Elsa Reichmanis elected to American Academy of Arts & Sciences

Elsa Reichmanis, a Professor and Carl Robert Anderson Chair in Chemical Engineering, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She has been elected to this society based on her expertise in microlithography, photonics, and electronics. She is a thrust leader in the Complex Hierarchies for Active, Responsive & Intelligent Soft Matter Assembly (CHARISMA) group within the IFMD.

NSF Awards $6M to Lehigh to Speed Up Translation of Research Into Actual Use

Lehigh was among the first ever awardees of a $6M grant from the National Science Foundation to accelerate the translation of academic research into practical solutions for society's complex partners. The PI for the grant is I-FMD High performance material processing and additive manufacturing thrust leader and John Coulter. I-FMD Director Himanshu Jain is a Co-PI for the award.

I-FMD hosts advanced manufacturing symposium

This event brought together industry leaders from across the manufacturing landscape to speak about new directions, opportunities, and challenges in the manufacturing arena, and to build fruitful collaborations with faculty experts.

I-FMD Director Himanshu Jain briefed UN on Impact of Glass on Sustainability and Climate

On December 14, 2022 in New York City, I-FMD Director Himanshu Jain presented on the impact of glass on sustainability and climate change goals at the United Nations as part of the UN International Year of Glass 2022 Debriefing Event. The event highlighted the role of glass in helping the UN achieve its Sustainable Development Goals.

Dr. Hidde Brongersma seminar on LEIS

Dr. Hidde Brongersma presented the fall I-FMD seminar on low energy ion scattering (LEIS) on November 3, 2022

Lehigh and the U.S. Army Research Lab Announce $25 Million Cooperative Agreement to Develop Next-Generation Metallic Alloys

Lehigh University, in partnership with The Ohio State University (Ohio State), has entered into a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Army Research Lab (ARL) to develop novel structural materials for high-strength applications. The agreement, effective Feb. 10, 2022, provides up to $25 million over five years.

I-FMD researchers awarded state grant for coronavirus-killing functional material

The I-FMD has been awarded a grant through the Manufacturing PA Innovation Program for developing a long-lasting polymer coating which disrupts the lipid membrane of viruses, such as SARS CoV-19, rendering them inert. This coating improves the cleanliness of highly used fixtures, such as door handles, improving public health.

I-FMD materials symposium catalyzes industry-university interaction

The I-FMD hosted the Materials Symposium, with presenters from Exxon-Mobil, Special Metals, the U.S. Army, and the National Science Foundation. Over 150 scientists, faculty members from various universities, and graduate students were in attendance.

Materials informatics reveals new class of super-hard alloys

The use of materials informatics and electron microscopy led to the discovery of a new class of high-entropy alloys (HEAs), which exhibited double the hardness of typical HEAs. The ability to determine promising new alloy compositions through evolutionary algorithms streamlines the process of materials development.

Interdisciplinary collaboration yields hardest, thinnest coatings yet discovered

A collaboration between I-FMD faculty and scientists from Veeco/CNT and the United States Naval Research Laboratory produced ultra-hard, nanometer-thick nitride coatings for materials using a plasma-assisted ow-temperature approach. These coatings are up to 100 times more wear resistant than traditional nitride coatings, and can be produced at temperatures as low as 50°C.