Karen Vazquez
Modeling the ‘perfect’ mentor

As a first-generation college student, Karen Vazquez is determined to show young Latinas that they belong in the field of civil engineering. Vazquez is part of Lehigh’s Pasteur Partners PhD (P3) Fellowship program.

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John McGlynn in research lab
Video: Enhancing wound repair

Chemical and biomolecular engineering doctoral student John McGlynn explains how he's using a technique called microrheology to enhance wound repair and tissue regeneration.

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laptop and phone on social media with headshot of Patrick Skeba
Online privacy: In algorithms we trust?
Social computing research by PhD student Patrick Skeba takes an interdisciplinary approach to examine how our attitudes about data sharing influence online behavior and why our postings may pose a threat to internet anonymity.

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students flying RC planes; thumbnail image of owl
Video: Learning from owls to design quieter aircraft

John Kershner, a second-year PhD student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics, is researching owl-inspired aeroacoustics to design mechanisms that may one day help planes fly with less noise. 

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John Tolbert
Video: Using 3D printing to repair damaged cartilage

John Tolbert '18, a fourth-year PhD student in polymer science and engineering, explains how he uses 3D printing to create scaffolds that may one day help regenerate damaged knee tissue.

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Cong Han and Christopher Ruhl
Video: Engineering an alternative energy source

Research on tidal turbines by mechanical engineering PhD students Cong Han and Christopher Ruhl may someday help tidal energy become a viable source of renewable power.

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Caroline Ferguson
Video: Improving disease diagnosis

Caroline Ferguson, a fourth-year BioE PhD student, talks about her research into improving the diagnosis of both cancer and chronic fatigue syndrome, and the very personal reason that motivates her work.

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Onoriode Ogidi-Ekoko
Leveraging machine learning in advanced semiconductor design

Onoriode Ogidi-Ekoko ’15 ’16G was 5,400 miles from Nigeria when he defended his doctoral dissertation in electrical engineering, but he's right at home discussing his research into power electronics—work that could lead to compact, faster power conversion devices.

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Amanda Baran
Designing faster, more efficient ways to process data

Amanda Baran ’21 started her master’s research in computer science and engineering during her senior year as a Computer Science and Business major. Today, she's working on next-generation distributed synchronization protocols so that online consumers can get what they want, when they want it.

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Carol Obando-Derstine
Capacity for success

The next step in Carol Obando-Derstine’s professional journey from the public sector to the power industry? A master’s degree in Energy Systems Engineering from Lehigh University.

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Jared Dashevsky
Med Student, Engineer, Innovator

Lehigh master’s degree in Healthcare Systems Engineering gave him the knowledge, skills, and mindset to turn Jared Dashevsky's problem-solving ideas into startups, while on the path to medical school

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Nicholas Yarnall
Pivoting through the crowd

Technical Entrepreneurship alum Nick Yarnall '20 takes his crowd-management technology in a new direction during the pandemic

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Swetha Chandrasekar
Bioengineering Graduate Q&A: Swetha Chandrasekar

Bioengineering PhD candidate talks cell-material interactions, Lehigh graduate student life, and more

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Sarah Conde
Going solar

Lehigh’s Energy Systems Engineering master’s program helped environmental engineer Sarah Conde ’15 M.Eng. flip the switch on new career with commercial solar developer

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David Reino
Tapping into a powerful network

A professional master’s in Energy Systems Engineering gave David Reino ’16 ’17 M.Eng. the technical knowledge, leadership skills, and industry connections to land a job at a major utility—months before graduation.

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Zara Ali Ahmad
An unexpected engineer

Studying Healthcare Systems Engineering as a grad student propelled pharma consultant Zara Ali Ahmad ’16 ’18 M.Eng. into a fast-paced profession she’d never considered

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Hansen Liang
Learning by taking the leap

International student Hansen Liang ’19 M.Eng. changed his trajectory—aligning his career path with his passions—through Lehigh’s Technical Entrepreneurship professional master’s program

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David Bougard
The rules of the 'game'

David Bougard ’14 ’19 M.Eng. took his business instincts to the next level with a professional master’s degree in Technical Entrepreneurship

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Lisa Vienckowski
A hands-on head start

A 10-month investment in Lehigh’s Structural Engineering professional master’s program gave Lisa Vienckowski ’12 M.Eng. the skills and confidence to think big

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Hannah Leskow
Off to a running start

Lehigh’s professional master’s program in Technical Entrepreneurship helped student-athlete Hannah Leskow ’18 ’19 M.Eng. turn a personal hurdle into a business venture in less than a year

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Vincent Antes
Scaling up

Vincent Antes ’08 ’09 M.Eng. turned his childhood interest into career reality with a professional master’s degree in Structural Engineering from the Rossin College

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Andrew Moss
The skyline’s the limit

With the tools he gained at Lehigh, Structural Engineering professional master’s grad Andrew Moss ’11 ’12 M.Eng. seizes an early-career opportunity to take on a towering Manhattan project

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Michael Kimball
Charting an optimal path

Healthcare Systems Engineering professional master’s alum Michael Kimball ’13 M.Eng. helps hospitals model data to increase efficiency and provide better care

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Soheil Sadeghi Eshkevari
PhD candidate wins support from professional society

Society for Experimental Mechanics scholarship is a "premier distinction" for structural engineering researcher Soheil Sadeghi Eshkevari.

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Aerik Carlton, Maximilian Beedle, and Mike Drury
A big win at PCI's 2019 Big Beam Contest

Structural engineering graduate students Aerik Carlton, Maximilian Beedle, and Mike Drury earned top honors at the 2019 Engineering Student Design Competition held by the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute.

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Ali Almasi
Savoring the spice of entrepreneurial life

Zaffrus products—the brainchild of Technical Entrepreneurship master's alum Ali Almasi '16 M.Eng.—integrate saffron in innovative ways, from teas and honey to facial cream. 

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Youshan Zhang and Pascal Lorenz
Award-winning research on deep neural networks

Work by computer science doctoral student Youshan Zhang recognized with best student paper award at 2019 Future of Information and Communication Conference (FICC).

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Professor Arup SenGupta and Mike German ’17 Ph.D.
A cool, clean legacy

Lehigh water filtration tech builds momentum through socially conscious entrepreneurship

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Anisha Chakrabarti
ChBE researcher shines in competition

Anisha Chakrabarti '17G PhD awarded for presentation at annual Grad Student Poster Competition

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Xiu Jia
Designing composite materials for wear performance

PhD candidate Xiu Jia wins prize in student poster competition at international mechanical engineering exhibition

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Jie Liu
Optimizing tomorrow's smart cities

ISE student Jie Liu's IBM PhD Fellowship pursues machine learning for power systems and data analytics

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Ling Ju
Strandwitz Group researcher earns PhD

Materials Science and Engineering's Ling Ju is first doctoral grad to come from the group

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