News: Faculty Research

Honing breast cancer detection

June 15, 2017

Ishan Barman, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, is combining imaging, spectroscopy, and machine learning techniques to help doctors accurately detect early signs of breast cancer.

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Piezoelectric Flag featured in Applied Energy journal

April 5, 2017

Who knew that a flag flapping in the breeze could generate energy? Professors Rajat Mittal and Sung Hoon Kang did!  They worked with postdoctoral researchers Santiago Orrego and Koroush Shoele and undergraduate researchers Andre Ruas ’18, Kyle Doran ’18, and Brett Caggiano ’18. They studied wind energy harvesting by creating a novel piezoelectric flag orientation […]

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Prof. Sung Hoon Kang to Research 3D Printing for Artery Conduits

January 9, 2017

Congratulations to Prof. Sung Hoon Kang who, as part of an interdisciplinary team, has received NIH funding to explore the utilization of 3D printing to design and develop a novel right ventricle-to-pulmonary artery conduit that increases its size via tailored self-unfolding. Right ventricle–to–pulmonary artery (RV-PA) conduits are frequently used as a surgical palliative treatment for a variety of congenital heart diseases […]

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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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Prof. Kevin Hemker, Dr. Kelvin Xie, and Team Publish Groundbreaking Research Regarding Breaking the Icosahedra in Boron Carbide

October 19, 2016

Congratulations to Prof. Kevin Hemker and Dr. Kelvin Xie as well as their teammates from Caltech and The University of Sydney on the publication of their paper, “Breaking the Icosahedra in Boron Carbide.” The manuscript elaborates on how the team employed a state-of-art characterization technique – Laser-assisted Atom Probe Tomography, to unravel the atomic structure […]

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Prof. Vicky Nguyen, Prof. Kevin Hemker, and Prof. Sung Hoon Kang Receive $1.6M Designing Materials to Revolutionize and Engineer Our Future (DMREF) Grant

August 24, 2016

  Congratulations to mechanical engineering professors Vicky Nguyen, Kevin Hemker, and Sung Hoon Kang who, along with Prof. Mark Robbins (Dept. of Physics & Astronomy) and Prof. Peter Olmsted (Georgetown University), recently received a $1.6M Designing Materials to Revolutionize and Engineer Our Future (DMREF) grant from the National Science Foundation. According to the award documents,”This grant will provide new […]

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Prof. KT Ramesh Represents Materials Research at White House Event

August 16, 2016

When glancing at one’s calendar, it’s rare for most people to see a note about attending a closed event at the White House. Yet, for mechanical engineering professor KT Ramesh and civil engineering professor Somnath Ghosh, that’s what they saw a few weeks ago. The pair joined senior Administration officials from the White House, Department of Defense, […]

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