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Grad student Zhenhui Liu wins two awards at BPS annual meeting

February 27, 2020

Mechanical engineering graduate student Zhenhui Liu won two awards at the recent Biophysical Society (BSP) 64th Annual Meeting, held February 15-19 in San Diego, California. In advance of the meeting, Liu received a competitive 2020 Travel Award from the Biophysical Society. During the meeting, Liu was again recognized with the 2020 Student Research Achievement Award for his […]

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SJ Claire Hur and Thomas Pisanic receive award to develop cell separating and editing platform

February 25, 2020

Both a science and a technology, microfluidics offer promising solutions to diagnostic and therapeutic challenges in the medical field. By combining biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, nanotechnology, and more, microfluidics allows for the manipulation of cells and fluids at the nanoscale on small chips. That’s because at the nanoscale cell properties and characteristics behave differently. Using […]

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Sung Hoon Kang: A new medical device taking shape

January 27, 2020

Our latest video features the research of Sung Hoon Kang, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Johns Hopkins University. Kang is developing 3D-printed cardiovascular implants that can change shape to keep up with the growth of their recipients. He and his colleagues call the process 4D printing, with the fourth dimension being time, and Kang […]

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Designing for Disability

January 9, 2020

In Baltimore City, more than 10 percent of residents under age 65 have a disability, and many of the disabled live in poverty, which makes it financially untenable for most to procure custom devices to accommodate their disability. Enter Volunteers for Medical Engineering, a Baltimore-based group that’s partnered with the American Society of Mechanical Engineers […]

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2019: A Year in Review

January 6, 2020

As 2019 comes to a close, we look back at our achievements as a department – and consider where we want the next year to take us. Our extraordinary faculty, staff, students, and alumni continue to amaze us with their passion, creativity, and commitment. Their hard work is evident in every research breakthrough, in the […]

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Haptic projects bring sense of touch to the virtual world

December 19, 2019

Students in the Haptic Interface Design for Human-Robot Interaction course, taught by John C. Malone Professor Jeremy Brown, learn how to design, build, and program haptic systems that bring the sense of touch to the virtual world. This semester, projects ranged from video games to prosthetic devices and medical training simulators. Check out photos from […]

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