Each year Space@Hopkins awards seed grants to enable Johns Hopkins researchers to test and develop new ideas that enhance their ability to obtain external funding. For 2022-23, Space@Hopkins will fund four teams representing the Applied Physics Laboratory, the Krieger School of Arts & Sciences, the School of Medicine, and the Whiting School of Engineering.
Nitish Thakor, professor of biomedical engineering, was awarded this grant for his project titled, “Self-Powered, Electronics-Free Tactile Sensors Immune to the Hazards of Cosmic Radiation.” Co-I on this project is Andreas Andreou, professor of electrical and computer engineering.
Since 2016 Space@Hopkins has served as an umbrella organization to connect civilian space research across all Johns Hopkins divisions. All Space@Hopkins seed grants provide undergraduate research opportunities as a program requirement.