Creating new knowledge through groundbreaking research while sharing meaningful insights with tomorrow’s innovators: Lehigh is unique among competitive research universities in insisting upon a true balance between the two.
Lehigh researchers engage in ongoing discovery and innovation that matters — including health and healthcare, energy and its environmental impact, and sustainable infrastructure, as well as crucial associated disciplines such as nanotechnology and high-performance computing.
Lehigh clusters scholarly and research capabilities to provide fertile ground for intellectually-stimulating research and practical insight into the realities of their chosen fields.
Health and Healthcare
Engineers working with biologists and physicians will develop new therapies, new devices and new diagnostic tools that improve the quality of life while giving people more control over their medical choices.
Energy and the Environment
The unprecedented surge in global energy consumption and increased awareness of climate change have pushed the subject of energy and the environment to the forefront of public debate.
Lehigh takes a systems-level perspective in addressing the critical need for a safe and sustainable infrastructure of transportation, water, power, networking, and communications systems.
The ability to locate, observe, manipulate and fabricate at the molecular and atomic levels has implications for cancer treatments, alternative fuels, solid-state lighting, environmental remediation, high-bandwidth communications, and a host of other endeavors.
High Performance Computing
Together with theory and experimentation, computational methods now constitute a third pillar of scientific inquiry. Advanced technologies now allow researchers to build and test models of complex phenomena and then manage and analyze almost unimaginably large volumes of data.