Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute

The HEMI Network:

HEMI teaches the world how to think about materials in extreme environments

HEMI addresses the fundamental science issues associated with materials under extreme conditions. Our aim is to teach the world how to think about materials in extreme environments. We are comprised of 2 Centers, each with a specific focus:


The Center for Materials in Extreme Dynamic Environments (CMEDE) is a highly collaborative research center that brings together academia, industry, and the Army Research Laboratory to address fundamental science issues in extreme dynamic environments.


The Center for Metallic and Ceramic Systems (CAMCS) examines the mechanics and materials issues associated with impact problems, with an emphasis on understanding the influence of microstructure, hypervelocity impact, and impact on biological materials.

Learn more about our Centers

News & Announcements

August 28, 2014
Congratulations to Jaafar El-Awady, HEMI faculty member and assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering,...
July 23, 2014
Position Description Introduction:  The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), a national leader in...
June 17, 2014
Congratulation to the recipients of the 2014 HEMI Seed Grants! “Extreme Collaboration”, Professor Erica...
May 27, 2014
From ARL, X-rays probe the high-strain rate world of magenesium, a major achievement in...
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