Three HEMI Fellows Receive 2019 Johns Hopkins Discovery Awards

Jun 24, 2019 | No Comments | By Jessica Ader

Congratulations to HEMI Fellows Anthony Shoji HallClaire Hur, and Sung Hoon Kang, whose faculty teams each received a 2019 Johns Hopkins Discovery Award! Professor Hall is an assistant professor in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering, and Professors Hur and Kang are assistant professors in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

The Johns Hopkins Discovery Awards program provides grant awards to cross-divisional teams, comprised of members from at least two schools or affiliates of the university, who are poised to arrive at important discoveries or creative works. Hall’s team (made of professors from the Whiting School of Engineering and the Krieger School of Arts & Sciences) will study the “Design of Interfaces between Porous and Non-Porous Materials for Energy Applications.” Hur’s team (consisting of a professor in the Whiting School and another in the School of Medicine) will investigate “Injectable Hydrogel Protected Islet Cells for Long-term Glycemic Control in Diabetes.” The topic of Kang’s team (a collaboration between professors in the Whiting School and the Krieger School of Arts & Sciences) is “Decoding the Biomechanics and Physics of Cetacean Biosonar.” Click here for the full list of awardees and their projects.

The program is meant to encourage collaboration across academic disciplines and divisions under the belief that the most challenging questions cannot be answered entirely by one discipline alone. These awards are expected to spark new, synergistic interactions between investigators across the institution and lead to work of the highest quality and impact. Recipients of the award are celebrated at an event each fall.

Congratulations again to our HEMI awardees!

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