Department News

Stavros Gaitanaros Leads Formation of New ASCE Technical Committee

April 9, 2021

Stavros Gaitanaros, assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Systems Engineering, recently led the formation of a new Technical Committee within the Engineering Mechanics Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers. The purpose of the Architected Materials Committee is to promote and disseminate knowledge on the design and synthesis of Architected Materials (AM), […]

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Totally Tubular: NSF Grant Fuels Advances in Wind Energy

March 22, 2021

Wind turbines perched atop slender steel tubular towers have become a common site as the nation’s renewable energy infrastructure expands rapidly. These supporting towers, which have a diameter-to-thickness (D/t) of approximately 150 (and when taking into account how slender they are, sometimes as high as 300), are a remarkable feat of engineering. While the lightweight […]

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Gregory Falco shares thoughts on SolarWinds hack in oped for the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

February 22, 2021

In an OpEd piece published in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, assistant research professor Gregory Falco shares his thoughts on the SolarWinds hack and how he feels it calls for a cyber-endurance strategy from the government. “The SolarWinds hack is problematic. Troves of data are now in Russian hands, including Microsoft’s source code. That information […]

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Somnath Ghosh receives funding from Defense University Research Program to create a dedicated, high-performance computing cluster

January 25, 2021

Using an award from the U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense University Research Program (DURIP), a team led by Somnath Ghosh, Michael G. Callas Chair Professor in the Department of Civil and Systems Engineering, is creating a dedicated, high-performance computing cluster aimed at enabling efficient, collaborative solutions to challenging multiphysics/multiscale problems in solids and fluids. The […]

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Associate Professor Lauren Gardner Named to BBC’s 100 Women 2020 List

November 30, 2020

The Department of Civil and Systems Engineering is very pleased to share with you the news that Lauren Gardner, associate professor in the department, co-director of the Center for Systems Science and Engineering, and affiliated faculty in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, has been named to the BBC’s 100 Women 2020 list, the news […]

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TIME Names Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center A Top Invention of 2020

November 20, 2020

TIME named the Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center, a website that has helped the world better understand and track the COVID-19 pandemic, to its list of 2020 Best Inventions, calling it “2020’s Go-To Data Source.” The annual list, announced this morning, recognizes 100 groundbreaking inventions that, according to TIME, “are making the world better, smarter and […]

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Prof. Somnath Ghosh Named A TMS Fellow

November 18, 2020

Congratulations to Somnath Ghosh, the Michael G. Callas Chair Professor in the Department of Civil and Systems Engineering, has been named a Fellow of The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society (TMS). This honor recognizes members who have made outstanding contributions to the practice of metallurgy, materials science, and technology.  Somnath’s research focuses on computational mechanics […]

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