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Sung Hoon Kang highlights applications for microactuators in Science Robotics

April 6, 2021

Sung Hoon Kang, HEMI Fellow, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, and associate researcher at the Institute for NanoBioTechnology, has written a focus article about the fabrication of and potential applications for an electrically-controlled shape-memory microactuator that operates in a solution matching the ion concentration of the human body. The article was published in Science Robotics and […]

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Sung Hoon Kang receives grant from Bisciotti Foundation Translational Fund

March 23, 2021

Sung Hoon Kang, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and a fellow in the Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute, has received a grant through the Bisciotti Foundation Translational Fund. The grant funds will go toward developing a 3D-printed medical device that simplifies a complicated vascular procedure. Established with a generous multiyear gift from the […]

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Hopkins ventilator robot wins top prize at UK Robotics Week Challenge

February 5, 2021

A robotic system created by a team from Johns Hopkins University won the top prize in an international robotics challenge focused on developing solutions for the COVID-19 health crisis and future global pandemics. “Telerobotics for Remote Control of Medical Equipment in Contagious Environments” won the Best Innovation Award at the inaugural Medical Robotics for Contagious […]

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KT Ramesh receives DYMAT’s John Rinehart Award

February 2, 2021

KT Ramesh, Alonzo G. Decker, Jr. Professor of Science and Engineering in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Johns Hopkins, and the director of the Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute, has been selected to receive DYMAT’s John Rinehart Award. Awarded every three years by the European Association for the Promotion of Research into the Dynamic Behavior of Materials […]

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Tiny structures generate powerful beams for enhanced optical imaging

January 20, 2021

Even the smallest molecule can tell a big story. For instance, observing a single molecule can throw light on underlying biological processes in the human body. In fact, molecular imaging procedures—which are noninvasive and painless—are being used to diagnose and manage the treatment of COVID-19, cancer, heart disease, and other serious health conditions. One of […]

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Aaditya Rau wins Provost’s Undergraduate Research Award (PURA)

January 4, 2021

Engineering Mechanics junior Aaditya Rau has been awarded the Provost’s Undergraduate Research Award (PURA)  for his project titled “Atomistic Simulations of Dislocation Mechanisms in Nanotwinned Ni-Mo-W Alloys.” The PURA grant is open to undergraduates from any division working with a mentor in any JHU division, center, or institute. Undergraduates can perform independent research, create a design, […]

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Postdoc Lucas Frérot wins EPFL thesis award

December 15, 2020

Lucas Frérot was awarded the “2020 EPFL PhD Thesis Distinction in Civil and Environmental Engineering” for his recent PhD thesis. EPFL is the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, Switzerland that specializes in natural sciences and engineering. The PhD distinction is awarded to only the best 8% PhD theses of each EPFL Doctoral Program. Frérot received the award […]

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MechE faculty win 2020 Discovery Awards

December 11, 2020

Altogether, the winning project teams—chosen from 274 proposals—include 136 individuals representing 11 Johns Hopkins entities. Two awarded projects include faculty from the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

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