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Frangopol named VP of Engineering Mechanics Institute
Lehigh CEE professor elected vice president of the Engineering Mechanics Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers. more >

Lehigh professor speeding up epilepsy drug search
Yevgeny Berdichevsky looks to improve disvoery process thanks to grant from the National Institutes of Health. more >

Skier earns X Games gold with monoski developed at Lehigh
Chris Devlin-Young becomes oldest athete ever to win at X Games thanks in part to a device developed on campus. more >

Innovative excellence through new NSF program
Lehigh impresses in Innovation Corps program that trains researchers to commercialize their inventions. more >

CSE professor part of team receiving NSF grant
Lehigh's Gang Tan and collaborators awarded four-year, $1.2 million grant for automated software security development. more >

Cyber security expert Mark Graff visits Lehigh
TellAGraff CEO & President presented key reasons behind cyber security mistakes and how it endangers our modern world. more >

More research through mobile expansion
Cited for her work with wireless network systems and protocol design, Mooi Choo Chuah named a Fellow of IEEE. more >

From sulfur to fertilizer
Jonas Baltrusaitis developing sustainable method of processing sulfur into sulfuric acid that can be used in fertilizers. more >

Engineering a better quality of life with COPD
Lehigh ChBE faculty, students develop a bench-scale MOC model that could improve the quality of life for COPD patients. more >

ERC helps Mexican energy industry fight CO2
Lehigh energy researchers improve the harvesting of geothermal power. more >

Taking aim at acid gases
Lehigh Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering professor Israel Wachs part of a team to receive DOE grant. more >

A destination for creative minds of all flavors
Baker Institute lauded for 'inoculating' Lehigh students with an entrepreneurial mindset. more >

Lehigh Women Engineers panel set for November 11
Successful alumnae and faculty to discuss breaking through in the engineering workforce. more >

Inspiring STEM Success
Lehigh helps Big Apple middle schoolers dream big. more >

Boosting efficiency and awareness of wave-farm technology
NSF "CyberSEES" program awards major grant to team comprised of Lehigh engineering faculty & students. more >

Sloan Kettering researcher visits Lehigh
Dr. Daniel Heller joined chemical and biomolecular engineering as part of its 2014 fall seminar series.
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Breathing easier
Chemical engineers Mayuresh Kothare and Shivaji Sircar take on COPD.
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Addressing grand challenges
New leadership at CPN, CAMN working towards collaboration while promoting core missions. more >

Leading by example
ECE's Shalinee Kishore helps develop mentoring in STEM. more >

Frank Chang

Prof. Hart revisits space exploration with local science center
Former astronaut and current MechE professor greets a packed house at Da Vinci Center. more >


NY Times: Lehigh moves past the 'usual notion of college'
Mountaintop Initiative lauded for providing students with the physical and intellectual space to dream big. more >

Office of Tech Transfer

Lehigh shines at global innovation event
Lehigh’s Office of Tech Transfer develops new avenues for research impact. more >

Frank Chang

Lehigh CEE professors visit Indonesia to discuss academic collaboration
CEE professors James Ricles and Tara Troy part of US-Indonesia Partnership Program Consortium committed to educational partnership. more >

Frank Chang

Lehigh CPN to host seminar on next-generation communication
UCLA Professor Frank Chang to present, "Next-Generation Communication, Radar and Imaging Systems-on-Chip" as part of summer series. more >

Frangopol Croes Medal

Honors for Frangopol in Romania, China
The Fazlur R. Khan Endowed Chair of Structural Engineering and Architecture was recognized at Gheorghe Asachi Technical University and Dalian University of Technology. more >

Frangopol Croes Medal

Top award for Frangopol, Ph.D. advisees
CEE professor Dan Frangopol and his Ph.D. advisees Sunyong Kim and Mohamed Soliman awarded the ASCE's 2014 J. James R. Croes Medal. more >

S. David Wu

An honor befitting an exceptional leader
Lehigh's Engineering Advisory Council announces the S. David Wu Endowed Scholarship more >

Lopresti Named Interim Dean

New name for the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Effective April 21, 2014, R. L. McCann Professor and Chair of Chemical Engineering Mayuresh Kothare announced the change. more >

Lopresti Named Interim Dean

Daniel Lopresti named interim dean at RCEAS
The professor and chair of the department of computer science and engineering will head the the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science effective July 1, 2014. more >

3D printer access

3D printer access for the Lehigh campus community
Wilbur Powerhouse 3D printer now free to students and faculty to use; more printers to become available in Fall 2014. more >

James M. Ricles

CEE Professor earns Distinguished Achievement Award
Lehigh professor James M. Ricles awarded the American Institute of Construction Special Achievement Award. more >

Filbert Bartoli

Bartoli presents lecture on nanophotonics
ECE Department Chair and Chandler Weaver Chair Filbert Bartoli discusses research on SPR sensors at Boston U, Maryland. more >

PA Governors School

Governor's School for Engineering and Technology headed to Lehigh
Students will engage in a two-week residential learning experience, with the goal of encouraging the pursuit of careers in STEM fields. more >

Undergraduate Research Symposium

Lehigh Engineering prepares for 2014 Undergraduate Research Symposium
David and Lorraine Freed Undergraduate Research Symposium showcases top student engineering research. more >

Dean David Wu

Dean of College of Engineering Dr. S. David Wu Named Next Provost for GMU
P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science Dean David Wu named as next Provost at George Mason University. more >

Engineering Rankings

Engineering grad program ranks among nation's best
P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science graduate program ranked among the best in the nation. more >

Yongkang Gao

Keeping pace with the data explosion
Lehigh's WUME lab has developed machines to study how social media users interact with tweets. more >

Yongkang Gao

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


High honors for Lehigh engineering professors
Proflific engineering professors honored for significant early-career contributions to their fields of research. more >

Tech Entrepreneurship program

Lehigh Tech Entrepreneurship program wins UEDA award
University Economic Development Association taps program as top in North America for talent development. more >

INE Smart Grid Seminar

The mathematics of power
Lehigh's INE research cluster hosted a smart grid seminar covering the topic of power grid behavior. more >

Penn Stainless

Lehigh to partner with Penn Stainless
Specialty metals firm to gain from and contribute to Lehigh’s materials expertise. more >

Clare Boothe Luce Research Scholars

Lehigh's Clare Boothe Luce Research Scholars
Luce Foundation grant broadens research opportunities for women engineers. more >

2014 FRK Series

2014 FRK Series kicks off this month
Topics include the transformation of building design to withstand earthquakes, achieving "impossible dreams" in building design and more.
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Summer Engineering in Germany

A new experience abroad
Lehigh strikes new partnership with German university on a summer program geared towards manufacturing and engineering. more >

John Chen

Remembering Professor Emeritus John C. Chen
The Carl R. Anderson Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering passed away over the winter holiday surrounded by his family. more >

Lehigh INE

Lehigh INE to host Smart Grid Seminar
Postdoctoral scholar Dr. Yue Zhao to discuss "Optimal Inference And Sensor Locations In Smart Power Grids." more >

Silent Flight of the Owl

The secrets of silent flight
Unlocking naturally-occurring stealth technology, feather by feather. more >

Schiesser book

Transforming "overwhelming data" into biomedical insight
An emeritus professor shares his mathematical insights with doctors and biologists. more >

Freedom Tower

The Freedom Tower -- and its ties to Lehigh University
Standing at 1,776 feet, New York City's Freedom Tower is now the tallest building in the country. But how is it connected to Lehigh? more >

Dan Frangopol

Honors for Frangopol at top Chinese universities
The FRK Endowed Chair of Structural Engineering & Architecture was named honorary professor by two of China’s top engineering schools. more >

New Packard Lobby

A Welcoming Space
A reshaped, retooled and expanded Packard Lab Lobby will be unveiled in Spring 2014. more >

Sudhakar Neti

Solar power when the sun goes down
Professor Sudhakar Neti explains why one of the most promising ways to generate clean renewable energy is to convert sunlight into heat. more >

Israel Wachs

Wachs delivers key lectures at CHF, TSRC conferences
Professor Israel Wachs delivered two recent key lectures for the Chemical Heritage Foundation and Telluride Research Science Center. more >

ISWC 2015

Lehigh to host "Engineering the Planet" symposium
Engineering House, Green House groups team up for public program spotlighting the importance of protecting the planet. more >

ISWC 2015

Lehigh to host ISWC 2015
The 2015 International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC) -- the leading conference for research on Semantic Web topics -- is coming to the Lehigh Valley. more >

Anand Jagota

Rethinking surface tension
Ever watched a drop of water form into a bead or a water strider scoot across a pond? Learn more about a property of liquids called surface tension.
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Lehigh University Rankings

Lehigh Engineering earns Top 40 U.S. News Ranking
The university was rated 30th in nation for "great schools, great prices"
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George Tchobanoglous

'The Rivals' partner for sustainability lecture
Lehigh, Lafayette co-sponsor distinguished lecture from recognized water-resource expert George Tchobanoglous. more >

Bryan Berger and Steve McIntosh

A tank full of sunlight and bacteria
Backed by a $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation, a Lehigh research team is working to create a promising new method of producing renewable fuel. more >


Training intelligent systems to think on their own
John Connor and SkyNet junior execs take note: technology is ready to think for itself. more >

Frank Curtis

Broadening opportunties overseas
Working with colleagues at other universities expands a researcher’s pool of knowledge and opens up opportunities at different facilities. Just ask Lehigh professor Stephen Pessiki. more >

Frank Curtis

A dynamic fix for large-scale uncertainty
5-year Early Career Research Award from the DOE supports dynamic, scalable algorithms for large-scale optimization. more >

aluminum recycling

No fuel, no pilot, no problem
Grenestedt and Spletzer, along with students and colleagues at PSU, team up to tackle the notion of perpetual flight. more >

Dr. Kelly Schultz

Dr. Kelly Schultz joins chemical engineering faculty
Researcher focused on the characterization of biocompatible, synthetic hydrogelators. more >

Dan Frangopol

CEE's Frangopol named to ASCE, IASSAR posts
The Fazlur Rahman Khan Endowed Chair of Structural Engineering and Architecture was selected to serve on top posts at IASSAR and ASCE. more >

Sibel Pamukcu

Pamukcu to keynote 2014 ASCE Geo-Congress
Professor and interim department chair to discuss geocharacterization and modeling for sustianability. more >

aluminum recycling

Extrusion for greener aluminum recycling
An international team advances recycling technologies toward improving the economics of aluminum recovery. more >

Jeetain Mittal

ChemE's Mittal wins top award
The assistant professor of chemical engineering and director of the Biophysics and Soft Matter Group is the recipient of the Colburn Award. more >

GREG 2013

CSE to host 10th annual GREC workshop
The two-day conference brings together researchers and practitioners from across the globe to share their knowledge of graphics recognition methods. more >

Randi Tutleman '12

Diplas named CEE chair
Panayiotis "Panos" Diplas joins Lehigh as P.C. Rossin Professor and chair of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department after nearly 15 years at Virginia Tech. more >

Randi Tutleman '12

S. David Wu: "Challenges create opportunities"
The Iacocca Professor and Dean of the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science gave the keynote speech at the Institute of Industrial Engineers' Annual Conference and Expo. more >

Fil Bartoli

A new way to enhance solar cell performance
ECE chair and professor Filbert Bartoli continues study into improving the performance of solar cells. Could plasmonic-enhanced organic photovoltaic (OPV) devices provide insight? more >

Clay Naito

Lehigh tsunami research featured on Discovery Channel
CEE associate professor Clay Naito focuses on mitigating damage from tsunami-borne debris. more >

ISE Honored

ChemE professor Bryan Berger wins National Innovation Award
Bryan Berger was been awarded the National Innovation Award at TechConnect World for his efforts in "Scalable Biosurfactant Synthesis." more >

ISE Honored

Lehigh ISE honored for excellence
Enterprise Systems Center, department of industrial and systems engineering (ISE) have received one of the top honors in the field of operations research for second straight year.
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Randi Tutleman '12

Promoting structural life-cycle management
Through his work and lectures, Lehigh professor Dan Frangopol is connecting researchers around the world to study life-cycle engineering of structural systems.
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Yevgeny Berdichevsky

ECE's Berdichevsky wins research award
Electrical and computer engineering's Yevgeny Berdichevsky awarded a one-year, $100,000 Taking Flight Award to support continued epilepsy research. more >

Sir Anthony J. Leggett

Why can't time run backwards?
Nobel laureate Sir Anthony J. Leggett, acclaimed for his expertise in the theory of low-temperature physics, asked that very question during his visit to Lehigh University. more >

SAS and ESC Partnership

Rockwell earns international honors
Donald Rockwell '65G, '68 Ph.D. to receive the 2013 Fluid Dynamics Award from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. more >

SAS and ESC Partnership

Lehigh, SAS team up to provide analytics experience
Lehigh University's Enterprise Systems Center (ESC) partners with the SAS Institute to create "Leadership-in-Analytics Lab" program. more >

Manoj Caudhury

Science News features paper by ChemE professor, grad student
Efforts of professor Manoj Chaudhury and graduate student Partho Goohpattader also featured in AlphaGalileo. more >


SenGupta receives top Silicon Valley
environmental award

Eliminating arsenic and fluoride from groundwater. more >


Lehigh graduates among highest paid in U.S.
Payscale reviews earning potential of U.S. college grads; Lehigh ranks 6th. more >


A renaissance for American manufacturing
Lehigh is part of a $70 million consortium that aims to restore the nation's innovative edge. more >


Lehigh ranked by U.S. News among nation's top research universities
Annual review lauds the long-term value of a Lehigh degree. more >


Professor Chen recognized for fundamental ChemE contributions
Heat transfer expertise lauded by international committee of scholars. more >


Lehigh Engineering scores among nation's best
College graduate program ranked 43rd by U.S. News & World Report. more >

Faculty Spotlight

Faculty Spotlight: Shamim Pakzad

Dr. Shamim Pakzad's research focuses on assessing the integrity of structures such as bridges, buildings, and tunnels via the application of wireless sensor technologies.
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