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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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Lehigh MSE faculty and staff display their talents in PBS series

PBS has produced a NOVA series, Treasures of the Earth, in which professors Helen Chan, Rick Vinci, and SEM manager Bill Mushock played advisory roles as well as on-air talent. Treasures of the Earth – Gems aired nationally on November 2, in which Vinci and Mushock made an appearance. The …

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Polymer Nanocomposites Topcon 2016

Polymer Nanocomposites Topcon 2016 was held on the Mountaintop campus from October 16-18. The conference included exhibits, vendor demonstrations, and student poster sessions. Topcon 2016 is sponsored by the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) and hosted by Ray Pearson, Director of the Center for Polymer Science and Engineering. “Polymer nanocomposites …

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Watanabe appointed MAS president

Masashi Watanabe has been appointed president of the Microanalysis Society (MAS) for 2016-2018. “It is a great honor to be president, especially in this memorial 50th anniversary year. Personally, I just had my 20-year anniversary as an MAS member,” said Watanabe. MAS advances and disseminates knowledge concerning the principles, instrumentation …

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Strandwitz awarded Chambers professorship

At Founders Day 2016, Nicholas C. Strandwitz was awarded the Harold Chambers Junior Professorship in Materials Science and Engineering. The professorship is given on a rotating basis to a promising young faculty member at the start of their careers. In February, Strandwitz and graduate student Ling Ju had their research published …

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Scenes from Graz

Helen Chan, Fulbright Austria-Graz University of Technology Visiting Professor, attended orientation with her fellow scholars in Vienna. She will spend the next semester researching and teaching fast and slow grain boundaries in alumina at the Institute for Electron Microscopy and Nanoanalysis at Graz University of Technology & Graz Centre for …

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Chow presents seminars at UAB

Lesley Chow, assistant professor of Materials Science and Engineering, was invited to present two seminars at the School of Engineering in the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) in September. Designing modular biomaterials with spatially organized cues to guide functional tissue regeneration was given to UAB’s Biomedical Engineering department. Chow also …

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