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DMSE Seminar Series

October 7, 2020

Wednesdays 2:30 – 3:30 PM   September 16th – Gabor Csanyi September 23rd – Ray Decker September 30th – Tao Sun October 7th – Jason Benkoski October 14th – Netz Arroyo October 21st – Suveen Mathaudhu October 28th – Jens Norskov November 4th – Mathew Rosenberger November 11th – Ashley Bucsek November 18th – Nidia […]

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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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New research alliance called upon for analysis of Beirut explosion

September 21, 2020

  August’s devastating explosion in Beirut highlighted the importance of the newly established Materials Science in Extreme Environments Research Alliance managed by Tim Weihs. The consortium, comprising experts from 18 major research institutions, aims to enable researchers from across the country to effectively collaborate, produce faster results and “advance the fundamental understanding of materials and […]

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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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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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