Evan Ma serves as guest editor for MRS Bulletin
Professor Evan Ma served as a guest editor for the February 2014 issue of MRS Bulletin. The theme of the issue was Elastic Strain Engineering.
Professor Ma has been a leader in the advancement of metastable alloys and deformation behavior of nanostructured metals alloys. His research seeks to uncover the atomic-level structures in metallic glasses and optimize the mechanical properties of bulk nanostructured metals.
Issues of MRS Bulletin are available on the website for the Materials Research Society. MRS Bulletin is free to MRS members and is available to nonmembers and institutions by subscription.
The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) and the Whiting School of Engineering (WSE) have launched a summer program for undergraduate research.
A select group of WSE undergraduates will have the opportunity to work on APL-sponsored projects under APL mentors. Internship opportunities are available in the following sectors:
- Air and Missile Defense Sector
- Force Projection Sector
- Research & Exploratory Development Department
- Space Sector
- National Security Analysis Department
Applications must be submitted through J-Connect by 11:59pm, Monday, February 24, 2014. Scholars will be notified by Friday, March 21, 2014.
For more information about SPUR, visit engineering.jhu.edu. Open Page
Tenure-Track Faculty Position
Tenure-Track FACULTY POSITION
The Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University invites applications for a junior-level tenure-track faculty position, preferably in materials characterization. Areas of special interest include three-dimensional microstructural characterization, characterization of materials in situ in extreme environments, characterization across multiple length scales, and analysis of large microstructural data sets. Preference will be given to applicants at the assistant professor level but exceptionally qualified candidates at higher ranks will also be considered.
It is expected that a successful candidate for this position will become a member of the Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute, a multidivisional institute devoted to advancing the fundamental science associated with materials and structures under extreme conditions. The institute includes strong collaborations with other universities, national labs and corporate affiliates, and currently houses two independent research centers.
The successful candidate will be expected to establish an independent, internationally recognized research program and to be committed to excellence in undergraduate and graduate instruction. Applicants must have an earned doctorate in materials science and engineering or a related field. Additional information about the department may be found at engineering.jhu.edu/materials.
All applications should be submitted electronically as a single PDF document to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications should include a cover letter describing the principal expertise and accomplishments of the applicant, a curriculum vita, short (two page) statements of research and teaching interests, and the names and contact information for at least three references. For full consideration applications should be received by January 3, 2014, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
The Department is committed to building a diverse educational environment; women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. The Johns Hopkins University is an EEO/AA Employer.
Fall 2013 Seminar Series
The schedule for the Materials Science and Engineering Fall 2013 Seminar Series is now available. Seminars will be held on Wednesdays at 3:00pm in Maryland Hall 110. The following speakers are scheduled for the Fall:
- September 11: Shelly Sakiyama-Elbert (Department of Biomedical Engineering, Washington University)
- September 18: William Carter (Architected Materials Department, HRL Laboratories LLC)
- September 25: Chung-Yuen Hui (Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University)
- October 2: Gerald Fuller (Department of Chemical Engineering, Stanford University)
- October 9: James Rondinelli (Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Drexel University)
- October 16: Karen Wooley (Department of Chemistry, Texas A&M University)
- October 23: Alejandra Magana (Computer and Information Technology, Purdue University)
- October 30: Rebekka Klausen, Department of Chemistry, Johns Hopkins University
- November 6: Paul Weiss (California NanoSystems Institute, University of California Los Angeles)
- November 13: Jörg Braeuer (Fraunhofer Institute for Electronic Nano Systems)
- November 20: Joe Tien (Department of Biomedical Engineering, Boston University)
For questions or more information, please contact Jeanine Majeweski.
Materials Science & Engineering celebrates thirty years
On July 1, 1983, the Department of Materials Science and Engineering was established, becoming a true distinct department at Johns Hopkins University. Prior to this date, the materials science discipline had been incorporated in either study or name in other academic departments within the School of Engineering. The late Professor Robert Pond, Sr., was instrumental in establishing the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. In the video below, he recounts his time in metallurgy and materials science.
Throughout the month of July, we will be sharing department facts and milestones in the department’s history on our website, Facebook, and Twitter. We will also be compiling this information to create a new “History” section for our website. Stay tuned for updates.
Prof. Robert Pond, Sr.: “40 Years of Metallurgy”
Materials Science at JHU ranks in top ten worldwide
US News & World Report has ranked Johns Hopkins University’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering as the #9 program worldwide for Metallurgy and Materials. The full listing can be found at the US News & World Report’s World’s Best Universities Rankings website. Our program was particularly notable for a high number of citations per paper.