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A summer of discovery

A summer of discoveries is coming to an end for a group of scientifically-inclined students. Since June, 47 interns worked alongside scientists at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to explore science, technology, engineering and math on a different level. Some focused on robotics, others on radar, and a few …

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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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A metallographic clean sweep

Lehigh MSE students won all Class 3 awards in the International Metallographic Society’s poster contest and received an honerable mention in Class 4. First place and the George L. Kehl Award in Class 3 went to Austin Keller and Hannah Maret for Casting a Curious Carb. Brandon Leonard and Maura Godfrey …

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In memoriam: Carolyn Elizabeth Johnson Conard

Carolyn Elizabeth Johnson Conard, a beloved teacher, administrator, wife and mother, died on Monday, August 3, 2015. She was 93. Born in Brooklyn, NY, in 1922, Carolyn grew up in the New York area and attended Adelphi Academy, where her father was headmaster. She graduated from Wellesley College in 1943 …

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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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A KEEN entrepreneurial spirit

Sabrina Jedlicka is part of the team that will focus on bringing an entrepreneurial mindset to Lehigh University undergraduate engineering education this year through participation in the Kern Entrepreneurial Engineering Network (KEEN) and a 15-month $200K KEEN grant. Lehigh joins 20 other universities and institutes around the nation in the …

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Ray Pearson named interim Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research

Raymond Pearson, Director of Lehigh University’s Center for Polymer Science and Engineering, has been named interim Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research of the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science, effective July 1, 2015. Since joining the Lehigh faculty in 1990, Dr. Pearson, professor in the department …

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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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