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Patricia McGuiggan

Permeability Study Published by Patricia McGuiggan

November 22, 2017

What exactly does the phrase “stewing in its own juices” mean in relation to document preservation? That’s exactly what associate research professor Patricia McGuiggan and her colleagues set out to establish in their recently published paper “Stewing in Its Own Juices? The Permeability of PET by Water and Acetic Acid”. Through a series of experiments, the […]

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Alex Komin awarded pre-doctoral NIH fellowship

November 7, 2017

Materials Science and Engineering graduate student Alex Komin was recently awarded the very competitive Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Award (Kirschstein-NRSA). The funding institute for the award is the National Institute Of Neurological Disorders And Stroke (NINDS). The success rate for obtaining an F31 award was 23.8%  (for all NIH institutes) in 2016 and 21% for NINDS. The Ruth L. […]

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Materials Science PhD candidates teach HEART Series lecture

October 23, 2017

The Hopkins Engineering Applications & Research Tutorials (HEART) program allows undergraduate students to participate in research and its societal applications through courses taught by advanced graduate students. The courses require no prerequisites and the class size is kept small to ensure students have ample opportunity to communicate with the instructor and their fellow students. This semester, […]

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Society for Biomaterials holds first meeting of the fall semester

October 16, 2017

                      At this semester’s first meeting of the  Society for Biomaterials, the officers – AJ Bizub, James Shamul, Scotty McGaugh, and Dante Navarro- introduced themselves and gave a brief introduction of the group and information regarding research on campus. The events of the Society for Biomaterials, including talks […]

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Michael Brupbacher’s article selected as an Editor’s Pick in Applied Optics

September 21, 2017

Portions of Dr. Michael Brupbacher’s recently defended dissertation have been published in Applied Optics, a journal of the Optical Society of America. The article, titled “Temperature-dependent diffuse reflectance spectroscopy of plasma-sprayed Cr-doped α-alumina using supercontinuum laser illumination and CO2 laser heating“, was selected as an “Editor’s Pick” which connotates that the work in an excellent […]

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Howard Katz

Dr. Howard Katz publishes two papers on polymer based conductors

September 13, 2017

In a recently published paper in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, Professor Howard Katz details research showcasing a polymer-dopant combination that resulted in a large number of charges per unit volume of the polymer, and a high mobility for the charges, thus leading to the potential development of a polymer with a high […]

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Utilizing the Controlled Combustion

September 5, 2017

In a recent manuscript prepared for publication, Viewing Internal Bubbling and Microexplosions in Molten Metal Particles: a Next Step Towards Controlling Combustion, authors Elliot Wainwright, Shashank Lakshman, Andrew Leong, Alex Kinsey, John Gibbins, Shane Arlington, Tao Sun, Kamel Fezzaa, Todd Hufnagel, and Timothy Weihs present visual evidence of the bubbling that drives the microexplosions of […]

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