2022 MSEE URA Annual Technical Review

The MSEE URA held their Annual Technical Review (ATR) in person on Wednesday, June 22nd through Friday, June 24th at the Johns Hopkins University Homewood Campus.  Our sponsor, DTRA, uses the ATR to review the progress and results of our alliance from the past year.   The review was attended in person by over 90 individuals from academia, industry, DoD/National Labs, and the federal government, with another 20 individuals attending virtually.

The three-day review consisted of opening remarks from Col. Cory Lane, DTRA’s Deputy Chief of the Enabling Capabilities Department, and Andrew Douglas, JHU’s Executive Vice Dean of the Whiting School of Engineering; along with 41 technical updates presented by PIs, research scientists, and postdocs; and two poster sessions consisting of 56 unique posters highlighting the research efforts of MSEE’s graduate students, postdocs, scientists/technicians, and PIs.

A highlight of the event was a banquet dinner held on Thursday evening.  The banquet featured a plenary talk from Dr. Patricia McDaniel, the Army’s Senior Research Scientist for Chemistry at the U.S Army Combat Capability Development Command Chemical Biological Center (DEVCOM CBC).  Dr. McDaniel discussed the past and ongoing efforts of DEVCOM CBC and the overlap those efforts share with DTRA’s and MSEE’s missions.

At the conclusion of the banquet, MSEE’s Director, Tim Weihs, announced the four winners of the best posters from our two-day poster session:  Ronald Agyei – postdoc, Milad Alemohammad – postdoc, Austin Butler – grad student, and Sophie Parsons – grad student.  Congratulations to our four winners!

Thank you to all attendees, in-person and virtual, for making this a successful event!

To assist with planning and scheduling, we aim to hold our Annual Technical Reviews during the third week in June each year.  More information regarding official dates and locations will be distributed closer to the event.