Lehigh University

Lehigh is a premier residential research university, ranked in the top tier of national research universities each year. We are a coeducational, nondenominational, private university that offers a distinct academic environment of undergraduate and graduate students from across the globe. Our university offers majors and programs in four colleges: The College of Arts and Sciences, The College of Business and Economics, The College of Education and The P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science. More than 4,700 undergraduate and 2,000 graduate students call Lehigh “home.” Located in Pennsylvania’s scenic Lehigh Valley, the campus is situated on 1,600 acres in close proximity to both New York City and Philadelphia. Since 1865, generations of students have chosen Lehigh for their educational experience. They know Lehigh is a place where they can make strong personal connections with faculty, conduct research in diverse fields of study, thrive in a dynamic campus community, form lasting bonds with Lehigh alumni, and learn from their own life experiences. To read more about the exciting activities taking place across Lehigh’s campus every day, visit the Lehigh News Center.

Featured Startups and Technologies

Lehigh Nanotech

Lehigh Nanotech’s product is used to clean up landfills, former chemical and manufacturing plants, and superfund sites. The technology, invented at Lehigh University by Dr. Wei-xian Zhang, is used to clean up a wide range of soil and groundwater sites contaminated with toxic materials, heavy metals, fertilizers and pesticides. Nanotechnology holds great promise for meeting environmental challenges, according to Dr. Zhang. Lehigh Nanotech uses iron-based nanoparticles to remove contaminants from soil and groundwater. Zhang says nanotechnology can improve environmental technologies such as treatment, remediation, and sensing. Nanotechnology can also improve manufacturing processes: for example, making them more efficient and less wasteful. Zhang, an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at Lehigh, has won praise for his invention from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and from such prominent journals as Chemical & Engineering News and MIT’s Technology Review. Lehigh University helped launch the startup company, Lehigh Nanotech LLC. The company was formed with the help from Lehigh’s Office of Technology Transfer and has its facilities on Lehigh’s Mountaintop Campus.

Contact Us

Office of Technology Transfer
354 Whitaker Labs
5 East Packer Ave
Bethlehem, PA 18015

Phone: (610) 758-5883

E-mail: ott@lehigh.edu

Web: www.lehigh.edu/ott