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Global Inspiration

Professor’s journey into academia has become a #1 selling children’s book in his native Indonesia.

Engineering Resilience

Three new research awards for "smart" infrastructure that resists, responds, and recovers from hazards.

A Grand DEBUT

Class of 2015 grads win $20K for HIV monitoring device via NIH award.




GRANTS & AWARDS: Frangopol, Lifetime Achievement from ASCE; SenGupta, Fellow in AIChE; Tansu, semiconductors for solid state lighting; Webb, suspensions in nanoparticles; Jedlicka/Coulter, cell development devices; Neti/Romero, industrial cooling; Naito, hazard-resistant buildings; Yan, data storage; Terlaky/Plebani/Wilson, prison management optimization; Chaudhury, surface sensors; Chan/Vinci, inorganic composites; Krick/Vermaak, materials tribology.

The "Smart Grid" will not be hacked … ChBE’s Jeetain Mittal recognized for impactful early career work … Himanshu Jain is lowering the melting point of glass.

MechE PhD student Milad Siami recognized for control systems research … TechE alumnus hatches haven for like-minded innovators in South Bethlehem … Manraj Matharu '15 develops more than rural Uganda’s first playground.

A "KEEN" partnership … Lehigh hosts INFORMS 2015 … 125 years of materials science at Lehigh.

Remembering Professors Fazil Erdogan and Robert Wei.



IN THE NEWS

Turn on Your Heart Light

Researchers let it shine as they aim laser beams at fruit flies in the fight against heart disease, capturing attention from the NSF’s Science360, The Boston Globe, International Business Times, and IEEE Spectrum, among others.
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Bypassing the Chip Card
New CSE professor Yinzhi Cao fights credit card fraud without the costly chip-card upgrade – it’s like SnapChat for purchases!


SOCIAL MEDIA

First-Year Engineers Blog
Patrick Ellison '19 on networking; Engineering's future according to Jasper Chumba '19; debunking stereotypes with Troy Egar '19.


Civil Engineering Blog
Devon Dowd '16 on the Eureka! contest and how Daniel Levy '16 discovered his entrepreneurial side through engineering.


Lehigh IDEAS Blog
Dan Kocher '19 discusses fear and technology and its impact on journalism; Casey Urban '19 on TV's influence on society.



DEAN'S NOTE

Dear Lehigh Engineers,

Season’s greetings from Lehigh Engineering! Final exams have somehow crept up on us, and it’s hard to believe that my first semester as interim dean is already drawing to a close.

One of my goals in the role has been to encourage and amplify the efforts of our College’s research community, and its impact upon our students and the world around us.

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DEAN'S NOTE

Dear Lehigh Engineers,

Season’s greetings from Lehigh Engineering! Final exams have somehow crept up on us, and it’s hard to believe that my first semester as interim dean is already drawing to a close.

One of my goals in the role has been to encourage and amplify the efforts of our College’s research community, and its impact upon our students and the world around us. I’m delighted to report on significant achievements and developments in all corners of Lehigh Engineering -- from seasoned, established faculty to professors who just joined us this Fall, and from graduate students within reach of their PhDs to undergrads who "wrestle above their division" in the lab.

The structural engineering team in the ATLSS Research Center has recently been awarded highly-competitive grants to develop resilient infrastructure that resists, responds, and recovers from whatever man or nature hurtles its way. Stay tuned to the upcoming Spring 2016 issue of Resolve magazine for more on the exciting work underway at Lehigh in this field.

Energy systems form another key component of a resilient national and global infrastructure; our Integrated Networks for Electricity (INE) research cluster is teaming up with the University of Arkansas, CMU, and others toward a new $12.2 million Department of Energy initiative to help modernize the U.S. electrical power grid. Specifically, Lehigh researchers will seek to protect the grid from cyberattack – a key consideration in next generation power networks.

Our students continue to prove how an active research community fosters deeper student learning opportunities. We are very proud of the Cyclic Solutions team for national recognition earned through an NIH-sponsored competition. Exploration into the complex mechanics of fusion reactors conducted by Cara Bagley '16 in the world-renowned Princeton Plasma Physics Lab earlier this year just may end up influencing the ITER reactor, while Ph.D. student Milad Siami’s “Best Paper”-worthy work in networked control systems holds promise in a wide variety of applications across disciplines and fields.

Please stay tuned to our Web site for further details on these and other stories. I wish you a prosperous and exciting New Year, and thank you as always for your support of Lehigh Engineering.

Sincerely,
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John P. Coulter
Interim Dean

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STUDENT SUCCESS



LUApps

Celebrating apps at the first LUApps competition
Lehigh showcases student creativity in first-ever campus app-building contest.
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Milad Siami

Architecting better connectivity
Ph.D. candidate Milad Siami wins award for research in networked control systems.
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Manraj Matharu

It takes a village to build a playground
Iacocca Intern Manraj Matharu '15 builds more than rural Uganda’s first playground.
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Cara Bagley

A summer in science
MechE student Cara Bagley '16 delves into plasma physics and walks among the (Princeton) Tigers.
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TEDxLehighU

'Bridging Gaps' through TEDxLehighU
The Lehigh-centric TEDx event aims to merge seemingly opposing ideas.
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DEBUT

A Grand DEBUT
Five Lehigh engineering grads win a national competition for designing a portable device that enables HIV patients to determine whether their medication is working.
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3D Exoskeletons

Mountaintop project to aid young stroke victims
The creation of 3-D-printed exoskeletons to be used in pediatric rehabilitation.
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Preschool Geometry App

Educational app facilitates geometry concepts for preschoolers
Developed at Lehigh Mountaintop, the mobile app aims to develop a virtual building-block experience.
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FACULTY & PROGRAMS



autonomous flight

Cleared for takeoff
Lehigh engineers team up to break autonomous flight record with dynamic soaring UAV.
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INFORMS

Lehigh ISE leads annual INFORMS conference
Industrial and systems engineering department organizes annual event, held this month in Philadelphia.
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power grid

Clustering to protect tomorrow's power grid
Cross-disciplinary Lehigh effort supports DOE efforts in smart grid cybersecurity.
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Jeetain Mittal

On engineering’s leading edge
Chemical engineering professor Jeetain Mittal recognized by National Academy for impactful early career work
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Chou Zhou

Turn on Your Heart Light
Researcher and Lehigh assistant professor Chou Zhou aims laser beams at fruit flies in the fight against heart disease.
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KEEN

A Keen Partnership for Lehigh
Lehigh University partners with national network, earns $200K grant to infuse entrepreneurial mindset into engineering.
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Glass in a greener age

Glass in a greener age
Lehigh and the University of Colorado engineers believe the use of an electric field could make it easier to soften and form glass into desired shapes and reducing the amount of energy required to do so.
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Nelson Tansu

Inspiration with global impact
Lehigh professor Nelson Tansu’s journey into academia becomes #1 selling Indonesian children’s book.
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Robert P. Wei

Remembering Robert P. Wei
An expert in fracture mechanics who took the lead in creating Lehigh’s IPD program, died in September at the age of 84.
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Paolo Bocchini

Interdisciplinary team wins multi-institutional NSF grant
CEE assistant professor Paolo Bocchini leads a group effort as part of a new $20M investment in infrastructure resilience.
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Ricles, Sause

Ricles, Sause win major NSF grant
Civil engineering professors win major NSF grant to study infrastructure response to natural hazards.
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Materials Science

125 years of Materials Science
The engineering department celebrates 125 years on campus at Lehigh University.
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NSF ADVANCE Grant

Lehigh earns NSF ADVANCE Grant
University will partner with Georgetown, Bucknell, Lafayette & the US Military Academy on the "MAPWISEly" project.
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Fazil Erdogan

Remembering Dr. Fazil Erdogan
He served as chair of mechanical engineering and mechanics and interim dean of Lehigh University's College of Engineering.
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Slava Rotkin

Mapping the strain in a wonder material
Slava Rotkin is working with an international research group to study the properties of graphene using spectroscopy and statistical analysis.
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Yinzhi Cao

Lehigh professor works to prevent credit card fraud
Yinzhi Cao leads team in the development of SafePay – the first anti-fraud system to use existing credit card readers.
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ALUMNI



Michael Kimball

Transforming healthcare delivery
Healthcare Systems Engineering graduate Michael Kimball '13G is founding director of management engineering at St. Luke's University Health Network here in the Lehigh Valley.
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Leonidas Bleris

Mapping the most important cellular network of all
Leonidas Bleris '06 Ph.D pursues biological reverse engineering as UT Dallas professor.
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Hatch House

Living the entrepreneur's dream
James Byszewki and former Lehigh graduate student Steve Boerner '15G have created "Hatch House," a collaborative work and living space for newly-minted and aspiring entrepreneurs.
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