Lehigh University, (LU) was established in 1865 in the Bethlehem, Pennsylvania area as a private technical school. Today, LU is a multi-college institution noted for the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Economics, and the esteemed College of Business and Economics as well as Arts & Science and Education. The LU student body is comprised of nearly 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students. LU is highly selective in the application process.
Rethinking surface tension
(Phys.org) —If you've ever watched a drop of water form into a bead or a water strider scoot across a pond, you are familiar with a property of liquids called surface tension.
Researchers advance the art of drug testing
On a rectangular chip slightly smaller than a person's finger, two scientists and an engineer are writing what they hope will be the blueprint for the future of drug testing.
Extrusion for greener aluminum production
Aluminum recycling has become a successful business since its inception a century ago. Nearly a third of the aluminum produced in the United States is made from aluminum scraps that have been recycled in ...
Training intelligent systems to think on their own
(Phys.org) —The computing devices and software programs that enable the technology on which the modern world relies, says Hector Muñoz-Avila, can be likened to adolescents.
Training light to cool the material it strikes
(Phys.org)—Light might one day be used to cool the materials through which it passes, instead of heating them, thanks to a breakthrough by engineers at Lehigh and Johns Hopkins Universities.
Social movements and their effect on political change
(Phys.org)—The 20th century in India witnessed a fierce independence movement, a mid-century struggle over post-colonial identity politics, and a prolonged period of regional political and economic turmoil. Tracing these ...
Biophysicists model the behavior of a protein critical to cell motion
(Phys.org) -- Physicists at Lehigh have created a mathematical model that could benefit researchers who study cell motion, including cancerous cell motion, tissue healing processes and human embryonic development.
Managing the tradeoffs between privacy and performance
When you go online to pay a bill or buy an airline ticket, says Parv Venkitasubramaniam, your transaction is subject to inevitable tradeoffs between privacy and utility.
Research casts new light on CEO succession
(Phys.org) -- Contrary to prevailing wisdom, keeping the outgoing CEO of a company on as board chair when a new CEO is hired provides very little reward potential and a whole lot of risk, according to research by Timothy ...
Extracting fuels and chemicals from plant life
Concerns over increasing global energy demand and the environmental impacts of fossil fuels are motivating the worlds researchers to try to develop alternative, renewable sources of energy.
A cell's first steps: Building a model to explain how cells grow
A collaboration between Lehigh University physicists and University of Miami biologists addresses an important fundamental question in basic cell biology: How do living cells figure out when and where to grow?
A comprehensive antidote to a challenging global oil picture
In a changing, often unpredictable world, says Karen Timmerman, only a balanced and comprehensive plan can improve United States energy policy.
Toward a modular defense against hackers
(Phys.org) -- The FBIs top cyber security officer gave a grim assessment last week of the nations ability to defend itself from hackers.
Hands-on learning, mentoring keys to 'diversifying science'
Richard Losick got hooked on science while writing his senior thesis as a Princeton University undergraduate in 1965.
The quest for the tiny carbon nanotube
(PhysOrg.com) -- As he tailors one of the worlds finest imaging instruments to tackle one of sciences most baffling challenges, Tom Flores feels like hes playing a microscopic game of Wheres Waldo.