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SunShot grant powers solar energy research

Nicholas Strandwitz has been awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative, a national effort to support the use of solar electricity through cost reduction. “SunShot aims to make solar energy a low-cost electricity source through research and development efforts using public and private partnerships,” explained Strandwitz. …

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Producing pure hydrogen efficiently

Chris Kiely and an international team have developed a new low-temperature catalyst for producing high-purity hydrogen gas while simultaneously using up carbon monoxide (CO). The discovery, described in a paper in the journal Science, could improve the performance of fuel cells that run on hydrogen fuel but can be poisoned …

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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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Chan receives Hillman faculty award

Helen Chan received the Hillman Faculty Award at the Faculty/Staff appreciation dinner on May 9, 2017. The recipient is chosen by Lehigh trustees for excellence in teaching, research work, or advancing the interests of the university. Nominations are submitted by full-time faculty members. Chan taught in Austria under a Fullbright scholarship …

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Misiolek wins wire industry award

Wojtek Misiolek was one of two recipients of the annual Schneider Memorial Award presented in March by the Polish Chapter of Wire Association International (WAI). The award is named in honor of Marian Schneider, 1899-1969, to recognize individuals who have made major contributions to the development of both Polish and …

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Cheng named Class of 1961 Professor

Xuanhong Cheng, associate professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, has been selected to receive a Class of 1961 Professorship for 2017-2019. The Lehigh University Class of 1961 established the endowment in 1981 to recognize newly tenured faculty for distinction in research, teaching and service. Selection is based …

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Planet-friendly plastic production

Chris Kiely, professor of materials science and chemical engineering and Li Lu, PhD candidate in materials science, were part of an international team that unlocked the secret of a gold-based catalyst responsible for a new, environmentally-friendly method of producing an industrial chemical known as vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) — used …

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Kiely named MSA Fellow

Christopher J. Kiely has been named a Fellow of the Microscopy Society of America (MSA) for 2017. Kiely will officially be inducted with seven other recipients at the society’s 75th anniversary meeting in St. Louis, Missouri, in August. The MSA Fellow designation annually recognizes senior distinguished members of the Society …

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Chan returns from Fulbright program

Helen M. Chan has returned to Lehigh University after teaching in Austria during the fall 2016 semester. Chan was awarded a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program grant to teach at the Austrian Centre for Electron Microscopy and Nanoanalysis (FELMI-ZFE). She taught Materials Characterization II at the Graz University of Technology and …

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Italian glassworking award photos

In December 2016, Siddha Pimputkar, Charles McLaren, Sean McAnany and Courtney Au-Yeung were awarded a trip to Milan to learn more about Italy’s leading role in glassworking. The Italian Glassworking Machinery Technology Award Program, an initiative of the Italian Trade Agency (ITA), was new for 2016. Junior, senior and postgraduate …

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