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Michael Falk

Faculty Q&A: Michael Falk

February 12, 2016

Dr. Michael Falk, professor of materials science and engineering, discusses his research in computational materials science and the importance of making science accessible.

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Tim Mueller

Faculty Q&A: Tim Mueller

January 22, 2016

Dr. Tim Mueller, assistant professor of materials science and engineering, discusses his research in computational materials science and energy-related technologies.

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The Power of Plastic

January 21, 2016

Plastic thermoelectrics so far have been inefficient at converting heat into electricity, partly because they need to be assembled in positive and negative current pairs. But now, Katz and his research team have come up with a new plastic formulation that is 10 times more efficient than reported options for the negative plastics.

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metal lattices

Upstarts: Metallic Lattices

January 20, 2016

A trio of engineering researchers has invented a new architecture for 3-D woven metals that appears to hold great promise for aerospace parts, defense weapons, and other manufactured components.

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The Need for Speed

January 19, 2016

In the months—and years—ahead, MARCC will help crunch numbers of some very big data sets to quickly and efficiently answer some of the biggest questions the world has to offer.

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3-D Artist

January 18, 2016

When Rose Thun ’90 comes home from her day job managing software development in Maryland, she fires up one of the 3-D printers in her home studio. She spends evenings creating sculptures, bowls, rings, and other small objects—many of them with intricate mathematical designs that would be nearly impossible to carry off with traditional manufacturing techniques.

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Robert Cammarata

Whiting School Mourns the Death of Bob Cammarata

January 15, 2016

Robert Charles Cammarata II, a professor of materials science and engineering and a member of the Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute, and a visionary leader in the Johns Hopkins University community for 28 years, died Wednesday, Jan. 13 from cancer. He was 58.

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