News & Announcements Archive


Professors Thoi, Kempa, and Fairbrother awarded 2019 Hopkins Discovery Award

More than ever, the answers to the most challenging questions cannot be accomplished entirely within one academic discipline, or even one division. The Johns Hopkins Discovery Awards provide grant awards to cross-divisional teams, comprised of faculty and/or non-faculty members from at least two schools or affiliates of the university, who are poised to arrive at important […]


Prof. Klausen Presents at Hopkins on the Hill

Prof. Rebekka Klausen (pictured) represented the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences at Hopkins on the Hill, a biennial showcase of the range, value, and impact of federally funded research across Johns Hopkins University. U.S. Reps. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) and David Trone (D-MD) attended the showcase in the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C. […]


Chairman Yarkony Receives 2019 Herschbach Medal in Theory Award

David Yarkony
The Herschbach medal is presented at the Dynamics of Molecular Colllisions meeting [https://pubs.acs.org/toc/jpcafh/119/50] which has been held biennially for the last 54 years.  At this meeting medals in theoretical and experimental molecular dynamics, named in honor of 1986 Nobel laureate Dudley R. Herschbach are awarded, in Herschbach’s words:  For bold and architectural work, inspiring and […]


David Burns is a Space Scholar!

David Burns (Thoi Group) is accepted into the Space Scholars Program at the Kirtland Air Force Base.  He will be spending this summer in Albuquerque, NM studying electrode materials for space-based energy storage with Dr. Jessica Buckner.  More information about the program is here: https://afrlscholars.usra.edu/locations/kirtland/  Congratulations, David!


Dara Weiss and Tylar Clark-Winters Awarded 2019 NSF GRFP

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited United […]


Prof. Fried Awarded Human Frontiers in Science Program (HFSP) Grant

Steven Fried
Stephen Fried has just won a $1 million dollar grant from the Human Frontiers in Science Program (HFSP) to investigate the very question of how amino acids make life possible and ask ‘what if other amino acids were used instead?’. In this project, Fried and colleagues will try to go back in time and recreate […]


Vinayak Khodade Publishes Communication in JACS

Congratulations to Dr. Vinayak Khodade (post-doc, Toscano Lab), who recently published a communication in the Journal of the American Chemical Society entitled “Development of S‑Substituted Thioisothioureas as Efficient Hydropersulfide Precursors.”


Prof. Thomas Kempa Receives NSF CAREER Award

Thomas Kempa
Congratulations to Prof. Kempa for receiving the NSF CAREER award! The NSF’s most prestigious award, the CAREER provides 5 years of funding to support the research and educational goals of early career faculty. These funds will support the Kempa group’s pioneering research in gas-phase synthesis of metal-organic frameworks with tailorable electronic properties.