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Attila 'Ed' Csongradi

Lehigh grad inducted into EPSA Hall of Fame
MechE alum Attila 'Ed' Csongradi ‘67G ‘71G honored for his contributions to the growth of Eastern Pennsylvania soccer. more >

Christopher West

Go West, young man
Alumnus Christopher West '08 finds passion for sustainable farming through environmental engineering. more >

Tal Cohen

An exercise in entrepreneurship
MechE alumnus Tal Cohen '04 brings fun and safety to working out. more >

Phil Bresnahan

An office with an ocean view
Lehigh alum Phil Bresnahan '09 fuses love for outdoor enjoyment and research in program at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. more >

Maxwell Lay

Lehigh alum earns top Australian honors in engineering
Maxwell Lay '64 Ph.D. earns Peter Nicol Russell Medal for his accomplishments in structural engineering. more >


Robert E. Zoellner '54 dead at 82
The legendary Lehigh alumnus earned his B.S. in electrical engineering and was responsible for the Zoellner Arts Center. more >

Baker Gift

Lehigh entrepreneurship propelled by new gift from Baker Foundation
Lehigh entrepreneurship earns accolades, finds new support from an old friend. more >

Leonidas Bleris

Pushing the Envelope with Genome Editing
Leonidas Bleris '06 Ph.D. poised to become a leading researcher in a field that will likely transform the way diseases and disorders are treated. more >

Richard Verma

EE grad earns U.S.-India grant through water startup
Mike German '13 G and Lehigh professor SenGupta's WIST develop filter for safe water. more >

Richard Verma

LU Alum Tapped to be Ambassador to India
IE's Richard Verma ’90 nominated by President Obama to be the next U.S. ambassador to India. more >

John Kulicki

The 150th Game: "I'm really hoping for a tie"
For John Kulicki ’67G ’73 Ph.D., the 150th meeting between Lehigh and Lafayette is a bit more intense than it is for most of us. more >

Arif Humayun

Protecting steel: Arif Humayun '80
Steel industry entrepreneur founds non-profit dedicated to greater understanding and mutual respect among people of all faiths. more >


Taking on the "culture of cubicles"
Lehigh alumnus challenges the status quo with a 'Montessori school for adults.' more >

EcoTech Marine

Made Right Here: EcoTech Marine
Bethlehem firm with Lehigh roots owns its market niche. more >

G.C. Shay

Attention all modern devices: G.C. Shay '48G says, 'you're welcome'
Former MechE graduate student and instructor propelled early Corning research. more >

Dan Roxbury

A tiny weapon joins fight against cancer
ChemE alum Dan Roxbury '07, '12G builds a sensing device from nanotubes and DNA. more >

Laura Silvo

Architecting healthcare
Divergent disciplines make a perfect fit for Laura Silvoy '11, '14G. more >

Bureo Skateboards

ChE alum promoted to full professor at India university
Animangsu Ghatak '03 promoted to full professor at the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur, India. more >

James Maida

EE grad named SVP, CIO of Western & Southern
Former NFL receiver and Lehigh HOF athlete Steven Kreider '78 to head $46B eastern Pennsylvania financial group. more >

James Maida

CSE grad named trustee chairman of NJ medical center
CSE grad James Maida '85 named chairman of the Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus Foundation Board of Trustees. more >

Bureo Skateboards

Lehigh alums generate sustainability through skateboards
David Stover and Kevin Ahearn, class of 2007, returned to Lehigh to discuss their innovative angle towards global sustainability through Bureo Skateboards. more >

Katharine Brickman

EcoTech Marine honored as SBE of the Year
The Lehigh Valley-based company, led by co-founders Patrick Clasen '04, '07G and Timothy Marks '04, '06G earn regional honors. more >

Katharine Brickman

Lehigh MatSci alum earns prestigious award
Katharine Brickman '06 has been named to the Women in Manufacturing STEP Award from the Manufacturing Institute. more >

Robert Haak and Google Glass

Electrical engineer turned optometrist is first in PA to offer prescription Google Glass
Robert Haak '92, '94G became the first eye doctor in Pennsylvania to offer Google Glass in February. more >

Mike Wolfe

Mike Wolfe '98: Humanitarian Engineer
Mike Wolfe '98 has devoted his life to working towards helping others. Over the past decade, Wolfe has worked for 9 humanitarian organizations in 15 developing countries. more >


Taking Bethlehem's Viddler to new heights
Lehigh alums Donna DeMarco, '06G, and Rob Sandie, '06, are the founders of a Bethlehem-based technology firm that allows people to interact with videos for educational purposes. more >

Mark Budzinski

Budzinski '81 promoted to President of WhereScape USA
Mark Budzinski '81 has recently been promoted to president of WhereScape USA and will direct the US operations through its next growth phase. more >

Dave Burdakin

Burdakin '77 named VP of JBT Corp.
Dave Burdakin '77 joined the John Bean Technologies Corporation as Vice President and Division Manager, JBT AeroTech. more >

Kurt Gastrock

Gastrock '87 named senior VP of Network Solutions
The Lehigh MechE alum joins Network Solutions, a leader in the hosting and online marketing products and services. more >

Eva Campo and Faisil Alamgir

MatSci alums organize international research symposium
Two Lehigh MatSci Ph.D's -- Eva Campo '03 Ph.D and Faisil Alamgir '03 Ph.D. -- have been tapped to organize an important academic symposium in their field. more >

Gene Kootnz

Gene Kootnz '75 elected president of AWWA
Gene Koontz '75 was recently elected the American Water Works Association, the largest nonprofit, scientific and educational association dedicated to managing and treating water. more >

David Bader

Alumnus to lead Ga. Tech's School of CSE
HPC "rock star" and Bethlehem native David A. Bader '90, '91G aims to accelerate impactful research in computational science and engineering. more >

Yongkang Gao

Light and electrons, a profitable dance
Engineers use nanofabrication advances to improve the sensitivity of nanoplasmonic biosensors. more >

Joanne Hoffman

A biomedical researcher and modern-day Renaissance woman
"Well-versed" Lehigh alum and arts & engineering major Joanne Hoffman '12 '13 lands an NIH fellowship. more >

Susan Daniel

ChE alum promoted at Cornell
Susan Daniel '99, '01G, '05 Ph.D. named associate professor at the New York university in the school of chemical and biomolecular engineering. more >

Grace Xing

Lehigh alumna awarded $2.5M energy grant
Electrical engineering grad and Notre Dame faculty member Grace Xing '98G receives DOE grant to explore "Smart Grid" technologies. more >

Drew Landman

Lehigh alum honored by SAE International
MechE alum and ODU professor Drew Landman receives 2013 outstanding achievement award. more >

Alan Colmenares

Inspiring South American entrepreneurship
Alan Colmenares ‘85 leads technical innovation throughout Latin America. more >

Stephen Downey

Lehigh alum joins OHL as new VP
OHL appoints EE grad Stephen Downey '92, '98G as head of healthcare division. more >


Malchione '79 appointed to Bio-Rad Board
Lehigh mechanical engineering grad joins California-based life science research and clinical diagnostics company. more >

Liz King

King ‘79 joins SGI as worldwide sales VP
Lehigh MechE alum, tech sales expert previously led alliances for Juniper Networks, Hitachi, others. more >

Daniel Roxbury

Fighting cancer on the smallest of scales
Daniel Roxbury '07 '12G has been named to a prestigious postdoctoral fellowship from the American Cancer Society. more >

Bureo Skateboards

Global trash, international entrepreneurs
Lehigh alums David Stover '07 and Kevin Ahearn '07 weave South American flotsam into sustainable development. more >

Jay Hammond

Remembering wrestling historian Jay Hammond '66
The mechanical engineering alum, known throughout the collegiate wrestling scene, died after a lengthy battle with cancer. more >

Glenna Stone

Engineering an unusual path
Industrial engineering alum Glenna Stone ’97 is an accomplished interior designer, now running her own design firm. But it didn’t start out that way. more >

Richard Rizzo

Lifetime Achievement Award for Lehigh's Rizzo
Lehigh alum Richard Rizzo awarded the 2013 Sarno Lifetime Achievement Award for his work in the casino gaming industry. more >

David Smith

Lehigh alum Smith named VP at UFP
UFP Technologies names Lehigh alumnus David Smith as its new Vice President of Operations. more >

Alumni Spotlight

Alumni Spotlight: James Rice

James R. Rice '62, '63G, '64 Ph.D., Havard professor and founder of the "J-Integral" receives the Harry Fielding Reid Medal for his contributions in seismology.
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