Impact

Summer 2020

Upstarts: Making Sense of the Data Deluge

The volume of patient data available to medical institutions —concerning everything from treatment and family health histories to allergies—is increasing exponentially.

Summer 2020

Upstarts: Maximizing Catalysts’ Benefits

Heterogeneous catalysts are used in industry to transform raw materials into products, including gasoline and fertilizers, and to remove pollutants from automobile exhaust.

Summer 2020

Inspiration from Slithering Snakes

By studying how snakes slither up trees, rocks, and shrubbery, a team of Johns Hopkins engineers has created a snake robot that can nimbly and stably climb large steps.

Summer 2020

Tech Tools: Defect-Free Solar Cells

Susanna Thon’s lab used a new tool to find and classify defects in solar cells, allowing researchers to target and eventually fix specific types of defects.

Winter 2020

‘Black-Starting’ the Power Grid

In the wake of hurricanes and other natural disasters, a loss of electricity not only disrupts transportation and shutters medical facilities, it also hampers the work of relief personnel.

Winter 2020

Canine Comfort

One way to make pediatric patients feel more at home in a hospital environment is to give them a furry, four-legged friend—or a robotic equivalent.

Winter 2020

Regenerative Graft Could Reduce Heart Surgeries

Coronary artery disease and congenital cardiovascular defects often require multiple surgeries that pose a variety of serious risks to the patient. A development from Hopkins engineers could potentially minimize those surgical risks.