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Reversing the trend of nature
(October 2016) Exploring the atomic mechanisms that govern anti-thermal behavior.

A win-win-win situation
(March 23, 2016) Six Lehigh research teams have completed the NSF I-Corps program, with the goal to help researchers commercialize the technologies they invent.

A singular research success and a first for Lehigh
(January 19, 2016) The W.M. Keck Foundation has awarded a $1 million grant to Lehigh to study and discover the mechanisms that govern anti-thermal processes that appear to reverse nature.

Investigating fracture behavior of nanocrystalline Ni-W thin-films
(January 8, 2016) Striving to enhance the mechanical performance of Ni-W thin film alloys, researchers have reported how the annealing temperature will influence the microstructure evolution and the fracture properties of Ni-W alloys.

Innovators shine at international conference
(July 13, 2015) Lehigh scientists and engineers won three National Innovation Awards recently at the TechConnect 2015 World Innovation Conference and National Innovation Showcase.

Harmer lauded for contributions to science of ceramics
(April 13, 2015) Martin Harmer has been named a Distinguished Life Member of the American Ceramic Society (ACerS).

Aligning resources to tackle grand challenges
(August 14, 2014) Martin Harmer takes on a new role as senior faculty advisor for research initiatives within the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science.

A revolution, one layer at a time
(April 7, 2014) Martin Harmer and Ray Pearson are evaluating the use of ceramic nanoparticles to enhance the mechanical and electrical properties of powder-based polymers that are used in selective laser sintering (SLS), a rapid 3D printing method.

Liquid Metal Embrittlement finally explained
(September 28, 2011) Metallurgists have been analyzing the process for a century. Now, a team of scientists finally proposes an explanation.

Lehigh University ceramics researchers shed light on metal embrittlement
(September 22, 2011) A team of ceramics researchers has obtained atomic-scale images of unprecedented resolution of the grain boundaries, where liquid metal embrittlement (LME) occurs.

Lehigh University leads Department of Defense MURI grant for atomic-scale interphase research
(June 29, 2011) Martin Harmer will lead a team of scientists from Lehigh, Carnegie-Mellon, Clemson, Illinois and Kutztown universities to determine how the atomic structure of grain-boundary interphases—interphase complexions—affect the mechanical, electrical and thermal properties of a wide range of strategic engineering materials.

A Humboldt Award for Lehigh University's Martin Harmer
(May 2, 2006) Martin Harmer has been awarded a Humboldt Research Award for senior scientists by Germany's Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

Nanogold does not glitter, but its future looks bright
(April 29, 2004) Martin Harmer and Chris Kiely take small numbers of gold atoms and seek to form them into nanoparticles of very well defined shapes and sizes.


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