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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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Hopkins Design, Build, Fly team finishes strong in AIAA International Competition

June 9, 2020

The Johns Hopkins University Design, Build, Fly team placed 17th out of 101 universities in the 24th annual American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Design Build Fly (AIAA DBF) competition. The AIAA DBF competition challenges engineering students to design, build, and fly an unmanned, electric powered, radio controlled airplane which can best meet a specified mission […]

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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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Message from the Head: Spring 2020

April 27, 2020

Welcome to the Spring 2020 issue of MechE Force! I am pleased to share with you a snapshot of our many activities and accomplishments in the last several months and what’s ahead. To see some of what we accomplished as a department last year, watch our 2019 Year in Review Video.  I am happy to tell […]

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