A breakthrough in developing multi-watt terahertz lasers

Terahertz lasers could soon have their moment. Emitting radiation that sits somewhere between microwaves and infrared light along the electromagnetic spectrum, terahertz lasers have been the focus of intense study because of their ability to penetrate common packaging materials (such as plastics, fabrics, and cardboard) and to be used for identification and detection of various chemicals and biomolecular species—and even for imaging of some types of biological tissue without causing damage.

Jeetain Mittal: Zeroing in on TDP-43

Research funded by $3.3M NIH grant will provide clearer understanding of “intrinsically disordered” protein that holds promise in developing treatments for ALS, Alzheimer’s disease

On the surface, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and Alzheimer’s disease share two commonalities: Both are progressively debilitating neurodegenerative conditions—meaning symptoms get worse—and, at least for now, neither has an effective treatment, let alone a cure. 

Frangopol elected to National Academy of Construction

Dan M. Frangopol, the inaugural Fazlur R. Khan Endowed Chair of Structural Engineering and Architecture at Lehigh University, has been elected to the National Academy of Construction (NAC).

NAC members are selected through a rigorous peer nomination and election process and come from all sectors of the built environment—owners, contractors, designers, government agencies, professional service firms, and academia.