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Jessica Ma is awarded APL Graduate Fellowship

January 24, 2018

PhD candidate Jessica Ma was recently awarded an APL Graduate Fellowship. Her proposed project is about the characterization of extremely low-level optical absorption and scattering in crystalline and amorphous materials for high-energy laser (HEL) applications. Jessica states in her project proposal: When people read this project title, they would think that low-level optical absorption and […]

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Expanding STEM in Baltimore Schools

December 18, 2017

In collaboration with Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore City Public Schools has adopted a program to strengthen science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) instruction in the district’s elementary schools. The partnership marks a significant milestone for SABES—STEM Achievement in Baltimore Elementary Schools—which was designed to prepare students for recently introduced Next Generation Science Standards and bolster teachers’ command […]

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Tech Ventures

December 1, 2017

“When I came to Hopkins as a young faculty member about 15 years ago, the engineering school was limiting the number of provisional applications that could be filed each year; only very few disclosures moved to the filing stage,” recalls Materials Science and Engineering Professor Hai-Quan Mao. “Back then, success was primarily measured in how many […]

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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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