News 2013


J Markham Graduate Student Aditi Chakrabarti's most recent paper in Langmuir

Graduate Student Aditi Chakrabarti’s most recent paper in Langmuir (Langmuir, 2013, 29 (50), pp 15543–15550) entitled “Surface Folding-Induced Attraction and Motion of Particles in a Soft Elastic Gel: Cooperative Effects of Surface Tension, Elasticity, and Gravity” is featured on the cover page of the journal. more >

James Landon Alumnus Dr. James Landon wins top prize for clean water technology

Chemical Engineering alumnus Dr. James Landon (BS 2006) recently won the top award at the 5Across competition in Lexington, KY, a venue where entrepreneurs pitch their start-up company ideas in an effort to gain money and support for their business. more >

J Markham Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering alumnus Dr. Bi-Min Zhang Newby promoted to full Professor ar University of Akron

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering alumnus Dr. Bi-min Zhang Newby was recently promoted to the rank of Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Akron. more >

Hoffman Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering alumnus wins competitive Post-Baccalaureate Intramural Research Training (IRTA) Award from NIH

Ms. Joanne Hoffman, BS 2013 Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, recently won a highly competitive Post-Baccalaureate Intramural Research Training (IRTA) Fellowship Award from NIH. This training fellowship is awarded to only up to 10% of the applicants that apply for the positions.. more >

J Markham Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering alumnus Dr. Daniel Roxbury receives and American Cancer Society Postdoctural Fellowship

Daniel Roxbury received his B.S in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in 2007 from Lehigh, and Ph.D. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in 2012, again from Lehigh, under the advising of Anand Jagota. Currently, he is a postdoctoral research fellow at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan, NYC. more >

J Markham ChemE Student wins Patriot League Scholar Athlete of the Year

Lehigh sophomore Jennifer Markham has been busy in the classroom and on the cross-country trail. But she hasn't shown any indication of hitting the wall. The chemical and biomolecular engineering major was recognized for achievements in both this month as Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year. more >

SethFortneyAIChE AIChE ChEnected, Meet Seth Fortney Featured Student for October
Seth Fortney (IBE/ChE '13/'14) was recently chosen to be the Featured Student for October by ChEnnected, which is the AIChE online community created for and by young professional chemical engineers. more >
methol 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 >
Kelly Schultz Dr. Kelly Schultz joins chemical and biomolecular engineering faculty
Dr. Kelly M. Schultz, formerly of chemical and biological engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder, has joined Lehigh University's chemical and biomolecular engineering faculty as an assistant professor. more >
Jeetain Mittal ChemE assistant professor wins top award from international society
The assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and director of the Biophysics and Soft Matter Group is the recipient of the Colburn Award more >
Bryan Berger 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 >
Broughal AIChE Lehigh AIChE: Paying it forward
Lehigh University's local chapter of chemical engineers share knowledge through outreach program with Bethlehem's Broughal Middle School. more >
Israel Wachs Wachs earns prestigious Vanadis award
Israel E. Wachs, a world-renowned expert in catalysis, will be the first engineer and non-chemist to receive the 2012 Vanadis Award at the 8th annual International Vanadium Symposium in mid-August. more >
JGilchrist Sabbatical benefits researcher and his students
Fresh off a sabbatical at Caltech, Jim Gilchrist is finding considerable interest in his research on particle coatings and the structure of suspensions. more >
ASenGupta The Art of the Simple Solution
Modern technology may make it possible to remove almost any toxin from water, says SenGupta, but millions of people still rely on groundwater that contains arsenic, floride and other naturally occurring contaminants. more >