Research

Research Highlight

Materials for Energy Efficiency

Johns Hopkins University engineers have demonstrated a record increase in efficiency for an n-type polymer semiconductor through the combination of a new polymer electron-transporting semiconductor and a solid additive.

Research Highlight

Materials for Medicine

Johns Hopkins engineers have invented a lab device to give cancer researchers an unprecedented microscopic look at metastasis, the complex way that tumor cells spread through the body.

Research Project

Materials for Defense

Johns Hopkins engineers are developing a combination of reactive materials and biocidal compounds to destroy bioagents (such as anthrax).

Our Research

Materials are crucial to the performance and reliability of virtually every technology and the vitality and health of any living organism. The central theme of materials science and engineering is that the process by which a material comes into being determines its structure, which in turn controls its properties and ultimately its functional performance.

The faculty and students in our department seek to improve the performance of existing materials, synthesize new materials, and understand materials in all of their roles, including in the functioning of biological organisms. Their research addresses a wide range of problems in materials applications.

 

Research Areas

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