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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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Fall 2015 Dean’s List announced

The Dean’s List for Fall 2015 is now available at the Student Affairs website. At the end of each semester, the Dean of Students publishes this list of all regular undergraduates who during that semester made a scholastic average of 3.60 or better and carried at least twelve hours of regularly …

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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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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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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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Halloween 2015

In the Lehigh tradition of “work hard, play hard,” here are some photos from the Halloween staff party we held to welcome our newest faculty member, Dr. Lesley Chow. Just your typical day in Whitaker Lab…

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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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Ally Fraser wins Outstanding Scholar Award

Allison Fraser has won an Outstanding Scholar Award from ASM International. The Outstanding Scholar Awards were established to recognize students who demonstrate exemplary academic and personal achievements as well as interest and potential in metallurgy or materials science and engineering. The awards are funded by the ASM Materials Education Foundation. Three …

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Chris Marvel wins ASM International Award

Lehigh MSE graduate student Chris Marvel has been awarded the Outstanding Young Member award from ASM International for 2015-2016. Since 1973, the Lehigh Valley Chapter of ASM has given the award to the most qualified young member in the chapter. To qualify, the member must promote the field of materials, provide service …

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