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 and Its Applications (DYMAT), this award recognizes outstanding effort and creative work in the science and technology of dynamic processes in materials and related applications. Traditionally, special attention is given to the balance between fundamental science and technological implementation.
KT’s research focuses on extreme environments, the design of materials for extreme conditions, impact processes in planetary science, and impact biomechanics. In recent years his research group has developed a hypervelocity impact facility for defense and space applications, a high-fidelity computer model of the human head and brain to understand how head impacts can cause brain injury, laser shock experiments to study extreme environments, and the use of data science approaches in materials design.
He will officially accept this honor during the DYMAT 2021 International Conference, to be held next September in Madrid.