P.C. Rossin College of
Engineering and Applied Science

ISE PhD graduates obtain prestigious positions in academia

Three alumni of ISE’s PhD program are entering the academic field in prestigious positions at several high-profile universities.

Ali Mohammad Nezhad, PhD '18, will be part of the faculty at Purdue University as the Golomb Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics.

Mark (Miao) Bai, PhD '17, spent a year performing postdoctoral research at the Mayo Clinic and has now started an Assistant Professor position at the University of Connecticut’s Operations and Info Management Department.

Lehigh's Engineers Without Borders takes part in parklet project

There’s a colorful interlude for passersby on Fourth Street in Bethlehem—a pop-up parklet outside Roasted restaurant built by Lehigh’s Engineers Without Borders outreach committee and Professor of Practice Karen Beck Pooley’s Lehigh Valley Parklets team.

The colorful parklet, a sidewalk extension that fits within two city parking spaces and strives to improve pedestrian and customer experiences, will be in place until Oct. 31.

Fellowship takes PhD candidate to Switzerland for groundbreaking bone research

He had lined up a job at an engineering company, paid a security deposit on an apartment, and was weeks away from making his post-graduation, cross-country move to Seattle when he called his parents.

“I was driving to my grandparents on Mother’s Day, and my parents were, too, so it was a good time to talk,” says Peter Schwarzenberg ’16. “I was like, ‘I think I’m going to go to grad school.’ And there was just...silence.”

Three Lehigh Engineers land NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

It was midnight on a Tuesday and Sydney Yang ’19, a bioengineering major, was still up studying, as usual. The note appeared in her inbox, and at first she wondered who would be emailing her so late. And then she saw who it was from.
 
The National Science Foundation.
 
“I clicked on it,” says Yang, “and the first line said, ‘Congratulations, you’ve been awarded the NSF [Graduate Research Fellowship],’ and I just...” 
 
Yang trails off as the tears begin to fall.

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