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World Changer: Elizabeth Nance, PhD ’12

Elizabeth Nance, PhD ’12, who made the Forbes magazine’s 30 under 30 list—which recognizes outstanding young professionals—has developed nanoparticle technology that can pass through the difficult-to-cross blood-brain barrier and penetrate further into diseased brains. Read more…

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Memory Maker: Alex Mullen ’14

When Alex Mullen ’14 pulled out a victory last December in the World Memory Championships, he surprised even himself. “I didn’t expect to win,” says Mullen, who was running second throughout the   competition held in Chengdu, China. But in a white-knuckle finish, he memorized the sequence of a deck of cards in 21.504 seconds, breaking […]

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Watch Bro: Zhifei Li , PhD ’10

Zhifei Li (PhD ’10) believes that computers should be able to see, hear, feel, and move. But, he adds, mostly, they need to be able to speak to us and respond intelligently to what we say. Read more…

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BME alumnus David Giarracco finds the right balance

When he looks at how the younger generation gets work done, David Giarracco, BME ’89, MSE ’93, feels both admiration and concern: admiration for how they’re able to connect virtually and take on a task without meeting in person but concern because they seem to miss social cues when interacting face to face. Read more… […]

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BME alumni team enters wireless home lighting market

  When three young BME alumni decided to create a startup intended to simplify the home automation industry, they were quick to draw on their Design Team days — the department’s yearlong set of project-based courses in which teams of students solve practical problems in biomedical engineering. “Design Team at Hopkins was a fantastic learning […]

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Clean Water Maven: Debra McCarty ’79

Debra McCarty ’79, Philadelphia Water Department commissioner, is the first woman to hold that post in the agency’s 200-year history. For 34 years, the intricacies of supplying clean water to 1.61 million people has been her round-the-clock preoccupation. A Baltimore native and environmental engineering major at Johns Hopkins, McCarty became a Philadelphia Water Department sanitary […]

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Up and Comer: David Narrow, MSE ’13

David Narrow, MSE ’13, the CEO of Sonavex, a company aimed at improving outcomes for surgical patients by providing clinicians cutting-edge visualization through imaging technology, has been named one of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 notable health care industry entrepreneurs. Forbes recognized Narrow, 25, for his company’s EchoSure technology, which was developed at Johns Hopkins and […]

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JHU Baja : Among the best in the world

With a new racing strategy, described by senior biomedical engineering major and team captain Nate Schambach as “less drama and more laps,” the Johns Hopkins University’s Baja team capped off its best season ever with two top 10 finishes in international competitions this spring. After achieving an eighth-place finish (its highest ever) at the annual […]

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