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Lehigh offers vibrant and multidisciplinary graduate programs that reflect its long legacy of excellence in research and scholarship.  Prospective students are encouraged to apply and reach out to I-CPIE faculty to learn about research projects and openings.  Research assistantships, fellowships and teaching assistantships are available for graduate student support. Additionally, I-CPIE faculty often advise and guide projects in related interdisciplinary Masters programs like Energy Systems Engineering and Environmental Policy.


Lehigh has a rich tradition of encouraging and supporting research experiences for undergraduates.  I-CPIE research teams seek opportunities to engage undergraduate students in their efforts.  Prospective and current undergraduate students are encouraged to reach out to I-CPIE faculty to learn about opportunities to participate in interdisciplinary research on either the cyber or physical aspects of infrastructure and energy systems.

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

This ATLSS program brings together students from various universities across the country and exposes them to a well-rounded professional development experience. Students can participate in an ATLSS project, for example:

  • the National Science Foundation (NSF) funded Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI) program,
  • the United States Department of Transportation (US DOT) funded Center for Integrated Asset Management for Multi-Modal Transportation Infrastructure Systems (CIAMTIS) Mid-Atlantic University Transportation Center (UTC) program, or
  • the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Technology Alliance (PITA) program.

The program’s activities include professional skills development workshops and seminars, onsite outreach activities, and offsite tours.  In addition, students are assigned to an active research project at ATLSS under the direction of a project Principal Investigator and graduate student mentor to help them navigate through the research project experience. The program culminates with a final report, presentation, and poster on the students' research findings.