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An Goffin and Sakul Ratanalert

Goffin leaves ChemBE; Ratanalert arrives

September 19, 2018

An Goffin, senior lecturer and associate director of undergraduate studies, has left the department to move to Connecticut with her family. Sakul Ratanalert joined ChemBE as a full-time lecturer Aug. 1.

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ChemBE Researchers Win Major NSF Grant to Build Soft Robots

September 7, 2018

  An interdepartmental team of Johns Hopkins engineers has received a $2 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to build and program tiny, soft robots. The robots are expected to respond autonomously to environmental and physiological cues, an important step toward building soft robots that could travel through human bodies or machines repairing infections or […]

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Measure for Measure: Steps toward standardization in the field of cell mechanics

August 17, 2018

A cell’s properties—the way it moves, its shape, its texture, and its stiffness—have an enormous impact on human development, the immune response, and the progression of cancer. But researchers studying those cell mechanics often wind up with different results from their colleagues’, leading to confusion and delaying potential breakthroughs in cancer treatment and immunotherapy.

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PhD candidate Eugenia Volkova awarded APL Graduate Fellowship

May 18, 2018

Eugenia Volkova, PhD candidate in the Gerecht Lab, has been awarded an Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) Graduate Fellowship. Volkova studies how the physical properties of ECM-mimicking hydrogels contribute to changes in sarcoma cell migration phenotype. She is an INBT T32 Nanotechnology for Cancer Research Fellow. APL Graduate Fellowships are available to Johns Hopkins graduate students […]

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Senior lecturer Carmo Pereira wins prestigious catalysis award

May 16, 2018

Carmo Pereira, senior lecturer in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, has been awarded the 2018 Catalysis Club of Philadelphia Award. This prestigious award recognizes an outstanding member of the catalysis community who has made significant scientific, technological, or organizational leadership contributions to the advancement of catalysis. Pereira, who joined the department in 2015, […]

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Rebecca Schulman promoted to associate professor with tenure

April 12, 2018

Rebecca Schulman, who joined the department in 2011, has been promoted to associate professor with tenure. The Schulman group designs intelligent materials and devices using techniques from DNA nanotechnology. The goal of the group is to understand how to build complex chemical systems for autonomous self-assembly, pattern formation, and detection and response. Major themes include […]

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ChemBE doctoral students honored by the NSF

April 4, 2018

Natalia Majewska, second-year PhD candidate in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, has won a 2018 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. ChemBE doctoral candidates PJ Krohl and Josh DiGiacomo won honorable mentions, and alum Weitong Chen (BS ’15) was named a Fellow. Majewska, a member of Michael Betenbaugh’s lab, studies glycosylation in Chinese […]

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