Rossin College NSF CAREER Award recipients

Across higher education in science and engineering in the U.S., the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award is seen as clear validation that an up-and-coming faculty member exemplifies the role of teacher-scholar—and is growing into an academic-research powerhouse.

Today, nearly 30% of all active Lehigh engineering faculty members can lay claim to this prestigious award. An astounding 16 eligible new faculty members have been successful in their CAREER proposals over the last five years; this represents more than 75% of eligible faculty hired over the same period.

An astounding 16 eligible new faculty members have been successful in their CAREER proposals over the last five years; this represents more than 75% of eligible faculty hired over the same period.

At Lehigh, these are not individuals who are "locked away" in rarified labs; rather, they are among the most active and vibrant leaders in our classrooms and in our community, engaging with students at all levels, colleagues, and partners while seeking solutions to some of the world's most pressing issues.

The varied and interdisciplinary achievements of this group tell a powerful story about our learning community—and about the outstanding research and innovative approach to scholarship that thrives on our campus.

Congratulations to all of the Rossin College's NSF CAREER Award recipients, as follows:

Brian Davison
Brian Davison, Computer Science and Engineering
CAREER Project: Contextual Link Analysis
Panayiotis Diplas
Panayiotis Diplas, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Project: NSF Young Investigator
Joachim Grenestedt
Joachim Grenestedt, Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics
CAREER Project: Composite Material Sandwich Structures
Xiaochen Guo
Xiaochen Guo, Electrical and Computer Engineering
CAREER Project: Revamping the Memory Systems for Efficient Data Movement
Martin Harmer
Martin Harmer, Materials Science and Engineering
Project: Presidential Young Investigator Award
Jeffrey Heflin
Jeffrey Heflin, Computer Science and Engineering
CAREER Project: Theory of Distributed Ontologies and the Semantic Web
Justin Jaworski
Justin Jaworski, Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics
CAREER Project: Flow distortions of quiet serrated structures
Herman Nied
Herman Nied, Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics
CAREER Project: Engineering Thermoplastics for Load Bearing Applications
Shamim Pakzad
Shamim Pakzad, Civil and Environmental Engineering
CAREER Project: Toward a Mobile Sensing Platform for Bridge Condition Monitoring
Jeffrey Rickman
Jeffrey Rickman, Materials Science and Engineering
Project: NSF Young Investigator
James Ricles
James Ricles, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Project: Presidential Young Investigator
Eugenio Schuster
Eugenio Schuster, Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics
CAREER Project: Nonlinear Control of Plasmas in Nuclear Fusion
Mark Snyder
Mark Snyder, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
CAREER Project: Hierarchically-Structured, Ultra-Thin Inorganic Membranes