Impact Winter 2021

Of Seismic Proportions

Understanding the way that a wave moves through granular materials has vast implications for modern science. A study offers important insights into the way stress wave propagation unfolds.

Earlier Warning for Septic Shock

Sepsis and septic shock are the leading causes of in-hospital deaths. But earlier identification of this deadly condition could soon get easier, thanks to recent findings from a team of Johns Hopkins biomedical engineers.

Safer Heart Procedures: Seeing the Light

An imaging technique that uses light and sound could someday replace current methods that require potentially harmful radiation, according to the results of a new study led by Assistant Professor Muyinatu Bell.

3 Questions: Alexis Battle

Alexis Battle, associate professor of biomedical engineering, and her team have developed software that, if paired with expanded sample collection practices, could help identify more causes of genetic disorders.

Formulating Your Chances of Catching COVID-19

Fluid mechanics experts at the Whiting School of Engineering have developed a formula to answer the question of the moment: What determines someone’s chances of catching COVID-19?

Upstarts: Get a Load of This

Professor Jeff Wang is developing an inexpensive, portable, and user-friendly rapid diagnostic device that can be used for self-testing the viral load of people living with HIV/AIDS.

Upstarts: From Highways to High-Rises

Johns Hopkins Engineers are analyzing four high-performance “advanced” steels, developed for the automotive industry, for their potential use as studs and joists in buildings.

Upstarts: A One-Two Punch for Tumors

Associate Professor Honggang Cui is leading a team in developing a dual chemo-immunotherapy treatment that is designed to create an immune-responsive environment through targeted, sustained release of a cancer immunotherapy drug.

Tech Tools: Live, from JHU…

The Whiting School of Engineering built 34 state-of-the-art remote learning studios to provide faculty and students with the most effective, high-quality remote teaching and learning experiences for live, online course delivery.