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Paul Andrew Lane

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(703) 292-2453
E 14416
Program Director

Program Responsibilities:
Addressing Systems Challenges through Engineering Teams (ASCENT)
Electronics, Photonics and Magnetic Devices (EPMD)
Mid-scale Research Infrastructure-1 (Mid-scale RI-1)
NSF Engineering - UKRI Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council Lead Agency Opportunity (ENG-EPSRC)


Dr. Paul A. Lane is a Program Director for Electronics, Photonics and Magnetic Devices in the Division of Electrical, Communications and Cyber Systems (ECCS), managing the interdisciplinary science and engineering research thrust areas for organic and organic/inorganic hybrid electronics, applications of low-dimensional semiconductors, photodetectors, novel energy sources, and sensors. He joined the National Science Foundation in March 2018. 

Dr. Lane earned a B.A. in Mathematics and Physics from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, and a Ph.D. in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics from Iowa State University. Following post-doctoral research at the University of Utah, he joined the faculty of the Physics Department at the University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom. In 2003, he joined the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory Optical Sciences Division, where he studied the photophysics of organic semiconductors and their applications to opto-electronic devices such as light-emitting diodes, solar cells, and sensors.

Dr. Lane is a co-author on over one hundred refereed papers published in archival journals and conference proceedings. He has written ten chapters and is a named co-inventor on two U.S. patents. He has presented over 100 seminars and conference presentations. Dr. Lane is a Fellow of the SPIE and a member of the Optical Society of America. He chairs the SPIE Conference on Organic, Hybrid, and Perovskite Photovoltaics.