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PhD Candidate Adam Peters Wins APL Graduate Fellowship

August 7, 2020

It’s a good thing DMSE PhD candidate Adam Peters’ research focuses on materials for extreme conditions because, lately, his hard work in the lab has him on a hot streak. Most recently, Peters took first place in the student award competition at the 2020 National Space and Missile Materials Symposium for his oral presentation entitled […]

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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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DMSE Diversity & Inclusion Reaffirms Commitment with Statement

July 6, 2020

  This has been an incredibly challenging year for all members of our community. The recent police-related killings of Rayshard Brooks, George Floyd, Tony McDade, Breonna Taylor, and countless other Black Americans have highlighted and underscored the persistent racial discrimination in policing across the country. Protests and demonstrations have sprung up nationwide and across the […]

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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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COVID-19 Information and Updates

March 11, 2020

The Whiting School and Johns Hopkins University’s approach to the COVID-19 epidemic is guided by our commitment to the safety and security of our community, our constituents, and our visitors.  With that, we have determined it is prudent to cancel or postpone any Whiting sponsored events or activities, on or off campus, that involve 25 […]

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Professor Howard Katz presents in Israel About his Work with Chemical Vapor Sensors

February 24, 2020

Recently, DMSE professor Howard Katz traveled to Haifa, Israel where he gave a plenary lecture at the 2nd Annual Conference on Chemical Sensors for Wearable Devices. In its second year, the Annual Chemical Sensors for Wearable Devices conference is hosted by The Technion – Israel Institute of Technology and brings together researchers and experts representing […]

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