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Phil Bresnahan

An office with an ocean view
Lehigh alum Phil Bresnahan '09 fuses love for outdoor enjoyment and research in program at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. more >

Maxwell Lay

Lehigh alum earns top Australian honors in engineering
Maxwell Lay '64 Ph.D. earns Peter Nicol Russell Medal for his accomplishments in structural engineering. more >


Robert E. Zoellner '54 dead at 82
The legendary Lehigh alumnus earned his B.S. in electrical engineering and was responsible for the Zoellner Arts Center. more >

Baker Gift

Lehigh entrepreneurship propelled by new gift from Baker Foundation
Lehigh entrepreneurship earns accolades, finds new support from an old friend. more >

Leonidas Bleris

Pushing the Envelope with Genome Editing
Leonidas Bleris '06 Ph.D. poised to become a leading researcher in a field that will likely transform the way diseases and disorders are treated. more >

Richard Verma

EE grad earns U.S.-India grant through water startup
Mike German '13 G and Lehigh professor SenGupta's WIST develop filter for safe water. more >

Richard Verma

LU Alum Tapped to be Ambassador to India
IE's Richard Verma ’90 nominated by President Obama to be the next U.S. ambassador to India. more >

John Kulicki

The 150th Game: "I'm really hoping for a tie"
For John Kulicki ’67G ’73 Ph.D., the 150th meeting between Lehigh and Lafayette is a bit more intense than it is for most of us. more >

Arif Humayun

Protecting steel: Arif Humayun '80
Steel industry entrepreneur founds non-profit dedicated to greater understanding and mutual respect among people of all faiths. more >


Taking on the "culture of cubicles"
Lehigh alumnus challenges the status quo with a 'Montessori school for adults.' more >

EcoTech Marine

Made Right Here: EcoTech Marine
Bethlehem firm with Lehigh roots owns its market niche. more >

G.C. Shay

Attention all modern devices: G.C. Shay '48G says, 'you're welcome'
Former MechE graduate student and instructor propelled early Corning research. more >

Dan Roxbury

A tiny weapon joins fight against cancer
ChemE alum Dan Roxbury '07, '12G builds a sensing device from nanotubes and DNA. more >

Laura Silvo

Architecting healthcare
Divergent disciplines make a perfect fit for Laura Silvoy '11, '14G. more >

Bureo Skateboards

ChE alum promoted to full professor at India university
Animangsu Ghatak '03 promoted to full professor at the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur, India. more >

James Maida

EE grad named SVP, CIO of Western & Southern
Former NFL receiver and Lehigh HOF athlete Steven Kreider '78 to head $46B eastern Pennsylvania financial group. more >

James Maida

CSE grad named trustee chairman of NJ medical center
CSE grad James Maida '85 named chairman of the Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus Foundation Board of Trustees. more >

Bureo Skateboards

Lehigh alums generate sustainability through skateboards
David Stover and Kevin Ahearn, class of 2007, returned to Lehigh to discuss their innovative angle towards global sustainability through Bureo Skateboards. more >

Katharine Brickman

EcoTech Marine honored as SBE of the Year
The Lehigh Valley-based company, led by co-founders Patrick Clasen '04, '07G and Timothy Marks '04, '06G earn regional honors. more >

Katharine Brickman

Lehigh MatSci alum earns prestigious award
Katharine Brickman '06 has been named to the Women in Manufacturing STEP Award from the Manufacturing Institute. more >

Robert Haak and Google Glass

Electrical engineer turned optometrist is first in PA to offer prescription Google Glass
Robert Haak '92, '94G became the first eye doctor in Pennsylvania to offer Google Glass in February. more >

Mike Wolfe

Mike Wolfe '98: Humanitarian Engineer
Mike Wolfe '98 has devoted his life to working towards helping others. Over the past decade, Wolfe has worked for 9 humanitarian organizations in 15 developing countries. more >


Taking Bethlehem's Viddler to new heights
Lehigh alums Donna DeMarco, '06G, and Rob Sandie, '06, are the founders of a Bethlehem-based technology firm that allows people to interact with videos for educational purposes. more >

Mark Budzinski

Budzinski '81 promoted to President of WhereScape USA
Mark Budzinski '81 has recently been promoted to president of WhereScape USA and will direct the US operations through its next growth phase. more >

Dave Burdakin

Burdakin '77 named VP of JBT Corp.
Dave Burdakin '77 joined the John Bean Technologies Corporation as Vice President and Division Manager, JBT AeroTech. more >

Kurt Gastrock

Gastrock '87 named senior VP of Network Solutions
The Lehigh MechE alum joins Network Solutions, a leader in the hosting and online marketing products and services. more >

Eva Campo and Faisil Alamgir

MatSci alums organize international research symposium
Two Lehigh MatSci Ph.D's -- Eva Campo '03 Ph.D and Faisil Alamgir '03 Ph.D. -- have been tapped to organize an important academic symposium in their field. more >

Gene Kootnz

Gene Kootnz '75 elected president of AWWA
Gene Koontz '75 was recently elected the American Water Works Association, the largest nonprofit, scientific and educational association dedicated to managing and treating water. more >

David Bader

Alumnus to lead Ga. Tech's School of CSE
HPC "rock star" and Bethlehem native David A. Bader '90, '91G aims to accelerate impactful research in computational science and engineering. more >

Yongkang Gao

Light and electrons, a profitable dance
Engineers use nanofabrication advances to improve the sensitivity of nanoplasmonic biosensors. more >

Joanne Hoffman

A biomedical researcher and modern-day Renaissance woman
"Well-versed" Lehigh alum and arts & engineering major Joanne Hoffman '12 '13 lands an NIH fellowship. more >

Susan Daniel

ChE alum promoted at Cornell
Susan Daniel '99, '01G, '05 Ph.D. named associate professor at the New York university in the school of chemical and biomolecular engineering. more >

Grace Xing

Lehigh alumna awarded $2.5M energy grant
Electrical engineering grad and Notre Dame faculty member Grace Xing '98G receives DOE grant to explore "Smart Grid" technologies. more >

Drew Landman

Lehigh alum honored by SAE International
MechE alum and ODU professor Drew Landman receives 2013 outstanding achievement award. more >

Alan Colmenares

Inspiring South American entrepreneurship
Alan Colmenares ‘85 leads technical innovation throughout Latin America. more >

Stephen Downey

Lehigh alum joins OHL as new VP
OHL appoints EE grad Stephen Downey '92, '98G as head of healthcare division. more >


Malchione '79 appointed to Bio-Rad Board
Lehigh mechanical engineering grad joins California-based life science research and clinical diagnostics company. more >

Liz King

King ‘79 joins SGI as worldwide sales VP
Lehigh MechE alum, tech sales expert previously led alliances for Juniper Networks, Hitachi, others. more >

Daniel Roxbury

Fighting cancer on the smallest of scales
Daniel Roxbury '07 '12G has been named to a prestigious postdoctoral fellowship from the American Cancer Society. more >

Bureo Skateboards

Global trash, international entrepreneurs
Lehigh alums David Stover '07 and Kevin Ahearn '07 weave South American flotsam into sustainable development. more >

Jay Hammond

Remembering wrestling historian Jay Hammond '66
The mechanical engineering alum, known throughout the collegiate wrestling scene, died after a lengthy battle with cancer. more >

Glenna Stone

Engineering an unusual path
Industrial engineering alum Glenna Stone ’97 is an accomplished interior designer, now running her own design firm. But it didn’t start out that way. more >

Richard Rizzo

Lifetime Achievement Award for Lehigh's Rizzo
Lehigh alum Richard Rizzo awarded the 2013 Sarno Lifetime Achievement Award for his work in the casino gaming industry. more >

David Smith

Lehigh alum Smith named VP at UFP
UFP Technologies names Lehigh alumnus David Smith as its new Vice President of Operations. more >

Esteban Chornet

Esteban Chornet earns 2013 Klass Award
Lehigh alumnus Esteban Chornet honored with 2013 Don Klass Award for pioneering technology innovations in the field of bioenergy. more >

Bernard Zavatone

SEF elects Zavatone '93 to board
The Sustainable Energy Fund elects Lehigh mechanical engineering alum Bernard Zavatone ’93 to its Board of Directors. more >

Steven Pearce

Pearce '83 named GM of Rolled Metal Products
Steven Pearce '83, who earned his BS in chemical engineering at Lehigh, joined the metal service company in July 2013. more >

Lewis Hay III

Hay '77 to serve as advisor to private equity firm
Clayton, Dubilier & Rice recently announced the appointment of Lewis Hay III '77 to the role of Operating Advisor, effective January 2014. more >

Albert Thomas

Sanofi Pasteur subsidiary names Lehigh alum to AVP post
Albert Thomas '85 was promoted to associate vice president and general manager of VaxServe, a Sanofi Pasteur company. more >

Faith Clark

A Lehigh education, a dinner conversation, and 27 years later…
Faith Clark '78, '87G founded Clark Technology Systems in 1987, fabricating custom-designed lubrication systems for Fortune 500 companies. more >

New Area Principals

Lehigh alumni take the reins at two area high schools
Two graduates of Lehigh University's College of Engineering will help students take their education to the next level as new principals of two area high schools. more >

Lehigh Alumni honored at Clarkson

Lehigh alumni honored by Clarkson University
Distinguished alum Mark Sarkisian '85G and Sitaraman Krishnan '03 Ph.D were recently lauded by Clarkson University for contributions in their fields of endeavor. more >


Julia Davis '85 named CIO of Aflac
The engineering physics alum will serve as senior vice president and chief information officer. more >

Klasko '74

Klasko '74 to lead Jefferson University Hospital
Dean of USF medicine returns to Philly as president and CEO of TJUH. more >


IE alum to lead FARO Americas
Management and marketing for a world leader in precision measurement and imaging devices. more >

Vincent Pagano Jr.

EAC's Pagano '72, '14P joins L-3 board of directors
The distinguished alum joins the board of one of the leading aerospace and defense contract companies in the world. more >

Alissa Thomas

ChemE alum profiled in PA entrepreneurs' journal
Chemical engineer turned entrepreneur John Quarmley '83, 88G profiled recently in KeystoneEdge. more >

Alissa Thomas

"My engineering skills help me in everything I do"
ChemE alum Alissa Thomas '02 credits her Lehigh education and experience in her decade-long post-graduate journey to one of the top healthcare companies in the world. more >

Greg Shemanski, CPS

Alumni firm wins PA award for "small business impact"
Materials processing firm founded by alumnus Greg Shemanski '82, wins 2013 PA Governor’s Impact Award. more >

Qiaoqiang Gan

Big advances for Lehigh alum in photonics
Qiaoqiang Gan '10 Ph.D, assistant professor of electrical engineering at University of Buffalo, on potential breakthrough in solar energy, stealth technology development. more >

Michael J. Yaszemski

Lehigh trustee earns leadership award for work in the orthopaedic community
Lehigh trustee and ChemE alum Michael J. Yaszemski '77, '78G named recipient of 2013 Tipton Leadership Award. more >

George Kulzynski

Lehigh distinguished alum promoted at Fortune 100 company
Engineering Advisory Council member Terrence Hahn '88, '92G promoted to President & CEO of Transportation Systems at Honeywell more >

George Kulzynski

Top honors for Lehigh distinguished alum for contributions in seismology
SSA to present James R. Rice ‘62, ‘63G, ‘64 Ph.D. with 2013 Harry Fielding Reid Medal. more >

George Kulzynski

For Lehigh alum, a childhood dream come true
Electrical engineering grad George Kuczynski ’74 always dreamed of working in the power industry. He's now a director at PPL in Nuclear Development.
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Catching up with: Alex Kamara ‘65
One of Lehigh's first African students reflects upon his time as an international student at Lehigh in the 1960’s and career progression to today. more >


Tenure, promotion for Sitaraman Krishnan '03 Ph. D.
ChemE grad promoted from assistant professor to associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering. more >

William C. Hittinger

Remembering William C. Hittinger, '44, '73H
Distinguished alumni, former Lehigh University president and Chairman of Board of Trustees dies at the age of 90. more >

Mohamed El-Naggar

Lehigh alum notches latest accolade as part of Popular Science's "Brilliant 10"
Mechanical Engineering alum Moh El-Naggar '01 honored by magazine for work in biophysics more >

Howard Goldberg

EE alum joins California electronics group as Executive VP
Howard Goldberg ‘87 to become EVP of Corporate Development and Strategic Partnerships at Interlink Electronics more >

Jack Kloeber

Lehigh grad’s consulting company makes tough life science decisions easy
Jack Kloeber ’77 ‘88G earned his masters in Industrial Engineering at Lehigh University more >

Joseph Stockunas

Engineering alum leaves Air Products for new opportunity at Nordson
Joseph Stockunas '82 promoted to Group Vice President of Electronic Systems at Ohio-based Nordson Corporation more >

Matt Cullin

Electrical Engineering grad climbs ladder in information systems group
Fran Zenzen ‘83 promoted to Director of Business Development for Imagery Systems at General Dynamics Corporation more >

Matt Cullin

MechE Alum opens new corrosion testing facility
Matt Cullin ‘09G, opens and manages new lab at UAA more >

Rex Huppke

Former ChemE student cracks Time magazine Top 10 list
Chicago Tribune writer Rex Huppke ‘92 named to Top 10 opinions for 2012 more >

New Smartphone App @ Arlington

EE grad moves up the ranks at NASA
Barry Green '84 promoted to Assistant Director for Engineering Operations at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center more >

New Smartphone App @ Arlington

Alum develops mobile GPS app to locate Arlington grave sites
Army Maj. Nicholas Miller '02 '03G, develops smartphone app that uses GPS technology for better experience at Arlington. more >

Ann Murtlow

Ann Murtlow '82 named to board of directors of First Internet Bancorp
ChemE grad recently completed a third term as director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. more >

Dave Petrillo

Lehigh grad excels on ABC's "Shark Tank"
Dave Petrillo '08 wins over show's panel on unique product that regulates coffee temperature.
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Alumni Spotlight

Alumni Spotlight: James Rice

James R. Rice '62, '63G, '64 Ph.D., Havard professor and founder of the "J-Integral" receives the Harry Fielding Reid Medal for his contributions in seismology.
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