Tim Rupert , B.S. ’07, M.S.E. ’07
For Tim Rupert, BS ’07, MSE ’07, his curiosity about materials has taken him far…about 3,000 miles away from JHU, in fact.
At Hopkins, Tim involved himself in undergraduate research with Professor Kevin Hemker’s lab, studying metallic bond coatings for jet engine blades and mechanically-induced grain growth in very thin films.
His dedication – three summers of research plus his undergraduate studies – not only earned him both a bachelors and a masters degree in just four years, but also a Ph.D. in materials science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology a few years later.
Today, Tim is an Assistant Professor at the University of California – Irvine. He teaches classes in solid mechanics, materials, and nanotechnology, and runs a nanomaterials research group. His work earned him a prestigious NSF CAREER award.
Tim tells us that Johns Hopkins gave him his first taste of real science through undergraduate research that stoked his passion for science and focus his career goals. Visit http://rupert.eng.uci.edu/index.html to learn more about Tim’s lab.