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New Leaders

Johns Hopkins Engineering recognizes new leadership in the Center for Leadership Education and the Departments of Biomedical Engineering, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.

Kudos

Recent awards and accomplishments of Johns Hopkins Engineering faculty.

23andMe for Trees

Johns Hopkins researchers are part of an ambitious plan to fully sequence the coast redwood and giant sequoia genomes for the first time.

Impact View All

A Super Strong Alloy

The technological future of everything from cars and jet engines to the gadgets, appliances, and public utilities constituting the Internet of Things will depend on microscopic sensors.

Charting the Connectome

In an early step toward mapping how all animal brains work, Carey E. Priebe has joined an international team of neuroscientists to create a complete map of the learning and memory center of the fruit fly larva brain.

Upstarts: For Heartburn…And More

Patients with chronic acid reflux and other esophageal issues run an increased risk
of cancer. But biopsies are cumbersome, with dozens of slices that are frequently inconclusive.

Students View All

To Rent—Or Not to Rent?

For all its good intentions, the federal government’s housing choice voucher program is not helping America’s poor as intended, says PhD student Philip Garboden.

A Speedy Route to Reliability

Erratic video-streaming on the internet is annoying. For some applications, however, the wait can cost businesses money or even be downright dangerous.

Stepping into the Spotlight

Cori Grainger ’20 chases her dreams in an emotional documentary about the Lethal Ladies, a step team at the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women.

Alumni View All

Changing Lives With Clean Water

The need for clean water and sanitation is a given for health. However, having access to these necessities is far from assured in the developing world.

Drones for Healing

In October 2016, drones started scattering across rural Rwanda. They launched throughout the week, as many as 50 flights a day, traveling miles from their base to locations deep in the countryside to drop vital supplies to clinics that couldn’t obtain them by other means.

Global Search Leader

Krishnan Rajagopalan credits the training he received at Johns Hopkins Engineering for helping him succeed in a career that has culminated in him being named president and CEO of Chicago-based Heidrick & Struggles International.

Back Talk View All

From The Dean

From the Dean

Finding workable solutions to the complex global challenges we face, from climate change and rising health care costs to our cities’ crumbling infrastructure, requires bringing to bear the collective expertise and points of view of engineers, lawyers, policymakers, ethicists, artists, economists, diplomats, and many others.