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Notis to lecture on Samurai sword

Emeritus professor Michael R. Notis, BS ’60, MS ’63, Ph.D. ’69, will be the guest lecturer at an ASM meeting taking place Thursday, April 27 in WH 207 at 5:00pm. His talk, “Microstructure, Mechanical Properties and Fabrication of the Samurai Sword,” discusses what is widely considered to be the epitome …

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Romig to deliver EMS commencement address

Alton D. Romig, Jr., B.S. ’75, M.S. ’77, Ph.D. ’79 and executive officer of the National Academy of Engineering, will deliver the commencement address for Penn State University’s College of Earth and Mineral Sciences on May 5, 2017. Romig was honored with a distinguished alumni award from the department of Materials …

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From metallurgy to philanthropy

John M. Thalheimer ’55, former owner of one of the largest processors and recyclers of nonferrous scrap metal in the world, died in December 2016. He was 82. Thalheimer was born in 1934 in Stuttgart, and escaped with his family from Nazi Germany to the U.S. in 1936. He was the first member …

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Hertzberg awarded ICF gold medal

Richard W. Hertzberg, professor emeritus and distinguished alumnus in the department of Materials Science and Engineering, has won the 2017 Paris Gold Medal from the International Congress on Fracture (ICF) for his contributions to the field of fracture and fatigue. The award was named after Paul C. Paris, Hertzberg’s dissertation …

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Lehigh alum wins ACerS award

Edward Gorzkowski ’99 ’04G won the Du-Co Ceramics Young Professionals Award for 2016. The award, established by the late Reldon Cooper, co-founder of Du-Co Ceramics, is awarded to a young professional member of The American Ceramic Society (ACerS) who demonstrates exceptional leadership and service to ACerS. The award is presented …

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Eulogy to Ken Tarby

Story by Kurt Pfitzer Wise teacher and trusted adviser, dedicated administrator and Carnac the Magnificent, Stephen Kenneth “Ken” Tarby, who died this month at the age of 82, filled many roles and played them all with relish and competence in 41 years on the Lehigh faculty. “Ken Tarby was a …

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Hahn to lead Honeywell division

Lehigh MSE distinguished alum Terrence S. Hahn, B.S. ’88, M.Eng. ’92, has been named president and CEO of Honeywell’s new Home and Building Technologies group. Hahn and his wife, Joan D. Stanescu, B.S. ’87, M.S. ’92, were awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award from Lehigh’s department of materials science and engineering in 2015 for global leadership …

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Materials alum and entrepreneur establishes garage/salon

Patrice Banks ’02 is the proud owner of her own garage/salon. Story by Kathy Boccella, Staff Writer, Philly.com At the moment, the only sound in Patrice Banks’ auto repair shop in Upper Darby is the click of her trademark strappy red heels across the floor. Soon, though, if her plan …

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Loewy Institute dedicated in ceremony at Whitaker

The Loewy Institute at Lehigh University was celebrated in a dedication ceremony in Whitaker Lab on Friday, April 29, 2016. Formerly known as the Institute for Metal Forming (IMF), the Loewy Institute promises to further research in materials forming and processing for years to come. Wojtek Misiolek, Loewy Chair in …

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Lehigh alum to give guest lecture in MAT 218

Students in Mechanical Behavior of Macro/Nanoscale Materials (MAT 218), taught by Helen Chan, will have a Lehigh alum as guest speaker next week. Dr. John J. Kibler ’66, ’67, and ’69 will present The history of a career in Aerospace, Materials, and Composites Engineering – Otherwise known as a satisfying …

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