Banerjee awarded NSF grant to study impact of turbulent marine environment on tidal turbines

Arindam Banerjee, an associate professor in the department of mechanical engineering and mechanics, was awarded a three-year NSF grant to study the impact of free-stream turbulence on tidal turbines.

Tidal energy is a form of hydropower that converts the energy obtained from tides into electricity. Hydrokinetic power has great potential for future energy generation since the tides are more predictable than the wind and sun.

Strong showing by Lehigh faculty, students at IEEE photonics conference

Lehigh had a strong presence at the IEEE Photonics Conference (IPC) held during the first week of October 2017 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. IPC is IEEE’s flagship conference dedicated to the fields of optics and photonics.

Lehigh faculty and students from the Center for Photonics and Nanoelectronics (CPN), the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), and the Department of Material Science and Engineering (MSE) presented nine technical talks.

Engineering materials: Atomistic models reveal surprising order

Scientists in the United States and China have announced a discovery that they believe could enable the engineering of alloyed materials that are stronger and more ductile and possess superior electrical, magnetic and physical properties.

Writing in Science, the nation’s leading scientific journal, the researchers said they had found a surprising degree of order in the interior grain boundaries—the interfaces between crystalline grains—that determine the properties of polycrystalline materials such as metals and ceramics.

Interdisciplinary approach shines at BDSI

Last summer, Lehigh University students, professors and postdoctoral researchers from across academic disciplines spent ten weeks examining inconsistencies of a technique that might one day assist medical professionals in evaluating patients’ levels of cancer risk.

Engineering faculty receive Founder’s Day honors

In a ceremony and rally on Friday, October 27, Lehigh University celebrated Founder’s Day to honor its founder, Asa Packer, and to recognize the leadership of faculty, staff, students, trustees, alumni, and friends.