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Strandwitz and Ju part of emerging investigators in materials chemistry journal

Nick Strandwitz, professor of materials science and engineering, and graduate student Ling Ju had their research published as part of an “emerging investigators” themed collection from the Journal of Materials Chemistry C: Materials for optical, magnetic and electronic devices. The paper, Cyclic azasilanes as volatile and reactive precursors for atomic layer deposition of …

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Kiely part of research team that synthesized rare mineral

Chris Kiely, professor in the department of Materials Science and Engineering, is part of an international group of researchers who have synthesized an extremely rare mineral, and used it as a catalyst precursor to improve two reactions that are of great importance to the chemical industry. Li Lu, Ph.D. candidate …

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Kiely elected as fellow in Learned Society of Wales

Chris Kiely, professor in the department of Materials Science and Engineering and directors of both the Electron Microscopy Facility and the Lehigh Microcopy School, has been elected as a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales. The Society is for persons with a particular connection to Wales who have a demonstrable record …

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Les Sperling 1933-2016

Leslie (Les) H. Sperling, emeritus professor of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Chemical Engineering, has died. He was 83. Sperling received a B.S. in chemistry from the University of Florida in 1954, a M.S. in chemistry from Duke University in 1957, and a Ph.D. in chemistry from …

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Chan profiled in book on successful women in science

Helen M. Chan, chair of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, is showcased in a new book, “Successful Women Ceramic and Glass Scientists and Engineers: 100 Inspirational Profiles” by Lynnette Madsen. The book presents a diverse perspective of successful, inspirational, and progressive women in science and engineering. Women from …

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Lehigh researchers contribute to new TEM text

Transmission Electron Microscopy: Diffraction, Imaging, and Spectrometry aims to give students a clear and thorough understanding of TEM, the essential tool for studying nanomaterials. The text will be used at the Lehigh Microscopy School in June. Masashi Watanabe, associate professor of Materials Science and Engineering, wrote Chapter 17, “Practical Aspects and Advanced …

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Cheng awarded I-Corps grant to create nanoparticle device

Xuanhong Cheng received a $50K NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps) grant for the commercialization of a nanoparticle concentration device. Cheng’s motivation to create it stems from the well-recognized challenge of preparing bionanoparticle samples at resource-limited settings. Bionanoparticles, such as viruses, liposomes, and exosomes, are frequently processed for clinical diagnostics, surveillance of biological weapons …

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Spring 2016 Seminar Series available

The Spring 2016 Seminar Series calendar is now available in both PDF and online form at http://lehighmse.com/seminars/. Seminar abstracts will be added as they become available. Seminars are typically held at 4:10 pm in WH 203, with refreshments served beforehand in WH 349 (the student lounge). Attendance is required of all full time …

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Harmer’s group wins prestigious $1M Keck grant

Known for funding science and engineering projects with the potential to pioneer new territory in a field, the Keck Foundation has awarded a $1 million grant to Lehigh to study the mechanisms that govern anti-thermal processes that appear to reverse nature. The work has the potential to revolutionize scientists’ basic understanding of …

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McLaren leads study on use of electric fields in glass

Graduate student Charles McLaren investigated the use of electric fields for glass forming that require softening. The study revealed the strong impact external electric fields can have on common alkali silicate glasses, including how the glasses show photoemission — pointing to a possible mechanism behind an electric field’s ability to speed up …

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