The Johns Hopkins Engineering community is creating a better future, translating theoretical knowledge into real-world solutions.
Join us on Tuesday, May 4 for a virtual celebration showcasing student innovation and creativity at Hopkins Engineering annual Design Day!
Design Day Projects
Superabsorbent Polymer based Fire Retardant
Team: BlueJays Fire Solutions
Program: Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Our project studies the formulation, and design of an affordable fire retardant based on the absorption capabilities of certain polymers. Our research and experiments show superabsorbent polymers as the most cost-friendly and scientifically sound fire retardant material.
Dr. Marc Donohue
Flame test on plywood sprayed with superabsorbent polymer
This video covers the background and prevalence of widefires followed by a detailed debrief on the scope of our solution and its economics.