Resolve Magazine: Volume 1, 2009

Revealing the Infinitesimal

Welcome to the Spring 2009 issue of Resolve—a magazine dedicated to research and educational innovation in the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science at Lehigh University.

Lehigh recently completed a comprehensive strategic plan that identified three areas of emphasis: the expanding needs of health care in the U.S. and abroad; the interrelated issues of energy, the environment and modern infrastructure; and the impact of globalization. Many institutions have embraced these grand challenges, so it is fitting to ask what is different about Lehigh’s positioning. Lehigh’s multidisciplinary culture dates to 1865, when the university was founded with the intent of combining the scientific and classical aspects of knowledge. Lehigh also has a long tradition of bridging theory and practice. Our engineers have enriched this heritage through leadership in industry and in entrepreneurial enterprises. These traditions allow Lehigh to approach the grand challenges from a special vantage point.

This issue of Resolve highlights the activities of Lehigh researchers involved in nanotechnology-related endeavors. These investigators collaborate in three complementary research centers that represent a comprehensive set of capabilities in nanocharacterization, nanosynthesis and nanofabrication, or, put simply, in seeing, manipulating and making materials and devices at the nanoscale.

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Reaching for the sky

Zinc auditions for a role in solar energy storage

Adult stem cells mature in “smart” petri dishes

Researchers are fabricating nano-structured surfaces with injection molding, modifying them biochemically and tailoring them to guide cells along the path to differentiation.

The arts-engineering edge

Venerable program is a career enhancer

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Resolve® magazine is devoted to Lehigh engineering research and educational innovation, highlighting exciting partnerships, projects and academic programs at our University.

Resolve® is published semiannually by the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science and the Office of University Communications and Public Affairs at Lehigh University.

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