Research

Complex problems can only be addressed by sophisticated teams. HEMI members are globally recognized experts in the fundamental science of materials and structures under extreme conditions. We are dedicated to improving the human condition by working with government, industry and national institutions to develop science-based tools. We not only teach the world how to think about materials in extreme environments, but also design materials for extreme conditions.

Below is a listing of the major science activities¬†for which we’ve received funding¬†in 2016:

HEMI Research Projects

Project TitleFunding AgencyPI/Co-PIResearch Area
Draper FellowshipDraperWeihs, Ramesh, Hufnagel, Foster
3D RailCharles Stark Draper LabWeihs
Encapsulated H1308 Microparticles Phase 2Defense Threat Reduction AgencyWeihs
Production of Chemical Reagents for Prompt-Agent Defeat, Weapons Phase IIDefense Threat Reduction AgencyWeihs
Characterizing the Break-Up and Reaction of Fragments upon Rapid ImpactDTRAWeihs
Experimental and Computational Studies of Crystal Nucleation GradientsDepartment of EnergyTim Weihs, Michael Falk
Fexiable and Tunable Acoustic Transducers for Energy HarvestingOffice of Naval ResearchSung Hoon Kang, Jim West
In Vivo Measurement of Brain BiomechanicsNational Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke KT Ramesh
Fundamental Studies Relating to Dynamic Indentation in GlassCorningKT Ramesh
Investigating the Relationship between the Structure and Mechanical Behavior of the Lamina CribrosaNational Science Foundation- Vicky Nguyen
; Gaitanaros
Investigating the Relationship between the Structure and Mechanical Behavior of the Lamina CribrosaNational Science Foundation- Vicky Nguyen
; Gaitanaros
Extreme Dissipation Behavior of Main-Chain LCE and StructuresArmy Research Office- Vicky Nguyen
/Kang
Bridging the Arts and Humanities at JHU (Extreme Arts Workshops)Mellon FoundationVictor Nakano
In Vivo Measurement of Brain BiomechanicsNational Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke KT Ramesh, Jerry Prince
Self-Unfolding RV-PA 3D Printed ConduitsNational Institutes of HealthKang allocation w/ Gracias
Bioinspired synthesis of multifunctional materials with self-adaptable mechanical properties and self-regenerationAFOSR- Sung Hoon Kang
Phase Transformation kinetics in shock-compressed ZirconiumDepartment of EnergyJune Wicks
Unraveling Force Chains and Failure in Granular MaterialsLLNLHurley
Task Order 4: Impact Testing of Porous Alumina StructuresNBM TechnologiesGuest
Performance of Pressure Sensitive Adhesives on Soft and Slippery MaterialsNational Science FoundationJoelle Frechette
Performance of Pressure Sensitive Adhesives on Soft and Slippery MaterialsNational Science FoundationJoelle Frechette
The Nature of Quasi-Periodic Avalanche Bursts During Different Stages of the Fatigue Life of MetalsAFOSRJaafar El-Awady
Correlation-based simulation of complex multi-phase microstructuresCorningBrady
Materials in Extreme Dynamic EnvironmentsArmy Research LaboratoryKT RameshMaterials Design and Creation, Fracture and Fragmentation, Multiscale Materials Modeling, Extreme Imaging
VORTICES SSERVI NASA/Johns Hopkins Applied Physics LabKT RameshPlanetary
Analysis of Advanced Energy-Absorbing Materials for Sports HelmetAES R&D LLCNitin Daphalapurkar
Injury Biomechanics
Compressive Imaging Beyond one Trillion FPSNational Science FoundationMark FosterExtreme Imaging
Manipulation of Elastic Deformation in Bio-inspired Wet AdhesionNational Science FoundationJoelle FrechetteFracture and Fragmentation
Mechanisms for PSA Adhesion and Failure under Extreme ConditionsNational Science FoundationJoelle FrechetteFracture and Fragmentation
Quantifying the Thermo-Mechanical Response and Strain-rate effects in Mg microcrystalsNational Science FoundationJaafar El-AwadyMultiscale Materials Modeling
Research in Engineering Apprenticeship ProgramArmy Research Office- Victor Nakano
- Kavan Hazeli
Educational Programs
Army Educational Outreach ProgramBatelle- Victor Nakano
- Kavan Hazeli
Educational Programs
DMREF: Predictive Multiscale Modeling of the Mechanical Properties of Fused Filament Fabrication Printed MaterialsNational Science Foundation- Vicky Nguyen
- Sung Hoon Kang
- Kevin Hemker
- Mark Robbins
Materials Design and Creation
Biomechanics of Indirect Traumatic Optic Neuropathy (ITON)Wilmer Eye Institute- KT Ramesh
- Vicky Nguyen
Injury Biomechanics
In situ characterization of dynamic failure and physics-based constitutive model development for geological materialsDefense Threat Reduction Agency- Todd Hufnagel
- KT Ramesh
- Nitin Daphalapurkar
Extreme Imaging