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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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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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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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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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John DuPont receives JDMTP achievement award

John DuPont, Professor of Materials Science & Engineering and Associate Director of Lehigh’s Energy Research Center (ERC), has received the 2015 Joint Defense Manufacturing Technology Panel (JDMTP) Achievement Award for his project, “Welding of High Strength Steels.” DuPont recognizes the efforts of his student team in winning this award: Brett Lesiter, …

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Architecting glass

Himanshu Jain, together with colleagues Daniel Nolan and Volkmar Dierolf, have been awarded an NSF grant for their continued research toward new optical functionalities in glass. Photonic integrated circuits (PICs), the optical analog of microelectronic circuits, are key to the next major advancement in communication, sensing, information, display, and other technologies. They …

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New ceramics and metals at the nano scale

Helen Chan and Richard Vinci have been awarded a continuing grant from the NSF for their research on  the mechanical  behavior of metal-oxide composites. A material with nanometer-sized internal features can have remarkable properties, such as high strength (when compared to the same material with larger features). However, it can be difficult …

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Reliable detection at the source

Sabrina Jedlicka, together with Civil & Environmental Engineering professor Kristen Jellison, have been awarded a grant to further their research in waterborne parasite detection. Cryptosporidium is a waterborne parasite responsible for Cryptosporidiosis — an incurable and sometimes fatal disease affecting the digestive tract. Oocysts of Cryptosporidium are not always completely removed in …

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Advancing bionanoparticle processing

Xuanhong Cheng, together with ChemE professor James Gilchrist, have been awarded a grant to further their research in bionanoparticles. Bionanoparticles, such as viruses and vesicles, are primarily found in the areas of clinical diagnoses, defense surveillance, and food safety monitoring. Conventional methods to process them, such as high-speed centrifugation and nanofiltration, …

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