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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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Student researchers collaborate virtually with help of open-source software

July 29, 2015

A summer research internship for undergraduates is not only helping them learn to build new lifesaving drug molecules and create new biofuels—it’s also testing the concept of a virtual research community. The Johns Hopkins Institute for NanoBioTechnology—with the help of a $200,000, two-year grant from the National Science Foundation—has launched a first-of-its-kind training program in […]

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Gemstone recognized as 2015 Maryland Incubator Company of the Year in Life Sciences

June 9, 2015

Gemstone Biotherapeutics, a Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures FastForward startup, took this year’s Maryland Incubator Company of the Year (ICOY) Award in the Life Sciences category. The 2015 Maryland Incubator Company of the Year Awards publicly recognizes achievements by current clients and graduates of Maryland incubators and provides a forum for the nominees to increase their […]

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Hopkins team wins entry to National ChemE Car Competition

April 15, 2015

  The Hopkins Chem-E Car team competed in the Chem-E Car competition at the April 10-11 mid-Atlantic meeting of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. The Hopkins car placed 6th in the competition and the team earned a spot to compete against teams across the nation in the next AIChE National Conference in Salt Lake […]

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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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Betenbaugh wins ACS BIOT Division’s Marvin J. Johnson Award

February 19, 2015

Michael J. Betenbaugh, professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and chair of the Engineering for Professionals program, has been selected by the American Chemical Society’s Division of Biochemical Technology to receive the Marvin J. Johnson Award in Microbial and Biochemical Technology. This honor recognizes outstanding research contributions toward the advancement of microbial […]

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Cui wins 3M Nontenured Faculty Award

February 10, 2015

Honggang Cui, assistant professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, has received a 3M Nontenured Faculty Award. In its 26th year, this award recognizes outstanding junior faculty whose research and academic leadership are exemplary. According to 3M, the award gives nontenured academic faculty the opportunity to interact with their peers, as well as […]

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Sharon Gerecht receives inaugural President’s Frontier Award

January 29, 2015

Sharon Gerecht says that scientists always have different paths they would like to take with their research, but they usually have to stick to the roadmap for which they have funding. Now, as winner of the inaugural President’s Frontier Award, Gerecht is encouraged to break new research ground. “Now we have the opportunity to go in new […]

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David Gracias elected AIMBE Fellow

January 15, 2015

David Gracias has been elected to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE)’s College of Fellows. AIMBE Fellows are the most accomplished and distinguished leaders in the fields of medical and biological engineering. Gracias, a professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, the Russell Croft Faculty Scholar, and an affiliated faculty member of the […]

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Sharon Gerecht named first Kent Gordon Croft Investment Management Faculty Scholar

January 14, 2015

Sharon Gerecht, an associate professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, has been named the first Kent Gordon Croft Investment Management Faculty Scholar. This named award is given to a senior assistant or associate professor to recognize accomplishment and to promote professional development. It recognizes Sharon’s groundbreaking research into the mechanisms underlying cell […]

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