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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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Materials job alerts service

Lehigh MSE has a new job alerts service! We occasionally receive requests from organizations and companies to post job opportunities and internships in materials science. If you’d like to receive an alert whenever new jobs are posted, sign up below with your email address. You may also visit our jobs page. Happy job …

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Zach Lentz awarded Tarby Prize

Zach Lentz has been awarded the Tarby Prize for Fall 2015. The Tarby Prize is given to a junior for achieving the best academic performance during the first two years at Lehigh. His advisor is Himanshu Jain. The prize is named for Ken Tarby, professor emeritus and former associate chair …

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Lehigh sweeps AWS grad student poster competition

Lehigh MSE students Daniel Bechetti, Erin Barrick, and Robert Hamlin won all three places in the graduate student poster competition at the American Welding Society (AWS) Conference in November. Their advisor is John DuPont. In the AWS Poster Session at the conference, students present their research results using photomicrographs, tables, systems …

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30th service anniversary for Himanshu Jain

Together with Lehigh observing its 150th anniversary and MSE its 125th, Himanshu Jain is celebrating 30 years in Materials Science and Engineering. Jain is Director of the International Materials Institute for New Functionality in Glass. Congratulations from all of us!

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IMS 2015 awards and photos

In August, our MSE students swept the Class 3 awards in the International Metallographic Society’s poster contest and received an honerable mention in Class 4. Their awards were presented to them on Monday in the WH lobby. First place and the George L. Kehl Award in Class 3 went to …

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A greener age for glass-forming

The use of an electric field could make it easier to soften and form glass into desired shapes while reducing the amount of energy required to do so, researchers from Lehigh and the University of Colorado reported yesterday. In an article published by the journal Applied Physics Letters, the researchers …

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Barrick wins graduate fellowship

Erin Barrick was selected to receive a Graduate Fellowship Grant from the American Welding Society (AWS) for the 2016 academic year. Her research is titled “Fundamental Studies on Phase Transformations and Mechanical Properties of Fusion Welds in High-Nickel Concentration Naval Steel.” Her advisor is John DuPont. The AWS fosters university …

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