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Research on Next-Generation Armor Materials


A group of faculty and Trainees from Johns Hopkins University’s Modeling Complex Systems IGERT have played a pivotal role in the creation of the new Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute (HEMI). HEMI has secured a $92M 10-year grant from ARL to study armor materials. These recent successes have been the culmination of collaborations and conversations over the last few years, a number of which were initiated by the MCS IGERT program. In fact, half of the HEMI faculty are part of the MCS IGERT, and 4 of the MCS IGERT trainees are doing the multidisciplinary research on multi-scale modeling that is critical to dynamic failure events. The Director ofMore information about the recent launch of HEMI and the grant from ARL may be found at

Address Goals

The development of HEMI and the support from ARL is a major mechanism for promoting multi-scale mechanics in the context of security.