Rossin Connection Podcast: Prof. Susan Perry

The latest episode of the Rossin Connection podcast series features Dr. Susan Perry, graduate coordinator and professor of practice in Lehigh's Department of Bioengineering. As the semester comes to a close, Susan shares how she figured out how to teach a lab online, how her students figured out how to build prosthetics at home, and the unusual visitor who crashed her Zoom meeting.

Vermaak receives inaugural TMS 2020 Frontiers of Materials Award

Natasha Vermaak, an associate professor of mechanical engineering and mechanics, is the recipient of a 2020 Frontiers of Materials Award from The Minerals, Metals, & Materials Society (TMS).

TMS is a “professional society that connects minerals, metals, and materials scientists and engineers who work in industry, academia, and government positions around the world.”

DOE funds UNCC-Lehigh power plant dry cooling tech research

In partnership with the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, researchers and faculty from Lehigh University’s Energy Research Center (ERC) and the Advanced Technology for Large Structural Systems (ATLSS) Engineering Research Center were recently awarded $1.5 million in funding from the Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory. 

ESE Strategic Advisory Committee adds two members

The Energy Systems Engineering (ESE) Strategic Advisory Committee is pleased to announce the addition of two new members, Lauren Strella Wahba and Cheryl Cossel. In this role, these accomplished ESE graduates will mentor students and provide valuable guidance to the ESE program. 

Professor Mayuresh Kothare wins the 2020 Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay

Professor Mayuresh V. Kothare, Department Chairman and the R. L. McCann Professor has won the 2020 Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay. Professor Kothare was one among seven alumni who were recognized in 2020. IIT Bombay confers the Distinguished Alumnus Awards (DAA) every year to those who have reached positions of eminence in the areas of Business, Academics, Research, Government, Public Service and Entrepreneurship. These individuals would have "distinguished themselves in their fields of work and done the Institute proud".


Keith W. Moored: A fin-tastic model

Someday, underwater robots may so closely mimic creatures like fish that they’ll fool not only the real animals themselves but humans as well. That ability could yield information ranging from the health of fish stocks to the location of foreign watercraft.

Such robots would need to be fast, efficient, highly maneuverable, and acoustically stealthy. In other words, they would have to be very much like bottlenose dolphins or killer whales.