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Student Research & Educational Opportunities

Lehigh is a premier residential research university, ranked in the top tier of national research universities each year.  It is a coeducational, nondenominational, private university that offers a distinct academic environment of undergraduate and graduate students from across the globe. Learn more about the university at


Lehigh offers vibrant and multidisciplinary graduate programs that reflect its long legacy of excellence in engineering research and scholarship.

Lehigh's Professional Master's (M. Eng.) degree program in Energy Systems Engineering provides the tools and training necessary for young scientists and engineers to develop themselves into leaders in the emerging energy and power industry. Learn more at

All Lehigh graduate degrees are granted by academic departments, so graduate students interested in energy complement their degree programs with a selection of special energy-related courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.  Students pursue their graduate research in energy areas under the supervision of faculty from the Energy Research Center or from Lehigh research centers or academic departments.

Lehigh's energy research program is funded by grants and contracts from government agencies and industrial organizations.  Research assistantships, fellowships and teaching assistantships are available for graduate student support.


There are several options for undergraduate students who wish to participate in energy research at Lehigh through special courses and projects carried out during the academic year or as senior theses. Each project of this type is unique and is coordinated with a faculty mentor from the student’s home department.

During the summer months, the ERC sponsors Energy Research Internships for undergraduates.  In addition, faculty-led sponsored research frequently provide opportunities for undergraduate students to work as project assistants.

Student Opportunities