Bill Best
Bill Best

Packard Lab 215

19 Memorial Drive West

Lehigh University

Bethlehem, PA 18015

Phone: (610)758-3551

Fax: (610)758-6279

E-mail: wab205@lehigh.edu


Co-director, Integrated Degree of Engineering, Arts, and Sciences

Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Science, Technology, and Society (STS) Program



B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Tufts University, 1981

M.S., Engineering Mechanics, Virginia Tech, 1984


Bill Best is a professor of practice in the mechanical engineering and mechanics department and is the co-director of the IDEAS (Integrated Degree in Engineering, Arts, and Sciences) honors degree. His interests revolve around the technical, social, cultural and political aspects of engineering disasters. Over the course of his 25+ year teaching career, he has taught numerous courses in electrical, mechanical, and bioengineering, and has  developed and taught courses in engineering design, engineering ethics, the social impact of technology, technological catastrophes and the sociology of technology.


Research Interests:

  • Ethical Issues in Engineering
  • Social Implications of Technology
  • Technology and Public Policy
  • Biomechanics
  • Mathematical Modeling of Physiological Systems




    H. Daniel OU-YANG
    Daniel Ou-Yang

    Lewis Lab
    16 Memorial Drive East
    Lehigh University
    Bethlehem, PA 18015
    Phone: (610) 758-3920
    E-mail: hdo0@lehigh.edu



    Professor of Physics
    Bioengineering Director, Emulsion Polymers Institute
    Co-Director of IDEAS Program



    B.S., Physics  Fu-Jen Catholic University, 1975
    M.S., Physics Fu-Jen Catholic University, 1977

    Ph.D. Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, 1985

    Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Pennsylvania/Exxon , 1985-88 

    Experimental studies of complex fluids such as polymer solutions, colloidal suspensions, and surfactant solutions. Kinetic, structure, and thermodynamics of polymers at liquid-solid interfaces.