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Workshop on Future
Green Technologies

Exploring research needs in smart
grid and other energy solutions.


Rethinking Recycling

Professor Misiolek believes extrusion can improve the economics of aluminum recovery.


Teaching Innovation

New Tech. Entrepreneurship grad program fights fires, saves teeth,
and marries laptops to iPads.

CHOICES provides a taste of ‘engineering thinking’ to local middle school girls…high school students from around the region form strong bonds via  Lehigh’s ASM Materials Camp.

New Chair Panos Diplas takes over helm of CEE…Dan Frangopol elected as VP of IASSAR professional society...Kelly Schultz joins chemical engineering faculty.

Chemical engineering undergrads Rebecca Masel and Dalton Smith publish research in Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research.

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No Fuel, No Pilot,
No Problem

Prof’s Grenestedt and Spletzer, along with students and colleagues at PSU, team up to tackle the notion of perpetual flight, capturing attention from Popular Science, Unmanned Systems Technology, Design News, and WFMZ-69 News, among others.

Dr. Stephen K. Klasko '74 named president and CEO of Philadelphia’s Thomas Jefferson Hospital System.

Jeetain Mittal of chemical engineering  wins prestigious Colburn Award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

DOE awards early career research award to ISE’s Frank Curtis for work in dynamic, scalable algorithms for large-scale optimization.

Hector Munoz-Avila says computers are now sufficiently intelligent to reason and make responsible decisions on their own.


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Dear Lehigh Engineers,

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

The new academic year brought to campus yet another record-setting class of first year Lehigh Engineers. For the first time in over 30 years, the undergraduate engineering enrollment has exceeded arts and science, and business, representing 44.5% of the incoming class.

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Dean's Note


Dear Lehigh Engineers,

The new academic year brought to campus yet another record-setting class of first year Lehigh Engineers. For the first time in over 30 years, the undergraduate engineering enrollment has exceeded arts and science, and business, representing 44.5% of the incoming class. Quality indicators such as SAT scores and high-school rankings also continue to rise. Our graduate programs are seeing healthy growth in enrollment as well, with notable increases in both professional master’s and research-track programs.

Just as the semester gets underway, Lehigh’s faculty research cluster in Integrated Networks for Electricity (INE) is hosting a workshop on "Future Green Technologies" on Friday, September 6. Events such as this are an important way to extend the reach and impact of our research efforts; the event is open to our colleagues in industry, academia, and government, as well as graduate students from Lehigh and beyond (with advisor support.)

Over the summer, we released a new Curriculum Guide that offer an in-depth view for the landscape of engineering studies and research. The Lehigh Engineering Curriculum Guide is intended to help students visualize their path to engineering in a manner that resonates with their high-school experience in science, math, and design. The Guide also helps describe Lehigh programs such as Integrated Business and Engineering, Computer Science and Business, and our Integrated Degree in Engineering, Arts, and Sciences. In addition to undergraduate programs, the guide also provide a comprehensive overview of professional master’s degree programs and research-oriented master’s and Ph.D. programs.

I also invite you to review our newly-refreshed Web site. The main panels on our homepage delve into exciting stories and videos that reflect some of the best that Lehigh has to offer: a profile of 2013 Undergraduate Research Symposium winner Nadia Krook '14, our emerging program in sustainable development, and a Lehigh BioE lab where growth occurs in more ways than one. The rest of the site has also been updated with improved news and information, including an expanded YouTube channel and other social media venues.

Please drop me a line with your feedback and, as always, thank you for your support of Lehigh Engineering.

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

firefighting Technically proficient, entrepreneurially minded
The inaugural graduates of Lehigh University’s one-year master's degree in Technical Entrepreneurship share one thing in common: They already know where they’ll hang their 2013 diplomas—on the walls of their startups.

CHOICES 2013 Summer CHOICES featured on WFMZ, Express-Times
Lehigh University's Summer CHOICES camp took the spotlight this week as WFMZ-TV and The Express-Times featured the annual program.

ASM Materials Camp Area teens form bond at annual Materials Camp
Students attending Lehigh's annual ASM Materials Camp — hosted by the Material Science department and the Lehigh Valley chapter of ASM International — examine what happens when various candies, combined with chocolate, will form the strongest composite.

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Faculty & Programs

intelligent systems Training intelligent systems to think on their own
John Connor and SkyNet junior execs take note: according to Lehigh's Hector Muñoz-Avila, the technology on which the modern world relies is nearly ready to reason and to make decisions without human assistance.

Sunlight and Bacteria A tank full of sunlight and bacteria
Backed by a $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation, a Lehigh research team is working to create a promising new method of producing renewable fuel.

intelligent systems A dynamic fix for large-scale uncertainty
Frank Curtis, assistant professor of industrial and systems engineering, recently received a five-year Early Career Research Program Award from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop dynamic, scalable algorithms for large-scale constrained optimization problems.

intelligent systems No fuel, no pilot, no problem
An interdisciplinary team of Lehigh students and faculty is developing a vehicle designed and programmed to achieve perpetual flight and make good on the centuries-old notion of" dynamic soaring."

intelligent systems Pamukcu to keynote 2014 ASCE Geo-Congress
Professor Sibel Pamukcu of civil and environmental engineering will give a keynote address at the 2014 Geo-Congress hosted by the American Society of Civil Engineers. The 2014 event will focus on issues related to geocharacterization and modeling for sustainability.

intelligent systems Extrusion for greener aluminum recycling
Researchers from Lehigh and the Technical University (TU) of Dortmund in Germany are investigating new methods of recycling aluminum chips to improve the economics of aluminum recovery.

intelligent systems ChemE's Mittal wins top award
A Lehigh chemical engineer who favors biological molecules like proteins and DNA over chemicals and who proudly claims “my students do all the work,” has won the prestigious Allan P. Colburn Award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).

Kelly Schultz Kelly Schultz joins chemical engineering faculty
Dr. Kelly M. Schultz, formerly of chemical and biological engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder, has joined Lehigh University's chemical engineering faculty as an assistant professor.

Dan Frangopol CEE's Frangopol named to ASCE, IASSAR posts
Dan Frangopol, the Fazlur Rahman Khan Endowed Chair of Structural Engineering and Architecture and a professor in the department of civil and environmental engineering (CEE), was recently selected to serve on the boards of two prestigious engineering organizations.

intelligent systems CSE hosts 10th annual GREC workshop
The Computer Science and Engineering department at Lehigh University's P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science played host to the 10th annual IAPR International Workshop on Graphics Recognition.

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Julia Davis Julia Davis '85 named CIO of Aflac
Julia K. Davis '85 has been named by Aflac, Inc., to serve as senior vice president and chief information officer. In this role, the former American Safety Insurance CIO will oversee Aflac’s information technology strategic initiatives.

Dr. Stephen J. Klasko Klasko '74 to lead Jefferson University Hospital
Dr. Stephen J. Klasko '74 has been appointed to the position of President of Thomas Jefferson University and President and CEO of TJUH System. Klasko takes the helm at Jefferson in September 2013.

FARO Americas IE alum to lead FARO Americas
Kathleen J. Hall '82 has been named senior vice president and managing director for FARO Americas, leading the firm's sales, marketing, manufacturing, supply chain and R&D functions across North, Central and South America.

John Quarmley ChemE alum profiled in PA entrepreneurs' journal
Chemical engineer turned entrepreneur John Quarmley '83, 88G was profiled recently in KeystoneEdge, an online journal dedicated to Pennsylvania's emerging start-up scene.

New 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.

Gregory Shemanski Alumni firm wins PA award for "small business impact"
Gregory Shemanski '82 is president and founder of Custom Processing Services, which has been named by The State of Pennsylvania as a winner of the 2013 Governor’s Impact Awards in the “Small Business Impact Award” category.

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