May 25, 2016 | No Comments | By Michelle Pagano
HEMI professors Kevin Hemker (ME, MSE, E&PS), Jamie Guest (CivE, MSE) and Tim Weihs (MSE, ME), recently had their research showcased at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Demo Day. The event was created for the Department of Defense and held in the courtyard at the center of the Pentagon with the goal of providing, “an up-close look at the Agency’s diverse portfolio of innovative technologies and military systems at various stages of development and readiness.”
The work of the Hopkins team was included in the Microstructured Materials portion of the event and highlighted work on 3D woven metallic lattices that Stephen Ryan (MatSci PhD ’15) and Longyu Zhao (MatSci PhD ’16) undertook for their PhD dissertations. Their ability to optimize, create and characterize woven metallic lattices for use in heat exchangers, high temperature damping and chemical sensoring was used as an example of the science conducted in the DARPA Materials with Controlled Microscale Architecture (MCMA) program. Their project successfully linked computational topology optimization with scalable 3D braiding and weaving technologies to design and fabricate these metallic lattice materials.