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

April 15, 2014
“The Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute at Johns Hopkins University hosted its second annual Mach Conference on April...
April 4, 2014
JHU, graduate student, Justin Wilkerson had a paper published today in Nature titled: “Thermal fatigue...
March 28, 2014
  Invitation to the Materials Community: Professor K.T. Ramesh to present McLaren Lecture at...
March 27, 2014
AFRL/RW (Eglin AFB) is looking for a DR-I Mechanical Engineer.  This
position would be appropriate...
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