Announcements

Open Positions: Post-Doctoral Fellows in the Gracias Lab

POST-DOCTORAL FELLOW POSITIONS: GRACIAS LAB

The lab has three openings for post-docs on collaborative projects. If interested please send your CV to dgracias@jhu.edu.

1) Untethered microsurgical devices: Immediate opening for a post-doc in the design and development of untethered microsurgical tools. The project involves the use of both conventional and unconventional microfabrication and nanofabrication to design, fabricate and characterize tiny tools for surgery and drug delivery. The project encompasses exciting new fields such as micro and nanomachines, self-folding, transient medical devices and robotics. It is a NIH funded collaborative project with close collaborations with surgical and GI endoscopy clinicians at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Expertise in microfabrication broadly of relevance to biology / medicine would be great.

2) Biomimetic tissue engineering: Immediate opening for a post-doctoral fellow to work on the fabrication development and characterization of biomimetic tissue constructs for investigating pediatric hypertension. Expertise is required in Bio-MEMS, hydrogel materials science, photo and soft-lithography, microfluidics, cell culture and tissue engineering.  Postdoctoral fellows will have a unique opportunity to do interdisciplinary research at the interface of engineering and medicine and publish their results in high impact journals. We are seeking highly motivated and well published researchers with good oral and written communication skills.
This is a joint project between our lab and Prof Lewis Romer in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

3) SFG spectroscopy: Immediate opening for a post-doctoral fellow to carry out IR+visible Sum Frequency Spectroscopy with relevance to catalytic nanoparticle interfaces of relevance to renewable energy. Project is a collaboration with Prof. Chao Wang in the department

Open Positions: Tenure-Track Faculty in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (all levels)

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the Johns Hopkins University is seeking tenure-track faculty at all levels and across all areas. Faculty candidates at the Assistant professor level whose research interests are within the one of the department’s focus areas, including Engineering in Health and Disease, Synthetic Biology, Multifunctional Soft Materials, and Renewable Energy & Sustainability, are particularly encouraged to apply.

The department seeks outstanding engineers and scientists who will lead innovative, dynamic research programs and who will excel at teaching and motivating talented students. A doctorate in Chemical Engineering or a related field is required. The Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department provides a highly collaborative environment with departments in the Whiting School of Engineering and with the Krieger School of Arts & Sciences, the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, reprints of recent papers, a statement of research interests and teaching plans, and the names of three references to: Chair, Search Committee, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Maryland 221, 3400 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218; or chembe@jhu.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until available positions are filled. To ensure full consideration, applications are encouraged to be submitted by January 5th, 2015. The Johns Hopkins University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Open Position: Joint Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and the Brady Urological Institute

Joint Tenure-Track Faculty Position

The Brady Urological Institute of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department of the Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering invites applications for a joint tenure-track faculty position in the field of Tissue Engineering. We seek a highly qualified scientist or engineer who can complement our dynamic, interdisciplinary team of faculty and researchers in both schools. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research seeks to understand interactions between cells and biomaterials. The successful candidate is expected to collaborate with other researchers in biomedical and engineering research across the campuses. A Ph.D. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering or a closely related field and significant research experience in a growth area within the biomedical sciences are required. The program is particularly interested in applicants with experience in translational studies of biomaterials. The successful candidate is expected to create innovative, high-quality research program and demonstrate strong commitment to excellence in education, teach courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels based on the needs of the School of Medicine and the Whiting School of Engineering and establish a strong, externally funded research program.

Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, reprints of recent papers, a statement of research interests and teaching plans, and the names of three references to: Chair, Search Committee, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Maryland 221, 3400 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218; or cynthia.fortner@jhu.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, applications should be submitted by January 5, 2015.

The Johns Hopkins University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Jeffrey Gray Promoted to Professor

The department is pleased to announce the well-deserved promotion of Dr. Jeffrey Gray from Associate Professor to Professor.

Fall 2014 ChemBE Seminar Series Announced

The Fall 2014 ChemBE Seminar Series Schedule is now available!
All seminars are held at 3:30 PM in Maryland Hall 110 unless otherwise noted.

Fall 2014 Seminars

September 11: Samir Mitragotri, University of California
September 18: Helena Hagelin-Weaver, University of Florida
September 25: Shawn Chen, Laboratory of Molecular Imaging and Nanomedicine

October 2: Guohao Dai, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
October 9: Amrinder Nain, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
October 16: Paul Steen, Cornell University
October 23: Manish Chhowalla, Rutgers University

November 6: 2014 Schwarz Lecture by Terry Papoutsakis, University of Delaware
November 13: Sunitha Nagrath, University of Michigan

December 4: David S. Sholl, Georgia Institute of Technology

Fall 2014 Don P. Giddens Inaugural Professorial Lecture Series Begins Sept. 15 with David Gracias

David Gracias, Russell Croft Faculty Scholar and professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, will present “Big Ideas in a Small World” from 3 to 5 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 15 in Mason Hall Auditorium as part of the Fall 2014 Don P. Giddens Inaugural Professorial Lecture Series.

Gracias will discuss how engineering three-dimensional devices at the nanometer length scale promises revolutionary advances in optics, electronics and medicine.

Fall 2014 IPL posterThe series continues on Tuesday, Oct. 14 when Hai-Quan Mao, professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, presents “Designer Materials for Tissue and Therapeutic Engineering” from 3 to 5 p.m. in Gilman 50. In his lecture, Mao chronicles several case studies about recent innovations in the development of polymeric nanomaterials to enhance stem cell expansion and differentiation and to improve gene medicine deliver.

Tza-Huei “Jeff” Wang, a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, presents his IPL, “Discerning Rare Disease Biomarkers by Micro- and Nanotechnologies,’ from 3 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 6 in Hodson Hall 210.

The Don P. Giddens Inaugural Professorial Lecture Series began in 1993 to honor newly promoted full professors. Giddens served as the fifth dean of Engineering at Johns Hopkins.

Joelle Frechette Promoted to Associate Professor

The department is pleased to announce the well-deserved promotion of Dr. Joelle Frechette from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor with tenure.

Denis Wirtz Appointed Vice Provost for Research at JHU

Our department is proud to announce that Denis Wirtz has been appointed Vice Provost of Research at JHU. Please click here to read the official announcement.

Chao Wang chosen for AFOSR’s Young Investigator Research Program

Assistant Professor Dr. Chao Wang was chosen by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research to receive a 2014 Young Investigator Research Program grant to support his research in the development of advanced nanomaterials and nanotechnologies to address challenges in green energy and green chemical engineering. The department is proud to congratulate him on this accomplishment!

For more information, please click here.

Zachary Gagnon Receives NSF’s Early CAREER Award

Zachary Gagnon, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, has been selected by the National Science Foundation to receive its prestigious CAREER Award, which recognizes the high level of promise and excellence in early stage scholars.

The five-year grant of nearly $500,000 will support Gagnon’s work to develop inexpensive and portable biosensors for rapid, sensitive and label-free multiplexed biomolecular detection. Specifically, Gagnon’s work will focus on the development of novel electrokinetic biosensors for biomolecular detection at liquid interfaces. This work, a step toward miniaturizing biosensing systems and making them quicker, less expensive and easier to use, has important applications in preventing disease in developing countries, as well as potential applications in environmental monitoring, biowarefare/anti-terrorism work, point-of-care diagnostic testing and basic biological research.

Excerpt from engineering.jhu.edu.

Spring 2014 Seminar Series

The Spring 2014 Seminar Schedule is now available!

All seminars are held at 3:30 PM in Maryland Hall 110 unless otherwise noted.

Upcoming Seminars

February 20: Bing Xu, Brandeis University
February 27: Junghae Suh, Rice University

March 6: Jennifer West, Duke University
March 13: Yu-Li Wang, Carnegie Mellon University

April 3: Ping Liu, Advanced Research Projects Agency– Energy
April 10: Costas Maranas, Pennsylvania State University
April 17: Ron Weiss, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
April 24: Peter Tessier, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

May 1: Nicholas Kotov, University of Michigan

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