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May
3
Thu
The 35th Annual Alexander Graham Christie Lecture
May 3 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The 35th Annual Alexander Graham Christie Lecture @ 210 Hodson Hall

Heidi Nepf, the Donald and Martha Harleman Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will deliver the 35th Annual Alexander Graham Christie Lecture.

The lecture will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, May 3, in 210 Hodson Hall.

 

How vegetation alters waves and current, and the feedbacks to environmental system function

Vegetation provides a wide range of ecosystem services valued at over 4 trillion dollars per year. Seagrasses, salt marshes, and mangroves, damp storm surge and waves, mitigate anthropogenic nutrient loads, and provide important habitat and blue carbon reservoirs. The conservation and restoration of these landscapes has become the center-point of nature-based solutions for coastal protection and carbon mitigation. This seminar will summarize basic concepts in vegetation hydrodynamics, focusing on flexible meadows of seagrass, for which the bending of plants in response to fluid motion (called reconfiguration) plays an important role in setting the drag. Scaling laws are developed to describe the damping of currents, turbulence and waves as a function of plant morphology, flexibility, and shoot density. The feedbacks from plant-flow interaction to sediment transport and carbon sequestration are also discussed.


Sponsored by the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the JHU Student Section and the Baltimore Section of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Oct
24
Thu
Ilene Busch-Vishniac Lecture: “Transforming Healthcare in the US: A Personal(ization) Journey”
Oct 24 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Ilene Busch-Vishniac Lecture: "Transforming Healthcare in the US: A Personal(ization) Journey" @ The Eisenhower Room (The Johns Hopkins Club)

Winjie Tang Miao ’98, the senior executive vice president and chief experience officer for Texas Health Resources, will deliver the Ilene Busch-Vishniac Lecture on October 24, 2019.

 

“Transforming Healthcare in the US: A Personal(ization) Journey”

Why is the healthcare industry ripe for disruption? How is the transformation of healthcare going to affect our lives in the future? What are traditional and new opportunities for engineers in this new healthcare world? Join Winjie Miao as she shares insights from the health industry and her personal journey from BME to the boardroom.

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