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Dr. Kelly Schultz joins the Department as Assistant Professor

The Department of Chemical Engineering is pleased to announce that Dr. Kelly Schultz will join the department as Assistant Professor on August 15, 2013.

Dr. Schultz completed her PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Delaware in 2011. Subsequently, she joined the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at the University of Colorado, Boulder as a postdoctoral scholar. Her doctoral research was dedicated to the development of high-throughput techniques to characterize the rheological properties of hydrogels formed from self-assembled macromolecular precursors. During her postdoctoral studies, Dr. Schultz studied how mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) remodel enzymatically cleavable hydrogels, how this changes the surrounding material properties, and how she can use this information to design better material to promote bone regeneration.

Dr. Schultz is recipient of the Excellence in Graduate Polymer Research Award from the American Chemical Society's Polymer Chemistry Division; a select invitee at the University of Washington Distinguished Young Scholars Summer Seminar Series; recipient of the prestigious Fraser and Shirley Russell Teaching Fellowship at Delaware and a NSF graduate research fellowship that supported her dissertation research at Delaware.

The Chemical Engineering faculty is enthusiastically looking forward to welcoming Dr. Schultz to Lehigh this fall.

Posted July 2013

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Assistant Professor Kelly Schultz