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The P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science is among the most research-intensive engineering programs in the country. Our distinguished faculty researchers have been working at the forefront of engineering's major discoveries for decades. These researchers collaborate with other experts in their field here on campus and abroad, but they also work across disciplines to address some of the world's biggest challenges.

At Lehigh, engineering research is grouped around initiatives and technologies of critical importance to modern society, as follows:

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Steve McIntosh

Steve McIntosh
Assistant Professor
Chemical Engineering

Steve McIntosh likes to think big. "Our goal," says the P.C. Rossin Assistant Professor of chemical engineering, "is to solve the energy crisis for everybody." McIntosh wants to do that by using the smallest of materials, nanoscale dots of cadmium sulfite, to help make fuel cheaply from water and carbon dioxide. "The holy grail of energy is, 'Can you take water and carbon dioxide and convert them to fuel?'" he says. A real-world solution, he adds, must be practical, renewable and inexpensive. More >