Author: Thao Nguyen

2023 SB3C

Vail, CO.  First conference as grad student for Kalyn Younger and Will Cortes. Caught up with Hai Dong and Arina Korneva, now at GT and VT respectively. JHU dinner, and a memorable hike.

CMBBE 2023

Had a great time at CMBBE with Kristin Myers. Presented Tracy Ling’s work on computational modeling of strains in the axonal compartments of the mouse optic nerve head.

ARVO 2022

New Orleans! This was the first in-person ARVO since COVID, and the first time meeting Arina as a colleague from Virginia Tech. Cameron and I gave posters on our OCT strain measurements in glaucoma patients and Arina gave a talk on measuring deformation in the mouse astrocytic lamina.

SES 2022

The 2023 Annual Technical Meeting of SES at Texas A&M was the first in-person SES conference since COVID. It was wonderful to see old friends and meet new ones.   Brandon Zimmerman  presented his work on new reactive hydrogel model with initial applications to DNA hydrogels. Bibek Datta  presented computational study of hydrogel soft robot. He […]

Postdoctoral Fellow Positions in 3D Printing of Soft Materials, Computational Design, and Mechanical Metamaterials

The Guest (, Mueller (, and Nguyen ( research groups invite applications for multiple Postdoctoral Fellow positions in Digital Fabrication, Mechanical Metamaterials, and Topology Optimization. The Fellows will be based in one group and have the opportunity to collaborate within an interdisciplinary and highly visible project spanning Johns Hopkins University, a National Lab, and an […]

ISER 2022

2022 Glaucoma Fast Track and Concepts and Breakthroughs in Glaucoma Symposium.  It was great to go to a conference with members of the lab again. Cameron Czerpak and Arina Korneva both received a travel award from BrightFocus to present posters on their work.  Dr. Nguyen gave an overview on Biomechanics of ONH Injury in Glaucoma [...]

2022 PhD Hooding

The PhD Hooding ceremony marks the transition of a PhD candidate to a PhD graduate.  The advisor has the honor of placing the hood on the PhD student to signify that they have successfully completed the PhD program.  Congratulations Dr. Zheliang Wang and Dr. Yik Tung Tracy Ling for your remarkable achievement.