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Rong Li awarded RO1 grant from the NIH

October 17, 2016

Professor Rong Li was recently awarded a RO1 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The 4 year, approximately 1.3 million dollar grant is entitled, “Asymmetric Meiotic Cell Division of Mammalian Oocytes” with collaborators Professor Sean Sun (Mechanical Engineering, JHU) and Petr Kalab (ChemBE, JHU). The grant was awarded by the NIH’s National Institute of […]

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Rebecca Schulman receives DARPA’s Young Faculty Award

October 6, 2016

Two Whiting School of Engineering faculty members have been recognized as “rising research stars” by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Young Faculty Awards. Suchi Saria, an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science, and Rebecca Schulman, an assistant professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, will each receive $500K in DARPA […]

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Michael Bevan elected ACS Fellow

July 22, 2016

The American Chemical Society has elected Michael Bevan, a professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, to its 2016 class of Fellows. The highly selective ACS fellows program began in 2008. The 2016 class includes 57 scientists who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in chemistry and made important contributions to ACS, the world’s largest scientific society. […]

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Jeff Gray wins AIChE’s Himmelblau Award

July 13, 2016

Jeffrey Gray, professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, has been selected as this year’s recipient of the American Institute for Chemical Engineers’ David Himmelblau Award for Innovations in Computer-Based Chemical Engineering Education. This prestigious award is bestowed annually by AIChE’s Computing & Systems Technology Division to a person or group making new […]

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Rebecca Schulman receives grant from the DOE Early Career Research Program

June 17, 2016

Rebecca Schulman, an assistant professor at Johns Hopkins University, is among 49 young scientists across the country to receive grants from the U.S. Energy Department’s Office of Science under the agency’s Early Career Research Program. Schulman, who teaches in the Whiting School of Engineering‘s Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, will receive $750,000 over the […]

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Samuel Schaffter awarded NSF Graduate Fellowship

June 14, 2016

The National Science Foundation has selected 2,000 Graduate Research Fellows from across the country, including 18 current Johns Hopkins University students. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who pursue research-based post-baccalaureate degrees at accredited institutions. Sam Schaffter, one of the fellowship recipients, is a PhD candidate […]

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ChemBE mourns the passing of Charles Picek ’44

January 14, 2016

Charles Picek, ’44 (chemical engineering), died on January 9 in Ft. Myers, Fla. He was 93. During his 50 year career, Charlie specialized in petrochemical, fertilizer, pharmaceutical and environmental processes engineering. In addition to pioneering seawater evaporators to make fresh water for ships, he held several patents on filters and processes for groundbreaking work in […]

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Gerecht and Mao appointed associate directors of INBT effective January 1

November 18, 2015

The Institute for Nanobiotechnology (INBT) is pleased to announce that Sharon Gerecht and Hai-Quan Mao have been appointed as associate directors, effective January 1, 2016. Both Gerecht and Mao are engaged in collaborative projects with researchers in the School of Medicine, the Bloomberg School of Public Health, the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, and […]

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Johns Hopkins scholars, leaders celebrate faculty research awards

September 4, 2015

Scholars from across Johns Hopkins University’s 10 divisions gathered last night at the George Peabody Library to celebrate 60 innovative research projects that are being supported by the inaugural Catalyst and Discovery awards. Thirty-seven early career scholars (five of them from WSE) received Catalyst Awards and 23 cross-divisional faculty teams, which included 14 WSE faculty […]

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Wang wins Army Research Office Young Investigator Award

April 9, 2015

Chao Wang, Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, was awarded the Army Research Office’s Young Investigator Award this month. The Young Investigator Program provides support promising academic scientists who have received their Ph.D. or equivalent degrees within the last five years. For more information on this award, please click here.

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