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New directors named for CAMN, CPN
December 1, 2014

More than ever, meeting the challenges of technological innovation requires a meeting of minds fromdifferen
t fields. New leadership in two of Lehigh's most renowned technology research centers -- the Center for
Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology and the Center for Photonics and Nanoelectronics -- are taking heed,
working together to promote key areas of collaboration while supporting ongoing work that's crucial to each
center's core mission. More:

2014 Symposium on Advanced Surface Analysis
November 6, 2014

Lehigh is hosting a half-day surface analysis symposium on Thursday, November 6, from 1-5pm.
Included is a presentation by Dr. Hidde Brongersma, Professor Emeritus of Eindhoven University
of Technology and the chief developer of High Resolution Low Energy Ion Scattering Spectrometry;
a presentation by Dr. Henrik Bergersen of VG Scienta, speaking on X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy
applications and new ambient pressure spectrometer systems; tours of the Lehigh Advanced Surface
Analysis facilities; and an offer for a free analysis.

Sensor Fabrication, Integration, and Commercialization Workshop
September 11-12, 2014

(August 11, 2014) The National Nanotechnology coordination Office (NNCO), on behalf of the Federal agencies
participating in the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI), will be organizing a workshop on Sensor Fabrication,
Integration, and Commercialization. This workshop will bring together experts from a wide range of research an
application areas, stages of product development, and manufacturing. The goal of the workshop is to identify key
challenges faced by sensors developers and determine the critical needs of the community, with respect to
necessary standards, testing facilities, and advances in manufacturing.

Workshop details:

Registration: Click here to register
Thursday and Friday, September 11-12, 2014
Where: Stafford I Building, Room 375, National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA 22230
Cost: Free and open to the public. Registration in advance is required.
Contact Us: For more information on the workshop, including registration information,
please visit or email

Nanotech Advanced Materials and Applications:
June 15-19, 2014, Washington, DC

Join us in Washington D.C. as Nanotech 2014 and TechConnect World expand their communities to be the world’s largest
multi-industry research-to-commercialization gathering. We are pleased to announce the inclusion of the National Innovation
Summit & Showcase partnering with leading Federal Agency programs along with the Nation's top commercially viable innovations.
For more info, please visit:

Nano for Business 2014: Partnering for Regional Success
Thursday, May 22, 2014 from 8:30-4:30

Lehigh University, Rauch Business Center - Presented by: Lehigh Nanotech Network and Drexel Nanomaterials Institute
Cost: $40 (Includes breakfast, lunch and networking reception)
Free for speakers, LNN/DNI Sustaining Members, and students with posters
For more info, please visit:

DCED: New Investments Accelerate Technology Commercialization, Help Grow Industry Statewide
Harrisburg-- The Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority (BFTDA) approved $3.15 million in funding for five University Research
Commercialization Program grants to support energy, advanced materials and nanotechnology research and development activities. Read more

PA Nanotechnology 2012:
Nanotech's Role in Advancing PA's Economy

Date: June 5, 2012
Time: 7:30AM-6:30PM
Location: Harrisburg University of Science and Technology
                  326 Market Street
                  Harrisburg, PA 17101
Cost: $50 if registered by May 22nd. Late registration (or at the door) is $70 by cash or check.
Sponsored by:
PA Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED)
Carnegie Mellon University
Drexel Nanotechnology Institute (DNI)
Harrisburg Area Community College
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology
Lehigh University Center for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology (CAMN)
Penn State Materials Research Institute (MRI)
Penn State Center for Nanotechnology Education and Utilization (CNEU)
University of Pennsylvania Nano-Bio Interface Center (NBIC)

What to Expect:

• Overview of recent project activities and resources in Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials at Pennsylvania universities and businesses
• Network with industry and university representatives
• Tech Transfer and Commercialization outlook
• Information on funding opportunities
• Introduction to Educational and Workforce Development Programs

See agenda and press release. Please contact Joan Stanescu at if you have any questions or wish to be a sponsor of this event.

To register, click here.


Nano for Business 2012: Building Toward a Sustainable Future
Date: May 23, 2012
Time: 7:30AM-6:00PM
Location: Lehigh University, Mountaintop Campus
Wood Dining Room, Iacocca Hall
111 Research Drive, Bethlehem, PA 18015

Sponsored by: The Lehigh Nanotech Network and A.J. Drexel Nanotechnology Institute

Cost: $40 by check, if mailed by May 9th, $55 at door (Includes Lunch and Networking Receptions).

The Lehigh Nanotech Network presents its fourth Nano for Business conference!

- Explore nanotechnology market trends, current commercial applications as well as funding mechanisms.
- Review university resources for education, workforce development, and partnership opportunities.
- Provide a forum for business leaders to learn how nanotechnology can positively impact technology development and commercialization.

See agenda and press release for details and sponsorship opportunites. Please contact Joan Stanescu at if you wish to be a sponsor or participate in panel discussions or presentations.

To register, click here.

Note: Lehigh facility tours are included.


A (Chemical Careers!) Night at SteelStacks
Date: May 22, 2012
Time: 5:00PM-9:00PM
Location: ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks
Fowler Blast Furnace Room and Loft
101 Founders Way
Bethlehem, PA 18015

The Lehigh Valley Section of the American Chemical Society invites you to A (Chemical Careers!) Night at SteelStacks. For program details, click here. For more information, contact Nigel Sanders at 610-861-3457.


Center for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology (CAMN) Open House
March 5, 2012
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
3rd Floor Whitaker Lab, Room 303
Lehigh University, 5 E Packer Ave.
Bethlehem, PA 18015

Cost: Free (lunch included)

Sponsored by: Center for Advanced Materials & Nanotechnology, Lehigh University, and LNN

Focus on collaboration:

- Network with LNN members and Society for Plastics Engineers (SPE) members
- Meet key university representatives
- Lab tours
- Learn what is new in nanotechnology and advanced materials

To register, click here. See agenda for the event. For more information, email

Note: Following this event, you are encouraged to attend an LU-SPE event - the Polymer Nanocomposites 2012 Conference. Registration for Polymer Nanocomposite Conference is separate from the CAMN Open House. Registration details can be found at or

2011 Lehigh Valley Materials Exposition
Thursday, October 13, 2011
5:30-9:00 PM
Holiday Inn Conference Center, Breinigsville, PA

The 2011 Materials Exposition, presented by the Lehigh Valley Chapter of ASM International, is coming up on October 13, 2011. For more information, click here. The contract for the expo can be found here.

Scientists at Clemson, Lehigh discover possible key to a mysterious metal failure (9/28/11)

Lehigh University ceramics researchers shed light on metal embrittlement: Collaboration uses Lehigh's advanced electron microscopes to pinpoint phase transition, Nanotechnology Now (9/22/11)

Arkema works with Lehigh's Ray Pearson to build stronger, tougher wind turbine blades, NanoMaterials Quarterly (Summer 2011)

2nd International Conference on Nanotechnology: Fundamentals and Applications
July 27-29, 2011
Ottawa, Canada
Hosted by the International-ASET and University of Ottawa

ICNFA2011 will bring together the Canadian and International community working in the field of nanotechnology to discuss new advances in this field. This is an ideal platform to share knowledge and expertise taking advantage from the synergy developed during the first conference.

ICNFA2011 will cover a wide range of nanotechnology related topics, such as:

- Modeling and Simulation
- Nanotechnology and Energy
- Nanotechnology and Environment
- Nanotechnology, Products, and Markets
- Nanomedical Applications: Drug Delivery and Tissue Engineering
- Nanomaterials, Nanodevices: Fabrication, Characterization, and Application
- Societal Aspects of Nanotechnology: Ethics, Risk Assessment, Standardization
- Nanotechnology and Education
- Nanocatalysis
- Nanoelectronics
- Nanotechnology and Agriculture
- Nanotechnology and Polymer
- Nanobiotechnologies
- Nanobiomechanics
- Nanotechnology and Coating

Extended abstracts or full manuscripts are accepted for submission prior to March 1, 2011, using the guidelines given on the conference website. The papers will be reviewed by the scientific committee. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings. Those who require early acceptance of their work because of the time requirement to obtain a visa should submit a paper or extended abstract as soon as possible.

In addition, numerous experts and leading researchers in the field of nanotechnology will deliver keynote lectures.

For more information, see

$700,000 available for nanomaterial research
The Pennsylvania Nanomaterials Commercialization Center is making available $700,000 in funds. It invites Pennsylvania university researchers and companies to submit proposals for funding early-stage commercialization of nanomaterial research. While the center is primarily interested in projects for nanomaterials for renewable energy applications, it also encourages ideas and proposals for other advanced nanomaterial applications. The funds support $30,000 grants for fast-track pre-commercialization and $185,000 for full commercialization projects. Provide a brief, non-confidential technical and commercial overview of the proposed technology. The center will provide feedback on how well the idea fits its mission for funding and proposal criteria.

- Idea submissions due July 29, 2011
- Proposal submissions due Aug. 17, 2011
For more information, see

Lehigh takes lead in atomic-scale interphase research (5/25/11)
For the next five years, Martin Harmer, director of Lehigh's Center for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, will lead a team of scientists from Lehigh, Carnegie-Mellon, Clemson, Illinois and Kutztown universities to determine how the atomic structure of grain-boundary interphases—interphase complexions—affect the mechanical, electrical and thermal properties of a wide range of strategic engineering materials.

GRKIZ Nanotechnology Conference
March 30, 2011
8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Penn State Berks, Perkins Multi-Purpose Room
Tulpehocken Road
Reading, PA 19610-6009


8 a.m. - Continental Breakfast
8:15 a.m. - Nano 101, Current and Future Trends: Dr. Maria Garcia-Parajo, Research Professor at the Institute for Bioengineering of Catelonia.
9:15 a.m. - Local Nanotech Companies: Illuminex Corporation - Joe Habib PhD, CEO; Minus Nine Technologies - Hans Frederick, CEO and Jon Goodspeed, CFO
10 a.m. - Nanotechnology Resource Panel: Paul Esqueda, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Penn State Berks; Kathy McCann Evans, Nano Science Program Coordinator, Reading Area Community College; Gene Lucadamo, Industry Liaison, Lehigh University, Center for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, Whitaker Laboratory; Bob Ehrmann, PA Nanofabrication Manufacturing Technology Partnership (NMT) and Penn State Center for Nanotech Education and Utilization (CNEU); Connie Faylor, Regional Manager Greater Reading/Berks, Ben Franklin Technology PArtners; Jim Marler, Director of Business Processes & Technology Services, Manufacturers Resource Center
10:45 a.m. - Open Networking
11:30 a.m. - GRKIZ & Innovation Transfer Network (ITN) Luncheon for faculty, students and business professionals - Joe Habib, CEO of Illuminex, will discuss his innovative company and how collaboration with faculty and students has accelerated growth.

For more information / To register (members / nonmembers) / Agenda

Greater Philadelphia Regional Aerospace Engineering and Technology Symposium
March 25, 2011
Patriot Center, Lockheed Martin, Newtown, PA

The Greater Philadelphia Section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics invite our region's technologists, scientists, managers, engineers, students, and educators to the Regional Technology Symposium on March 25, 2011 in Newtown, PA.

The symposium brings together the present and future regional leaders in aerospace related sciences and engineering for purposes of enabling collaboration and partnerships with our region. The one day event features a technical program consisting of oral technical sessions and poster sessions, a moderator led panel discussion, and a regional industrial exhibit area. Participation from Middle and High School students and educators is strongly encouraged and will be presented in poster format.

- For more information
- Call for papers
- Registration

Lehigh Surface Analysis Symposium

March 23, 2011
1-5 p.m.
Lehigh University, Whitaker Auditorium, Whitaker Lab (Building 5)
Bethelehem, PA 18015

Lehigh University is now home to two unique surface analysis instruments that are the only such advanced surface characterization instruments in North America: ION-TOF Qtac 100 High Sensitivity-Low Energy Ion Scattering (HS-LEIS) and Scienta ESCA-300 High Resolution-X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (HS-XPS) capable of 02.-0.3 nm and 1-3 nm depth analysis, respectively. The symposium will highlight and discuss their advanced capabilities with lectures from Dr. Hidde Brongersma (inventor of the Qtac HS-LEIS), Professors Israel Wachs and Himanshu Jain, Dr. Miller, posters to demonstrate applications as well as a laboratory tour.

For more details / To register / Flier

BioEnergy Summit: Innovative Technologies for an Energized Future!
March 15, 2011
Harrisburg University
Sponsored by: Lehigh Nanotech Network, Lehigh University, and Harrisburg University
Cost: $35

The commercialization of technologies and processes used to produce bioenergy from a variety of biomass resources highlights this half-day program. The BioEnergy Summit will also explore innovative nanotechnologies for bioenergy production and technologies for producing energy from wastewater.

Keynote speaker Dr. William Goldner of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) will give an overview of the strategic thinking and programs USDA NIFA and other USDA agencies are using to address the sustainable production of biofuels, biopower, and biobased products. Programs include: Regional systems-oriented programs that integrate research, education, and extension/outreach/ technology transfer; pre-commercialization R&D for small businesses; and grant and loan guarantee programs for demonstration and commercialization. Dr. Goldner will provide examples of how businesses may use these programs to take part in this important renewable energy sector. He will also discuss the need to include emerging technologies such as nanotechnology and waste water management in developing bioenergy and the need for a thoughtful integrated approach to grow bioenergy, water quality and availability management systems, and perhaps other emerging energy resources (e.g. natural gas) in Pennsylvania and the surrounding region without disrupting existing agricultural systems, natural resources, and rural communities.

Roundtable discussions will examine the business opportunities that can be cultivated, why sustainable energy solutions are as good for business as they are for the environment, and the importance of obtaining financial support to the commercialization process. Scientists, government officials, entrepreneurs, and investors will discuss promising research, successful ventures, overcoming commercialization challenges, and market-driven opportunities.

Program Agenda
9:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Registration and Networking
9:30 a.m.-9:35 a.m. Welcome Remarks
9:35 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Keynote Presentation: Dr. William Goldner, National Program Leader, USDA, NIFA, Division of Sustainable Bioenergy
10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Moderated Panel Discussion led by Thomas Armstrong, PIEE
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. Luncheon Roundtables: Breakout discussions organized by industry/research themes
1:15 p.m.-1:45 p.m. Research and Industry Showcase: Special announcements from featured guests and audience members
1:45 p.m.-2:15 p.m. Reports from Breakout Discussions
2:15 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Concluding Remarks

Register online at For additional information, e-mail, call Dr. Leena Pattarkine at (717) 901-5168, or see

For more information about Lehigh Nanotech Network, contact Gene Lucadamo at or (610) 758-4855, or Joan Stanescu at or (610) 758-3851, or see

Proposals sought to support Lehigh interns
Deadline: March 14, 2011
CAMN is soliciting proposals from full members of the CAMN Industry Liaison Program (ILP) and Lehigh Nanotech Network Sustaining Members to provide support for Lehigh undergraduate engineering and science interns. The research or project area must involve advanced materials or nanotechnology, including but not limited to, photonics, microelectrics, characterization, and biotechnology. Read more

Lehigh's renowned microscopy labs expand their focus (2/28/11)
Lehigh's world-renowned Nanocharacterization Laboratory will achieve a major upgrade this year with the installation of a customized state-of-the-art scanning transmission electron microscope (STEM). The instrument will replace an advanced aberration-corrected electron microscope installed in 2004.

Quarterly CAMN Meeting Feb. 14

- See agenda for upcoming CAMN meeting

Lehigh University receives grant for materials research (1/28/11)
Lehigh University received a $600,000 university research commercialization grant to support the Pennsylvania Materials Research Science and Engineering Center, which will increase new technologies, expand research capabilities, commercialize innovative, high-value products, assist start-ups and Keystone Innovation Zone companies, and provide outreach and curriculum development to ensure a flow of talented graduates for businesses that will depend upon nanotechnology. Read more

Hysitron webinar: "Nanomechanical Characterization in Materials for Energy: Part II of III: Electrochemistry and Applied Research in PV Wafer Breakage"

Date: Dec. 9, 2010
Time: 11 a.m. EST
The world continues to increase its demand for innovation in energy research, which is supported by increased government spending on energy and a rising number of worldwide researchers focusing efforts in this area. Many energy-related research initiatives inherently require small-scale material analysis due to the micro- and nano-scale feature sizes in new and improved materials for energy innovation. This three-part webinar series covers a variety of current research projects focused on energy studies encompassing nanomechanical testing techniques.

Webinar Highlights include:

• Speakers:
- Dr. Afrooz Barnoush, Research Fellow at Saarland University, Germany
- Dr. Khaled Youssef, Research Assistant Professor at North Carolina State University

• Live Q & A session following the webinar presentation.

• Details on nanomechanical testing techniques, highlighted by application examples.

Benefits of participating in this webinar:
• Exposure to innovative nanomechanical testing techniques in Energy Materials Engineering.
• Enhanced knowledge of the background and future of nanoindentation based techniques.
• Access to Hysitron's Science Direct Microsite,, which allows attendees to download free copies of papers highlighted in this webinar, along with other related Science Direct research papers.

For registration and detailed information regarding the webinar, visit

CAMN Quarterly Meeting:  New Lehigh Faculty Introductions
Date: Thursday, November 18, 2010
Location: 4th Floor Whitaker Lab, Room 451, Lehigh University
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

12:00-12:15        Welcome (Lunch to be Served)
12:15-12:45        High Temperature Solid State Ionics
Dr. Steven McIntosh, Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering

Steven McIntosh received his doctorate and master's degree, both in Chemical Engineering, from the University of Pennsylvania and his bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Edinburgh in Edinburgh, UK. Before joining the Lehigh faculty, he served as an assistant professor at the University of Virginia. The recipient of numerous awards, McIntosh has published his work in journals such as the Journal of the Electrochemical Society, Chemistry of Materials, and the Journal of Catalysis.  He has also presented his work at conferences across the globe. His research and teaching interests include electrochemistry, solid state ionics, and catalysis.

12:45-1:15        Probing the Structural Dynamics of Single Protein Molecules
Dr. Xiaohui Zhang, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics/Bioengineering

Xiaohui "Frank" Zhang received his doctorate in Physiology and Biophysics from the University of Miami, his master's degree in Biophysics from The University of Hong Kong in Hong Kong, China, and his bachelor's degree in Physics from the Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China. Prior to joining the Lehigh faculty, he served as a Postdoctoral Fellow in Biophysics at Harvard Medical School. His work has been published in journals such as Science, Nature, and PNAS, and he has presented at conferences around the world. Zhang's research and teaching focus on the structural and biomechanical properties of proteins, protein engineering, biomechanics, physiology, and biophysics Webinar: Leveraging Government Money to Drive Innovation in the Materials Industry.

RSVP by Nov. 11 to Joan Stanescu, 610-570-6898,

New research center studies welding issues in energy industry (10/26/10)
CAMN affiliated faculty member Jon DuPont played a major role in creating a new national research center devoted to the welding and joining of materials used in the energy industry. The new center is a collaboration involving Lehigh University and three other universities, three national laboratories, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and 16 industrial companies that make materials with energy applications. The National Science Foundation (NSF) approved the center as an Industry-University Cooperative Research Center (IUCRC). The center will receive more than $5 million over the next five years from the national labs, the partner companies, and NSF. Read more

Workshop to assess nano's role in energy's future (9/9/10)

Nano-Energy Workshop 2010: Nanotechnology for Energy Applications
The Sept. 13-14, 2010, workshop at Lehigh University's Iacocca Hall brings together preeminent experts and researchers exploring nanoscale solutions in the fields of energy generation, distribution, consumption, and associated environmental impact. Hosted by the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science. See more information

Webinar: Leveraging Government Money to Drive Innovation in the Materials Industry
Susan Ward, a performance-oriented executive with over 20 years of experience in business and technology development and president of ITECS Innovative Consulting, gives insight into the history of government support for materials development, where the R&D funds are today and in the future, as well as the process of opening new sales channels via government procurement.

Date: Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2010
Time: 2-3 p.m. EDT

Space is limited. Reserve your webinar seat at:


Forty years at the cutting edge (7/16/10)

Lehigh Valley Chapter of the ASM presents Metallurgy for the Non-Metallurgist MEI class
Participants will learn how to describe how metals behave and why; recognize how metals can be strengthened by alloying, cold-working, and heat treatment; determine why metals and alloys are not behaving as expected and how they can be made to behave as needed; and choose what metal or alloy to use for specific combinations of properties. Ten-week class starts 9/8/10. Cost is $500. Deadline to register is Aug. 1. See more information here.

Researchers seek new roles for two common materials (6/21/10)

Lehigh University researchers study contaminant-removing nanoparticles, Water Technology magazine (6/1910)

Tracking the "evolution" of nanoparticles as they decontaminate groundwater (6/17/10)

Lehigh University's symposium on nanotechnology represents the Valley's newest goldmine, Examiner (5/28/10)

Lehigh Nanotech Network's Nano for Business 2010 conference attracted more than 100 participants to Iacocca Hall (5/26/10)
See photos, videos, news reports, attendees, and general information from the conference here.

Nanotechnology opportunities exist despite recession, The Morning Call (5/26/10)

Valley Business Buzz, The Morning Call (5/26/10)

Martin Harmer earns lifetime achievement award (5/12/10)

Researcher launches moon dust website in 3-D (5/12/10)

Lehigh Microscopy School
The 40th annual Lehigh Microscopy School will be held June 6-18, 2010, in Whitaker Laboratory at Lehigh University. Engineers, scientists, technicians, and others get hands-on experience and instruction in microscopy, microanalysis, and top-of-the-line instruments. Register by May 22, 2010. See brochure.
UPDATE: See photos from Lehigh Microscopy School

Lehigh goes three-for-three on NSF research instrumentation grants (4/27/10)

Gene Lucadamo interviewed on BCTV Berks Business program (April 2010)
Lucadamo discusses nanotechnology, Center for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, and Lehigh Nanotech Network

Nanoparticles toughen wind turbine blades, Resolve (Spring 2010)

Engineering affordable medicine, Resolve (Spring 2010)

Imaging advances greener catalysts, Resolve (Spring 2010)

Bioengineering's second wave: A maturing program sees impressive growth, Resolve (Spring 2010)

ASM Materials Camp
College bound? Think you might want to study engineering or sciences, but not decided on a major? High school students can apply for an opportunity to be a part of a fun summer camp experience, learning about Materials Science and Engineering as a field study. This Commuter Day-Camp will be held at Whitaker Laboratory, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pa., July 12-16, 2010, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Deadline to apply is April 9, 2010.. View information sheet and application / View invitation

Nano for Business 2010 conference
The Lehigh Nanotech Network presents its third Nano for Business conference on May 26, 2010. The conference will explore nanotechnology market trends, current commercial applications, funding mechanisms, and partnership opportunities. An interactive event, it will provide a forum for business leaders to learn how nanotechnology can positively impact technology development and commercialization. View press release / View agenda / More information / Register now

New Jersey Technology Council seeks posters for Mid-Atlantic Symposium
The New Jersey Technology Council is seeking papers and presentations focusing on efforts in the following areas: Network Centric Computing, Cyber Security, Anti Bio Weapons and Imaging & Sensoring Technology.

Presentations should focus either on unique products, technologies and services that have been developed by companies and inventors in the mid-Atlantic region or Canada or the European Union.

The simple, two- to three-page submission is due by 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 31. The Council is seeking people who want to share their ideas and concepts with a broad audience that will help frame the discussion of future efforts in its region.

NanoDay event at DaVinci Science Center
On March 27, 2010, Richard Vinci and Sabrina Jedlicka, assistant professors in Lehigh's Department of Materials Science and Engineering, will lead a departmental effort in collaboration with the DaVinci Science Center in Allentown, Pa. The annual "NanoDay" event is a hands-on activity for children from grades K-8 to learn how nanomaterials are created, studied, and used. Several undergraduate materials science students will present mini-courses to the attendees, along with experiments led by Lehigh faculty. Approximately 200 adults and children are expected to participate in this year's NanoDay.
Source: Lehigh University P.C. Rossin College of Engineering Lehigh Engineering Update

Free online Research Commercialization Introductory Course starts March 16
The National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer is offering a free online distance learning Research Commercialization Introductory course. The course is recommended for medical, science, and engineering researchers in public or private research institutions. Each lecture is a 90-minute online webinar with expert guest speakers. Courses are from noon-1 p.m. ET Tuesdays, March 16-April 13, 2010.

Lehigh receives nanotechnology funds
March 2010
Lehigh University received $300,000 from the Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority (BFTDA). The funds are part of $5.7 million approved by the BFTDA to be used for six projects in Pennsylvania centered on nanotechnology to expand research and educational projects -- part of a 10+ year effort by the Pennsylvania Initiative for Nanotechnology.
Source: Lehigh University P.C. Rossin College of Engineering Lehigh Engineering Update

Spring '10 Seminar Series
February 2010
The Lehigh University Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Center for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology (CAMN) are hosting a Spring '10 Seminar Series.

- March 2, 2010 - Dr. Ying Mei, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, "Combinatorial Development of Biomaterials for Stem Cell Engineering"
- March 23, 2010 - Wu Zhou
- April 13, 2010 - Dr. Kai-tak Wan, Northeastern University (sponsor: Sabrina Jedlicka)
- April 27, 2010 - Dr. Stacia Keller, University of California, Santa Barbara, "Growth and Applications of Gallium Nitride" (sponsor: Helen Chan)

Seminars will be at 4:10 p.m. in Whitaker 203. Refreshments will be served at 3:45 p.m. in Student Lounge-Whitaker 349. Attendance is required of all full-time MSE graduate students. Seminars are open to visitors. For more information, contact Janie Carlin, (610) 758-4220 or

CAMN faculty member Daniel Ou-Yang honored by CAS
Feb. 24, 2010
CAMN faculty member Daniel Ou-Yang (Physics) was honored at the Lehigh College of Arts and Sciences Dialogue Across the Disciplines Celebrating Research in the Arts and Sciences event Feb. 24, 2010, for his significant breakthrough in a method to concentrate and study (biological) nano particles in an "optical bottle." The breakthrough opens up new avenues for the study of nano-particles. Ou-Yang made the breakthrough in 2008-09. His work was reported in Resolve, a publication of the R.C. Rossin College of Engineering, in 2008. Read the article here.

Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science students to present projects

On Saturday, February 27,2010, junior and senior high school students affiliated with the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science Region III will present their science, computer, and math projects at Easton Area High School in Easton, PA. The competition is run in two sessions. Junior High students present in the morning and senior high studentspresent in the afternoon. Please consider donating your time and talent to serve as a judge of these presentations. Judges can volunteer for either the morning or afternoon session or for both. A background/training session is available before each session. We need your help to promote the appreciation of science, technology, and math in today's young people. Help us provide a meaningful experience for them as they develop interest in these disciplines. For more information and registration form, please contact Megan Basile, Science/Biology Teacher,Salisbury Middle School at  Thank you for your help!

Lehigh to test new scanning electron microscopy unit
February 2010
Rick Vinci, associate professor in Lehigh's Department of Materials Science and Engineering, is helping to design and introduce a mechanical-testing capability to Lehigh's extensive scanning electron microscopy (SEM) arsenal. The cellphone-sized, modular unit allows researchers to manipulate materials and literally see the results of mechanical testing at the nano- and micro-scales, and can be easily inserted or removed from the microscope on a project-by-project basis. Vinci is collaborating with Hysitron, a leading innovator in nanomechanical test instruments for the scientific community, in the development of the technology. Lehigh will begin testing and usage when the unit arrives on campus from Hysitron in early February. According to Vinci, this extension of campus microscopy capabilities will help advance nano-based materials and device research in diverse application areas such as biomedicine, telecommunications, and energy.
Source: Lehigh University P.C. Rossin College of Engineering Lehigh Engineering Update

For funding and conference information, please click here.

CAMN recieves NSF grant for new SEM
August 2005

Lehigh University obtained NSF funding for the purchase of a new electron microscope. The tool is to determine crystallographic and compositional information on the nano-scale under various static and dynamic operating modes.

The new microscope will have the following key characteristics:
- A high-stability Schottky field-emission gun (preferably with a gun lens to increase the total beam current)
- Good low-voltage operation (probably with a floating liner tube to the column so that the electrons are at low energy only just above the sample)
- Variable pressure operation
- An objective lens design that permits high-resolution performance with no magnetic field at the sample
- A rather large sample chamber and a stage with a large traverse (the chamber should be large enough to mount an in-situ straining stage)
- An EBSD system
- An EDS system
- Ports on the chamber to permit the EDS detector and the EBSD camera to be mounted so as to "look at" the sample at the same time
- EBSD and EDS mapping simultaneously
- A working remote operation system

Other features would be standard for microscopes of the current generation, for example: full computer control with digital image acquisition and storage, fully automated vacuum system and safety interlocks, controlled access, and the motorized stage.

Lehigh Ranking in Small Times
Small Times, May 2005

"Shock Absorbers" Excel at Dampening vibration
National Science Foundation: Engineering, Jan. 12, 2005

Carbon nanotubes yield a new class of biological sensors
National Science Foundation, December 2004

Eyer students drive electron microscope
The Morning Call, June 2004

Nanogold does not glitter ,but its future looks bright
April 2004

Nano-supported metal-oxide catalysts display dramatically different behaviors
April 2004

Prof. Jagota, cited for nanotube research, focuses on geckos' nano-adhesion
April 2004

Lehigh-OraSure collaboration seeks to refine ceramic nanoparticles
April 2004

New nanotech center, working from the "bottom up,"seeks to build new materials, re-shape education
April 2004

MatPaC confers material benefits on far-flung engineering students
April 2004

If it's Nano, It's Big
Washington Post, February 2004

Real issues make science fun
The Morning Call, Decemeber 2003

Microscopic Cracks Spoil the Transparency of Glass
Published by Anchor Books, October 2003

Nanotechnology is just at the beginning
The Morning Call, March 2003

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