Howard Katz on the Power of Plastic

Howard Katz, an E²SHI Associate and professor in the materials science and engineering department, discusses his team's work to develop plastic thermoelectrics - and to improve the technology needed to reliably and affordably turn waste heat into electricity. To-date, they have formulized a new plastic that is ten times more efficient than current options.

Read the full article from the JHU Engineering Magazine's Winter 2016 issue.


Dr. Katz received seed grants from E²SHI in 2012-2013 to develop a sensor to detect low concentrations of ammonia and other environmental and occupational hazards and 2014-2015 to develop new nanotechnology that would quickly detect the MRSA virus, preventing spread of the infection in the environment and food supply. 

I am I plus my surroundings and if I do not preserve the latter, I do not preserve myself.
— Jose Ortega y Gasset