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Matt Trexler
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Material Man at Under Armour

Inside the Innovation Lab of Under Armour, the $2.3 billion apparel and accessory company, Matt Trexler is among about 40 researchers who are assessing the latest technologies in everything from sensors to heart monitors to textiles.

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Donglei "Emma" Fan
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A Little Motor That Could

A research team led by Donglei “Emma” Fan, PhD ’07, has created a nanomotor that’s tiny enough to fit inside a human cell—and powerful enough to run for 15 continuous hours at the speed of a jet airplane motor (18,000 rpms).

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Tania Chan, Ph.D. 2013
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Tania Chan

Studying at Johns Hopkins has given me the opportunity to work with and learn from some of the best minds in my field.

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Travis DeJournett, Ph.D. 2013
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Travis DeJournett

It is my experience that the community of graduate students in the Materials Science and Engineering Department are a close knit group who are always willing to lend a helping hand, whether it’s in the lab doing research or out of the lab deciding where to hang out in one of Baltimore’s many welcoming neighborhoods.

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Howie Joress, B.S. 2012
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Howie Joress

Melting, Smelting, Casting and Refining is an awesome and unique course where we, through hands on methods, learn about the fundamentals of bulk metallurgy.

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Copyright 2010 by Marty Katz
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Armen Melikian

In our junior year, Materials Science and Engineering students are involved in a two-semester lab course. The first semester covers mechanical properties of materials, such as strength, elasticity, and fracture mechanics.

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Our research labs delve into the extremes of matter to make energy cleaner, devices faster, materials stronger, and people healthier.
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Sara Barron

I study high temperature intermetallic formation reactions. That bright flash of light is a crash course in the materials science of interdiffusion, phase transformations, and kinetics – and it’s all over in less than a second!

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Tom Batcho, B.S. 2011
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Tom Batcho

Working in a lab in the Materials Science Department helped me discover a love of research and build skills both in performing experiments and presenting results.

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Yongqiang Cheng, Ph.D. 2010
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Yongqiang Cheng

At Hopkins I found supportive and responsible supervisors, distinguished professors, helpful and efficient staff, and excellent students with diverse backgrounds and personalities.

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