P.C. Rossin College of
Engineering and Applied Science

Engineering with an entrepreneurial mindset

Have you ever wanted to install an overhead light fixture but not deal with the headache required to make it a reality?

Re-wiring in any building is taxing process. Ripping apart drywall and placing the desired wiring and putting it all back up is annoying for even the most experienced contractors. Matthew Bilsky, current adjunct professor and recent doctoral recipient in the department of mechanical engineering and mechanics, discovered a solution through an innovative way of thinking.

High honors for Lehigh's Wojciech Misiolek

Lehigh MatSci Chair and Loewy Institute Director nominated for work in engineering science in native Poland.

The nomination of "professor" in Poland is not a title to be taken lightly. It is a prestigious award in the eastern European country, viewed as the highest honor one can earn.

Wojciech Misiolek, chair of the materials science and engineering department at Lehigh University, can now count himself part of that exclusive group.

Advancing the LED revolution

Walk into a typical home improvement store, says Jonathan Wierer, and the progress of the LED revolution quickly becomes apparent.

In the lighting section of most of these stores, says Wierer, an associate professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering and the Center for Photonics and Nanoelectronics (CPN), bulbs made with LED (light-emitting diode) technology account for more than half of the displays.

Energy's future: Nuclear fusion?

Serious discussions of the long-term future of energy use, says Arindam Banerjee, are turning more and more to nuclear fusion, a potential power source that not long ago was considered a distant dream.

Fusion is the process by which the sun generates heat and light. It occurs when two isotopes of hydrogen—deuterium and tritium—collide at great speeds under extreme heat and pressure and fuse to form helium, losing a small amount of mass and releasing huge quantities of energy.

Lehigh-led team develops cross-browser fingerprinting

CSE assistant professor Yinzhi Cao and his group have developed a new way to track web users across browsers.

For good or ill, what users do on the web is tracked. Banks track users as an authentication technique, to offer their customers enhanced security protection. Retailers track customers and potential customers in order to deliver personalized service tailored to their tastes and needs.

A valentine forged from steel

A week from now, most of the nation will be adding their dying roses to the garbage, a sign of another Valentine's Day come and gone.

For the family members and loved ones of students at Lehigh University, however, their "steel roses" will live on for much longer.

Over 100 students from across campus filed into the university's Maker Space at Wilbur Powerhouse in early February to craft a unique Valentine gift and find out more about the various tools and materials the facility has to offer.