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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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Polymer Nanocomposites Topcon 2016

Polymer Nanocomposites Topcon 2016 was held on the Mountaintop campus from October 16-18. The conference included exhibits, vendor demonstrations, and student poster sessions. Topcon 2016 is sponsored by the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) and hosted by Ray Pearson, Director of the Center for Polymer Science and Engineering. “Polymer nanocomposites …

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Watanabe appointed MAS president

Masashi Watanabe has been appointed president of the Microanalysis Society (MAS) for 2016-2018. “It is a great honor to be president, especially in this memorial 50th anniversary year. Personally, I just had my 20-year anniversary as an MAS member,” said Watanabe. MAS advances and disseminates knowledge concerning the principles, instrumentation …

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Strandwitz awarded Chambers professorship

At Founders Day 2016, Nicholas C. Strandwitz was awarded the Harold Chambers Junior Professorship in Materials Science and Engineering. The professorship is given on a rotating basis to a promising young faculty member at the start of their careers. In February, Strandwitz and graduate student Ling Ju had their research published …

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Scenes from Graz

Helen Chan, Fulbright Austria-Graz University of Technology Visiting Professor, attended orientation with her fellow scholars in Vienna. She will spend the next semester researching and teaching fast and slow grain boundaries in alumina at the Institute for Electron Microscopy and Nanoanalysis at Graz University of Technology & Graz Centre for …

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Chow presents seminars at UAB

Lesley Chow, assistant professor of Materials Science and Engineering, was invited to present two seminars at the School of Engineering in the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) in September. Designing modular biomaterials with spatially organized cues to guide functional tissue regeneration was given to UAB’s Biomedical Engineering department. Chow also …

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Studying gold’s catalytic behavior

Chris Kiely and his research colleagues, including Qian He, lead author and one of Kiely’s former Ph.D. students, have published Population and hierarchy of active species in gold iron oxide catalysts for carbon monoxide oxidation in Nature Communications. After leaving Lehigh, Qian He spent time as a postdoctoral research associate …

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