Joseph Katz elected to the National Academy of Engineering

Katz was elected for his development of optical methods in experimental fluid mechanics for turbomachinery, cavitation, turbulence, and environmental flows.

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Hopkins, GE Global Research to create portable diagnostic device to combat infectious diseases

Jeff Wang and team will create a new platform that can quickly identify and characterize pathogens responsible for many infectious diseases.

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On-ramp to creative design

First-year mechanical engineering students at Johns Hopkins take their design skills for a spin in annual competition that challenges them to use basic supplies to complete a complex task.

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Antique tractors gets students' gears turning

Many mechanical engineering students enter college with little or no prior experience working on engines. Stephen Belkoff aims to fix that—with help from a pair of antique Ford N-series tractors.

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Research at Johns Hopkins Mechanical Engineering

Our researchers and students pursue the development of cutting-edge applications in robotics, micro- and nano-scale engineered devices and materials, energy and the environment, aerospace and marine systems, and biology and medicine.

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Feb
21
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3:00 pm 36th Annual Alexander Graham Chr... @ 26 Mudd Hall, Homewood Campus
36th Annual Alexander Graham Chr... @ 26 Mudd Hall, Homewood Campus
Feb 21 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
36th Annual Alexander Graham Christie Lecture @ 26 Mudd Hall, Homewood Campus
The 36th Annual Alexander Graham Christie Lecture *Reception to be held directly afterwards, lobby area of Mudd Hall   “Mechanosensing Depletion Drives Regeneration and Cancer” Presented by Professor Michael Sheetz, Ph.D., Director Mechanobiology Institute of[...]
Feb
22
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4:00 pm Graduate Seminar in Fluid Mechanics @ 132 Gilman Hall
Graduate Seminar in Fluid Mechanics @ 132 Gilman Hall
Feb 22 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
4:10 pm Presentation  “Turbulent Flow over Fractal Urban-Like Topography: Prognostic Roughness Model for Unresolved Generations”  Presented by XIAOWEI ZHU (Adviser: Prof. Zaki) Urban-like topographies are composed of a wide spectrum of topographic elements, which results[...]
Feb
28
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3:00 pm Department of Mechanical Enginee... @ 26 Mudd Hall
Department of Mechanical Enginee... @ 26 Mudd Hall
Feb 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Energy optimization in human walking Presented by Professor Max Donelan Biomedical Physiology & Kinesiology, Simon Fraser University Perhaps the most general principle underlying human movement is that people prefer to move in ways that minimize[...]
Mar
7
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3:00 pm Department of Mechanical Enginee... @ 26 Mudd Hall
Department of Mechanical Enginee... @ 26 Mudd Hall
Mar 7 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Shock wave focusing to achieve high energy concentration Presented by Professor Veronica Eliasson Structural Engineering, University of California San Diego A shock wave is a thin discontinuous region over which fluid properties abruptly change from[...]
Mar
28
Thu
3:00 pm Department of Mechanical Enginee... @ 26 Mudd Hall
Department of Mechanical Enginee... @ 26 Mudd Hall
Mar 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Aeronautics at Bio-Scales Presented by Professor Geoffrey Spedding University of Southern California Aeronautics is a mature and powerful engineering discipline, and great success has been achieved in predicting flows and designing aircraft configurations at large[...]
Apr
11
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3:00 pm Department of Mechanical Enginee... @ 26 Mudd Hall
Department of Mechanical Enginee... @ 26 Mudd Hall
Apr 11 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Harnessing thermal expansion in architected metamaterials Presented by Professor Damiano Pasini Mechanical Engineering, McGill University For technology called to function under harsh temperature swings, e.g. satellite antennas, thermal expansion can be an enemy to fight[...]
Apr
18
Thu
3:00 pm Department of Mechanical Enginee... @ 26 Mudd Hall
Department of Mechanical Enginee... @ 26 Mudd Hall
Apr 18 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Shock wave focusing to achieve high energy concentration Presented by Professor Alexander Smits Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University Biology offers a rich source of inspiration for the design of novel propulsors with the potential[...]
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