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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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MSE Department Retreat 2016

The Materials Science and Engineering department held its first annual retreat on August 25, 2016, at the Green Pond Country Club to kick off the Fall 2016 semester at Lehigh. Wojtek Misiolek, the new department chair, opened the session. Breakout sessions were held throughout the day-long event, producing many exciting resolutions planned for …

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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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Scratching the surface on coin-making

Using the most advanced techniques for analyzing the surfaces of materials, a team of researchers has shed light on the coin-making practices of the Roman Empire and the manner in which Roman coins have corroded over the past 2,000 years. The study by Lehigh chemical engineers and materials scientists demonstrated …

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Welding Consumable Metallurgical Engineer

Hobart Brothers Company, based in Troy, Ohio, is seeking a Welding Metallurgical Engineer with a passion for optimizing the product formulation and manufacturing processing of welding consumables used in modern industrial manufacturing and fabrication. Reporting to the R&D Director, this position is responsible for carrying out new production development projects …

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DuPont receives grant for materials joining research

John DuPont,  professor of Materials Science and Engineering, is the principal investigator in an NSF grant for continuing research in materials joining. Co-principal investigators and fellow colleagues in materials science are Richard Vinci and Masashi Watanabe, along with Herman Nied of the department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics. Lehigh works …

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Materials engineers in metals and ceramics

The Naval Air Systems Command located at Patuxent River, Maryland, is seeking materials engineers for its Metals & Ceramics branch. The Materials Engineering Division provides full life-cycle, research, development, acquisition, and in-service engineering of aerospace materials for Naval aviation products. The Materials Engineering Division provides engineering products and services for …

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