A laser-sharp focus

ECE Associate Professor Sushil Kumar has conducted five years of experimental and theoretical research on plasmonic lasers.

Lasers have become indispensable to modern life since they were invented more than fifty years ago. The ability to generate and amplify light waves into a coherent, monochromatic and well-focused beam has yielded applications too numerous to count: laser scanners, laser printers, laser surgery, laser-based data storage, ultrafast data communications via laser light, and the list goes on.

Bridging the gap between tradition and technology

From its earliest days, Lehigh has been invested in materials. Mining and metallurgy was one of the university's first academic programs in 1865. It makes sense, then, in an age marked by rapid technological advancements, that Lehigh would turn to materials—in this case, the metals used in additive manufacturing, also known as 3-D printing.

Lehigh hosts first ever Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Symposium

 Lehigh engineering's Yevgeny Berdichevsky was one of several presenters at the university's first ever Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Symposium.

The electrical and computer engineering assistant professor presented "Epilespsy-on-a-chip" during the event, held in April 2017 at Iacocca Hall on Lehigh's Mountaintop Campus. He presented to over 80 attendees from Lehigh and the Atlantic coast region, including Delaware, New Jersey and Maryland.

Better screenings through artificial intelligence

CSE associate professor Xiaolei Huang aims to harness AI to improve medical imaging.

Artificial intelligence—commonly known as AI—is already exceeding human abilities. Self-driving cars use AI to perform some tasks more safely than people. E-commerce companies use AI to tailor product ads to customers’ tastes more quickly and precisely than any breathing marketing analyst can.

And soon AI will be used to “read” biomedical images more accurately than medical personnel alone—providing better early cervical cancer detection at lower cost than current methods.

Found and Lost in Information

The ever-increasing availability of digital information has far-reaching consequences. At this year's Data X Symposium, three new faculty members, each hired through Lehigh’s Data X Initiative, explored these consequences in the areas of marketing, communication and computer science. They were joined by colleagues from Northwestern University, Penn State and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, who gave complementary presentations.

Healing bone faster

Mechanical engineering assistant professor Hannah Dailey develops revolutionary orthopedic device

To heal small bone fractures — like those in a wrist, finger or ankle — a cast or splint is usually all that is needed to promote regrowth. Once stable, the bone tissue — a living material — regenerates and heals.

Materials Science hosts camp for area high school students

Lehigh's annual Materials Camp is sponsored by ASM International.

Crystal growing, 3D printing, and explosive demonstrations with thermite — a pyrotechnic substance — were all on the agenda for 16 students from area high schools during Lehigh University's 2017 Summer Materials Camp.