HEMI leadership participates in CNR delegation visit

Oct 13, 2022 | No Comments | By Salena Fitzgerald

 Members of a delegation representing Italy’s National Research Council recently visited the Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute (HEMI) as part of a visit to Johns Hopkins hosted by Larry Nagahara, vice dean for research and translation in the Whiting School of Engineering (WSE). CNR operates under the auspices of the Italian Research Ministry and is that country’s largest public research institution focused on performing multidisciplinary activities. 

During the visit to HEMI, Lori Graham-Brady, HEMI associate director and professor in the Department  of Civil and Systems Engineering, presented the accomplishments of the Center for Materials in Extreme Dynamic Environments (CMEDE), a recently completed 10-year program focused on improving protection materials for military armor applications. CNR delegates were particularly interested in ceramic materials research and how CMEDE managed the large, 25-member consortium.  

Ramesh provided a tour of HEMI’s Hypervelocity Facility for Impact Research Experiments (HyFIRE), spotlighting the facility’s a two-stage light gas gun that can launch impactors at velocities up to 7 km/s (Mach 20) and has advanced diagnostic equipment which can capture high speed imagery. 

Italy’s CNR Delegation in front of Mason Hall.

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