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Hands-on materials camp engages young, aspiring minds

Crystal growing, 3D printing, and explosive demonstrations with thermite — a pyrotechnic substance — were all on the agenda for 16 students from local high schools during Materials Camp at Lehigh last week. The camps, sponsored by ASM International, are offered each summer on several college campuses throughout the country …

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Jain awarded glass science lecture award

Himanshu Jain was awarded the 2017 Darshana and Arun Varshneya Frontiers of Glass Science Lecture from the Glass & Optical Materials Division of The American Ceramic Society (ACerS). The award was presented in May at the 12th Pacific Rim Conference on Glasses and Ceramics, along with the ACerS Glass and …

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ASM meeting agenda has historic roots

On Thursday, May 11, the Lehigh Valley ASM chapter meeting at the Berkleigh Country Club had in attendance some of the Material Science and Engineering department’s most notable individuals. ASM members, faculty, family, and friends celebrated Arlan O. Benscoter’s 80th birthday with a surprise cake. In October 2015, the Metallographic …

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Emerging technology of Additive Manufacturing

The Lehigh Emerging Technology Network’s (LETN) 11th annual Advancing Technologies for Business event was held May 4 in Iacocca Hall. This year the focus was on additive manufacturing (AM) with an emphasis on materials innovations. More than 120 attendees, including affiliates from over 50 industrial and 9 academic institutions, attended …

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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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Materials students compete in Freed 2017

Brett Ley ’17, Michael Pires ’17, Zoë Rosenberg ’18, and Buang Zhang ’18 are competing in the David and Lorraine Freed Undergraduate Research Symposium being held Wednesday, March 29, from 10:00am to 5:00pm in the STEPS lobby. The symposium has its roots in Lehigh’s first undergraduate research symposium organized by …

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Department bids farewell

Our department hosted a lunch for our departing chair, Helen Chan, on May 19. Several faculty members recounted fond memories of working with her throughout their many years together at Lehigh. Chan will be stepping down as chair July 1 and will be teaching in Austria in the 2016-2017 academic year as …

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Carlin receives award at annual dinner

Janie Carlin, Academic Coordinator for the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, received the ERAC Distinguished Service Award at Lehigh’s Faculty and Staff Appreciation Dinner on Tuesday, May 10, 2016. Janie with her grandson, Jordan. Pictured with Janie Carlin are Lehigh President John D. Simon, left, and Pat Farrell, Provost …

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