Student groups in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering provide opportunities for students to explore areas of interest, get involved with professional societies, learn about and career opportunities, and network with their peers and professionals in the field.


Society for Biomaterials (undergraduate and graduate)
The JHU chapter of the Society for Biomaterials is a multidisciplinary student group that focuses on promoting biomaterials research and the advancement of education and awareness of biomedical and biomaterials sciences by organizing field trips, research seminars, and networking and social events. The group includes undergraduate and graduate student members from several departments in the School of engineering, and the School of Arts and Sciences.

Advisor: Hai-Quan Mao

President: Bruce Enzmann
President: Eric Lin
Vice-President: Anson Zhou
Treasurer: Jason Yin
Secretary: Justin Zhou
Board Member At Large: Pio Kim
Board Member At Large: Jonathan Wang
Board Member At Large: Ikshu Pandey
Board Member At Large: Catherine Wang
Board Member At Large: Alekya Vejendla
Board Member At Large: Darrell Fan

Materials Research Society (undergraduate)
Johns Hopkins’ student chapter of the Materials Research Society focuses on making undergraduates in Materials Science and Engineering department aware of research and job opportunities and facilitates interactions between students and professionals in industry and academia.

Advisors: Howard Katz
Patty McGuiggan
Orla Wilson

President: Ethan Bernstein, ’25
Vice President: Rishi Sheth, ’25
Treasurer: Ikshu Pandey, ’24
Secretary: Alexander Tinana, ’25
External Communications Chair: Faneul Mammo Sr., ’24
Internal Communications Chair: Liam McMullin, ’25
Marketing and Social Media Chair: Clarence Ramirez, ’25
Events Specialist: Katie Cariaga, ’26
Administrative Chair: Shiori Harima, ’26

Materials Graduate Society
The Materials Graduate Society (MGS) focuses on the advancement of materials scientists and researchers at the graduate and post-graduate levels. Through professional and social development events, the graduate student organization strives to improve department camaraderie, academic excellence, and professional advancement for future scientists. The MGS aims not only to help build lifelong friendships among its members, but also a solid professional network, along with opportunities for those involved to expand their communication, social, and networking skills for the workforce.

President: Hadas Elazar-Mittelman, Megan Bokhoor
Vice President: Sreenivas Raguraman
Treasurer/Director of Department Engagement: Daniel McKenzie
Secretary: Sharon Park
Social Director: Jodie Baris
International Representative: Kumar Miskin