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.
The four projects awarded new seed grants are:
"Sheltering Life on Titan and Enceladus"
- PI: Paulette Clancy (WSE: Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering)
- Co-I: Shannon MacKenzie (APL: Civil Space)
"Catching Space Bears: Ground Station Honeypot Cybersecurity Analysis"
- PI: Gregory Falco (WSE: Civil and Systems Engineering; APL: Institute for Assured Autonomy)
"Electrification of Titan Sand Materials"
- PI: Chao He (KSAS: Earth & Planetary Sciences)
- Co-Is: Sarah M. Hörst (KSAS: Earth & Planetary Sciences); Patricia McGuiggan (WSE: Materials Science and Engineering)
"Self-Powered, Electronics-Free Tactile Sensors Immune to the Hazards of Cosmic Radiation"
- PI: Nitish Thakor (SoM: Biomedical Engineering)
- Co-I: Andreas Andreou (WSE: Electrical & 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.
Applications for the next round of Space@Hopkins seed grants will open during the spring 2023 semester. For additional information, contact the Space@Hopkins Space Fellow, Yuzo Ishikawa, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Further information about Space@Hopkins can be found at http://spacestudies.jhu.edu.