Professor KT Ramesh Leads US Delegation at Defense Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) Meeting in United Kingdom

Oct 9, 2015 | No Comments | By Jessica Ader

On September 30, 2015, Professor KT Ramesh, Director of the Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute, and Dr. John Beatty, Materials Researcher at the Army Research Laboratory, led an eleven person US delegation to meet with scientists in the United Kingdom (UK) to discuss protection materials research. The meeting was hosted by the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) and held at the UK Defence Academy in Shrivenham.

The meeting had over 50 attendees and included presentations focused on materials research under dynamic, high-strain rate conditions similar to those found in a blast or ballistic environment. The results of this research will assist in developing improved protection materials for soldiers and vehicles. A particular focus was on sharing experimental, modeling and processing research of ceramic materials currently being conducted in conjunction with the Center on Materials in Extreme Dynamic Environments (CMEDE) located at Johns Hopkins University.

Additional continuing activities between the United States and the United Kingdom are being explored. This event demonstrates the continued commitment towards international engagements by the CMEDE, Army Research Laboratory, and DSTL.

Members of the US Delegation pose with their counterparts at the DSTL meeting in the United Kingdom on September 30th.

Members of the US Delegation pose with their counterparts at the DSTL meeting in the United Kingdom on September 30th.

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