Upcoming info sessions on social impact fellowships

The Office of Creative Inquiry is hosting a series of information sessions on the 2020 Global Social Impact Fellowship and the new Lehigh Valley Social Impact Fellowship.

Students will have the opportunity to learn more about the GSIF program, which allows undergraduate and graduate students from all disciplines across Lehigh University to focus on addressing sustainable development challenges in low- and middle-income countries.

New biofabrication method creates scaffold to guide regeneration of multiple tissues

Articular cartilage exists where bones meet at the joints. This type of cartilage provides a cushioning material to protect the ends of bones and is tightly integrated with bone through a gradient region known as the osteochondral interface―osteo means related to bone, chondral related to cartilage. When articular cartilage is absent or damaged, debilitating pain results.

Russell Y.T. Chou memorial service to be held Saturday

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Sept. 28, at Lehigh’s Mountaintop campus for Professor Emeritus Russell Y.T. Chou, 95, who passed away peacefully July 16, 2019, with his daughter Vivian by his side at Longhorn Village, Austin, Texas.
The memorial service will be held at the Stabler Observation Tower at the Iacocca Conference Center beginning at 1 p.m. A reception will follow. All are welcome.

Polymorph selection during crystal growth can be thermodynamically driven

Technology is getting smaller―which is good news.

The ability to fabricate materials with optical, electrical, and mechanical properties out of very small particles could have far-reaching applications. For example, micro-particles grafted with DNA can be used in medicine for better sensing, imaging, and treatment delivery. An improved understanding of how these materials behave could lead to fulfilling the promise of precision medicine, among other applications.

$2.1M DARPA grant puts ISE faculty at vanguard of quantum computing

Lehigh will soon be on the front lines of the quantum computing revolution. 

With support from a recently awarded $2,128,658 research grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), an international group led by industrial and systems engineering (ISE) faculty members Tamás Terlaky, Luis Zuluaga, and Boris Defourny will work on optimization algorithms in quantum computing.

A promising new solar-powered path to hydrogen fuel production

Lehigh engineers are the first to utilize a single enzyme biomineralization process to create a catalyst that uses the energy of captured sunlight to split water molecules to produce hydrogen. The synthesis process is performed at room temperature and under ambient pressure, overcoming the sustainability and scalability challenges of previously reported methods.