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John Coulter

Coulter named RCEAS interim dean
John Coulter, associate dean of engineering research and graduate studies, will begin his new role July 1. more >

Data X @ Lehigh

Lehigh launches Data X
New initiative will expand Lehigh's capacities for teaching, research and learning in computer and data science. more >

Ray Pearson

Ray Pearson named RCEAS interim Associate Dean
The Center for Polymer Science and Engineering has been named interim Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research. more >

TechConnect 2015

Innovative success at TechConnect 2015
Two Lehigh engineering professors were recipients of National Innovation Awards at TechConnect 2015 in Washington, D.C. more >

Joseph Goldstein

Remembering Joseph I. Goldstein
Former Lehigh University vice president, materials science professor and founder of annual Microscopy School passed away at 76. more >

Soliman and Frangopol

Number one across the disciplines
Lehigh researcher Mohamed Soliman '15 Ph.D. and CEE professor Dan M. Frangopol win one of engineering's top prizes. more >

Bryan Berger

A fungal fix for drug insolubility
Researcher and P.C. Rossin assistant professor Bryan Berger's proposal also includes genetic engineering and a pH switch. more >

Himanshu Jain

Crossing a critical threshold
Lehigh professors Himanshu Jain and Volkmar Dierolf lead global team a step closer to the dream of all-optical data transmission. more >

Spencer Quiel

Lighting the way for structural resistance to fire
Civil and environmental assistant professor Spencer Quiel helps shape emerging field within structural engineering. more >

Brandon Krick

The complexity of dinosaur teeth
Lehigh assistant professor Brandon Krick and a team of scientists showing dinosaurs might have been more complex than we thought. more >

Frank and Wei Zhang

Deconstructing the bloot clot
Lehigh Ph.D. students Wei Zhang, Yan Xu and assistant professor Frank Zhang uncover critical interaction involving process which facilitates clotting and prevents unchecked bleeding. more >

John Coulter

Nonfriction literature
National Science Foundation supports joint Lehigh University-DuPont research into tribology -- industry's hidden profit killer. more >

Milind Jagota & Nelson Tansu

Bethlehem HS student, ECE professor author nano study
Milind Jagota, Nelson Tansu pen study, Conductivity of Nanowire Arrays under Random and Ordered Orientation Configurations. more >

Jeetain Mittal

ChBE professor wins DOE research award
Assistant professor Jeetain Mittal receives Early Career Research award from the Department of Energy. more >

Lehigh ISWC 2015

Lehigh to host 2015 ISWC
The leading international conference for research on Semantic Web topics is coming to the Lehigh Valley this fall. more >

McHugh and Schiesser

An interconnected, dynamic phenomenon
A new book by ChBE professors Anthony McHugh and William Schiesser tracks and projects global carbon dioxide distribution and its effects. more >


Scratching the surface
MechE professor Joachim Grenestedt and DynAccess monoski gives top US racers the edge vs. global competition. more >

Israel Wachs

Advancing the understanding of catalytic reactions
Researchers from Lehigh and SIT see new opportunities for converting natural gas into liquid fuels and chemical feedstocks. more >

Javier Buceta

Cellular reception
New Lehigh Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering professor Javier Buceta brings life to statistical mechanics -- and vice versa. more >

Rossin Fellows

Honoring the legacy of Peter C. Rossin '48
The engineering college honors its benefactor, and its studentsí versatility. more >

Martin Harmer

Ceramics researcher receives major recognition
Professor Martin Harmer named Distinguished Life member by American Ceramics Society. more >

Shalinee Kishore

From ocean waves to clean energy
A team of Lehigh faculty members and researchers believe the ocean's waves could provide a uniquely steady source of clean and renewable energy. more >

2015 NSF CAREER Awards

Serious recognition from NSF
Professors Arindam Banerjee, Bryan Berger, Nader Motee earn prestigious awards from National Science Foundation. more >

Justin Jaworski

Birds of a feather...
Mechanical engineering associate professor Justin Jaworski explores the aerodynamics of flocking together. more >

A future in STEM
"Imagine Your STEM Future Day," a full-day event at Lehigh University, immersed over 250 young women in a college STEM experience. more >

Frangopol named VP of Engineering Mechanics Institute
Lehigh CEE professor elected vice president of the Engineering Mechanics Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers. more >

Lehigh professor speeding up epilepsy drug search
Yevgeny Berdichevsky looks to improve disvoery process thanks to grant from the National Institutes of Health. more >

Skier earns X Games gold with monoski developed at Lehigh
Chris Devlin-Young becomes oldest athete ever to win at X Games thanks in part to a device developed on campus. more >

Innovative excellence through new NSF program
Lehigh impresses in Innovation Corps program that trains researchers to commercialize their inventions. more >

CSE professor part of team receiving NSF grant
Lehigh's Gang Tan and collaborators awarded four-year, $1.2 million grant for automated software security development. more >

Cyber security expert Mark Graff visits Lehigh
TellAGraff CEO & President presented key reasons behind cyber security mistakes and how it endangers our modern world. more >

More research through mobile expansion
Cited for her work with wireless network systems and protocol design, Mooi Choo Chuah named a Fellow of IEEE. more >

From sulfur to fertilizer
Jonas Baltrusaitis developing sustainable method of processing sulfur into sulfuric acid that can be used in fertilizers. more >

Engineering a better quality of life with COPD
Lehigh ChBE faculty, students develop a bench-scale MOC model that could improve the quality of life for COPD patients. more >

ERC helps Mexican energy industry fight CO2
Lehigh energy researchers improve the harvesting of geothermal power. more >

Taking aim at acid gases
Lehigh Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering professor Israel Wachs part of a team to receive DOE grant. more >

A destination for creative minds of all flavors
Baker Institute lauded for 'inoculating' Lehigh students with an entrepreneurial mindset. more >

Lehigh Women Engineers panel set for November 11
Successful alumnae and faculty to discuss breaking through in the engineering workforce. more >

Inspiring STEM Success
Lehigh helps Big Apple middle schoolers dream big. more >

Boosting efficiency and awareness of wave-farm technology
NSF "CyberSEES" program awards major grant to team comprised of Lehigh engineering faculty & students. more >

Sloan Kettering researcher visits Lehigh
Dr. Daniel Heller joined chemical and biomolecular engineering as part of its 2014 fall seminar series.
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Breathing easier
Chemical engineers Mayuresh Kothare and Shivaji Sircar take on COPD.
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Addressing grand challenges
New leadership at CPN, CAMN working towards collaboration while promoting core missions. more >

Leading by example
ECE's Shalinee Kishore helps develop mentoring in STEM. more >

Frank Chang

Prof. Hart revisits space exploration with local science center
Former astronaut and current MechE professor greets a packed house at Da Vinci Center. more >


NY Times: Lehigh moves past the 'usual notion of college'
Mountaintop Initiative lauded for providing students with the physical and intellectual space to dream big. more >

Faculty Spotlight

Frank Curtis

Dr. Frank Curtis
Frank Hook Assistant Professor
Industrial and Systems Engineering

Dr. Curtis' research interests revolve around the area of large-scale mathematical optimization and its applications, which lies at the intersection between applied mathematics, scientific computing, and operations research.
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More on Dr. Curtis:
• Resolve Magazine: "Finding the optimal balance in the face of uncertainty"
• Resolve Magazine: "Getting a grasp on infinity"
• ISE's Frank Curtis receives major award from Department of Energy