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Current Events from the Chemical Engineeering department

Matt Wherman Lab Graduate Student publishes a paper in Lab-on-a-Chip that is chosen as a HOT article

Matthew Wehrman, working with Dr. Kelly M. Schultz and Seth Lindberg at Procter & Gamble recently published a paper entitled "Using μ2rheology to quantify rheological properties during repeated reversible phase transitions of soft matter" in Lab on a Chip. More >

professor Jagota Professor Anand Jagota wins Lehigh's Libsch Research Award for 2017

Dr. Jagota was recognized for his many years of research. Anand is one of the few researchers , who excels in both theory and experiment. His seminal work in the area of biomolecular adhesion onto nanostructures such as Carbon Nanotubes, e.g. on DNA-assisted dispersion and separation of carbon nanotubes in Nature Materials has been cited 2375 times. More >

Wesley Michaels Chemical Engineering alumnus wins Wesley Michaels wins NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Wesley Michaels who graduated with a BS in Chemical Engineering in 2016 has won the highly competitive Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation. This annual competition of the National Science Foundation supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in science and engineering. More >

Professor Chen Inaugural John C. Chen Distinguished Lecture delivered by GeorgiaTech President Dr. G. P. ("Bud") Peterson on April 4, 2017

In 2017, the department started a new lecture series in honor of the late Dr. John Chen (1934-2013), the former Carl Anderson Endowed Chair of Chemical Engineering. The title of the talk was "Future Directions for STEM Education and Research". More >

Professor Israel Wachs Professor Wachs will be be delivering a plenary lecture at the 8th Eastern Mediterranean Chemical Engineering Conference (EMCC-8)

The presentation is titled "Rational Design of Promoted Iron Oxide-Based Catalysts for the High Temperature-Water Gas Shift (HT-WGS) Reaction" and is coauthored by researchers from Lehigh University and Middle Eastern Technical University, Ankara, Turkey. More >

Chris and Matt HRH Graduate student Chris Curran publishes a paper on biomineralization in ACS Nano

In one of the several papers coming out of the collaborative research funded an NSF EFRI grant, graduate student Chris Curran, working with Dr. Steve McIntosh and Dr. Bryan Berger from CHBE and Dr. Chris Kiely from Material Science recently published a paper in ACS Nano. More >

Megha Sharma ChBE Graduate Symposium brings together students, faculty and industry for a day of technical presentations

The Chemical Engineering Graduate Association (ChEGA) organized and hosted its 2nd Annual Graduate Student Symposium on Friday, February 3, 2017 at the Zoellner Arts Center. This all-day event included six student research talks and two poster session. More >

Alumni Bldg CHBE Alumnus and Lehigh Trustee Dr. Michael Yaszemski elected to the National Academy of Medicine

Dr. Michael Yaszemski (Lehigh CHBE BS'1977, MS'1978) has been elected to the US National Academy of Medicine. Election to the National Academy of Medicine is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine. More >

Chris Seymore CHBE alumnus Dr. Christine Seymour elected President of AIChE.

At the recently concluded elections of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Dr. Christine Seymour (BS'89, Lehigh) was elected President of AIChE. She will serve as 2017 President-elect, 2018 AIChE President and 2019 AIChE past President. More >