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Engineers at Lehigh University have characterized the thermal energy conversion mechanism in the lattice of an advanced nanomaterial called chalcogenide perovskite and demonstrated its “tunability”―important for its potential use in solar energy generation.
Joshua Agar’s AI technique has allowed him and his team to identify and visualize geometrically driven differences in ferroelectric domain switching, an important advancement for next-generation computing.
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation-funded Lab invites faculty and students from all disciplines to explore unique approaches to teaching and research. 
Lesley Chow and her team present a new 3D printing platform to fabricate multi-component scaffolds that “steal from nature” to engineer tissues organized like native tissues.
Studying colloidal crystallization, Lehigh scientists show that kinetic effects may be unable to fully explain the appearance of structural transformations and that surface thermodynamics can be critical for driving transformations between crystal structures.
The two-day October workshop is the second in a series of NSF-funded conferences and lectures hosted by the Institute for Data, Intelligent Systems, and Computation (I-DISC).
In her comic-book paper, Lehigh neuroscientist and artist Ann E. Fink explores the true tale of a psychiatrist and his traumatized patient, and argues that healing trauma entails obligations to society.
Do birds have a sense of smell? According to new research from Amber Rice, chickadees do, and odor might play a role in mate selection among naturally hybridizing songbirds.
A team at Lehigh is the first to use a single enzyme biomineralization process to create a solar-driven water splitting catalyst that produces hydrogen with the potential to be manufactured sustainably, cheaply and abundantly.
Dawn Keetley’s current projects take a closer look at popular horror film ‘Get Out’ and folk horror in the 21st century.
Study by researchers at Lehigh and Queen's University Belfast is first to examine why and when a leadership trust advantage emerges for female leaders during organizational crises.
A long-term interdisciplinary archival project will make Naylor’s collected papers, on loan from Sacred Heart University, accessible to scholars and fans alike. 
A team of scientists, inspired by snail biology, have created a reversible superglue-like material.
Lehigh researchers use data analytics and experimental microscopy to discover new high-entropy alloys, validating novel approach to new materials search
In a recent article, sociologist Ziad Munson explores the complex ways religion and the pro-life movement have intersected, an idea he also examines in his book, Abortion Politics, about how abortion in the U.S. has been “constructed as a controversial issue.”  
A nearly $900K grant from IES supports Ethan Van Norman’s work to develop a quantitatively rigorous and user-friendly measure of the effectiveness of interventions for students with disabilities and learning difficulties.
The Lehigh students and one recent alumna are among the 2,051 students offered fellowships in 2019.
Sociologist Hugo Cerón-Anaya's new book examines three upscale golf clubs in Mexico City and how inequalities are perpetuated in these spaces where the elite and the marginalized collide.
New research finds that caregivers need only 'get it right' half the time when responding to babies’ need for attachment to have a positive impact on a baby.
Professor Arindam Banerjee’s Rayleigh-Taylor-instability experiments confirm that the instability of elastic-plastic material is a function of initial conditions, such as amplitude and wavelength.
The event celebrated the contributions of graduate students to the Lehigh community.
The student-led documentary film, 'Betting on Bethlehem,' will premiere on May 2. 
Volkmar Dierolf and an international team demonstrate the possibility of tuning the color of a GaN LED by changing the time sequence at which the operation current is provided to the device. 
Phillip Coles, professor of practice in management, is among researchers who tested whether buyers would accept East Coast broccoli varieties with differing flower-bud size. 
The race and graduate student research showcase will take place April 14 on Mountaintop Campus.
Lehigh’s Accelerator Grants support multi-investigator research programs in specific and significant areas of opportunity, allowing flexibility in the use of funds for rapid program growth. One such project relies on researchers in Ghana, Uganda and Guatemala to lead in the examination of short-term medical missions from the host countries’ perspectives.
Dolan celebrates English Romantic writer Charlotte Smith by tracing and telling her story.
Oliver Yao and his team use data, interviews and observations collected along the supply chain to show one of the real causes and effects of the bullwhip effect.
Teachers' perceptions of these policies impact instructional improvement and teacher behavior.
Heather Johnson studies the inverse of the glass ceiling—an “invisible safety net” that keeps children from historically advantaged groups from falling down the ladder of success.
Physicist Rosi Reed works with an international group of scientists and engineers to map quark-gluon plasma’s phase diagram.
The discovery of a new three-dimensional shape could advance understanding of cell topology and the field of regenerative medicine.
Study observes how the interactions between technological growth and specialization patterns between native and immigrant workers affect wages earned by native workers.
Mary Nicholas’ monograph tells the full story of a radical art movement.
Neurons, or brain cells, deliver critical information used by our auditory system to interpret sounds. R. Michael Burger and his team ask: How do they know what type of frequency to detect?
The approach, not widely used in architecture and the building sciences, gives rise to important questions. 
Lehigh researchers’ work in foundational optimization aims to improve our ability to learn from massive amounts of data more efficiently.
Christopher Liang and Nicole L. Johnson explore how socialized gender roles can impact men’s and women’s health, contribute to rape culture and amplify cultural problems.
The model and its corresponding open-source software will help researchers understand how the damage process evolves over time.
Peatlands, found in both arctic and tropical climates, can help reduce carbon accumulation in the atmosphere.
A study in the Journal of Accounting Research concluded that the “positive” seen in CDSs could be traced directly back to the sense of “insurance” they provide to lenders.
Slowly adding heat during atomic layer deposition while using an electron beam to monitor the process, Nicholas Strandwitz is helping technology to continue to shrink.
Patricia Manz develops curriculum to improve home visiting services for children with significant developmental needs.
Mickel explores the notion that the exclusively manual work that local site workers do not only exploits them in terms of labor conditions, but also puts them at risk of job loss if they exhibit their work as intellectual or scientific labor.
Barbara Malt and her collaborators examine how we talk about objects across multiple languages—and how that reflects human thought processes.
Herrera’s research helps guide decisions about which sites to designate as marine protected areas in the Gulf of Mexico in the years following the Deepwater Horizon disaster.
Lehigh researchers study two approaches to achieving and maintaining nuclear fusion: magnetic confinement and inertial confinement.
Marketers have for decades worked on brand anthropomorphism in an effort to build a stronger connection with consumers. Marina Puzakova’s work explores what happens when they succeed.
Trumpeter Bill Warfield says his life changed forever when he heard a Lew Soloff solo. On his new album, he pays tribute to his late mentor—a man he says made his life in music possible.
A team of Lehigh researchers works to to characterize blood's mysterious protein.
English professor Beth Dolan and composer Amanda Jacobs will present lecture recital at Carnegie Hall on Nov. 4. 
The study, the result of a United States-European Union collaboration including the team of Lehigh professor Javier Buceta, could lead to advancements in tissue engineering.
Melpomene Katakalos and Will Lowry bring their extensive professional theatrical design experience and shared affinity for contemporary plays to Lehigh’s stages and classrooms.
Dawn Keetley delves into the life of young 19th-century killer Jesse Pomeroy—and uncovers a possible explanation for his crimes.
Miguel Pillado examines the work of writers in Tijuana who are developing new discourses of border identity on the Mexican side of the border.
Historian María Bárbara Zepeda Cortés digs into the complicated life of José de Gálvez, a little-studied reformer of the Spanish Empire who played a critical role in California's history.
Researchers examine 1,000 years of English development and identify algorithms that human minds have used to create word senses with implications for artificial intelligence.
Arts alumni take differing views of the applicability of creativity to non-arts jobs, researchers find.
Lehigh University researcher Santiago Herrera studies connectivity patterns in habitat-forming corals in the Gulf of Mexico, key to restoring marine ecosystems damaged by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Newly found world has a ‘year’ only 1.5 days long—and may even have a tail like a comet.
Ricardo Viera and his team at the Lehigh University Art Galleries teach and inspire with a visual laboratory of world-class works.
Keith Moored's work to unlock the fluid mechanics of schools of fish may lead to efficient, autonomous underwater vehicles with the unprecedented ability to perform tasks as a team.
Julie Miwa seeks to understand the role of the lynx gene in learning and behavioral adaptation. 
Susan Kart studies contemporary West African art and seeks to reach those her research will impact the most—the people of West Africa.
With support from the National Institutes of Health, Seth Richards-Shubik studies the impact of physician networks on treatment decisions.
A lack of trust might prevent even the most egalitarian individual from behaving in a completely egalitarian way. Dominic Packer studies the relationship between trust and bias.
Researchers also hope to improve the design of planes, cars and underwater vehicles.
A first book finds that nuns in post-Reformation England had an influence beyond the cloister.