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Harnessing the power of the particle

If you can get tiny particles to self-assemble into crystal structures, there’s no end to the products you can create: cosmetics, petroleum products, and solar panels, for example. ChemBE major Zachary Schmidt, a junior, explores this process in the lab. Under microscopes, he and his undergrad and graduate colleagues apply electrical fields to nanoparticles to […]

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Leaving a comfort zone, finding a family

A funny thing happened when Luis Rodriguez ‘18 was asked about his favorite experience in the ChemBE department. His answer, which came as a surprise even to him, was… homework. “Every time I’ve gotten to work in a team with friends, I’ve gotten closer to them and it’s made engineering easier,” Rodriguez says. “I guess […]

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Finding Success Through Community

Up until just a few months before he arrived at Johns Hopkins, Julian Hurtado ’17 wasn’t sure he’d be able to attend any college, let alone his top choice. Born in Cali, Colombia, he moved with his family at the age of 3 to a small town near Atlanta, where his Spanish-speaking parents worked multiple […]

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Science, Songs, and String Theory

When Joanna Schneider ‘18 was 13 and watching her mom’s friend die of colon cancer, she couldn’t shake the feeling that if she just knew something about drug delivery and biopharmaceuticals, she could make a difference. Of course, she didn’t yet know what “drug delivery” and “biopharmaceuticals” were; she figured out the terminology later. But […]

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Building Peptides and Confidence in the Lab

There’s a moment in the lab, after he’s made the peptide-based nanostructure to carry a drug to its target, after he’s anticipated its structure, that Jin Mo Koo ’17 gets to see with his own eyes—through TEM imaging—what the molecule he’s created actually looks like, and confirm that it actually works. “The first time I […]

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ChemBE Freshman Reaches Out to City High-Schoolers

When ChemBE freshman Kristen Nixon heard that Johns Hopkins undergraduates were invited to teach one-time classes on any topic to Baltimore City high-schoolers this spring, she knew she wanted to step outside her comfort zone and participate. And once she started brainstorming what to teach, she quickly uncovered a lifelong but previously unrecognized passion for […]


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Recognized for academic excellence, leadership, and service

Christian Salera was a winner of the department’s Loy Wilkinson Award in 2015 for his excellent record of academic excellence, leadership, and service to the department.   My name is Christian Salera, and my hometown is Washington Township, New Jersey. I am senior double majoring in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Applied Mathematics and Statistics. […]


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A passion for fluid dynamics

Anne Hosler was a recipient of the department’s Joseph. L. Katz Award for excellent performance in the Senior Laboratory course in 2015.   My name is Annie Hosler and I am a Senior Chemical and Biomolecular Engineer from Piedmont, CA. I am also pursuing a minor in Entrepreneurship and Management. While at Hopkins, I have […]


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Pranay Tyle, B.S. 2016
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Researcher, traveler, and philanthropist

Pranay Tyle was a recipient of the department’s Francis J. Fisher Award and Sarah K. Doshna Undergraduate Research Award in 2015. Pranay Tyle is a current junior double majoring in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering and Natural Sciences, with a minor in Economics. He was born and brought up in New Delhi, India and attended high […]


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Success through responsibility

“One of the reasons that I have been successful in research is that I was given a lot of responsibility early on to pursue my own projects.” Josh Temple is a senior in ChemBE who has been heavily involved in research since intersession of his freshman year. He won the Sarah K. Doshna Undergraduate Research […]


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