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Qian Zhang
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Qian Zhang, PhD ’16

Qian Zhang, PhD ’16, received the 2017 Innovyze Excellence in Computational Hydraulics/Hydrology Award from the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists for research he conducted on reducing nutrient pollution in the Chesapeake Bay.

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Hiroshi Baensch
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Hiroshi Baensch ’89

Hiroshi Baensch is a senior partner in Mercer’s retirement business. Baensch received a BA in Economics and Mathematical Sciences from Johns Hopkins University in 1989.

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World Changer: Elizabeth Nance, PhD ’12

Elizabeth Nance, PhD ’12, who made the Forbes magazine’s 30 under 30 list—which recognizes outstanding young professionals—has developed nanoparticle technology that can pass through the difficult-to-cross blood-brain barrier and penetrate further into diseased brains. Read more…

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Memory Maker: Alex Mullen ’14

When Alex Mullen ’14 pulled out a victory last December in the World Memory Championships, he surprised even himself. “I didn’t expect to win,” says Mullen, who was running second throughout the   competition held in Chengdu, China. But in a white-knuckle finish, he memorized the sequence of a deck of cards in 21.504 seconds, breaking […]

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Watch Bro: Zhifei Li , PhD ’10

Zhifei Li (PhD ’10) believes that computers should be able to see, hear, feel, and move. But, he adds, mostly, they need to be able to speak to us and respond intelligently to what we say. Read more…

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