Michael Falk

Johns Hopkins University
Michael Falk
Michael Falk is a Professor in the departments of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE), Mechanical Engineering and Physics and Astronomy at Johns Hopkins University where he devises atomic scale computational methods for understanding non-equilibrium processes that govern deformation, failure, phase transitions and friction within and between materials. His education research focuses on integrating computation into the MSE undergraduate core curriculum. This has involved pioneering a flipped-classroom project-based intro computing course fully contextualized within the MSE discipline. In addition this work resulted in the integration of 12 computational modules into the 6 core lecture classes for MSE majors. Falk also serves as PI for STEM Achievement in Baltimore Elementary Schools (SABES) an NSF funded Community Enterprise for STEM Learning partnership between JHU and the Baltimore City Public Schools. He currently serves as advisor to JHU oSTEM (Out in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and the JHU Diverse Sexuality and Gender Alliance.
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