CHBE alumnus Dr. Animangsu Ghatak (PhD, 2003) elected to the Indian National Academy of Engineering

Dr. Animangsu Ghatak, a graduate from the department (PhD, 2003, with Professor Manoj Chaudhury) has been elected to the Indian National Academy of Engineering as a Fellow. The Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE) comprises India’s most distinguished engineers, engineer-scientists and technologists covering the entire spectrum of engineering disciplines, and functions as an apex body to promote and advance the practice of engineering and technology and the related sciences and disciplines in India. The total number of members (fellows) of the Academy is limited to 1,000.

CHBE alumnus Dr. Chris Jewell wins two AIChE division awards at the recent AIChE Annual Meeting

Dr. Chris Jewell (BS, CHE, class of 2003, double major in molecular biology and Chemical Engineering) won two major awards at the recently concluded 2018 AIChE Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh, PA. The AIChE Nanoscale Science & Engineering Forum (NSEF) selected Jewell for the 2018 Young Investigator Award, while the AIChE Materials Engineering and Sciences Division (MESD) awarded Jewell the Owens Corning Early Career Award.

Mizuho hires Josh Weismer ’94 as head of US equity capital markets

Josh Weismer ’94 has joined Mizuho Americas as Managing Director and Head of US Equity Capital Markets. Weismer is based in New York and reports to Andrew Dewing, Head of Banking.

“Capital markets activity among our specialty areas of TMT, healthcare, energy, utilities, industrials and consumer is growing quickly for us,” said Dewing. “Josh brings the experience, knowledge, and relationships to create funding solutions for companies looking to leverage opportunities in the markets.”

Beth Galetti '93: Thinking Big

In her senior leadership role, Beth Galetti '93 manages the recruitment, growth and development of Amazon's 560,000-plus global workforce—one of the largest and fastest-growing workforces in the tech industry. She is currently the only woman on founder Jeff Bezos' so-called S-team, a group of 19 senior executives, and has input into the company's most important decisions.

Marion and George Keller ’44 leave $6.6 million Lehigh legacy

The $6.6 million gift that Marion and George F. Keller ’44 quietly donated to Lehigh in 2017 speaks volumes about the salt-of-the-earth people they were. George, who earned his B.S. in mechanical engineering, loved walking his dog, camping, tinkering with cars and helping his neighbors. Marion was comfortable in a tent, on a sailboat, or at an elegant party and had a passion for wildlife. George and Marion’s marriage was a close bond that lasted 34 years before George’s passing in 1992. Marion passed in 2017.