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MechE’s Kang selected to attend National Academy of Engineering’s 2016 US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

June 8, 2016

Sung Hoon Kang, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, has been selected to participate in the National Academy of Engineering’s 2016 US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium, set for September 19 through 21 in Irvine, CA.. The event brings together a select group of emerging engineering leaders from industry, academe, and government labs to […]

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MechE students design prosthetic foot for high heels

May 26, 2016

A Mechanical Engineering Senior Design team has created a prototype for a prosthetic foot that can be worn with high heels. Working with a JHU physician and with prosthetics experts, their prosthetic, “Prominence,” would be the first prosthetic foot on the market that is not custom made and that adapts to heels up to four inches high. Some […]

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MechE’s Charles Meneveau awarded honorary doctorate by Danish Technical University

May 2, 2016

Charles Meneveau, Louis M. Sardella Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, has been awarded an honorary doctorate from the Danish Technical University (DTU) for “Outstanding and highly innovative scientific achievements in fluid dynamics, particularly for his work on turbulence and atmospheric physics and its applications to wind energy.” The honorary doctorate (doctor technices, honouris causa) […]

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Student working on Design Day project

EDUCATION: Engineering students put finishing touches on design projects

May 2, 2016

It’s crunch time across the Whiting School of Engineering, as students labor—sometimes around the clock—in laboratories and design spaces to put the finishing touches on projects ranging from a small hovering aircraft that can land in a tree branch as effortlessly as a bird to a hand-held device that enables breast cancer treatment in rural […]

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Michael D. Shields and Tamer Zaki receive ONR Young Investigator Awards

March 8, 2016

Two Whiting School of Engineering faculty members have been selected to win the Office of Naval Research’s prestigious 2016 Young Investigator Awards. The award’s purpose is to support early-career academic researchers whose scientific pursuits show exceptional promise for supporting the Navy and Marine Corps while also promoting professional development. Michael D. Shields, an assistant professor in […]

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Andrew Conn

WSE mourns the passing of Andrew Conn BS ’57, PhD ’64

November 19, 2015

Andrew F. Conn BS ’57, PhD ’64, a retired senior lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering who played a pivotal role in creating and expanding the senior design course that is the department’s capstone undergraduate design experience, died on Friday, Nov. 6. Conn was a leading expert in the development of high-pressure water-jets for […]

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Engineers study crickets’ aerial acrobatics in hopes of building better robots

October 20, 2015

When it’s time to design new robots, sometimes the best inspiration can come from Mother Nature. Take, for example, her creepy, but incredibly athletic spider crickets. Johns Hopkins engineering students and their professor have spent more than eight months unraveling the hopping skills, airborne antics, and safe-landing patterns of these pesky insects that commonly lurk […]

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