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Three DMSE Teams to Participate in DREAMS

April 19, 2017

On Friday, April 21st, undergraduate students from across the university will participate in DREAMS – Day of undergraduate Research in Engineering, the Arts & humanities, Medicine, and the Sciences. The event, formerly known as Undergraduate Research Day (URD), is held each year with the goal of showcasing the research achievements of Johns Hopkins University undergraduate students. […]

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Michael Falk to become Vice Dean of Undergraduate Education

April 7, 2017

Starting July 1, 2017, Materials Science and Engineering professor Michael Falk will assume the position of Vice Dean of Undergraduate Education. The position is part of the Dean’s Leadership Team and Executive Council. This new appointment will require Professor Falk to split his time, but he will still teach and pursue his research within the […]

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DMSE students to receive PURA Grants for their research

March 31, 2017

Congratulations to juniors Grace Hao and Kevin Necochea, who have been awarded PURA grants for their research. The Provost’s Undergraduate Research Award (PURA) is awarded to Johns Hopkins University undergraduate students and affords them the opportunity to conduct their research with the aid of a $2,500 grant as well as a chance to present their work […]

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Qingjie Li Wins Gold Award for Poster at TMS

March 10, 2017

Last month, Materials Science and Engineering student Qingjie Li took home the Gold award in graduate student poster presentations at the TMS Annual Meeting. The poster, titled Surface Rebound of Relativistic Dislocations Directly and Efficiently Initiates Deformation Twinning, is based on Dr. Ma’s group’s recent research on high-speed dislocations. Qingjie states the group found that dislocations often behave […]

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First Mid-Atlantic Biomaterials Day Conference was a Success

March 6, 2017

On the campus of the City College of New York, the first Mid-Atlantic Biomaterials Day Conference got off to a great start.  The event was the first of its kind to be held in the Mid-Atlantic region, with student chapters of the Society for Biomaterials combining to produce the conference. Groups from Johns Hopkins University, The […]

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Professor Timothy Weihs Selected for Fulbright Award

February 21, 2017

Materials Science and Engineering professor, Timothy Weihs, has been selected by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board to receive a Fulbright award to New Zealand. Next year, Weihs is planning to take a 12-month sabbatical to the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand. While there, he will focus on activities centered around three main […]

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Stressing Metallic Glass

February 2, 2017

When materials scientists want to create steel with specific properties—say, a certain combination of strength, hardness, and fracture resistance—they know how to approach the problem. They can add carbon and other elements to the iron in just the right quantities, and they can adjust the heat-treating process. Those interventions will have predictable effects because most […]

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