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PhD students win NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

April 24, 2018

Congratulations to Genevieve Starke and Neha Thomas, who have earned prestigious fellowship awards through the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). This program recognizes outstanding graduate student researchers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, providing the 2,000 awardees with three years of financial support. The oldest graduate fellowship of its kind, the highly competitive 2018 […]

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Undergrad Stephanie Hernandez earns Army’s URAP internship

April 17, 2018

Stephanie Hernandez, a sophomore mechanical engineering major, has received the Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program (URAP) internship, co-sponsored by the U.S. Army Research Office (ARO) and Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP). The URAP internship helps undergraduate students develop skills in Army critical science and engineering research areas in a university lab setting, while preparing them for the […]

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Soojung Claire Hur receives inaugural Johnson & Johnson Women in STEM2D (WiSTEM2D) Scholars Award

April 16, 2018

Soojung Claire Hur, Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, has been named an inaugural recipient of the Johnson & Johnson Women in STEM2D (WiSTEM2D) Scholars Award. The award, launched in June 2017, supports women at significant points in their research careers in the disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, […]

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Santosh Paidi named 2018 recipient of SLAS Graduate Education Fellowship Grant

April 11, 2018

The SLAS (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening) has selected Santosh Paidi, a graduate research assistant in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, as the recipient of the 2018 SLAS Graduate Education Fellowship Grant. According to a press release from SLAS, “The $100,000 fellowship grant, awarded over two years, will allow Paidi […]

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Kevin Hemker takes office as 2018 TMS President

March 22, 2018

Kevin Hemker, Alonzo G. Decker Chair and Professor of Mechanical Engineering,  will serve as the 2018 President of The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS). Hemker took office at the TMS Annual Meeting, held from March 11-15 in Phoenix, Arizona. At the meeting’s award ceremony, he offered the audience a preview of his plans for the coming […]

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Hopkins researchers develop method to increase the flexibility and stretchability of piezoelectric materials

March 1, 2018

A team of researchers in The Kang Group for Bioinspired Materials and Mechanical Systems at Johns Hopkins University, led by Professor Sung Hoon Kang, have developed a way to increase the flexibility and stretchability of piezoelectric materials, which convert mechanical energy to electrical energy and vice versa. This new method allows researchers to create architected materials with […]

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