Jessica Bickel, BS ’04, shares her memories as an undergraduate in the Johns Hopkins Department of Materials Science and Engineering and discusses her current research efforts.
“I chose Johns Hopkins because it chose me! I had always wanted to apply here because of its world-renowned, interdisciplinary medical research and faculty…The cutting-edge research, multi-disciplinary collaborations, industry partnerships, and cultural diversity all played a big role in my decision to stay on for a PhD at Hopkins, in the DMSE.”
“I came to JHU as an undergrad, and I started working with my advisor, Dr. Kalina Hristova, at that time. The strength of Hopkins’ engineering programs and biomedical research resources, combined with the exciting direction of research in Kalina’s lab, kept me here for my PhD.”
Dr. Robert Oberle earned both his Master’s and PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from Johns Hopkins University. As a graduate student, he worked in the research lab of Professor Robert Cammarata. Since graduating, Dr. Oberle has gone on to found Vizinex RFID, which specializes in developing and manufacturing high-performance, durable RFID tags for an array of industries.
I came to Hopkins specifically to work with Dr. Hristova. I met her when I was an undergraduate student when she came for a visit to my undergrad institution. I was interested in her research studying properties of peptides using electrochemical techniques that she developed with Dr. Searson.