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Prof. Somnath Ghosh to Receive the 2020 International Association for Computational Mechanics (IACM) Computational Mechanics Award

February 14, 2020

Congratulations to Somnath Ghosh, the Michael G. Callas Chair Professor in the Department of Civil and Systems Engineering, who was recently named as the recipient of the 2020 International Association for Computational Mechanics (IACM) Computational Mechanics Award, which is conferred every two years to honor exceptional accomplishments in computational mechanics. Somnath’s research focuses on computational […]

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Prof. Ben Schafer Elected as a Structural Engineering Institute Fellow

January 17, 2020

Congratulations to Ben Schafer, professor in the Department of Civil and Systems Engineering and director of the Cold-Formed Steel Research Consortium, on his election as a Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) Fellow. Schafer is one of the world’s leading experts on structures designed from steel, and his research focuses on increasing the efficiency and safety of […]

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CaSE Researchers Represent the Department during the Space Technology Research Grants (STRG) Program Technology Day on Capitol Hill

December 18, 2019

Earlier this month, CaSE associate professor Jamie Guest, along with PhD candidates Julia Carroll and Alberto Torres, represented their research during the Space Technology Research Grants (STRG) Program Technology Day on Capitol Hill. The event gives NASA the opportunity to showcase the cutting edge space technologies that are being developed at universities nationwide. Selected STRG […]

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View the Announcement: We Are Now the Department of Civil and Systems Engineering

November 26, 2019

The Johns Hopkins Department of Civil Engineering (CE) has formally become the Department of Civil and Systems Engineering (CaSE). Bolstered by unanimous support from our faculty and with significant support from the Whiting School of Engineering leadership, this evolution honors our department’s past and preserves its strengths, while also reflecting our continued commitment to pushing […]

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Associate Prof. Jamie Guest to Research CNT Composite Material Thanks to Funding from Space@Hopkins

November 6, 2019

Congratulations to Associate Professor James Guest and Prof. Tim Weihs (Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering) on receiving a Space@Hopkins seed grant for their project “3D-Woven CNT Composites: Lightweight, High Strength Materials for Space.” The goal of this project is to demonstrate 3D weaving as a promising method of manufacturing ultra-strong carbon nanotube (CNT)-yarn based composites. […]

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Now Showing: Landmarks in the History of Natural Catastrophe Modeling

October 11, 2019

Natural hazards such as floods, fires, earthquakes, and hurricanes threaten human life and property every year across the world, and the risk of future losses is increasing due to population growth, climate change, and urbanization. Thanks to the organization of Adjunct Associate Scientist and Lecturer Dr. Gonzalo L. Pita, the Sheridan Libraries are pleased to […]

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Prof. Lori Graham-Brady Named Fellow of the United States Association for Computational Mechanics

August 21, 2019

Lori Graham-Brady, professor and chair of the Department of Civil Engineering, was recently named a Fellow for the United States Association for Computational Mechanics (USACM). Graham-Brady received her award at the 15th U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics held in Austin, Texas on July 29. Graham-Brady was recognized for her outstanding research contributions in the […]

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Prof. Michael Shields Receives a U.S. Department of Energy Early Career Award

August 6, 2019

Congratulations to Prof. Michael Shields on receiving a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Early Career Award! Prof. Shields’s project, titled, “Low-dimensional Manifold Learning for Uncertainty Quantification in Complex Multi-scale Stochastic Systems” leverages large-scale so-called dimension hyper-reduction methods to enable uncertainty quantification for complex multi-scale systems. The advanced modeling approach is likely to be more computationally […]

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