Cleaning up plastic pollution in the ocean—one skateboard at a time

It's common knowledge that our oceans have a plastics problem, in the form of water and soda bottles, drinking straws, single-use plastic bags, and the like. But not as well known—and perhaps the most egregious ocean pollutant—are discarded plastic commercial fishing nets lurking just below the water's surface, destroying marine life.

Matt Kampner ’05 ’07G: Driven by fundamentals

With solid basics—and a Lehigh mentor in his corner—this materials science and mechanical engineering graduate tackles high-tech challenges in the aerospace, robotics, and autonomous vehicle industries

It’s rare for a college student to do unassigned homework just for kicks, and it’s even more unlikely that anything significant will come from it.

But that improbable crossroads is where Lehigh Engineering alum Matt Kampner ’05 ’07G had his lightbulb moment.

Eddings ’15 shares career journey as computer engineer, entrepreneur

Computer science and engineering alum Cody Eddings ’15 discusses his career path—from Rossin College graduate to CEO/co-founder of a start-up and Android engineer at a large ecommerce company—in a “How I Got Here” feature by 

Eddings credits his major program at Lehigh with giving him the opportunity to learn how to code, as well as teaching aspects of computer science and hardware and serving as a good introduction to the basics of software. 

Yuraszeck ’03 takes director role with Applied Biomath

Chemical engineering alum Theresa Yuraszeck ’03 has joined Applied Biomath as director of pharmacometrics and clinical pharmacology, according to a press release.

The company applies systems pharmacology and mechanistic modeling, simulation, and analysis to de-risk drug research and development. 

Yarnold ’03 ’05G receives steel association honors

Civil engineering alum Matthew Yarnold ’03 ’05G, an assistant professor in the Zachry Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Texas A&M University, has received two awards that reflect his valuable contributions to steel construction research.

MechE alum’s $5 Million Gift to fund Lehigh University Art Galleries

A $5 million gift made by arts philanthropist and mechanical engineering alumnus Kenneth R. Woodcock ’65 will endow a director’s fund for the Lehigh University Art Galleries (LUAG). The Woodcock Director’s Fund will ensure the protection and preservation of the university’s teaching collection and fulfill the full potential of LUAG as a driver for arts education and engagement for both students and the community.

Roxbury ’07 ’12 PhD reports results on ‘smart bandage’ for noninvasive detection of infections

Chemical and biomolecular engineering alumnus Daniel Roxbury ’07 ’12 PhD recently reported results from the development of a new approach to noninvasive monitoring of infections using a “smart bandage.”

As an assistant professor of chemical engineering at the University of Rhode Island, Roxbury is developing a strategy to deploy infinitesimal nanotubes within live cells as a way to gather important molecular information.