Yesterday, the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering welcomed 103 freshmen to its undergraduate program! We’re looking forward to working with this new batch of talented students over the next four years.
The department would like to congratulate Dr. Kimberly M. Stroka, Postdoctoral Fellow in the Konstantopoulos lab, on winning the Rita Schaffer Young Investigator Award from the Biomedical Engineering Society. Winners receive a crystal award, a complimentary registration to the Biomedical Engineering Society’s annual meeting, a $1,000.00 check, a (up to) $1,000.00 travel expense reimbursement, and […]
At the 2014 Commencement Ceremony, the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering recognized nearly 100 students for earning their baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degrees in the 2013-2014 academic year. We congratulate our excellent students on their accomplishments and wish them a bright, successful future!
Dr. Konstantinos Konstantopoulos, Professor and Department Chair of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Dr. Sean Sun of the Department of Mechanical Engineering have discovered an alternate mechanism of cell migration in confined spaces. They published their findings in the April 24, 2014 issue of the highly recognized Cell journal. You can view the official News […]
Dr. Kimberly Stroka (Postdoctoral Researcher with Dr. Konstantopoulos) and Dr. Elizabeth Nance (former PhD Student of Dr. Hanes) recently won the prestigious Burroughs Wellcome Career Award at the Scientific Interface. In addition to prestige, awardees receive $500,000 in support, disbursed over five years. In addition, Dr. Stephanie Fraley, a former PhD Student of Dr. Wirtz […]
The department congratulates Dr. Daniele Gilkes, a postdoctoral researcher in the Wirtz lab, for winning the NIH Pathway to Independence Award. This award provides up to five years of support to highly promising postdoctoral research scientists. For more information about this award, click here.
The department is proud to congratulate third year PhD student Jenna Graham of the Wirtz lab on winning a prestigious Whitaker International Fellows Grant. This fellowship will support her one year of research abroad at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ). For more information on the Whitaker International Program, click here.
Current PhD student Angela Jimenez of the Wirtz lab was selected to attend the 2014 Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Germany. After a thorough application process, she was selected as one of the 600 young scientists in attendance to share knowledge and network with fellow researchers and over thirty Nobel laureates. Additionally, Angela has won […]
The results of the 2014 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship competition were announced earlier this month. Several Johns Hopkins Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering students have been awarded this significant fellowship or were listed as an honorable mention during this cycle. The department is proud to congratulate them on these accomplishments. The Johns Hopkins ChemBE Students recognized […]
Because of results seen in flat lab dishes, biologists have believed that cancer cells move through the body in a slow, aimless fashion—much like an intoxicated person unable to walk in a straight line. While this behavior, called a random walk, may hold true for cells traveling across two-dimensional lab containers, researchers at Johns Hopkins […]
The Victor K. LaMer award is given to an outstanding Ph.D. thesis in colloid and surface chemistry accepted by a US or Canadian University within the last three years. Dr. Daniel Beltran won this prestigious award for his doctoral thesis supervised by Professor Michael Bevan on the use of energy and diffusivity landscapes to measure […]
The “Corrsin-Kovasznay Outstanding Paper Award” recognizes a young JHU scholar who is “lead author” of a recent paper in fluid mechanics for the work’s excellence, originality and potential impact. Dr. Sumedh R. Risbud won this award for his paper: “Trajectory and distribution of suspended non-Brownian particles moving past a fixed spherical or cylindrical obstacle” and […]
JHU ChemBE hosted a wonderful reception on November 5, 2013 at the Hilton in San Francisco for the 2013 AIChE Annual Meeting, connecting ChemBE alumni and faculty from across the nation!
When movie audiences in 1966 thrilled to watch a diminutive submarine race through a man’s arteries to save him from a deadly blood clot, The Fantastic Voyage was exactly that: an incredible story ripped from the pages of a science fiction novel. Half a century later, the notion of deploying miniaturized tools into the body’s […]