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Crossing a critical threshold

Himanshu Jain and Volkmar Dierolf take a step closer to the dream of all-optical data transmission.

The future’s so bright…

Lehigh Engineering's CHOICES program and PA Governor's School bring tomorrow’s best and brightest to South Mountain.

Lehigh's engineering undergraduate program ranks among nation's best ... MatSci’s Ray Pearson named interim associate dean for graduate studies and research.

Building a greenhouse on Mars ... Penn Scott ‘13 reflects on the influence of Mountaintop on his career trajectory ... Mark Osler '98 and Bob Gallup '86 design a flood-mitigation plan for the new World Trade Center.

New Web sites for IDEAS Honors program, department of electrical and computer engineering, and research clusters in advanced power networks and marine hydrokinetic energy.

Mechanical engineer Brandon Krick nets a GOALI grant and delves into prehistoric dentistry, all in the name of tribology.



From a dozen first-years crammed into an overcrowded office to a 75+-member social media monster, the student-led social media team continues to evolve in its push for larger Lehigh social media presence.


VIDEO: This is Lehigh Engineering
Engineering students describe their perfect fit at Lehigh University.

First-Year Engineers Blog
Albert Huang '19 and the joys of programming ... Patrick Ellison '19 explores student clubs (and gets free stuff!)

Mechanical Engineering Blog
Erwin Fuentes '17 talks CAD software ... Elyse Curtis '16 discusses Professor Dailey's heat transfer course.

Lehigh IDEAS Blog
Casey Urban '19 and her peers in the first-year IDEAS seminar evaluate the role of technology in society.


Dear Lehigh Engineers,

It is a distinct honor to serve once again as interim dean of the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science. I am focused on encouraging and uplifting the collaborative spirit that is crucial in the modern engineering landscape—and key to continued discovery and innovation across our College's educational and research endeavors.

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Dear Lehigh Engineers,

It is a distinct honor to serve once again as interim dean of the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science. I am focused on encouraging and uplifting the collaborative spirit that is crucial in the modern engineering landscape—and key to continued discovery and innovation across our College's educational and research endeavors.

I've been at Lehigh for more than 25 years and have served since 2002 as associate dean for research and graduate studies. Throughout my Lehigh career, I've been fortunate to have taught several thousand undergraduate students, mentored 23 doctoral students and 61 masters students, and won several awards for curriculum innovation. I've also served as co-chair of the university's strategic task force that has enhanced graduate studies and research at Lehigh.

While it is true that Lehigh Engineering is in a time of transition, we continue to move forward on the important work of preparing future leaders and discovering new knowledge. We were pleased to learn that the U.S. News "Guide to America’s Best Colleges" has again ranked our undergraduate engineering among the top in the nation. And, as President John D. Simon takes the helm of our University, we look forward to building on our rich tradition of engineering excellence in a number of ways.

Late last spring, the university unveiled Data X — a strategic initiative that will significantly expand Lehigh's capacities for teaching and learning in computer and data science, while increasing access to such courses for students, regardless of their major. I'd like to take this opportunity to thank the members of the Engineering Advisory Council for their leadership and guidance in the formation of this initiative.

Although Data X has strong ties to engineering, we believe its real power lies in its interdisciplinary approach and its impact in fields such as marketing, bioengineering, and journalism. Please stay tuned for the October 2015 edition of Resolve magazine, which will highlight the initiative in detail.

This summer has been a busy one for Lehigh Engineering, as we hosted the CHOICES camp for middle-school girls, the Pennsylvania Governor’s School for Engineering and Technology, and a new ‘PreLUsion’ program before the start of the semester to introduce first-year women engineers to their peers, upperclasswomen, and the faculty and staff who will assist them in their transition to college.

Please also take a moment to review our recently-expanded and upgraded Lehigh Engineering Web site. Through video, photos, articles, and blog posts, we've significantly upgraded the presentation of what Lehigh Engineering has to offer its students, its community, and the world at large. We're also very proud of the ongoing development of our student-led social media team, one of the most forward-thinking social media programs in academia today.

Please drop me a line with your feedback and, as always, thank you for your support of Lehigh Engineering.

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John P. Coulter
Interim Dean

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Engineering students lead a push for larger Lehigh social media presence.

Lehigh PreLUsion

PreLUsion: A sense of community
First-year women build connections and learn about the life of Lehigh Engineers.

Lehigh Trees

Lehigh's Trees: A Second Life
Hurricane Sandy felled many of Lehigh's giant oaks. Now they're being shaped into something lasting.

Sustainable farming

Sustainable farming at Lehigh Mountaintop
Students are working to create a fully energy-independent food-growing enterprise at the Lehigh Community Garden.

Governor's School

Inspiring through the art of engineering
Governor's School for Engineering & Technology brings Pennsylvania's future innovators to Lehigh University.


Launching tomorrow's women engineers
Support from Bosch Rexroth and Henry Luce Foundation enhances Lehigh's CHOICES camp for middle school girls.

Mars greenhouse

Mountaintop and the Mars greenhouse
A Mountaintop team of engineering students attempt to design a greenhouse to sustain future travelers to Mars.


Lehigh celebrates entrepreneurial spirit
The EUREKA! competition awarded more than $58,000 in cash and in-kind prizes to students.

Rebuilding Senegal

Rebuilding Senegal
Students from engineering, CAS team up to design and build better structures for the Senegal in Lehigh Mountaintop initiative.

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College Rankings

Engineering undergrad program ranks among nation's best
U.S. News & World Report ranks Lehigh 41st among institutions across the USA offering undergraduate majors. | READ MORE >

Martin Takáč

A holistic interest in algorithms
ISE assistant professor Martin Takáč develops theories behind the algorithms that solve problems with countless variables. | READ MORE >

Ray Pearson

Ray Pearson named RCEAS interim Associate Dean
Pearson, Director of the Center for Polymer Science and Engineering, has been named interim Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research. | READ MORE >

TechConnect 2015

Innovative success at TechConnect 2015
Two Lehigh engineering professors were recipients of National Innovation Awards at TechConnect 2015 in Washington, D.C. | READ MORE >

Joseph Goldstein

Remembering Joseph I. Goldstein
Former Lehigh University vice president, materials science professor and founder of annual Microscopy School passed away at 76. | READ MORE >

Soliman and Frangopol

Number one across the disciplines
Lehigh researcher Mohamed Soliman '15 Ph.D. and CEE professor Dan M. Frangopol win one of engineering's top prizes. | READ MORE >

Bryan Berger

A fungal fix for drug insolubility
Researcher and P.C. Rossin assistant professor Bryan Berger's proposal also includes genetic engineering and a pH switch. | READ MORE >

Himanshu Jain

Crossing a critical threshold
Lehigh professors Himanshu Jain and Volkmar Dierolf lead global team a step closer to the dream of all-optical data transmission. | READ MORE >

Spencer Quiel

Lighting the way for structural resistance to fire
Civil and environmental assistant professor Spencer Quiel helps shape emerging field within structural engineering. | READ MORE >

Brandon Krick

The complexity of dinosaur teeth
Lehigh assistant professor Brandon Krick and a team of scientists showing dinosaurs might have been more complex than we thought. | READ MORE >

Frank and Wei Zhang

Deconstructing the bloot clot
Lehigh Ph.D. students Wei Zhang, Yan Xu and assistant professor Frank Zhang uncover critical interaction involving process which facilitates clotting and prevents unchecked bleeding. | READ MORE >

John Coulter

Nonfriction literature
National Science Foundation supports joint Lehigh University-DuPont research into tribology -- industry's hidden profit killer. | READ MORE >

Milind Jagota & Nelson Tansu

Bethlehem HS student, ECE professor author nano study
Milind Jagota, Nelson Tansu pen study, Conductivity of Nanowire Arrays under Random and Ordered Orientation Configurations. | READ MORE >

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Tipping the scales with Mountaintop
For Penn Scott, the "Mountaintop program put me ... on the right trajectory to get where I am now and [where] I’m going in the future." | READ MORE >

World Trade Center

An enduring bond
A new flood-mitigation plan designed by Mark Osler '98 and Bob Gallup '86 is the latest contribution to a national shrine. | READ MORE >

County Seat Spirits

Lehigh alum opens first Allentown distillery since prohibition
IBE program assisting in growth of Anthony Brichta's County Seat Spirits. | READ MORE >

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