Impact

Winter 2021

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.

Winter 2021

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.

Winter 2021

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.

Summer 2020

Influencing the Influencers

Many of us resolutely think of ourselves as independent- minded beings, free to make personal choices. But in reality, much of our decision-making hinges on our social networks—the individuals we interact with, both in person and electronically.

Summer 2020

Compound Interest

Most people see mosquitoes as a mere nuisance —or worse, a vehicle for disease. But Joelle Frechette instead found inspiration in these insects and has devised an elegant strategy for replicating their surprisingly sophisticated visual system.

Summer 2020

Disinfected Water: Unintended Consequences

Mixing drinking water with chlorine, the United States’ most common method of disinfecting drinking water, creates previously unidentified toxic byproducts, according to a team led by Carsten Prasse, an assistant professor of environmental health and engineering.

Summer 2020

Flirting While Flying

Findings by Hopkins scientists about the aerodynamic and midair communication capabilities of mosquitoes’ wings could inform the design of quieter drones and new ways of combating mosquito-borne diseases.

Summer 2020

Upstarts: Little Size/Big Impact

Delivering biological medicines directly to cells can maximize their effectiveness while minimizing side effects, says Jordan Green, professor of biomedical engineering.