Resolve Magazine: Volume 2, 2009

Unbounded Opportunities

Welcome to the Fall 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.

Advanced computing, along with theoretical exploration and laboratory experimentation, constitutes a “third pillar” of scientific inquiry. In the past 20 years, computing has played a leading role in major scientific and technological breakthroughs that are critical for sustained scientific leadership and economic competitiveness. Computing allows researchers to map the human genome, project climate change and ecological impact, and simulate such complex phenomena as protein folding and nuclear fusion. Computing and computational research are now an integral part of scientific discovery. Continued advancement in computing is critical for us to meet the grand challenges of our time – in health care, in energy and the environment, in infrastructure renewal, and in global economic development. In this issue of Resolve, we highlight the activities of Lehigh researchers who use HPC resources and expertise to solve complex problems. These endeavors have very different expected outcomes, but they share two features: big-time computing needs and tremendous potential impact.

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Unbounded opportunities

A telecom breakthrough

Organic molecules give silicon circuitry all-optical switching capability.

Closing the loops

Researcher from Lehigh and Johns Hopkins are measuring the effect of sensory feedback on the transmission of brain signals. Their goal is to help people with brain damage regain lost function.

A valuable proving ground

Researchers sharpen their competitive edge in an annual undergraduate symposium

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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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