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Generous gift supports innovation
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Lehigh ties for 6th place in
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Lehigh and Air Products host
national conference on economic

U.S. News and World Report ranks engineering undergraduate program among nation’s best....Enterprise Systems Center recognized for developing top talent.

Manufacturing Systems grad student Alice Quesenberry '13G guides 26-person team at Triquint Semiconductor…PhD candidate Chris Keturakis earns praise for catalysis research.

Two members of ECE faculty named to prestigious Fellowships…Dan Frangopol lauded for promoting the study of lifecycle engineering.

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Getting the Business Lehigh's entrepreneurial ecosystem boasts new labs and resources, earns kudos from State and local officials, and top 25 status in 2012-13 Princeton Review rankings, and celebrates the life of tireless Lehigh friend and supporter Dexter Baker '50, '57G.

IEEE Control Systems magazine features in-depth interview with Professor Mayuresh Kothare of chemical engineering.

Alyssa Littlestone '09 conducts polymer science research that helps keep U.S. combat troops safe.

William Brennan '85, a 20-year Wall Street veteran focused on water strategies, is named to AbTech board of directors.

Robert Slockbower '75 named Director of Programs of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Southwestern Division.


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Dear Lehigh Engineers,

S. David Wu
S. David Wu
Dean and
Iacocca Professor

As we reflect upon the achievements and challenges of 2012, I extend to all members of the Lehigh community sincere wishes for a peaceful holiday season among family and friends. Close to our thoughts are those who have been, and continue to be, deeply impacted by the devastation brought on by Hurricane Sandy.

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Dean's Note


Dear Lehigh Engineers,

As we reflect upon the achievements and challenges of 2012, I extend to all members of the Lehigh community sincere wishes for a peaceful holiday season among family and friends. Close to our thoughts are those who have been, and continue to be, deeply impacted by the devastation brought on by Hurricane Sandy.

The storm caused some minor damage to buildings and trees on campus, including several of the historic chestnuts in the Sacred Grove. A weeklong power outage ensued, wreaking havoc on day-to-day campus life as well as the semester’s class and exam scheduling. We are happy to report that the Lehigh community bounced back nicely and things are back to normal.

The prolonged power outage turns our mind to the pressing need for innovation related to a more robust and secure system for electricity generation, distribution, and consumption. Such innovation will arise from cross-disciplinary research in electrical, systems, mechanical, and network engineering, as well as social, economical, and policy considerations. The latest issue of our research publication, Resolve, delves into Lehigh research toward the “smart grid” and a more resilient energy future, among other stories.

The marketplace continues to reinforce its belief in the value of a Lehigh education. The 2012-2013 PayScale College Salary Report found that Lehigh tied with MIT for sixth place nationally in mid-career earning potential, outpacing most of the Ivy League institutions to move up from ninth place in the 2011-2012 edition.

We’ve recently received a significant boost to our integrated educational programs, as well as emerging cross-disciplinary research in health and healthcare, courtesy of a generous gift from Chuck ‘57 and Nan Strauch. A portion of the gift will support the Health Research Hub (HRH) in Iacocca Hall, a collaborative environment designed to promote cross-disciplinary innovation among Lehigh researchers in Health. Major renovation to the space is underway, with expected completion by late spring 2013.

I wish you a prosperous and exciting New Year, and thank you as always for your interest in Lehigh Engineering.

Best regards,
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S. David Wu, Dean and Iacocca Professor
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Student Success

Student leadership in catalysis

Lehigh's Christopher J. Keturakis, graduate student in chemical engineering under the supervision of Professor Israel E. Wachs, took second place in The Catalysis Club of Philadelphia’s Graduate Student Poster Contest in late October. This event is one of the region’s premier opportunities for graduate students to showcase their work with the local chemical industry professionals. Keturakis’ Poster entitled “New Insights into the Water-Gas Shift Reaction over Bulk Cr2O3*Fe2O3 Mixed Oxide Catalysts: A Combined Operando Raman-IR-XAS-XPS Investigation” discussed how new insights are allowing for the establishment of molecular level models, based on direct observations during relevant WGS reaction conditions.

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Lehigh lauded by economic development association

Lehigh efforts to develop skilled leaders were recently lauded at the University Economic Development Association’s (UEDA) annual summit. Lehigh’s Enterprise Systems Center won the award in the category of “Talent Development” for the project “Developing Analytics & Operations Research Practitioners.” In addition, John Ochs, professor of mechanical engineering and mechanics and director of Lehigh’s Integrated Product Development (IPD) program, discussed Lehigh’s new master’s program in Technical Entrepreneurship on a “Models for Student Entrepreneurship” panel at the annual summit. “This award is truly a testament to the work our students have been doing with companies on an array of projects,” said William Michalerya, associate vice president of government relations and economic development at Lehigh, and president of UEDA. “Students really help these companies, and they can take a fresh look at a problem and offer valuable insight.”

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Supporting women in computer science

Some 15 young women in Lehigh’s Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Computer Science and Business (CSB) programs attended the early October Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference. The annual event is the largest technical conference for women in computing, and results in collaborative proposals, networking and mentoring for junior women and increased visibility for the contributions of women in computing.

The students were accompanied by computer science and engineering faculty members Mooi Choo Chuah, Xiaolei Huang and Hank Korth. The annual conference is hosted by the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology.

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Linking students to internships and innovation

Lehigh received a $275,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce that will help create a program that links student interns from Lehigh Valley colleges with local startup companies. The Lehigh Urban Entrepreneurship Collaborative will be run through Lehigh University's Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, and the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corp will help run the internship program.

The program will be available to students from nine schools in the Lehigh Valley area, including Lehigh University. It's purpose is to allow graduating students who are developing a business to remain at school for a fifth year to work on their enterprise with continued university support. Another focus of the grant is to establish resident entrepreneurial mentors at the university to help students develop business ideas.

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Football star, drag racer...and Lehigh Engineer

Billy Boyko ‘13 is a star both on and off the field. Boyko, a Lehigh Mountain Hawks’ starting inside linebacker and mechanical engineering major, leads the Mountain Hawks with 97 tackles in this year alone. Boyko’s unyielding mentality and work ethic has paid dividends since he began his career at Lehigh four years ago.

He saw time on special teams as a freshman, appeared in all 13 games as a sophomore and made seven starts (11 games) in 2011 while winning a pair of Patriot League titles. Boyko overcame a concussion just in time to play in Lehigh’s 27-21 overtime win over Lafayette in 2009, and as a sophomore, he was thrust into the spotlight as a starter.

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Groundbreaking groundwater research presented at Cambridge

Research based upon the work of Professor Arup K. SenGupta and Michael German, a Ph.D. candidate in environmental engineering, was presented as the inaugural plenary lecture at the International Ion Exchange Meeting (IEX’12) held in September at Cambridge University in the U.K. The lecture, delivered by SenGupta, explained the use of the Donnan principle -- the failure of charged particles to distribute evenly across the two sides of a nearby semi-permeable membrane -- in developing new hybrid materials and processes. The hybrid anion exchanger material developed and patented by SenGupta and his group is used around the world to remove trace amounts of arsenic and other contaminants from water. It is also being tested in Fukushima, Japan, to remove from groundwater radioactive particles released by the earthquake and nuclear plant disaster of 2011.

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Manufacturing excellence

TriQuint Semiconductor designs, develops and manufactures advanced high-performance technologies for use in wireless communications. As global test operations manager at the company, Alice Quesenberry ‘13G leads a 26-person team made up of test engineers and operators, software engineers, managers, a training coordinator and an analyst. Before joining TriQuint, she graduated from the U.S. Military Academy with a degree in aerospace engineering, saw three years of active duty as a Patriot Air Defense Lieutenant, and served five years in the Army Reserves. She is currently working to finish her Master's in Manufacturing Systems Engineering in December from Lehigh University.

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Faculty & Programs

Lehigh graduates among highest paid in U.S.

Graduates of Lehigh Engineering have a salary earning potential that is among the most competitive in the United States, according to the results of several recent surveys. Lehigh graduates came in at sixth place overall, and fifth place in the “Private School” category, in the 2012-2013 Payscale College Salary Report. This report measures the mid-career salaries of workers with undergraduate degrees from more than 1,000 schools. Lehigh tied with MIT and edged out large schools, tech schools, and Ivies alike, such as Stanford, Stevens Institute of Technology, Notre Dame, Harvard, Dartmouth, and Colgate. For complete results, visit the Payscale College Salary Report online, or review coverage from Lehigh's News Center, CNN Money and the Brown and White.

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Optics honors for ECE faculty

Two of Lehigh’s faculty in electrical and computer engineering, Alastair McAulay and Yujie Ding, have recently received significant recognition in the field of optics.

Ding has been elevated to the designation of Fellow in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for his contributions to high terahertz power generators. Recently, Ding and his colleague Jacob Khurgin of Johns Hopkins have achieved the most favorable ratio to date between opposing types of light-scattering phenomena that occur in semiconducting materials, which could lead to smaller, lighter and cheaper communication devices with faster switching times, increased output and higher operating voltages. Ding is also a Fellow of the Optical Society of America (OSA) and has been a part of Lehigh's faculty since 2002.

McAulay has been elected as a Fellow of the OSA for "pioneering research in optical networks, optical computing architectures, advanced photonic components, MEMs-based parallel switching and spatial light re-broadcasted optical computing cells." McAulay has written two books, 150 papers, 30 research contracts and grants about optics and received 5 US patents in the past 3 decades. McAulay has been a member of the Lehigh faculty since 1992, and is a Fellow of SPIE and senior member of IEEE.

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Frangopol honored for promoting advancement of life-cycle engineering

Professor Dan M. Frangopol was recently awarded the inaugural Fazlur R. Khan Life-Cycle Civil Engineering Medal.  This award is granted to a member of the International Association of Life-Cycle Civil Engineering (IALCEE) who has made important contributions to the advancement of life-cycle civil engineering through journal or conference papers, or other written presentations. This award was presented at the Third International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering (IALCCE 2012) earlier this October. Frangopol’s former graduate student Nader M. Okasha '10PhD, now an assistant professor at University of Hail, Saudi Arabia, received the IALCCE Junior Research Award at the same time.

In addition to this most recent award, Frangopol is speaking worldwide through the end of the year. In November, Frangopol gave a lecture as part of the Warren Lecture Series at the University of Minnesota’s Civil Engineering Department. Frangopol also served as keynote speaker at the First International Conference on Performance-based and Life-cycle Structural Engineering (PLSE 2012) in early December.  The conference was hosted by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, where Frangopol serves as an Honorary Professor and Ambassador between Lehigh and HK Polytechnic.

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Lehigh ranked by U.S. News among nation's top research universities

In the U.S. News & World Report 2012 ranking of the nation’s undergraduate engineering programs, Lehigh Engineering was placed at 39, up three positions from its 2012 result. The U.S. News ranking takes into account a number of factors , including graduation and retention rates, class size, SAT scores, selectivity, academic reputation and alumni giving. Additionally, Lehigh is rated by the publication as 27th in the nation for “School’s with a ‘Great Value.’”

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Professor Munoz-Avila receives NSF Grant for AI research

Hector Munoz-Avila, associate professor of Computer Science & Engineering at Lehigh University, recently received a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant in the field of goal-driven autonomy (GDA). Munoz-Avila’s research focuses on the creation of adaptive and self-aware programs that are able to understand problems and mistakes and automatically seek solutions. GDA uses reinforcement learning and expectations, allowing the program to think ahead and learn from its mistakes. In the future, GDA programs could be used to allow machinery to, in essence, fix itself, or support the planning and execution of complicated projects.

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SenGupta receives top Silicon Valley environmental award

Professor Arup SenGupta has been named to a major award for his research in combating fluoride contamination. On November 15, SenGupta won a prize from TechAwards, a nonprofit organization founded by multinational corporations in Silicon Valley. SenGupta won the Intel Environmental Award, one of six 2012 Tech Laureate grand prizes awarded by TechAwards. TechAwards recognized SenGupta for using technology to transform a water crisis into an economic enterprise. Nearly 500 million people in Africa and Asia drink groundwater with excessive amounts of fluoride. Such contamination has been associated with dental problems, joint pain, limb deformities and other ills. The award carries a cash prize of $75,000, which SenGupta has donated to the Tagore-SenGupta Foundation (T-S), an organization he started with his students to support community projects related to clean water, sanitation and education.

SenGupta is also recipient of many honors for his efforts to remove arsenic from drinking water, has been honored recently with several other awards. In 2011, T-S won the 2011 Reed Elsevier Environmental Challenge, an international contest that aims to improve people’s access to safe and sustainable water. Reed Elsevier cited SenGupta and his group for their efforts to install in Cambodian villages and schools a system that removes arsenic from groundwater. Developed by SenGupta and his students over the past 16 years, the system -- the world’s first reusable arsenic-selective adsorbent -- is now being used in seven different countries.

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A quarter century on the Mountaintop

September 30, 2012, marked the 25th anniversary of Lehigh’s Mountaintop Campus. On that date in 1987, Pennsylvania Governor Robert P. Casey joined Lehigh President Peter Likins and alumnus Lee Iacocca ‘45, who led the fundraising effort to obtain what would become the 742-acre Mountaintop Campus from Bethlehem Steel, in a ceremony marking its official opening. Nearly 200 people gathered in front of the former Bethlehem Steel's Homer Research Laboratory complex for the opening, where Governor Casey remarked that the campus represents the style of partnership between academia and private industry in Pennsylvania. Today, the campus is home to the College of Education and numerous facilities for structural engineering, chemical engineering, and biological sciences at Lehigh, as well as the Pennsylvania-supported Ben Franklin Technology Partners business incubator.

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IEEE Control Systems magazine features Kothare

Mayuresh Kothare, R. L. McCann Professor and Chair of chemical engineering, was recently interviewed by Control Systems magazine along with 14 other leaders in the field. Kothare spoke about his inspiration to become an engineer and his work within the field of control systems, and describes the promising opportunities and future of control systems research. “Emerging applications arising at the intersection of life sciences and engineering,” he says, “will provide very exciting opportunities for researchers trained in systems and control to make a lasting impact.” Control Systems is published by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence.

This Fall, East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST) appointed Kothare as a guest professor. Over the summer, he was also part of a large Lehigh delegation including President Alice P. Gast and Mohamed S. El-Aasser, vice president for international affairs, as it made its way through a 10-day trip to six universities in China.

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Engineering professor invited to lecture in Malaysia

Stephen Pessiki, a professor of structural engineering in the department of civil and environmental engineering, travelled to Malaysia recently for a global conference on the sustainability of the built environment. An expert in the behavior and design of structures, Pessiki was one of three plenary speakers invited to the 2012 International Conference on Civil, Offshore, and Environmental Engineering (ICCOEE) in Kuala Lampur.

Pessiki's lecture focused on the differences between traditional seismic construction and unbonded post-tensioned construction. Many new concepts in seismic design, based on research conducted at Lehigh's Advanced Technology for Large Structural Systems (ATLSS) Engineering Research Center by Pessiki and colleagues James Ricles and Richard Sause, are now being implemented in the United States and abroad. The trip to Malaysia is a road often taken for Pessiki, who's been traveling there since 2010 with faculty and students to explore research collaborations through Lehigh's office of international affairs (OIA).

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Cultivating Entrepreneurs

Lehigh’s commitment to student entrepreneurship and economic development has been underscored by several recent high-profile events and announcements. The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine ranked Lehigh among the nation’s top 25 undergraduate colleges for entrepreneurship. According to the survey findings, Lehigh earned the 24th spot overall, and placed among the top 10 in terms of funding provided to students in business-plan competitions and the top 5 in terms of access to mentorship programs.

In October, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett visited the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania, a regional business incubator located on Lehigh’s Mountaintop Campus. Lehigh undergraduates, alumni and BFTP entrepreneurs presented their work during his visit, where he toured BFTP's new TechVentures® facility. “In talking to the students, you can see how fast these young people are changing what we do,” said Corbett.

Lehigh has also opened its new Creativity and Innovation Lab, a space intended to allow students to develop ideas, from concept through prototyping to product development. Tools of the trade include everything from modeling clay and Legos to a 3-D printer, computer-guided router, mill and lathe. The lab serves as creative space for Lehigh's new technical entrepreneurship master's program, whose first class will graduate in May 2013. The program requires students to take a concept to market and actually launch a business. The new Creativity & Innovation Lab, designed by Marc de Vinck, was unveiled at an event in late October.

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Winging toward perpetual flight

The long road toward building a self-powered, gliding aircraft that can remain in the air indefinitely -- perpetual flight -- has reached a new milestone. The first uniquely-designed carbon fiber wing has emerged from Lehigh's Composites Lab, an important step in a project led by mechanical engineer Joachim Grenestedt and computer scientist John Spletzer.

The 6.5 m (21.3 ft) wing was made in a single molding process, complete with wing planks, spar caps to carry bending moment and provide bending stiffness, six internal webs to carry shear loads and a trailing edge ready to accommodate wing flaps and ailerons. The entire wing is made from thin layers of carbon fiber (0.6 mm thick) configured into complex geometric shapes and placed layer by layer in molds digitally designed and machined at Lehigh. The resulting wing has stronger-than-steel performance.

The project has captured attention from media outlets such as CompositesWorld, DesignNews, and Unmanned Systems Technology, as well as the Lehigh University News Center. If successful, the final craft could alter the way humans launch satellite communications, monitor weather and conduct surveillance. The multi-year project is funded by the National Science Foundation and Lehigh University.

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Remembering Dexter F. Baker '50, '57G

Dexter F. Baker ’50, ’57G, a philanthropist and university trustee who championed innovation and the arts and earned early renown for guiding the firm Air Products to prominence, died on November 1, at the age of 85.

Baker earned a B.S. in mechanical engineering, and an MBA from Lehigh weaved around separate tours of duty with the U.S. Navy.  He went on to join Air Products, a Trexlertown-based company that is now one of the world's largest manufacturers of industrial gases and chemicals. Beginning his career there in the 1950s as a sales engineer, he rose through the ranks of the emerging global firm, successfully guiding its expansion into Europe. He was elected to the firm's board of directors in his late 30's. He eventually became chairman and CEO, and retired from Air Products in 1992.

Baker quickly became known throughout the Lehigh Valley for his philanthropic endeavors, many of them in support of the University. With his wife Dorothy, he co-chaired the $33 million capital campaign for the Zoellner Arts Center in the 1990s and made a generous contribution to name Baker Hall. Previously the Bakers had created the Dexter F. and Dorothy H. Baker Gifted Arts Scholarship Program for students in the performing arts, and in 2010, Baker founded the Dexter F. Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation. Lehigh awarded Baker an Honorary Doctor of Engineering degree in 1981, and in October of 2012 the College of Business and Economics honored Baker with a lifetime achievement award at its annual MBA Day celebration. At the MBA Day Celebration, Baker was quoted in saying "If you dream big dreams, they're more likely to happen than if you don’t dream at all. The only future we have is the one we create for ourselves." Mr. Baker is survived by Dorothy Baker, his wife of 61 years, and by four daughters and six grandchildren.

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Addressing grand challenges and supporting Lehigh's future

Charles S. Strauch '57 '15GP, who helped establish Lehigh's award-winning Integrated Product Development (IPD) program, recently made a generous gift to the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science (RCEAS). Strauch, a member of Lehigh's Engineering Advisory Council, and his wife, Nan, have committed $1 million to support the engineering college’s Facilities Renewal Initiative and the further development of Lehigh’s integrated educational programs. The money will also help to fund the creation of the new Health Research Hub (HRH) in Iacocca Hall, which will serve as a collaborative environment for Lehigh researchers and will also promote cross-disciplinary innovation in bioengineering. Major renovation to the space has begun, and the new research hub is expected to be completed by late spring 2013. Strauch has invested in many areas of the university and was recognized for his service to the university earlier this year when he received the LUAA Alumni Award.

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National leaders meet to discuss manufacturing innovation

In October, Lehigh hosted the 2012 Council on Competitiveness conference, an annual event that brings together national leaders to discuss the role of manufacturing and innovation in the global marketplace. John E. McGlade ’76 gave the keynote address, highlighting realities of  emerging markets and the need for increased focus on educating our workforce. McGlade is a Lehigh alumnus and CEO of Air Products, which sponsored the event along with the Washington D.C.-based Council on Competitiveness, and Lehigh University.

McGlade began his career with Air Products in 1976 after graduating from Lehigh with a B.S. in industrial engineering; he was appointed president and chief operating officer in 2006. The Council on Competitiveness was co-hosted by McGlade along with Lehigh President Alice P. Gast. The conference brings CEOs, university presidents and labor leaders together to identify ways of improving America’s competitiveness in global industry and to generate innovative public policy solutions.

Lehigh has been involved with the Council since its inception in 1986. This year’s conference, entitled “Leveraging the Talent Development Process to Drive Innovation,” concentrated on refocusing school curriculum to create well-rounded workers who can compete effectively in a global economy.

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Polymer science that protects U.S. troops

Alyssa Littlestone, '09 '10G, a member of the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Carderock Division of engineers, recently helped to conduct testing to fine tune polymers used in combat helmets that could provide added protection against traumatic brain injury.

"To protect the thorax and other organs particularly susceptible to blast injuries, the lungs for example, we're fabricating low-weight, low-cost blast barriers for use in building, structures and vehicles," Alyssa said. "Considerable success has been achieved in accomplishing this goal by filtering out injurious frequencies considered to be detrimental to soldiers in combat. Increased protective capabilities won't be fielded overnight, but more testing is in the immediate pipeline, giving the Navy valuable data so we can acquire the best products to safeguard our men and women on the front lines." See the video from NWSC's Web site for more on Alyssa's work in this area.

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Slockbower '75 to help lead U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Robert E. Slockbower has been selected to become the Director of Programs for the Southwestern Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, according to Corps officials. In this position, he will be responsible for the development and execution of Civil Works, Military, Hazardous, Toxic and Radiological Waste, and Support for Others Programs within the Division. He provides leadership and supervision for the SWD Programs Directorate and has staff oversight for programs, planning, and project management activities in the division's four district offices. Slockbower, a member of the Senior Executive Service, returns to the Southwestern Division after an assignment at Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Washington, where he was the Director of Military Programs from January 2010 to September 2012. "We are very fortunate to have Mr. Bob Slockbower return to our regional leadership team," said Brig. Gen. Thomas W. Kula, SWD commander. "His wealth of experience in the Army Corps of Engineers -- in addition to his previous stint in SWD -- makes him a valued asset to our Division as we carry out our work to provide value to our Nation and to our warfighters. We are looking forward to his expertise and leadership."

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Fighter Pilot, Astronaut, Professor....and Lehigh Engineer

Lehigh alumnus and professor of practice Terry Hart graduated from Lehigh in 1968 as a mechanical engineer and began working for Bell Telephone Laboratories. Ten years later, Hart was one of 35 applicants selected to NASA's space shuttle program. He flew on the Shuttle Challenger on April 6, 1984, the eleventh flight of the program.

"Getting ready to go was really exciting because we had never flown the shuttle," recalls Hart in a November 2012 Brown and White article. "In fact, one of my first weeks there, the head of the astronaut office asked me if I would look into what was going on with the main engines, which was blowing up, so I spent a lot of time with the engineers to get it ready for flight, which was successful."

From 1968 to 1978, Hart was employed as a member of the technical staff of Bell Labs, where he received 2 patents. Subsequently, Hart held a number of engineering management positions at AT&T and retired from industry in 2004 as president of Loral Skynet, the Telstar satellite network, and started teaching at his alma mater, Lehigh University. Professor Hart not only lectures in many senior seminars and aerodynamics classes, but also remains active as the academic advisor for Delta Upsilon.

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William S. Brennan '85 appointed to AbTech Industries' Advisory Board

William S. Brennan ’85 has been appointed to the strategic advisory board of AbTech Industries, a full-service environmental technologies and engineering firm dedicated to providing innovative solutions to communities, industry and governments addressing issues of water pollution and contamination. Brennan's water expertise has particular focus on new water technologies, the water/energy nexus and water activity related to shale gas extraction. He is active in regulatory, environmental and technology issues. He is also an adjunct professor at Villanova University and at Cabrini College. Brennan received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and Biology from Lehigh University, a Masters of Science in Biomedical/Mechanical Engineering from Colorado State University, and an MBA from Villanova University.

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