Dec 10, 2020 | No Comments | By Vivian Sun
Congratulations to the recipients of the 2020 HEMI Seed Grants: Prof. Stavros Gaitanaros, Prof. Emmy Smith and Dr. Feng Zhu!
Gaitanaros is a HEMI Fellow, assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Systems Engineering and principal investigator of the Extreme Mechanics of Architected Materials Group. His accepted proposal is titled “Crushing of Architected Materials and Phase Transitions.”
Smith is a HEMI Fellow, assistant professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences and principal investigator of the Smith Group. Her accepted proposal is titled “Were there extreme climate conditions at the dawn of modern animal life?”
Zhu is an associate research professor and Fellow within HEMI. His accepted proposal is titled “Data-driven Modeling of Dynamic Failure Behavior of Lithium-ion Batteries for Electric Vehicles.”
Each HEMI Seed Grant awards $25,000 to each recipient for the effective award period of January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021. They are given each year to fund research in fundamental science associated with materials and structures under extreme conditions. All faculty and researchers at the Johns Hopkins University, as well as Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) staff, who can serve as Principal and Co-Investigators are eligible to apply. Learn more about the program here.