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Distinguished Alumni

What do the escalator, the steering wheel, the first implantable working artificial heart, Cuba’s Havana Harbor, and one of the most successful automobile companies in history have in common?

They were all created by Lehigh Engineers.

Lehigh Engineers have always been among the most respected leaders in the business and practice of engineering. This heritage continues to this day, as we celebrate alumni leaders from diverse fields – biotechnology, energy, aerospace and academia, just to name a few. See the highlights above, or review complete bibliography listings as follows:


If you would like to nominate a Lehigh Engineering alumnus for inclusion in our site, please send an email to lehigh.engineers@lehigh.edu.

Who is Peter Rossin?


Peter Rossin
The P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science owes its name to the late Peter C. Rossin, a member of Lehigh’s Class of 1948, who established a $25 million endowment for the College in 1998. The gift was the largest ever made to Lehigh.
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