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Prof. Michael Shields Gives Uncertainty Quantification Seminar at ARL

November 17, 2017

Yesterday, Prof. Michael Shields spoke to members of the U.S. Army Research Laboratory in a seminar titled, “Data-informed, simulation-based uncertainty quantification in computational solid and structural mechanics.” The seminar included information on some recent advances in adaptive sampling for surrogate-based and Monte-Carlo based uncertainty quantification as well as a discussion about methods in Bayesian model-selection and […]

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Prof. James Guest Awarded ASCE’s 2017 Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize

April 13, 2017

James Guest, associate professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, been awarded one the American Society of Civil Engineers’ prestigious 2017 Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prizes. He was recognized “for research at the forefront of topology optimization, focusing on the rigorous integration of mechanics, optimization, manufacturing and uncertainty quantification.” Only a few young researchers across […]

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Letting the Light Shine: A Revamp of The George Peabody Library Skylight

February 24, 2017

There’s no denying when you step into The George Peabody Library that you’re in awe. The building, which houses approximately 300,000 books, rises 61 feet from its black-and-white marble floor to the massive skylight and includes six tiers of stately cast-iron columns, decorative railings, and classical embellishments touched with gold-leaf. Yet, as with any piece […]

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Prof. Michael Shields to Receive NSF CAREER Award

January 24, 2017

Michael D. Shields, an assistant professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, has been chosen by the National Science Foundation for its prestigious CAREER Award, which recognizes early stage scholars with high levels of promise and excellence.

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Prof. Lori Graham-Brady and Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute Showcase Research via Artistic Interpretation

December 5, 2016

Jay Gould, a professor of photography at the Maryland Institute College of Art, traded his Mount Vernon studio for space in the Whiting School of Engineering’s Malone Hall in 2016 as the first Artist-in-Residence for the Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute. The result: A large-scale art exhibit including photographs that depict the artist’s interpretation of extreme materials.

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Prof. Ben Schafer Co-Authors New Seismic Design Technical Brief Based on American Iron and Steel Institute Standard

November 18, 2016

Congratulations to Professor Ben Schafer who has recently co-authored “Seismic Design of Cold-Formed Steel Lateral Load-Resisting Systems: A Guide for Practicing Engineers,” a technical brief released by the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) and the Applied Technology Council (ATC). The brief provides a comprehensive overview of the seismic design of cold-formed steel (CFS) framed […]

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