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Anderson wins award at E-MRS 2016

Kevin Anderson won a “Best Student Presentation Award” at the European Materials Research Society (E-MRS) 2016 fall meeting at Warsaw University of Technology in September. His talk, Novel composites produced through in-situ partial reduction and the effect of microstructure on mechanical properties, was given in the symposium “Advanced Composite Materials: …

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MAT 206 students receive IMS awards

Materials students in MAT 206, Processing and Properties of Metals, received their awards for Class 3 of the 2016 International Metallographic Contest (IMC), a category they have won for the past three years. The competition is sponsored by the International Metallographic Society (IMS). “The students did great this year,” said …

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Thomas Farinha awarded Tarby Prize

Thomas G. Farinha ’18 has been awarded the Ken Tarby Prize for 2016. The Tarby Prize is given to a junior for achieving the best academic performance during the first two years at Lehigh. His advisor is Sabrina Jedlicka. The prize is named after S. Kenneth Tarby, professor emeritus and …

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Scenes from Florence

Zoe Rosenberg ’18, a junior in materials science, is studying at Syracuse University in Florence, Italy for a study abroad semester. Her advisor is Helen Chan. Zoe in enrolled in several art courses. “I am taking classes in weaving, silk screening, drawing, art history, and Italian,” she says. “I am …

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Kracum attends EMC 2016

Michael Kracum ’11, graduate student in materials science and engineering studying ceramics, attended the 16th European Microscopy Congress (EMC 2016) held in Lyon, France from August 28 to September 2. His advisors are Helen Chan and Martin Harmer. The conference focused on light optical and electron microscopy techniques. It had …

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Moyer to lead ASM’s local chapter

Laura Moyer, Manager of Metallography, Light Optical Microscopy, and X-ray Diffraction in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, has been elected chair to the Lehigh Valley Chapter of ASM International. The group serves to advance scientific, engineering, technical, and practical knowledge of engineered materials through education, research, and dissemination of …

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New currents in glass studies

By Chris Quirk Photo by Douglas Benedict of Academic Image Charles McLaren, a Ph.D. candidate in materials science and engineering at Lehigh, arrived last fall for a semester of research at the University of Marburg in Germany with his language skills lagging significantly behind his scientific prowess. “It was my …

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Materials alum and entrepreneur establishes garage/salon

Patrice Banks ’02 is the proud owner of her own garage/salon. Story by Kathy Boccella, Staff Writer, Philly.com At the moment, the only sound in Patrice Banks’ auto repair shop in Upper Darby is the click of her trademark strappy red heels across the floor. Soon, though, if her plan …

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Lehigh materials students sweep IMS Class 3 poster contest

Lehigh materials students have swept Class 3 of the 2016 International Metallographic Contest (IMC), a category they have won for the past three years. The competition is sponsored by the International Metallographic Society (IMS). Class 3 is a contest designation for all materials and is for undergraduate students only. First …

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