved. We are recognizing women researchers who, through the scope of their work have contributed towards the development in STEM research. Featuring Dr. Leda Lunardi and Alice Cline Parker (ECE Alumni Hall of Fame 2017)


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