Resolve Magazine: Volume 2, 2008

Creative Energies

Welcome to the Fall 2008 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.

The unprecedented surge in global energy consumption and increased awareness of climate change have pushed energy and the environment to the forefront of public debate. Over the next quarter century, it is estimated that some $20 trillion in capital investment will be required to meet worldwide energy demand. For engineers, satisfying that demand while protecting the environment is a grand challenge that will shape research and educational priorities for decades to come. Lehigh’s research strength in energy generation is renowned. It includes a wide variety of activities ranging from fusion modeling and simulation to clean coal technology, carbon capture and sequestration, to efficiency improvements and pollution reduction technologies. These are complemented by equally active research in alternative energy sources, with major projects in hydrogen, photovoltaics, and fuel cell and storage technologies.

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A beating heart tells its tales

Like the artist’s composite sketch that slowly reveals the face of a criminal suspect, the image on Xiaolei Huang’s computer screen is gradually zeroing in on America’s number-one killer – heart disease.

Bridging the "green" led gap

Can LEDs outshine fluorescent lighting? Nelson Tansu thinks so. He is engineering nanostructures in the quantum wells of nitride semiconductors in an effort to boost the efficiency of green LED light - and thus the radiative efficiency of the overall white Led.

Where engineering and math meet finance

A new master’s program draws power from collaboration

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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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