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Prof. Chen Li to receive Young Investigator Program award from Army Research Office

July 25, 2017

Chen Li, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, has won the highly competitive Young Investigator Program award from the Army Research Office (ARO). The ARO award will provide $360,000 over the next three years to support Li’s research on a project titled “Towards Terradynamics of Dynamic Legged Locomotion in Complex 3-D Terrains.” Li’s “terradynamics” […]

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Honing breast cancer detection

June 15, 2017

Every year, nearly 1.6 million breast cancer biopsies are performed in the United States and close to 250,000 new breast cancers are diagnosed. But the technique is fraught with errors. “Today, anywhere between 10 to 15 percent of breast cancer lesions are missed, and 60 to 75 percent are found to be benign,” says Ishan […]

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MechE Force Spring 2017 E-Newsletter now available

June 9, 2017

MechE Force is an e-newsletter distributed to students, alumni, and friends of the JHU Mechanical Engineering Department. We recently published our Spring 2017 issue, which can be found in its entirety by clicking here. In this issue: A message from Professor Louis Whitcomb, Mechanical Engineering Department Chair Features Behold the Cockroach The lowly cockroach has […]

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Message from the Chair: Spring 2017

May 31, 2017

Dear ME friends, alumni, and students: Welcome to the spring 2017 issue of MechE Force. We’ve had a lot of exciting developments within the department and I’m excited to share some highlights with you. For almost four years it has been my great privilege to serve as Chair of the ME Department.  As I complete […]

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Prof. Jaafar El-Awady Promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure

January 6, 2017

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Jaafar El-Awady was recently recommended to receive a promotion to the rank of Associate Professor with Tenure on January 1, 2017.  This advancement recognizes his outstanding contributions in her research, teaching, mentoring, and service to ME, WSE, JHU, and the broader international research community. His research interests include multiscale materials modeling, […]

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Prof. Sean Sun Elected to AIMBE College of Fellows

December 21, 2016

Congratulations to Prof. Sean Sun on his election to the College of Fellows at the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE)! The AIMBE College of Fellows represents the most accomplished and distinguished medical and biological engineers responsible for innovation and discovery. Sun will be inducted on Monday, March 20th, during AIMBE’s 2017 Annual […]

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Mech E Force Winter 2016 E-Newsletter Now Available

December 19, 2016

MechE Force is an e-newsletter distributed to students, alumni, and friends of the JHU Mechanical Engineering Department. We recently published our fourth issue, which can be found in its entirety by clicking here. In this issue: A Message from Professor Louis Whitcomb, Mechanical Engineering Department Chair HEMI: Articstic Interpretation – KT Ramesh and HEMI showcase research in partnership with MICA. […]

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Message from the Chair: Winter 2016

December 15, 2016

Dear ME friends, alumni, and students: Welcome to the winter 2016 issue of Mech E Force. A lot has happened in our department since the spring, and I’m excited to share some highlights with you. Students: Our undergraduates continue to amaze us with their talent and passion, illustrated by recognition of a few by both […]

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