Improving Global Well-Being and Security

Ramesh and his collaborators at other universities are looking at some of the basic issues raised by protective materials, including the concrete in blast walls. What’s the best way to design these materials for the greatest safety and efficiency?

Ramesh and his collaborators at other universities are looking at some of the basic issues raised by protective materials, including the concrete in blast walls. What’s the best way to design these materials for the greatest safety and efficiency?

We will lead multidisciplinary research and educational initiatives in critical areas that will improve the well-being and security of our planet and its inhabitants.

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The same scientific and technological discoveries that have improved many aspects of society have also engendered a multitude of new threats to the health, safety, and security of humankind and our natural environment. In our increasingly complex and interdependent world, new approaches are needed to understand and manage current vulnerabilities and identify emerging threats in areas as diverse as our natural and built environments, global climate change, pandemics, natural hazards, water supply and sanitation, alternative
energy sources, national defense, global economic systems, and electronic data.

The Whiting School will build upon its collaborative research and educational programs across the Johns Hopkins Institutions, as well as with government and industry, in order to deepen our understanding of these global threats. Through the application of sound engineering approaches, we will lead the creation of scalable and effective solutions to these problems.

Safeguarding the well-being and security of our planet and its inhabitants is central to the Whiting School’s mission, and to our future. Our people stand ready to embrace this audacious challenge, and to chart the course for a more secure tomorrow.

For more than a century, the people of Johns Hopkins engineering—our faculty and students, staff, donors, alumni, and friends—have boldly taken on many of society’s most pressing challenges and made strides on behalf of mankind. We are now uniquely positioned to aggressively further our research mission and generate the technologies that lead to fundamental new approaches in the engineering disciplines and translate into improved quality of life and enhanced safety and security of future generations.

The opportunity for advancement is great and our aim is high. We will reach these heights only through collaboration with the right partners whose knowledge and resources are essential to our ability to achieve our goals. In order to maximize our impact on the world, we need interdisciplinary partners from across Johns Hopkins University and we need your belief in us, your informed guidance and, more than ever, your generous investment. Partnering with the Whiting School of Engineering in our efforts will enable us to build upon our existing strengths, invent, discover, educate the next generation of engineering leaders, and rise to the challenges of our time.

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