News: Faculty Research

Ryan Hurley and Rui Ni receive 2020 Space@Hopkins Seed Grant

September 14, 2020

Ryan Hurley and Rui Ni, assistant professors in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, have been awarded a 2020 Space@Hopkins Seed Grant. In their proposal, titled  “Electrostatically-Charged Contact Mechanics in Lunar and Martian Dust Environments,” the pair aims to create novel proof-of-concept experiments with the specific goal of relating particle roughness and charging to cohesion and […]

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Roaches and robots shake it to traverse tricky terrain

June 25, 2020

Animals in their natural environments effortlessly switch up their movements to hunt, escape from predators, and travel with their packs every day. By chasing cockroaches through an obstacle course and studying their movements, the Johns Hopkins engineers discovered that animals’ movement transitions corresponded to overcoming potential energy barriers and that they can jitter around to […]

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Under pressure

June 3, 2020

Material inspired by coral may help create safer implants that can regenerate and reinforce themselves in a response to stress.

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Soojung Claire Hur receives Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Award

May 19, 2020

  Soojung Claire Hur, the Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, was selected by The Hartwell Foundation to receive a 2019 Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Award. The award helps researchers pursue innovative, early-stage biomedical research with the potential to benefit children of the United States. Hur is one of 12 recipients, representing 11 U.S. […]

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The ill winds of COVID-19

May 12, 2020

A group of Johns Hopkins mechanical engineers believe fluid dynamics can tell us a great deal about the COVID-19 pandemic—and how people can protect themselves when the country reopens.

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