Energy Systems Engineering alum takes on mentoring, teaching role

PPL Corp. supervising engineer Scott Richard Thomas ’10G ’15 MBA knows the power of connections. 

His nine-years-and-counting career at a major U.S. energy company took off following a research project he did with the utility—a key part of his graduate studies in Lehigh University’s Energy Systems Engineering (ESE) professional master’s program. 

Dr. Schultz secures new NSF funding through their GOALI program for joint work with Procter & Gamble

Dr. Kelly Schultz, Associate Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, received a new grant from NSF entitled "GOALI: Determination of the structure and properties of microfibrillated cellulose during dynamic phase transitions" as part of their GOALI (Grant Opportunities for Academic Liaison with Industry) program.

Dr. Schultz secures renewal of NIH funding through their R15 (Academic Research Enhancement Award) program

Dr. Kelly Schultz, Associate Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, received a renewal of NIH funding entitled "Determining the Response of hMSCs to Cytokines in Synthetic Wound Healing Materials" as part of their R15 (Academic Research Enhancement Award) program. This funding will support research that enhances the biomedical environment at Lehigh.

Rick Blum shares IOT cybersecurity expertise at UC San Diego

Rick Blum, Robert W. Wieseman Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, recently delivered a guest lecture at the University of California, San Diego. His talk was part of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Distinguished Lecturer Program, which provides chapters of the IEEE Signal Processing Society access to well-known educators and authors in the fields of signal processing.

Navigating the future of flying robots

As a postdoctoral researcher, David Saldaña designed, built, and tested modular flying robots that could communicate with each other and autonomously self-assemble around an object to lift it up. Although the robots were transporting small items—a cup of coffee, for instance—they have the potential to accomplish more complex tasks, says Saldaña, who joined Lehigh’s computer science and engineering department as an assistant professor this fall.