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Mixed reality tech brings lab experience to students at home

September 25, 2020

After over half a year of working from home, everyone has had to get a little creative and especially those in the field of education. DMSE’s own Orla Wilson has gone to infinity and beyond with futuristic tech to engage her students learning from home for a second consecutive semester. With the HoloLens2 experience, Wilson […]

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Q&A with Interim Chair Howard Katz about Fall 2020

September 18, 2020

What can students expect from their Fall 2020 DMSE classes while learning from home? “The teaching is going to be enthusiastic, high tech and hopefully offering some opportunities to share information and interact with each other that might be unique or even better than live classes! What about research? “Research is already up and running! […]

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Letter from the Dean – Howard Katz named DMSE Interim Chair

August 4, 2020

Dear WSE faculty and staff, I am delighted to share with you the news that Howard Katz, a professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, has been appointed interim chair of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, effective July 1, succeeding Jonah Erlebacher. I know you share my deep appreciation and admiration […]

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Suhas Prameela Recognized by the Johns Hopkins Diversity Leadership Council

July 24, 2020

Earlier this summer, DMSE Ph.D. candidate Suhas Eswarappa Prameela was awarded the 2020 Diversity Recognition Award for his efforts in fostering inclusion within the Whiting School of Engineering. The award highlights faculty, staff, and students who are working towards the advancement and celebration of diversity and promoting inclusion across all divisions of Johns Hopkins and […]

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Howard Katz Manuscript Published in 2020 Issue of Materials Horizons

April 29, 2020

DMSE professor Howard Katz’s manuscript, entitled “Enhanced and Unconventional Responses in Chemiresistive Sensing Devices for Nitrogen Dioxide and Ammonia from Carboxylated Alkylthiopene Polymers” published in Materials Horizons 2020 ( The research addresses the ongoing need to detect certain atmospheric gases that can be harmful to humans. Spaces can be made safer for people by creating […]

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Newest Faculty Member Mitra Taheri Honored with Prestigious MURI Award

April 29, 2020

Mitra Taheri, the newest professor in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering and Director of the MCP has been recognized by the U.S. Office of Naval Research Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) Award. With the MURI Award, Mitra will lead a team from JHU, Northwestern, UVA, and Arizona State Universities in an effort to […]

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DMSE Undergrads Win Lemelson-MIT Student Prize for Hemorrhage-Stopping Invention

April 27, 2020

Five JHU Materials Science & Engineering students make up the Augeo team and are the 2020 Undergraduate Team Winners of the Lemelson-MIT Student Prize. Led by Junior Siddharth Iyer, the team developed an improved, more cost-effective embolization treatment for stopping internal bleeding by creating a material that can rapidly expand to fit a wide range […]

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