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Materials Science Researchers Receive Grants, Funding in Q1 2015

April 14, 2015

Please join us in congratulating Professors Hai-Quan Mao, Howard Katz, James Spicer, and Timothy Weihs on their recent grants. The funding will continue to enable them to address a wide range of problems in materials applications, particularly in the areas of health, energy, and national defense.

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A New Breed of Catalysts

December 23, 2014

Under a $1 million National Science Foundation grant, Timothy Mueller and Chao Wang are teaming up in search of a new breed of catalysts.

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Ian McCue

Ian McCue Receives MRS Graduate Student Award

December 19, 2014

Ian McCue, a graduate student in Dr. Jonah Erlebacher’s research group, was recently awarded the MRS Graduate Student Award for a presentation on bridging scales in heterogeneous materials at the MRS 2014 Fall Meeting in Boston.

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Andrew Wong, left, a materials science and engineering doctoral student, developed the metastasis research device with his faculty adviser, Peter Searson. IMAGE: WILL KIRK / HOMEWOODPHOTO.JHU.EDU

Viewing Cancer on the Move

October 31, 2014

Johns Hopkins engineers have invented a lab device to give cancer researchers an unprecedented microscopic look at metastasis, the complex way that tumor cells spread through the body, causing more than 90 percent of cancer-related deaths

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Temperature and structure: Graph shows heat absorbed by a thin film of aluminum as its temperature increased. Inset boxes show electron diffraction patterns captured by DTEM as temperature changes. The patterns reveal the crystal structure and orientation of the aluminum. At low temperatures, pattern is characteristic of a face-centered-cubic crystal structure. When the sample is heated past the large melting peak, the spots disappear indicating that the aluminum has lost its crystal structure due to melting. Credit: NIST

Strengthening Thin-Film Bonds with Ultrafast Data Collection

October 21, 2014

When studying extremely fast reactions in ultrathin materials, two measurements are better than one. A new research tool invented by researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Johns Hopkins University and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) captures information about both temperature and crystal structure during extremely fast reactions in thin-film materials.

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