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:

Ganesh Balasubramanian
Ganesh Balasubramanian, Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics
CAREER Project: Surface Engineering by Predictive Laser Deposition of Multi-Principal Element Alloys
Arindam Banerjee
Arindam Banerjee, Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics
CAREER Project: Transition to Turbulence and Mixing for Rayleigh Taylor Instability with Acceleration Reversal
Eric Baumer
Eric P.S. Baumer, Computer Science and Engineering
CAREER Project: Participatory Design Methods for Algorithmic Systems
Angela Brown
Angela Brown, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
CAREER Project: Targeting Virulence Factor Delivery for the Development of Antibacterial Agents
Derrick Brown
Derick G. Brown, Civil and Environmental Engineering
CAREER Project: Effects of Surfaces on Bacterial Metabolic Activity and Survival: Examination of a Physiochemical/Bioenergetic Mechanism
Lesley Chow
Lesley Chow, Bioengineering / Materials Science and Engineering
CAREER Project: Developing Spatially Organized Biomaterials to Engineer Complex Tissue Interfaces
John Coulter
John Coulter, Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics
Project: Material Processing and Intelligent Manufacturing
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
John DuPont
John DuPont, Materials Science and Engineering
CAREER Project: Interdisciplinary Research and Education in Solid Freeform Fabrication Using Laser Engineered Net Shaping
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
Kristen Jellison
Kristen Jellison, Civil and Environmental Engineering
CAREER Project: Impact of Biofilms on the Fate and Transport of Cryptosporidium spp. Oocysts in Open Channel and Porous Media Flow
Shalinee Kishore
Shalinee Kishore, Electrical and Computer Engineering
CAREER Project: Capacity and Ubiquity in Multitier Wireless Networks
Mayuresh Kothare
Mayuresh Kothare, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
CAREER Project: Dynamics and Control of Integrated Microchemical Systems
Sushil Kumar
Sushil Kumar, Electrical and Computer Engineering
CAREER Project: Development of high-performance terahertz intersubband lasers
Yaling Liu
Yaling Liu, Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics
Project: Predicting Nanoparticle Targeted Delivery Efficacy in Vascular Environment through Multiscale Modeling
Steve McIntosh
Steve McIntosh, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
CAREER Project: A Novel Approach to Catalysis for Next Generation Direct-Hydrocarbon Solid Oxide Fuel Cells
Keith Moored
Keith Moored, Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics
CAREER Project: Three-Dimensional Unsteady Flow Interactions in Flocks and Schools
Nader Motee
Nader Motee, Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics
CAREER Project: Systemic Performance and Robustness Measures for Large-Scale Dynamical Networks
Hector Munoz-Avila
Hector Munoz-Avila, Computer Science and Engineering
CAREER Project: A Unified Architecture for Learning of, and Reasoning with, Task Models - Theory and Applications
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
Kelly Schultz
Kelly Schultz, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
CAREER Project: Determining the Structure and Properties of Cell Re-Engineered Microenvironments Using Rheology in Synthetic Wound Healing Scaffolds
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
Michael Spear
Michael Spear, Computer Science and Engineering
CAREER Project: A Transactional Software Ecosystem
Nicholas Strandwitz
Nicholas Strandwitz, Materials Science and Engineering
CAREER Project: Probing Crystallization of Atomic Layers Using In Situ Electron Diffraction
Svetlana Tatic-Lucic
Svetlana Tatic-Lucic, Bioengineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering
CAREER Project: A System for Extracellular Recording from Patterned Neuronal Networks with Sensing Applications
Zhiyuan Yan
Zhiyuan Yan, Electrical and Computer Engineering
CAREER Project: An Integrated Framework of Algebraic Universal Error Control for Network Coding: Algorithms, Complexities, and Hardware Implementations
Parv Venkitasubramaniam
Parv Venkitasubramaniam, Electrical and Computer Engineering
CAREER Project: Anonymous Networking with Guaranteed Quality of Service: Towards a Theoretical Foundation
Ethan Yang
Yi-Chen (Ethan) Yang, Civil and Environmental Engineering
CAREER Project: Understanding sustainable stormwater management via an Internet of Things-based green infrastructure network and a coupled Agent-Based Modeling approach