News

2021

[May 11,2021]

Shawn Usman has joined our group. 
Shawn is an incoming D. Eng. student who co-founded Rhea Space Activity.
Welcome Shawn!

[May 5,2021]

John Wu has joined our group. 
John is a rising junior in Mechanical Engineering.
Welcome John!

[May 4,2021]

Sean Healy has joined our group. 
Sean is a rising junior in Biomedical Engineering, interested in working on medical devices.
Welcome Sean!

[April 14,2021]

Yanwen Liu has joined our group. 
Yanwen is an incoming master student from Texas A&M.
Welcome Yanwen!

[April 14,2021]

Lia Xia  has joined our group. 
Lia is an incoming master student from Caltech.
Welcome Lia!

[April 14,2021]

The paper by Lichen Fang and Yishu with collaborators at Hopkins and NIST is now published in Additive Manufacturing.
https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1cvBh7tcTWdl4A

[March 31,2021]

Alejandro Barajas has joined our group. 
Alejandro is a freshman in Electrical Engineering. He will be working with Adebayo Eisape.
Welcome Alejandro!

[March 23,2021]

Christopher Shallal is selected to receive the prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. Huge congratulations for the well-deserved honor and recognition!

[March 23, 2021]

The paper by Lichen and our collaborators on estimating the effective modulus of fused filament fabrication-based 3D printed parts is accepted at Additive Manufacturing today. Big congratulations!

[March 17, 2021]

Mostafa and Bohan’s focus article in Science Robotics is now online!
https://robotics.sciencemag.org/content/6/52/eabh1560
Congratulations!

[March 9, 2021]

Our recent commercialization effort is now on JHTV: https://ventures.jhu.edu/news/bisciotti-foundation-translational-fund-winners-2021/

[March 3, 2021]

The Preview article by @Beijun Shen and me is published in Matter today
https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1cgb69CyxcxOBR
Congratulations!

[February 15, 2021]

Christopher Shallal shared a wonderful news that he is admitted to Harvard-MIT Medical Engineering & Medical Physics Ph.D. program. Huge congratulations for the well-deserved admission, Chris!

[January 28,2021]

Congratulations to Bayo for the Microsoft PhD fellowship!
https://hub.jhu.edu/2021/01/26/adebayo-eisape-microsoft-research-fellow/

[January 25,2021]

News article about Tessa Van Volkenburg’s work with APL colleagues: Congratulations, Tessa! https://hub.jhu.edu/2021/01/22/apl-develops-untethered-soft-robots/?mc_cid=f69d969941&mc_eid=562591344e

2020

[November 19, 2020]

Prof. Kang has been award a MII grant (https://www.tedcomd.com/mii-universityprojects)

[October 3, 2020]

Bayo is in one of two Johns Hopkins teams named finalists in Collegiate Inventors Competition. Big congrats, Bayo!!

[October 3, 2020]

Lichen’s invited paper with Yishu, Shengyu, Hemker group and NIST about effects of printing environment on the geometrical and mechanical properties of fused filament fabrication-based 3D printing is published in Materials. Congratulations!

[September 30, 2020]

We are pleased to share the news that both Beijun Shen and Bohan Sun finished their qexams.

[June 17, 2020]

Sung Hoon is selected as one of the recipients of the 2020 Johns Hopkins Catalyst Award.

[May 25, 2020]

Lichen and Yishu’s paper with NIST and Hemker group is published in Additive Manufacturing. Congratulations again!

[May 14, 2020]

We just received a wonderful news from Seung-Yeol that he passed his final interview with Korea Institute of Science and Technology, which is the top national lab for Science and Technology in Korea. He will start his lab in June. Huge congratulations, Seung-Yeol! 

[May 12, 2020]

Runhan has successfully finished her master program by submitting her thesis. Big congratulations! 

[May 10, 2020]

We are happy to share a wonderful news that Zhezhi accepted a position at HUAWEI Technologies as a Design For Reliability Engineer and will start working in Shanghai this September. Big congratulations!

[May 6, 2020]

Our group alumnus Daniel Wang will receive “Robert George Gerstmyer Award” at the Convocation Ceremony this year. The Robert George Gerstmyer Award recognizes outstanding undergraduate achievement in mechanical engineering. Big congratulations! 

[May 4, 2020]

We are happy to share the good news that Shengyu accepted the position at Apple. Huge Congratulation!!

[April 23, 2020]

Lichen and Yishu’s paper through collaboration with NIST and Hemker group is accepted to Additive Manufacturing. Big congratulations

[April 17, 2020]

Lichen’s PhD thesis is approved today.Big congratulations, Dr. Fang!!!

[April 17, 2020]

Our bone-inspired material paper is published in Advanced Materials today! Big congratulations to all the team

[March 31, 2020]

Our group will receive funding from Hopkins to accelerate the progress of efforts of making ventilator splitters.

[March 30, 2020]

Lichen, Bohan, Runhan, Beijun and Bayo gave an presentation about our group in M&M Seminar.

[March 15, 2020]

Our bone-inspired material paper has been accepted in Advanced Materials! Big congratulations to all the team (Santiago, Zhezhi, Urszula, Decheng, Seung-Yeol)!

[March 11, 2020]

Lichen passed his PhD defense! Big congratulations!

[March 4, 2020]

Happy to share the news that our group alum Rebecca Grusby accepted an offer from United States Patent and Trademark Office. Big congratulations!

[March 4, 2020]

Sung Hoon are selected for the 2020 Air Force Summer Faculty Fellowship. He will spend two months during summer in the Air Force Research Lab in Dayton, OH.

[March 3, 2020]

Our group will receive a Cohen Translation Award for the project with medical school colleagues to develop a new device for making a surgical procedure of connecting blood vessels simpler, faster, and safer.

[February 3, 2020]

Our review paper by Lichen, Bohan and collaborators on flexible and stretchable piezoresistive sensors and their applications is published on ECS. Big congratulations!

[January 20, 2020]

Our paper on 3D printing and characterizations of biostable elastomer by Emilio, Ozan, Runhan and colleagues, has been accepted at Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials. Congratulations!

2019

[December 13, 2019]

Shichen successfully submitted his master essay. Congratulations, Shichen!

[December 9, 2019]

The review paper entitled “Recent progress in flexible and stretchable piezoresistive sensors and their applications” by Lichen and Bohan (and our former group member Jing and his colleague) is accepted at the journal of the electrochemical society. Big congratulations!

[November 13, 2019]

Lichen got a job offer from Schlumberger. Big congratulations!

[April 29, 2019]

Sung Hoon gave an invited seminar at the Air Force Research Lab (Dayton, OH). Thank you very much for kind hosting, Dr. Philip Buskohl!

[April 28, 2019]

We had fun during Spring group outing. Thank you all!

Lunch before going to group activities

[April 19, 2019]

Sung Hoon gave an invited seminar in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at UCLA. Thank you for kind invitation, Prof. Ximin He!

[April 18, 2019]

Sung Hoon gave an invited seminar in the Department of Mechanical and Civil Engineering at California Institute of Technology. Thank you for kind invitation, Profs. Julia Greer and Chiara Daraio!

[April 17, 2019]

Sung Hoon gave an invited seminar at the HRL Laboratories, LLC. Thank you for kind hosting, Dr. Tobias Schaedler!

[April 16, 2019]

Sung Hoon gave an invited seminar in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at UCLA. Thank you for kind invitation, Prof. Jonathan Hopkins!

[April 15, 2019]

Sung Hoon gave an invited seminar in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at UC, San Diego. Thank you for kind invitation, Prof. Shengqiang Cai!

[April 12, 2019]

Sung Hoon gave an invited seminar in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at UC-Irvine. Thank you for kind invitation, Prof. Lorenzo Valdevit!

[April 5, 2019]

Rebecca presented at DREAMS (annual undergraduate research presentation event). Great work, Rebecca!

[March 29, 2019]

Boliang received PhD admission from UCLA. Big congratulations!

[March 27, 2019]

Ozan received a job offer from W. L. Gore and Associates.
Big congratulations!

[March 11, 2019]

Sung Hoon gave an invited talk at Applied Physics Lab.
Thank you for kind invitations, Drs. Xia and Shrenkenhamer!

[March 7&8, 2019]

Sung Hoon co-organized focus sessions on “Mechanical Metamaterials” and “Physics of Bioinspired Materials” and gave one presentation at APS March meeting.

[March 4 & 8, 2019]

Lichen and Seung-Yeol presented at APS March meeting.

[March 4, 2019]
Yishu received PhD admission from University of California, Berkeley.
Big congratulations!

[March 1, 2019]
Ozan is selected as a final list for WSE trainee award. Congratulations!

[March 1, 2019]
Ozan and Decheng gave a presentation at DOM/WSE retreat.

[March 1, 2019]

Sung Hoon is selected to receive the inaugural Whiting School of Engineering Lab Excellence Award.
Kudos to group members who made this possible!

[February 28, 2019]

Urszula received admission from Duke Master of Biomedical Science program. Big congratulations!

[February 11, 2019]

Sung Hoon is invited to give a seminar at HRL Laboratories.
Thank you very much for the kind opportunity, Drs. Hundley and Schaedler!

[February 1, 2019]

Runhan Tao joins the group as a master student. Welcome to the group, Runhan!

O Chang Kwan joins the group as a visiting scholar. Welcome to the group, O Chang!

[January 25, 2019]

Sung Hoon is featured at a couple of campus media regarding the invitation to attend the 2019 China-America Frontiers of Engineering Symposium. Thank you very much for support and encouragement!

HEMI Fellow Sung Hoon Kang Selected to Take Part in 2019 China-America Frontiers of Engineering Symposium 

https://inbt.jhu.edu/news/2019/01/28/sung-hoon-kang-selected-to-attend-frontiers-of-engineering-symposium/

Thank you for the coverage!

[January 16, 2019]

Sung Hoon is invited to National Academy of Engineering 2019 China-America Frontiers of Engineering Symposium. Thank you very much for invitation from the organizing committee!

[January 11, 2019]

Rebecca’s PURA award news are featured at a number of campus media. Congratulations again, Rebecca!

https://inbt.jhu.edu/news/2019/01/08/four-inbt-undergraduates-receive-pura-award/
https://hemi.jhu.edu/news/hemi-undergraduate-named-a-provosts-undergraduate-research-award-receipient/
https://engineering.jhu.edu/chembe/rebecca-grusby-theresa-chen-jhu-pura/#.XDi32S3Mw2I

[January 2, 2019]

Our paper on ultrasensitive, low cost tactile sensor is published at Nanoscale. Congratulations! https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlepdf/2014/NR/C8NR09959F?page=search

2018

[December 10, 2018]

Lichen passed the graduate board oral (GBO) exam. Congratulations!

[December 5, 2018]

Sung Hoon gave an invited talk about our work on a shape-changing cardiovascular implant at IEEE-Nanomed 2018 (Honolulu, HI). Thank you very much for kind invitation, Prof. Deok-Ho Kim!

[November 19, 2018]

Our group member, Rebecca Grusby is selected to receive the prestigious Provost’s Undergraduate Research Award (PURA).

https://research.jhu.edu/hour/internal/pura/recipients/

Huge congratulations, Rebecca!

[November 19, 2018]

Sung Hoon is invited to give a talk at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory.
Thank you very much for kind invitation, Dr. Zhiyong Xia!

[November 17, 2018]

Our group member, Rebecca Grusby, received the Silver Medal at NCAA Cross Country Championships as a part of Johns Hopkins Women’s Cross Country Team. Congratulations!

[Nov. 14-15, 2018]

Yishu gave an oral presentation and participated a NSF poster competition with a travel award at 2018 ASME-IMECE.

[Nov.12-14, 2018]

Sung Hoon co-organized three symposia (Mechanics of Soft Materials, Mechanical Metamaterials, and 3D Printing of Soft Materials) and gave three talks at 2018 ASME-IMECE (Pittsburgh, PA).

[October 17, 2018]

Sung Hoon gave an invited seminar in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at Duke University.
Thank you very much for kind invitation, Prof. Ken Gall!

[October 15, 2018]

Sung Hoon gave an invited seminar in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at North Carolina State University.
Thank you very much for kind invitation, Prof. Michael Dickey!

[October 9, 2018]

Sung Hoon is invited to give a seminar in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at University of California, Los Angeles.
Thank you very much for kind invitation, Prof. Jonathan Hopkins!

[October 9, 2018]

Sung Hoon is invited to give a seminar in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at UC-Irvine.
Thank you very much for kind invitation, Prof. Lorenzo Valdevit!

[September 24, 2018]

Yishu is selected for the travel award from ASME-IMECE NSF Poster Competition.
Congratulations!

[September 13, 2018]

Jin Woo Oh joins the group as a Research Assistant. Welcome to the group, Jin Woo!

[August 28, 2018]

Sung Hoon gave an invited talk at the First International Conference on 4D Materials and Systems (Yonezawa, Japan).
Thank you very much for kind invitation, Profs. Furukawa and Khosla!

[August 27, 2018]

Sung Hoon is going to co-organize focus sessions on “Physics of Bioinspired Materials” and “Mechanical Metamaterials”, respectively at the 2019 American Physical Society March Meeting (Boston, MA).

[August 24, 2018]

Sung Hoon gave an invited seminar in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Seoul National University (Seoul, Korea). Thank you very much for kind invitation, Prof. Ho-Young Kim!

[August 23, 2018]

Sung Hoon gave an invited seminar in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (Daejeon, Korea).
Thank you very much for kind invitation, Prof. Gi-Dong Shim!

[August 23, 2018]

Sung Hoon gave an invited seminar at the Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials (Daejeon, Korea).
Thank you very much for kind invitation, Dr. Jae-Hyun Kim!

[August 22, 2018]

Sung Hoon gave an invited talk at the International Union of Materials Research Societies –  International Conference on Electronic Materials 2018 (IUMRS-ICEM 2018, Daejeon, Korea).
Thank you very much for kind invitation, Dr. Myoung-Woon Moon!

[August 21, 2018]

Sung Hoon gave an invited seminar in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Seoul National University. Thank you for kind invitation, Prof. In-Suk Choi!

[August 10, 2018]

Campus media featured the our recent workshop for JSTI students and teachers.

https://engineering.jhu.edu/news/2018/08/10/hemi-workshop-jsti/#.W3YkPi2ZOqA

HEMI Workshop Gives High School and Middle School Students A Crash Course in 3-D printing

[July 31, 2018]

Our group hosted a visit of students and teachers from the Joint Science and Technology Institute.
They learned about our research and had lab tours.
Kudos to Ozan, Seung-Yeol and Lichen for organizing the events!

[July 20, 2018]

Somnath Sandeep Polamreddy has joined our group as a visiting undergraduate student.
Welcome to the group!

[July 13, 2018]

The joint proposal with University of Utah (Profs. Michael Yu and Jiyoung Chang) and Prof. Jim West (Johns Hopkins) is selected for funding from the Office of Naval Research (Program manager: Dr. Michael Wardlaw).
Thank you very much for the support!

[July 9, 2018]

We had a group outing at the North Point Beach State Park. Thanks a lot for all who worked together to have a great outing!

You can see pictures from the following link.

https://kang.me.jhu.edu/summer-2018-group-outing/

[July 3, 2018]

Sung Hoon presented our recent work (Journal of Materials Research 2018) on piezoelectric thin films with architected cuts at the 10th European Solid Mechanics Conference (Bologna, Italy).

[June 27, 2018]

Sung Hoon is invited to give a talk at Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials. Thank you very much for kind invitation, Dr. Jae-Hyun Kim!

[June 26, 2018]

Sung Hoon presented our project on bone-inspired self-adaptive and self-repairing materials at Gordon Research Conference on Bioinspired Materials (Les Diablerets, Switzerland).

[June 26, 2018]
Our work with colleagues from Harvard and Max Planck Institute is published in Nature.

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-018-0250-8

Congratulations!

[June 12, 2018]

Sung Hoon is invited to give a talk at the First International Conference on 4D Materials and Systems (Yonezawa, Japan) (https://www.electrochem.org/4dms).

Thank you very much for kind invitation, Profs. Hidemistu Furukawa and Ajit Khosla!

[June 7, 2018]

Lichen is selected to receive a travel fellowship to attend the summer school on MEchanics and PHysics of STretchable Objects (https://www.mephisto-2018.com/spip.php?page=article&id_article=1).

Big congratulations for the wonderful opportunity and recognition!

[June 6-7, 2018]

Sung Hoon and Santiago gave well-received presentations at 18th U.S. National Congress for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics.

[June 1, 2018]

Shenyu Yao joins the group as a master student. Welcome to the group, Shenyu!

[May 31, 2018]

Prashanth Ray joins the group as a visiting undergraduate student. Welcome to the group, Prashanth!

[May 24, 2018]

Sung Hoon is invited to give a seminar in the Department of Mechanical and Civil Engineering at California Institute of Technology.
Thank you very much for kind invitation, Prof. Chiara Daraio!

[May 22, 2018]

Shangtong(Sandy) Li joins the group as a visiting undergraduate student with Extreme Arts intern program. Welcome to the group, Sandy!

[May 15, 2018]

Sung Hoon is invited to give a seminar in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Seoul National University.
Thank you for kind invitation, Prof. Inseok Choi!

[May 14, 2018]

Emilio finished his master program.
Congratulations for your master degree, Emilio!

[May 1, 2018]
Santiago has started his tenure-track faculty position at Temple University. Congratulations!
https://www.sorrego.com

We send our best wishes for the next stage of your career.
Stay in touch.

[April 25, 2018]

Sung Hoon gave an invited talk in the Dept. of Mechanical Science and Engineering at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaing.

Thank you very much for kind invitation, Prof. Sameh Tawfick!

[April 16, 2018]

Our group alumnus, Peisheng He will start his PhD program in Mechanical Engineering at UC Berkeley this Fall.
Big congratulations!

We send our best wishes for your future endeavor.
Stay in touch.

[April 9, 2018]

Our group alumnus, Shaoyang Qu will start his PhD program in Mechanical Engineering at Purdue under the guidance of Prof. Andrea Vacca with a RA position in his lab.
Congratulations!

He is the second alumnus at Purdue after Yancheng Du, who was also a visiting student in our group.

Good luck for your PhD program and stay in touch!

[April 3, 2018]

Our group member, Santiago, is featured at Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute web site about starting his faculty position at Temple University.

HEMI Post-doctoral Fellow Santiago Orrego Accepts Faculty Position at Temple University

[March 23, 2018]

Khalid received admission to BS/MS program at Hopkins and had decided to accept the offer. Big congratulations!

[March 17, 2018]

Sung Hoon is invited to give a seminar in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Seoul National University. Thank you very much for kind invitation, Prof. Ho-Young Kim!

[March 13, 2018]

Our group alumnus, Lilia Yousefian has been chosen to be the recipient of 2018 Distinguished Scholars Award from the North Arundel County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.

Congratulations, Lilia!

[March 12, 2018]

Emilio received PhD admission from Duke University and will start his PhD program under the guidance of Prof. Kenneth Gall from Fall 2018.
Big congratulations!!!

[March 9, 2018]

Sung Hoon co-organized focus sessions on “Physics of Bioinspired Materials” and an invited session on “Lessons from Biological Soft Materials and Their Applications” at 2018 American Physical Society March Meeting.

[March 6, 2018]

Sung Hoon co-organized focus sessions on “Mechanical Metamaterials” at 2018 American Physical Society March Meeting.

[February 27, 2018]

Our recent paper was featured at MRS Bulletin as below.

https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/mrs-bulletin/news/kirigami-inspired-cuts-make-piezoelectric-materials-stretchable-tunable

Congratulations to all the authors!

[February 21, 2018]

Santiago accepted a tenure-track faculty position at Temple University.
Big congratulations!

[February 14, 2018]

Our paper on piezoelectric polymer thin films with architected cuts is published in Journal of Materials Research as below. Congratulations!

https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/journal-of-materials-research/article/piezoelectric-polymer-thin-films-with-architected-cuts/41109CD493CBADDE85D9446FCE3A95A7

[February 12, 2018]

Rebecca Grusby joins the group as an undergraduate student. Welcome to the group,Rebecca!

[February 12, 2018]

Daniel Wang joins the group as an undergraduate student. Welcome to the group, Daniel!

[February 8, 2018]
Sung Hoon is invited to give a seminar at the manufacturing seminar series of the Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Thank you very much for kind invitation, Prof. Sameh Tawfick!

[February 7, 2018]

Sung Hoon is invited to give a talk at 2018 IEEE International Conference on Nano/Molecular Medicine and Engineering. Thank you very much for kind invitation, Prof. Deok-Ho Kim!

[January 2, 2018]

Our invited paper is accepted for the focus issue on Architected Materials at Journal of Materials Research.

Congratulations, Lichen, Jing, Zeyu, and Santiago!

[January 1, 2018]

Sung Hoon is invited to give a talk at the 5th Young Scientist Workshop organized by Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering of Seoul National University. Thank you for kind invitation, Prof. Jeong-Yun Sun.

[January 1, 2018]

Happy New Year to all!

2017

[December 13, 2017]

Sung Hoon is invited to give a seminar in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at North Carolina State University. Thank you for kind invitation, Prof. Michael Dickey!

[December 12, 2017]

Sung Hoon is invited to give a seminar in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at Duke University. Thank you for kind invitation, Profs. Ken Gail and Leila Bridgeman!

[December 9, 2017]

Sung Hoon is invited to give a talk at the 2018 International Union of Materials Research Society. Thank you for kind invitation, Dr. Myung Woon Moon!

[November 24, 2017]
Sung Hoon gave an invited talk in the School of Chemical Engineering at Sungkyunkwan University. Thank you for invitation, Prof. Changhyun Pang!

[November 23, 2017]
Sung Hoon gave an invited talk in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Seoul National University. Thank you for invitation, Prof. Kitae Nam!

[November 22, 2017]
Sung Hoon gave an invited talk in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. Thank you for invitation, Prof. Byungha Shin!

[November 22, 2017]
Sung Hoon gave an invited talk in the Department of Bio and Brain Engineering at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. Thank you for invitation, Prof. Pilnam Kim!

[November 21, 2017]

Sung Hoon gave an invited talk in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Pohang University of Science and Technology. Thank you for invitation, Prof. Unyong Jeong!

[November 20, 2017]

Sung Hoon gave an invited talk at Korea Institute of Science and Technology. Thank you for invitation, Dr. Myoung-Woon Moon!

[October 24, 2017]

Sung Hoon gave an invited College of Engineering and Applied Science Seminar at University of Colorado, Denver.

Thank you for kind invitation, Prof. Kai Yu!

[October 18, 2017]

Prof. Guangjian Peng joins the group as a visiting scholar. He is an associate professor at Zhejiang University of Technology, China. Welcome to the group!

[October 18, 2017]

Dr. Seung-Yeol Jeon joins the group as a postdoctoral fellow.
Seung-Yeol obtained his PhD in Materials Science from Seoul National University.

Welcome to the group!

[October 16, 2017]

Our work with MIT and Harvard colleagues entitled “Motion microscopy for visualizing and quantifying small motions” is published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2017/10/11/1703715114.full.pdf

[October 11, 2017]

Sarah Williams joins the group as a visiting scholar. Welcome to the group, Sarah!

[October 11, 2017]

Sung Hoon is selected to receive 2018 Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) Young Investigator Program (YIP) Award.  Congratulations!

http://www.wpafb.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1339310/afosr-awards-grants-to-43-scientists-and-engineers-through-its-young-investigat/

[October 3, 2017]

Yishu Yan joins the group as a master student. Welcome to the group, Yishu!

[September 26, 2017]

Our group member, Khalid is selected to receive ASCB MAC TRAVEL AWARD to give a presentation at ASCB/EMBO 2017 Meeting in December (http://ascb-embo2017.ascb.org). Congratulations!

[September 9, 2017]

We are sorry to bid farewell to Shaoyang who stayed with us from July 2017 as a visiting student. We send best wishes for his future career.  Keep in touch, Shaoyang!

[September 8, 2017]

Our work with Ghosh and West groups on effects of viscoelasticity on piezoelectric properties is published in Nanoscale. Congratulations to Jing, Lichen and Zeyu!

http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlepdf/2014/NR/C7NR05163H?page=search

[September 1, 2017]

We are sorry to bid farewell to Jing Li who stayed with us from September 2015 as a visiting Ph.D student. We send best wishes for his future career.  Keep in touch, Jing!

[August 25, 2017]

Boliang Wu joins the group as a master student. Welcome to the group, Boliang!

[August 22, 2017]
Our work with MIT and Harvard colleagues on motion amplification is accepted in Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Congratulations!

[August 21, 2017]
Sung Hoon is invited to give a seminar in the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering at University of Colorado, Boulder.
Thank you very much for kind invitation, Prof. Kai Yu!

[August 19, 2017]
We had a group outing at the National Zoo.
We appreciate Jing for his organization, Ozan and Shichen for driving and all of you for the fun that we shared.



[August 15, 2017]

Shichen Xu joins the group as a master student. Welcome to the group, Shichen!

[August 15, 2017]

Decheng Hou joins the group as a master student. Welcome to the group, Decheng!

[August 14, 2017]

Zeyu Zhu returns to the group as a master student. Welcome back, Zeyu!

[August 11, 2017]

Zhezhi Chen joins the group as a PhD student. Welcome to the group, Zhezhi!

[August 7, 2017]

Our group member, Lilia gave a final presentation for 2017 Research and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (REAP). For more information about the event, please check the news article from the HEMI web page below.

REAP Summer Interns Celebrate Completion of JHU Program

 (image from the HEMI web page, Lilia is the third from the left)

[August 2, 2017]

Junjie Pan returns to the group as a master student. Welcome back, Junjie!

[August 2, 2017]

Our group hosted a visit of students and teachers from the Joint Science and Technology Institute (JSTI).

Santiago Orrego provided laboratory demonstrations of our 3D design and printing research.  The JSTI’s summer project is focused on 3D printing sponsored by the Army Research Laboratory.  Their visit to HEMI demonstrated how a Department of Defense (DoD) laboratory collaborates with an academic university.

JSTI is a two-week, fully-funded, residential STEM research program for current high school students in the United States and DoD schools around the world. Students participate in research projects mentored by DoD research scientists and other subject matter experts. The purpose of the program is to inspire and encourage students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, increase STEM literacy, and expose students to the importance of STEM through hands-on, relevant research.  For more information on JSTI, visit https://orise.orau.gov/jsti/default.htm.

[July 26 & 27, 2017]

Lichen and Santiago gave well-received presentations about their works at Society of Engineering Science conference (Boston, MA).

Well done, guys!

[July 17, 2017]

Jiaxin Xu joins our group as a visiting student.
He is an undergraduate student from Department of Mechanical Engineering at University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China.
Welcome to the group, Jiaxin!

[July 3, 2017]

Shaoyang Qu joins our group as a visiting student.
He is an undergraduate student from Department of Mechanical Engineering at Tsinghua University.

Welcome to the group, Shaoyang!

[July 3, 2017]

Sung Hoon’s comment about a recent study on self-organized maze-like wrinkled is featured on Discover magazine.

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2017/07/03/mini-mazes-could-serve-as-cybersecurity-moats/#.WVqbOcbMw2I

[July 1, 2017]

Dr. Galip Ozan Erol joins the group as a postdoctoral fellow.
Ozan obtained his PhD in mechanical engineering from University of Delaware.

Welcome to the group!

[June 29, 2017]

Sung Hoon gave an invited lecture to high school students about 3D printing at JHU Engineering Innovation special lecture series.

[June 27, 2017]

Lilia Yousefian joined our group as a summer student through the Research and Engineering Apprentice Program. She will work with Santiago.

Welcome, Lilia!

[June 4, 2017]
Our group hosted middle school students and their parents for outreach activities through JHU Center for Talented Youth.
Thanks a lot for Mohit, Santiago, Emilio, Jing and Lichen for leading the sessions!

[June 1, 2017]

Our group alumnus, Arion Morshedian is selected as a Clark Scholar. Congratulations!

Established through a partnership between the Clark Charitable Foundation and the Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering, the Clark Scholars Program forms a cohort of some of the nation’s most talented engineering students. Clark Scholars work with faculty mentors, network with professional engineers, and learn from experts in their fields as part of leadership, business, and innovation training during their undergraduate years.

[May 24, 2017]

Our new Army Research Office grant is featured in the HEMI web site.

PROF. NGUYEN AND PROF. KANG AWARDED ARMY RESEARCH OFFICE GRANT

[May 2, 2017]

Our group alumnus, Shuyang Chen, will start his PhD program at RPI this Fall. Congratulations!

Good luck for your PhD program and stay in touch.

[April 22, 2017]

Our group alumnus, Daksh Arora will start his master program in Materials Science and Engineering at Cornell University this Fall. Congratulations and stay in touch!

[April 19, 2017]

Jing presented his recent work at 2017 Spring Materials Research Society Meeting!

[April 18, 2017]

Sung Hoon gave a guest lecture on 3D printing for Micro/Nanotechnology (EN 540.440/640) course. Thank you for invitation. Prof. Gracias.

[April 18, 2017]

Mohit will start his PhD program in Mechanical Engineering at Johns Hopkins this Fall. Congratulations!

[April 13, 2017]

Our group alumnus, Zeyu Zhu will start his MSE program at Hopkins this Fall. Congratulations and welcome back!

[April 12, 2017]

Our visiting undergraduate student, Junjie will start the MSE program at Hopkins this Fall and will continue work with us. Congratulations! Wonderful to have you back.

[April 10, 2017]

A group alumnus, Yancheng Du will start his PhD program at Purdue University this Fall. Congratulations!

Good luck for your PhD program and stay in touch.

[April 7, 2017]

Our work on piezoelectric flags is featured in Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute web page. Check below!

Harvesting Wind Energy with a Piezo-Flag: Kang Group Published in Applied Energy

[April 5, 2017]

Our work on piezoelectric flags is featured in ME Department social media.

Check the news items below.

https://www.facebook.com/Johns-Hopkins-University-Department-of-Mechanical-Engineering-340050538695/?hc_ref=PAGES_TIMELINE&fref=nf

[March 30, 2017]

Our paper on a self-folding transformer robot based on triple-state actuators with controllable folding characteristics is published in Applied Physics Letters!
Congratulations to Shuyang, Jing, Lichen, and Zeyu!
Check below for the paper.
http://aip.scitation.org/doi/pdf/10.1063/1.4979560

[March 19, 2017]

Our paper with Prof. Rajat Mittal’s group is published in Applied Energy.

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0306261917302350

Congratulations to Santiago and Brett!

[March 9, 2017]

Our group is awarded a grant from the U.S. Army Research Office!

Our project entitled “Extreme Dissipation Behavior of Main-Chain Liquid-Crystal Elastomers (LCEs) and Structures” will investigate a fundamental understanding of the relaxation mechanisms of main-chain LCEs to enable the design of extraordinary dissipation behaviors in materials and structures over multiple length scales

It is envisioned that our proposed work will uncover new dissipation behaviors of LCEs and their underlying mechanisms. It will demonstrate how the structure of LCEs can be tailored at multiple length scales to control dissipation behaviors.

It is joint efforts by Prof. Vicky Nguyen (PI), Prof. Christopher Yakacki (co-PI, University of Colorado, Denver), and our group.

[March 4, 2017]

Our group had a spring outing to Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington DC on March 4. Many thanks to Junjie, Eyan and Arion for organizing this spring outing!

[March 2, 2017]

Santiago’s paper that reported our collaborative work with Prof. Rajat Mittal’s group through the support of E2SHI is accepted in Applied Energy. This is the first paper from our work done at Hopkins. Congratulations to all!

[February 23, 2017]

Mr. Darius Irani joined our group. Darius is an undergraduate student majoring in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mathematics & Statistics. Welcome to Kang group!

[February 21, 2017]  

Our paper with Harvard colleagues on harnessing geometrical frustration for controlling acoustic wave propagation is published in Physical Review Letters.

https://journals.aps.org/prl/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevLett.118.084302

[January 17, 2017]

Mr. Junjie Pan joined our group. Junjie is a visiting undergraduate student from Chongqing University majoring in Mechanical Engineering. Welcome to Kang group, Junjie!

[January 17, 2017]

We are sorry to bid farewell to Bohan who stayed with us from July 2016 as a visiting undergraduate student. We send best wishes for his future career.  Keep in touch, Bohan! 

[January 17, 2017]

We are sorry to bid farewell to Peisheng who stayed with us from September 2016 as a visiting undergraduate student. We send best wishes for his future career.  Keep in touch, Peisheng!

[January 13, 2017]

Sung Hoon is elected as the editor of the ASME Technical Committee on Mechanics of Soft Materials. As editor, he will support the annual newsletter in February 2017, and he will eventually be the chair for the Technical Committee in organization of the Soft Materials Mechanics Symposium at the 2020 ASME IMECE.

2016

[December 21, 2016]

Our group is awarded a R21/R33 grant from the National Institute of Health!
Our proposal entitled “Self-Unfolding RV-PA 3D Printed Conduits” will utilize 3D printing to design and develop a novel RV-PA conduit that increases its size via tailored self-unfolding triggered by flow and time so that fewer complications as well as surgeries are required to maintain and develop normal pulmonary blood flow from infancy to adulthood. It is envisioned that 3D printing will also allow for improved precision in patient customization and on-demand design changes to enable better functionality. We anticipate that self- unfolding mechanisms and associated shape changes will result in operation of the conduits over longer periods of infant and child growth into adulthood.

It is joint efforts by Prof. David Gracias (PI, ChemBE), Prof. Lewis Romer (co-PI, JHMI), Prof. Narutoshi Hibino (co-PI, JHMI) and our group.

For more information, please check the link below.

https://projectreporter.nih.gov/project_info_description.cfm?aid=9245197&icde=32418423&ddparam=&ddvalue=&ddsub=&cr=1&csb=default&cs=ASC&pball=

[November 28, 2016]

Mr. Arion Morshedian joined our group. Arion is a freshman at Johns Hopkins majoring in Mechanical Engineering. Welcome to Kang group, Arion!

[November 5, 2016]

Dr. Santiago Orrego participated in the Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP)’s Summer 2016 Research & Engineering Apprenticeship Program (REAP) as a high school student mentor. He mentored two high school students on a project to design, fabricate, and test novel dental resin composites with anti-caries agents.

[November 5, 2016]

Profs. Sung Hoon Kang’s and Yun Chen’s groups had a wonderful joint fall group outing to Gettysburg. We visited the Gettysburg Museum and the Gettysburg Battlefield. Thanks to Santiago for organization. For photos, see here.

[October 25, 2016]

Prof. Kang gave a talk at Korean American Scientist and Engineers Association JHU student group event
https://www.facebook.com/JHUKSEA/photos/gm.1055534214564689/986888871433140/?type=3&theater

[October 25, 2016]

Mr. Eyan Goldman joined our group. Eyan is a freshman at Johns Hopkins majoring in Mechanical Engineering. Welcome to Kang group, Eyan!

[October 10, 2016]

Mr. Azra Horowitz joined our group. Azra is a master student at Johns Hopkins majoring in Biomedical Engineering. Welcome to Kang group, Azra!

[October 10, 2016]

Prof. Kang is invited to give a seminar in the Dept. of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering at University of Calgary. Thank you for kind invitation, Prof. Sam Kim.

[October 10, 2016]

We are sorry to bid farewell to Zeyu who stayed with us from July as a visiting undergraduate student. We send best wishes for his future career.  Keep in touch, Zeyu!

[October 4, 2016]

Our group attended Society of Engineering Science (SES) 53rd Annual Technical Meeting in College Park, Maryland. During the meeting, our group members presented and demonstrated posters about their recent works on shape memory polymer.  Great job!

[September 16, 2016]

Ms. Amy Boulier joined our group. Amy is an undergraduate student at Johns Hopkins majoring in Mechanical Engineering. Welcome to Kang group, Amy!

[September 9, 2016]

Mr. Hopson(Peisheng) He joined our group. Hopson is a visiting undergraduate student from Shanghai Jiao Tong University majoring in Materials Science and Engineering. Welcome to Kang group, Hopson!

[September 9, 2016]

Mr.  Mohit Singhala joined our group. Mohit  is a master student at Johns Hopkins University majoring in Bioengineering Innovation and Design (CBID). Welcome to Kang group, Mohit!

[September 5, 2016]
Prof. Kang is invited to as a discussion leader of iMechanica in 2017.
iMechanica is the most active web of mechanics and mechanicians with over 37,000 members.
A journal club discussion leader (http://imechanica.org/jclub) is selected by the editors of iMechanica.
He/she has the full responsibility in articulating a theme, selecting papers, and motivating discussion.
Thank you for invitation, Prof. Shengqiang Cai!

[August 19, 2016]

Prof. Kang is invited to give a seminar in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
Thank you very much for kind invitation, Profs. Arola and Zhu!

[August 19, 2016]

We are sorry to bid farewell to Tila who stayed with us during summer as an Extreme Science Intern. We send best wishes for her future career.  Keep in touch, Tila.

[August 19, 2016]

We are sorry to bid farewell to Yancheng who stayed with us during summer as a visiting undergraduate student. We send best wishes for his future career.  Keep in touch, Yancheng.

[August 19, 2016]

We are sorry to bid farewell to Moses who stayed with us during summer as an Extreme Science Intern. We send best wishes for his future career.  Keep in touch, Moses.

[August 9, 2016]

We are sorry to bid farewell to Sofia who stayed with us during summer as a visiting undergraduate student. We send best wishes for her future career.  Keep in touch, Sofia.

[August 5, 2016]

We are sorry to bid farewell to Brett who stayed with us during summer as a visiting undergraduate student. We send best wishes for his future career.  Keep in touch, Brett.

[July 29, 2016]

Our group is awarded the first grant from the National Science Foundation through Designing Materials to Revolutionize and Engineer Our Future program (https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505073) for a collaborative project with Profs. Vicky Nguyen, Kevin Hemker, Mark Robbins, and Peter Olmsted!

http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1628974

This Designing Materials to Revolutionize and Engineer Our Future (DMREF) grant will provide new scientific understanding of the Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) process and its effect on the underlying molecular structure and properties of 3D-printed polymers. 3D-printing is driving a paradigm shift in the design and manufacturing of objects both in every day life and in high-tech applications. The integration with computer-aided design allows printed parts to be customized quickly and inexpensively to meet unique specifications and provide new functionalities. FFF is the most widely used and fastest growing 3D process and FFF printers dominate the growing desktop 3D printing market, driven by the low cost and relative simplicity of the printer construction and wide availability of feedstock materials. Although widely used, applications of FFF printed materials are limited by modest strength and toughness and large variability in material properties. This award supports fundamental research to understand how the printing conditions affect the materials properties of polymers printed by FFF. This fundamental knowledge is needed to advance the application of FFF to structure-critical components, provide computational tools to accelerate the design of FFF printed parts, and develop the next generation 3D-printing technology for polymers. Thus, the outcomes of this project will benefit the US economy. This project will also provide opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to participate in multidisciplinary research that involves close interactions with national laboratories and product design researchers, and create innovative outreach actives for K-12 on the science and engineering of 3D-printing.

The research objective of this project is to uncover the relationships between important printing parameters and feedstock material properties and the anisotropy, strength, and toughness of the printed material. We will develop an integrative research approach with iterative feedback between printing, modeling, and experiments at multiple length scales to investigate: 1) the molecular orientation of the extruded fiber, 2) the nonequilibrium structure and anisotropic, viscoplastic behavior of the annealed fiber, 3) the entanglement structure, strength and toughness of the fiber-fiber weld, 4) the anisotropic viscoplastic and damage behavior of the raster structure, and 5) the thermal history and residual stresses in the printed part. Finally, we will apply the experimentally-validated multi-scale modeling framework to design the properties of feedstock material and printing parameters to improve the strength and toughness of the printed part.

[July 26, 2016]

Profs. Sung Hoon Kang’s and Yun Chen’s groups had a wonderful joint group outing at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Thanks for Mr. Lichen Fang’s detailed organization. Check here for selected photos.

[July 18, 2016]

Mr. Bohan Wang joined Kang group. Bohan is a visiting undergraduate student from Tsinghua University majoring in Mechanical Engineering and will stay with us until January 2017. Welcome to Kang group!

[July 7, 2016]

Prof. Kang gave a lecture entitled “3D Printing:  A Technology That 
Transforms Our Lives” to high school students participating Engineering Innovation program (http://engineering.jhu.edu/ei/).

[July 5, 2016]

Mr. Yancheng Du joined Kang group. Yancheng is a visiting undergraduate student from Tsinghua University majoring in Mechanical Engineering and will stay with us during the summer. Welcome to Kang group!

[July 2, 2016]

Mr. Zeyu Zhu joined Kang group. Zeyu is a visiting undergraduate student from Shanghai Jiao Tong University majoring in Materials Science & Engineering. He will stay with us during the summer. Welcome to Kang group!

[June 30, 2016]

Our work on architected energy absorbing materials is featured in JHU Engineering Magazine as the link below.

Blocking the Bounce

[June 23, 2016]

Prof. Kang is invited to participate in a workshop on “The Future of Vibration Energy Transfer in Solids and Structures: Needs and Opportunities” supported by the US Army Research Office.

Thank you for kind invitation, Profs. Boechler, Harne, Kochmann, and Yang.

[June 20, 2016]

Our paper with Australian National University and Harvard colleagues on elastic metamaterials for tuning electromagnetic wave propagation is published in Scientific Reports.

http://www.nature.com/articles/srep28273

[June 13, 2016]

Kang group postdoctoral fellow Santiago Orrego is currently exploring how to harness wind energy with the hopes of one day replacing traditional batteries in small-scale sensors, biomedical devices, and wearable electronics while also creating a sustainable alternative for powering devices in remote areas.

Please check the links below for more detail:

https://www.facebook.com/HopkinsExtreme/

http://hemi.jhu.edu/news/postdoctoral-fellow-santiago-orrego-designs-a-piezo-flag-to-sustainably-harvest-wind-energy/

Learn more about the project

See the YouTube video showing a live performance of the flag

Good luck, Santiago!

[June 13, 2016]
Kang group postdoctoral fellow Santiago Orrego is currently exploring how to harness wind energy with the hopes of one day replacing traditional batteries in small-scale sensors, biomedical devices, and wearable electronics while also creating a sustainable alternative for powering devices in remote areas.Please check the links below for more detail:
[June 13, 2016]
Ms. Sofia Alexandra Diez joined Kang group. Sofia is an undergraduate student majoring in Mechanical Engineering at JHU, welcome to Kang group!
[June 8, 2016]
Tila Assgari will be with us during summer as Extreme Arts intern. Welcome, Tila!
 
[May 19, 2016]
Prof. Kang is invited to participate in the National Academy of Engineering’s 2016 US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium. The total number of 100 engineers, generally 30-45 years old from industry, universities, and government labs will attend to represent the full range of engineering fields.

[May 17, 2016]

Our paper with Harvard colleagues on architected materials with effective negative swelling is published in Advanced Materials. For more information, check here.

[May 16, 2016]
Shuyang received his MSE degree. Shuyang is the first student in the group, who finished a thesis. The title of his thesis is “Self-folding Transformer Robot Based on Bidirectional Shape Memory Polymer Composite Actuators”. Congratulations!

You can see pictures celebrating his graduation here.

[May 10, 2016]
Mr. Brett Caggiano joined Kang group. Brett is an undergraduate student majoring in Mechanical Engineering at JHU, welcome!

[May 3, 2016]
Prof. Kang is invited to participate in an NSF workshop on the “Interdisciplinary Frontiers of Designing Engineering Material Systems” (http://d3em.tamu.edu/interdisciplinary-frontiers-workshop-2016/).

[April 25, 2016]
Mr. Eugene Kang joined Kang group. Eugene is an undergraduate student majoring in Mechanical Engineering at JHU, welcome to the group!

[March 31, 2016]
Prof. Kang will co-organize 2016 Society of Engineering Science Meeting (College Park, MD) symposium on mechanics of 3D printed materials and structures with Profs. Howon Lee (Rugters University), Jerry Qi (Georgia Institute of Technology) and Yaning Li (University of New Hampshire).

[March 26, 2016]
Spring 2016 Group Outing! White House visit plus Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC. Thanks for organization, Santiago.

[March 22, 2016]
Dr. Santiago Orrego is selected an as instructor for the Johns Hopkins Engineering Application & Research Tutorial Program (HEART). The HEART program provides new undergraduate students with a window on cutting-edge engineering research and its applications to society. From the class, students will be introduced to cutting-edge engineering research and learn how that research impacts society. Santiago will teach a course entitled “Inspiring Inventions for an Engineering Mind” in Fall 2016 semester.

[March 21, 2016]

Prof. Kang is invited to give a seminar in the department of mechanical engineering at Stony Brook University. Thank you very much for kind invitation, Prof. Chen!

[February 12, 2016]

MRS Bulletin February 2016 Issue (Patterning by Self-Organization and Self-Folding) that Sung Hoon worked as a co-guest editor with Prof. Michael Dickey is not published. The issue features review articles from experts in the field as well as an introductory article by Sung Hoon and Michael Dickey. You can see the issue from the link below.

http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayIssue?decade=2010&jid=MRS&volumeId=41&issueId=02

[February 8, 2016]

Urszula Krekora joined Kang group. Urszula is an undergraduate student majoring in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at JHU, welcome to the group!

[February 8, 2016]

We are sorry to bid farewell to Bo who stayed with us during Fall semester as a visiting undergraduate student.
We send best wishes for her future career at Tsinghua University.  Keep in touch, Bo.

2015

[November 24, 2015]

Prof. Kang will co-organize ASME 2016 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (Phoenix, AZ) session on “3D Printed Soft Materials” with Profs. Howon Lee (Rugters University), Jerry Qi (Georgia Institute of Technology) and Yaning Li (University of New Hampshire).

[November 19, 2015]

Prof. Kang is invited to give a seminar in the department of mechanical and materials engineering at Portland State University. Thank you very much for kind invitation, Prof. Yi!

[November 13, 2015]

Our group members (Santiago and Sung Hoon) attended the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers convention to meet prospective graduate students and postdocs as representatives of the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering of Whiting School of Engineering.

[October 16, 2015]

We had a group outing. While the original plan was changed due to unexpected event, we had good time to refresh.

Thanks a lot for organizing it, Santiago and to all for fun.

Check below for photos from the outing.

https://kang.me.jhu.edu/fall-2015/

[October 1, 2015]

Bo Yuan joined the group as a visiting student. She is a senior of Tsinghua University. She will stay with us for four months. Welcome to Hopkins and the group!

[September 15, 2015]

We are sorry to bid farewell to Olivia who stayed with us during Spring semester as a master student.
We send best wishes for her career at IBM.  Keep in touch, Olivia.

[September 4, 2015]

We are sorry to bid farewell to Liujiang who stayed with us during past two months as a visiting scholar.
We send best wishes for his future endeavors.  Keep in touch, Liujiang.

Check here for the picture before a farewell lunch.

https://kang.me.jhu.edu/fall-2015/

[September 1, 2015] 

Amanda presented her work during summer at HEMI/MICA Extreme Arts Internship program presentations. Check the photos page for more information.

[September 1, 2015]

Jing Li joined the group as a visiting scholar. He is a Ph.D. student of Wuhan University of Technology. He will stay with us for two years through a joint Ph.D. program supported by Chinese Scholarship Council. Welcome to Hopkins and the group!

[August 21, 2015]

We are sorry to bid farewell to Moses and Amanda who stayed with us during past a couple of months as an Extreme Science intern and an Extreme Arts intern, respectively.
We send best wishes for their future endeavors.  Keep in touch, Amanda and Moses.

Check here for the pictures after a farewell lunch.

Summer_2015

[August 18, 2015]

Yitao Chen joined the group. Yitao earned his Bachelor of Engineering in Materials Science and Engineering

from Chongqing University and Master of Science in Materials Science and Engineering from Columbia University. He will start his Ph.D. program in Mechanical Engineering from Fall 2015.

Welcome to Hopkins and the group!

[August 18, 2015]

Lichen Fang joined the group. Lichen earned his Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering Mechanics from Tsinghua University. He will start his Ph.D. program in Mechanical Engineering from Fall 2015.

Welcome to Hopkins and the group!

[July 24, 2015]

We are sorry to bid farewell to Daksh and Dharmendra who stayed with us during past two months.
We send best wishes for their future endeavors.  Keep in touch, Daksh and Dharmendra.

[July 20, 2015]

Prof. Kang will co-organize 2016 APS March Meeting (March 14-18, 2016 – Baltimore, MD) Focus Session on Physics of Bioinspired Materials with Prof. Qiming Wang of University of Southern California.

[July 10, 2015]

We had the first group outing to the Gunpowder Falls State Park.
Thanks a lot for Dharmendra’s planning and all of you for fun time!
Check the new “Photos” menu for sharing the moments.

[July 1, 2015]

Our group will receive a seed grant from Johns Hopkins Environment, Energy, Sustainability & Health Institute (E2SHI) to study energy harvesting by collaboration with Mechanical Engineering professor Rajat Mittal and postdoc Kourosh Shoele.

Check the links below for the official announcement and a news on the ME Department web page.

http://e2shi.jhu.edu/research_projects/seed_grants/research_projects/mittal-kang-shoele

[June 18, 2015]

Our new paper with Harvard colleagues on reusable energy absorbing material is published in Advanced Materials. Please, check the news about the paper from our department web page by clicking here

[June 10, 2015]

Amanda Metcalf has joined the group. She obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Sculpture from Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in 2015. She will work as an Extreme Art intern until mid August. Welcome, Amanda!

[June 1, 2015]

Moses Kayondo has joined the group. He is currently pursuing his B.S in Engineering Physics at Morgan State University. He will work as an Extreme Science intern until mid August. Welcome, Moses!

[May 25, 2015]

Prof. Kang is invited to give a talk at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Thank you very much for kind invitation, Dr. Chelsea Davis!

[May 15, 2015]

Daksh Arora has joined the group. He is currently pursuing his B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering with minor in Production and Industrial Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. He will work as a visiting undergraduate student until mid July. Welcome, Daksh!

[May 11, 2015]

Dharmendra Sharma has joined the group. He is currently pursuing his B.Tech in Manufacturing Science and Engineering with M.Tech in Industrial Engineering and Management degree at Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. He will work as a visiting undergraduate student until the end of July. Welcome, Dharmendra!

[May 10, 2015]

Prof. Kang’s science art image was selected as one of the super-cool science photos from the past decade by Huffington Post.

Check the year 2009 from the link below.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/10/cool-science-photos-decade_n_7225080.html?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=Green

[May 5, 2015]

Dr. Santiago Orrego has joined the group. Dr. Orrego finished his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He will work as a postdoctoral fellow. Welcome, Santiago!

[April 25, 2015]

Group members (Shuyang, Olivia, and Sung Hoon) attended Bioprinting workshop organized by Baltimore’s Underground Science Space.

[April 11 & 18, 2015]

Group members (Shuyang, Olivia, Santiago, and Omid) attended Bioprinting workshops organized by Baltimore’s Underground Science Space.

[April 9, 2015]

Prof. Kang is invited to give a presentation at Greater Baltimore Committee Education and Workforce.

The Committee is focusing on emerging technologies in the Baltimore City regional economy and developing recommendations to change curriculum and/or develop new academic programs and certificate programs to prepare students throughout the education continuum to succeed in the emerging technology.

Thank you very much for kind invitation, Mr. Brian Russell!

[March 26, 2015]

The first group field trip!

All group member visited the studio of Prof. Ryan Hoover of MICA and Baltimore’s Underground Science Space (BUGSS).
Thank you very much for kind introduction of exciting works going on in MICA and BUGSS, Prof. Hoover!

[March 17, 2015]

Prof. Kang is invited to give a keynote presentation in the “Architected Materials” session of 2015 Mach Conference. Thank you very much for kind invitation, Prof. Jamie Guest!

[February 12, 2015]

Prof. Kang hosted a special Mechanical Engineering Department Seminar on Digitally Based Micro Manufacturing by Mr. Mike Adelstein (President and CEO, Potomac Photonics). Thank you very much for the inspiring talk, Mr. Adelstein!

[January 28, 2015]

Prof. Kang is invited to give a talk at the 4th Emerging Information and Technology Association (EITA) Young Investigator Conference. Thank you very much for kind invitation, Mr. Michael Hwa-Han Wang.

[January 28, 2015]

Prof. Kang is invited to give a seminar in the William E. Boeing Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics at the University of Washington. Thank you very much for kind invitation, Prof. Jinkyu “JK” Yang!

[January 27, 2015]

Prof. Kang is invited as the Co-Guest Editor of the February 2016 issue of Materials Research Society (MRS) Bulletin on “Beyond Conventional Lithography:  Patterning via self-organization and self-folding” with Prof. Michael Dicky of North Carolina State University.

[January 26, 2015]

Our new paper with Harvard colleagues is published in Physical Review B as a Rapid Communication. The Rapid Communications section of Physical Review B is devoted to the publication of short papers presenting highly original and significant material. Congratulations!

[January 15, 2015]

Prof. Kang is invited to give a talk at the 12th Conference on Foundations of Nanoscience (FNANO15). Thank you very much for kind invitation, Prof. Rebecca Schulman!

[January 5, 2015]

Rui (Olivia) Wang has joined the group. Olivia is currently pursuing her M.S.E. degree in Materials Science and Engineering. Welcome, Olivia!

[January 5, 2015]

Shuyang Chen has joined the group. Shuyang is currently pursuing his M.S.E. degree in Mechanical Engineering. Welcome, Shuyang!

[January 1, 2015]

The Kang Group for Bioinspired Materials and Mechanical Systems has started at Johns Hopkins University as of January 1, 2015.

2014
[December 1, 2014]

Prof. Kang will teach “Fabricatology – Advanced Materials Processing (EN.530.618)” in Spring 2015.

Check “Teaching” page for more information.

[November 3, 2014]

Prof. Kang is named to the Editorial Board of the journal Scientific Reports.

[September 30, 2014]

We are looking for outstanding candidates to join the group. Check the “Opportunities” in the group web page menu.

[September 22, 2014]

The Kang Group for Bioinspired Materials and Mechanical Systems will start at Johns Hopkins University from January 1, 2015.
Check the official announcement from the Department of Mechanical Engineering web site by clicking here.

[September 22, 2014]

Our group web site is launched. We appreciate kind advices from Profs. Noah Cowan and Louis Whitcomb from the ME Department and many technical helps for over 2 months from Mr. Charles Goldman of WSE IT office without whom the web site could not be launched.