The Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute at Johns Hopkins University hosted its second annual Mach Conference on April 9 to 11, 2014 in Annapolis, Maryland.
John S. Morgan earned his Ph.D. in Materials Science & Engineering from Johns Hopkins University in 1990. He is the director of Coptech LLC, which helps police departments understand science and technology that can improve their law enforcement efforts.
Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET) experiments are often used to study interactions between integral membrane proteins in cellular membranes. However, in addition to the FRET of sequence-specific interactions, these experiments invariably record a contribution due to proximity FRET, which occurs when a donor and an acceptor approach each other by chance within distances of ∼100 Å.
Robert Ireland, a graduate student research in Dr. Howard Katz’s research group, has been selected to deliver a talk at the Spring 2014 meeting of the Materials Research Society.
Congratulations to Michael Grapes, a graduate student researcher in Dr. Tim Weihs’ group, who was selected as a finalist for the MRS graduate student awards!
Tim Mueller, Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, has been selected by the National Science Foundation to receive its prestigious CAREER Award, which recognizes the highest level of excellence and promise in early-stage scholars.
Stephen Filippone, a senior in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, has been awarded a Gates Cambridge Scholarship for 2014-2015.
The construction of hybrid systems −those involving multiple components exhibiting distinct physicochemical characteristics− through non-directional interactions results from a balance between self-organization and integrative co-assembly.
The self-assembly of amphiphilic block copolymers has been widely studied as an approach for engineering nano-objects. A variety of different features, including spherical micelles, cylindrical or worm-like micelles, toroids, and vesicles result from the self assembly of linear amphiphilic block copolymers by manipulating the ratio of dissimilar blocks, solvent quality, and coronal interactions.