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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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Misiolek awarded national title in Poland

Wojtek Misiolek was honored with the coveted national title of “Professor of Engineering Sciences” January 11, 2017. Wojtek received the award personally from Andrzej Duda, the president of the Republic of Poland, at the Presidential Palace in Warsaw. The annual award honors leading researchers in various fields of engineering for …

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Pimputkar, Kimmel organize international ammonothermal growth workshop

Article credit: Materials Department at University of California, Santa Barbara Photo credits: Michi Lindner In September, the greatest minds working in the field of ammonothermal growth of single crystals came together at UCSB for the conclusion of a two-session international workshop.  The first session was held in Germany, at Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nüremburg (FAU), …

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Pearson named health committee co-chair

Ray Pearson has been named co-chair of Lehigh’s newly formed College of Health Committee. Deborah Laible from the psychology department in the College of Arts and Sciences is also co-chair. A new College of Health will be established as part of a comprehensive university-wide plan known to the campus community …

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