Lehigh has recently announced the formation of a new college devoted to research and education in health. A variety of engineering faculty are already engaged in projects related to healthcare and medicine.
Here are a few examples:
• Xiaolei Huang (top right) builds image analysis systems that solve computational problems in biomedicine, perception, and cognition.
• Xuanhong Cheng (bottom left) has developed a handheld, portable device that allows healthcare workers to monitor the spread of the HIV virus in rural and developing areas—a major advance over costly, lab-bound systems.
• Brian Chen (bottom left) computationally models molecules in 3D, and writes algorithms that allow medical researchers to compare these features to real-world medical issues.