Stories about National Science Foundation

First study of the extent of global peatland and carbon storage over the last 130,000 years fills in key knowledge gap, affirms peatlands’ effectiveness as a long-term carbon storage mechanism over a long timescale

For the first time, a team of researchers from Lehigh University, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Lebanon Valley College and Corning Inc. has demonstrated that laser-generated crystals confined in glass retain controllable ferroelectric properties, key to creating faster, more efficient optical communication systems.

With recent NSF support, Lehigh science, engineering and education faculty will develop a new approach to graduate education centered around a stronger collaboration between academia and industry than the traditional method.

Professor Eric P. S. Baumer’s new NSF-funded study will examine data privacy styles with an eye toward understanding how to design human-centered technology to support various user approaches to data privacy. 

The National Science Foundation has awarded Professor Zicheng Yu a grant to study the rapidly changing Arctic and track the dynamics of peatlands as part of one of its ten “Big Ideas” for scientists to tackle.

The three-day NSF workshop invited participants from multiple disciplines to explore real-world challenges. 

Courtney Au-Yeung’s research aims for all-optical data transmission.

A novel test facility sheds light on the hydrodynamic instabilities that limit the efficiency of the fusion reactor.

String theory, says Sera Cremonini, links Einstein and quantum mechanics, and the Big Bang with black holes.

Lehigh receives $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation for Strategies Project.