Mar 2, 2018 | No Comments | By Jessica Ader
Congratulations to HEMI Fellow Prof. Timothy Weihs for being selected by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board to receive a Fulbright award to New Zealand. Weihs is currently on sabbatical at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand. While there, his activities will focus on three main areas:
– He will research the use of 3D woven structures and how their use as scaffolding for the growth of bones and tissues alongside researchers at the University of Canterbury and the University of Otago;
– He will teach an undergraduate course on the mechanical properties of biometric materials; and
– He will work to create a program allowing for a foreign exchange program for undergraduate engineering students from Johns Hopkins University and the University of Canterbury.
At Hopkins, Weihs is a professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and holds a secondary appointment with the Department of Mechanical Engineering. His interests include nanomaterials, thin films, and structural materials.
The Fulbright Program is an educational program which aims to bridge the gap of understanding between people of the United States and people of other countries. Established by J. William Fulbright, a former United States Senator who represented Arkansas for nearly 30 years, the Fulbright award has had over 370,000 participants since its inception in 1946.