When curators at the historic Homewood Museum noted a discrepancy in a historical wallpaper, they turned to Associate Research Professor Patricia McGuiggan, who teaches a class called Materials Characterization.
Health care workers who treat tuberculosis in developing nations diagnose the disease through an observation test. They smear a sample of sputum onto a glass slide, add a staining agent, and then count the visible bacteria under a microscope. The test is simple, cheap—and has not changed for more than 100 years.
Five thousand years after the first metallurgists melded copper and arsenic to kick off the Bronze Age, Evan Ma, professor of materials science and engineering, is on a fascinating quest to re-engineer the internal atomic architecture that metals are made of.
Johns Hopkins engineers collaborated with UCLA to develop nanostructures to increase the efficiency and durability of fuel cells.
Dr. Orla Wilson, Senior Lecturer in Materials Science and Engineering, will serve as the Whiting School’s Faculty Lead for Assessment and Accreditation.
In the June 2015 issue of Nature Materials, Professor Evan Ma explores the disorder in metallic glasses and the opportunities in tuning their structures.