Summer 2007

Michael Yu, assistant professor in Materials Science and Engineering, received a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award in March 2007. The CAREER award is given in recognition of young scientists’ commitment to research and education. Yu’s award will fund the exploration of new collagen modification techniques and the development of spatially functionalized collagen scaffolds for controlled microvasculature formation and artificial cornea fabrication. His award will also support the development of a biomaterials laboratory session for blind high school students, including those participating in the Blind Youth Slam, to be held on the Homewood campus this August.

Debbi Donhauser, administrator in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, received the 2007 Whiting School Staff Service Award. The award, given in recognition of Donhauser’s outstanding service in support of the educational and research activities of the Whiting School, was presented at the annual Convocation and Harriet Shriver Rogers Lecture in April.

Donhauser began at Johns Hopkins 17 years ago, arrived at the School of Engineering in 2001, and has been the Department of Mechanical Engineering’s administrator since then. In this role, she has demonstrated tremendous dedication to her job and the school community through her professionalism, volunteer activities, and outreach efforts.