28 episodes

Rossin Connection is a podcast about all things Lehigh engineering, and comes to you from the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science at Lehigh University. It’s a show for students, alumni, faculty, and staff—current, former, and future—and for anyone interested in the many creative ways that engineers are solving the world’s problems. 

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Rossin Connection is a podcast about all things Lehigh engineering, and comes to you from the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science at Lehigh University. It’s a show for students, alumni, faculty, and staff—current, former, and future—and for anyone interested in the many creative ways that engineers are solving the world’s problems. 

    Making the Internet a Safer Place

    Making the Internet a Safer Place

    Like a lot of kids, Dominic DiFranzo spent loads of time on the internet when he was growing up. It was where he could connect with other people who shared his passion for “nerdy things” like science fiction and Japanese anime. Pretty soon, the web itself captivated him–how it worked technologically, and eventually, how people built online communities. Today, he researches how to make the internet more “pro-social,” and a safer space for kids, older adults, and really, for all of us. Rossin C...

    • 9 min
    Towards a More Resilient Energy Future

    Towards a More Resilient Energy Future

    Javad Khazaei came to the U.S from Iran. He was the first member of his family to leave the country, and at first, the transition was a tough one. But he pushed through what he calls, “the challenge that every international student has to overcome.” Today, he’s an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering. In this episode, he talks about an influential trip he took as a kid with his dad, how the encouraging words of his advisor changed the course of his career, and how his re...

    • 12 min
    The "Holy Grail" of Materials

    The "Holy Grail" of Materials

    Growing up, Siddha Pimputkar spent summers at his grandparents’ house, which meant spending lots of time figuring out how to maintain an old house and a large garden. That love of problem solving stayed with him, and he eventually turned it into a career in materials science, a discipline that, he says, connects to all the others in some shape or form. Today, he’s researching a novel method of growing cubic boron nitride, a material that has the potential to–among other things–solve the very ...

    • 14 min
    "You can do this."

    "You can do this."

    When Farrah Moazeni started out as a chemical engineering student in Iran, she figured she’d end up working for her country’s petrochemical industry. But the environmental impacts of the business made her change course. She came to the U.S. to study renewable energy and got her PhD in civil engineering. After an invaluable (and memorable!) experience working in industry, she came to Lehigh where she’s now an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering researching ways to make s...

    • 34 min
    Combating Antibiotic Resistance

    Combating Antibiotic Resistance

    According to the Centers for Disease Control, antibiotic resistance is a global public health threat that was associated with nearly 5 million deaths worldwide in 2019. In this episode, associate professor Angela Brown explains why these powerful, important drugs can also do harm, how her research has influenced how and when she takes them, and the work her lab is doing to develop new strategies to fight bacterial infections. We also learn why she never intended to become an engineer in the f...

    • 28 min
    Inspired by Animals

    Inspired by Animals

    It’s really, really hard to make something swim like a fish. But understanding just how these animals move can help in a range of applications–from the design of renewable energy devices, to underwater vehicles, and forecasting the impact of climate change on fish populations. In this episode, associate professor of mechanical engineering Keith Moored talks about how his childhood love of the ocean led him to diving with manta rays as a grad student, and eventually to a career researching bio...

    • 27 min

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