Current Projects

Here at HEMI, we believe that complex problems can only be addressed by sophisticated teams. We partner with academic, government, and private organizations on a wide range of projects, leveraging key strengths in the Johns Hopkins University and the Whiting School of Engineering. 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
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
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
Biomechanics of Indirect Traumatic Optic Neuropathy (ITON)Wilmer Eye Institute- KT Ramesh
- Vicky Nguyen
Injury Biomechanics
Quantifying the Thermo-Mechanical Response and Strain-rate effects in Mg microcrystalsNational Science FoundationJaafar El-AwadyMultiscale Materials Modeling
Compressive Imaging Beyond one Trillion FPSNational Science FoundationMark FosterExtreme Imaging
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
Analysis of Advanced Energy-Absorbing Materials for Sports HelmetAES R&D LLCNitin Daphalapurkar
Injury Biomechanics
Research in Engineering Apprenticeship ProgramArmy Research Office- Victor Nakano
- Kavan Hazeli
Educational Programs
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
Army Educational Outreach ProgramBatelle- Victor Nakano
- Kavan Hazeli
Educational Programs
Bridging the Arts and Humanities at JHU (Extreme Arts Workshops)Mellon FoundationNakano
In Vivo Measurement of Brain BiomechanicsNational Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Ramesh
3D RailCharles Stark Draper LabWeihs
Extreme Dissipation Behavior of Main-Chain LCE and StructuresArmy Research OfficeNguyen/Kang
Self-Unfolding RV-PA 3D Printed ConduitsNational Institutes of HealthKang allocation w/ Gracias
Performance of Pressure Sensitive Adhesives on Soft and Slippery MaterialsNational Science FoundationFrechette
Investigating the Relationship between the Structure and Mechanical Behavior of the Lamina CribrosaNational Science FoundationNguyen; Gaitanaros
Fundamental Studies Relating to Dynamic Indentation in GlassCorningRamesh
Encapsulated H1308 Microparticles Phase 2Defense Threat Reduction AgencyWeihs
Production of Chemical Reagents for Prompt-Agent Defeat, Weapons Phase IIDefense Threat Reduction AgencyWeihs
Correlation-based simulation of complex multi-phase microstructuresCorningBrady
Performance of Pressure Sensitive Adhesives on Soft and Slippery MaterialsNational Science FoundationFrechette
Investigating the Relationship between the Structure and Mechanical Behavior of the Lamina CribrosaNational Science FoundationNguyen; Gaitanaros
The Nature of Quasi-Periodic Avalanche Bursts During Different Stages of the Fatigue Life of MetalsAFOSREl-Awady
Bioinspired synthesis of multifunctional materials with self-adaptable mechanical properties and self-regenerationAFOSRKang
Unraveling Force Chains and Failure in Granular MaterialsLLNLHurley
Draper FellowshipDraperWeihs, Ramesh, Hufnagel, Foster
Characterizing the Break-Up and Reaction of Fragments upon Rapid ImpactDTRAWeihs
Task Order 4: Impact Testing of Porous Alumina StructuresNBM TechnologiesGuest
Fexiable and Tunable Acoustic Transducers for Energy HarvestingOffice of Naval ResearchSung Hoon Kang, Jim West
Experimental and Computational Studies of Crystal Nucleation GradientsDepartment of EnergyTim Weihs, Michael Falk
Phase Transformation kinetics in shock-compressed ZirconiumDepartment of EnergyJune Wicks
In Vivo Measurement of Brain BiomechanicsNational Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke KT Ramesh, Jerry Prince