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Notre Dame Faculty Named among the Top One Percent of Highly Cited Researchers

nwelding   December 18, 2017

Notre Dame Faculty Named among the Top One Percent of Highly Cited Researchers Two University of Notre Dame researchers – Martin Haenggi and Prashant V. Kamat – have been named to Clarivate Analytics’ 2017 Highly Cited Researchers list.

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Neal Named to NAS Committee

nwelding   December 4, 2017

Neal Named to NAS Committee The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine has selected Clive R. Neal, professor of civil & environmental engineering & earth sciences at the University of Notre Dame, as a member of its committee studying Extraterrestrial Sample Analysis Facilities for the Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences.

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Kareem Elected as Foreign Member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering

nwelding   November 29, 2017

Kareem Elected as Foreign Member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering Ahsan Kareem, the Robert Moran Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences, has been elected as a foreign member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering.

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Snider Named 2018 IEEE Fellow

nwelding   November 27, 2017

Snider Named 2018 IEEE Fellow Gregory Snider, professor of electrical engineering, has been named a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

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Close Collaboration Sheds Light on Collective Behaviors

nwelding   November 21, 2017

Close Collaboration Sheds Light on Collective Behaviors From the earliest of days, researchers have been recording their observations, analyzing what they see to interpret and apply the facts before them. Today, however, imaging especially in biomedical communities requires more than the human eye or even incredibly accurate “cameras.” In cases such as the joint project between Notre Dame and Pennsylvania State University, it requires close collaboration between biologists and computer scientists using deep-learning methods for artificial intelligence to speed up and improve the process.

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Christensen Named AAAS Fellow

nwelding   November 20, 2017

Christensen Named AAAS Fellow Kenneth T. Christensen, the Collegiate Professor of Fluid Mechanics and chair of the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering in the College of Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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Natural Hazard Research at Notre Dame: Engineers Putting their Expertise to Work throughout a Busy Season

nwelding   November 8, 2017

Natural Hazard Research at Notre Dame: Engineers Putting their Expertise to Work throughout a Busy Season In a year that included Harvey, Jose, Maria, Nate, Ophelia and Irma, wind and coastal engineers have been scrambling to document infrastructure performance and damage as they continue to seek ways to improve the construction standards and level of hurricane resistance of the country’s infrastructure.

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Notre Dame to Lead NNSA-funded Center Focused on Nuclear Chemistry

nwelding   November 7, 2017

 Notre Dame to Lead NNSA-funded Center Focused on Nuclear Chemistry The University of Notre Dame will lead a National Nuclear Security Administration Actinide Center of Excellence (ACE) to conduct research in actinide and nuclear chemistry.

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Notre Dame’s Inaugural Gold Mass to be Celebrated Nov. 15

nwelding   October 26, 2017

Notre Dame’s Inaugural Gold Mass to be Celebrated Nov. 15 The inaugural Gold Mass for scientists and engineers will be celebrated at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday (Nov. 15) in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart at the University of Notre Dame.

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Researchers Seek to Model Social Interactions across Online Environments

nwelding   October 24, 2017

Researchers Seek to Model Social Interactions across Online Environments What makes people share and react to information online? Like "neurons in a giant brain," the connection is vital to the nation's well-being as communications, and even actions, can quickly be impacted across online environments. This is what a multidisciplinary group of engineers and scientists, including a team from the University of Notre Dame, are working to better understand.

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Notre Dame Faculty Receive ARO Young Investigator Program Awards

nwelding   October 11, 2017

Notre Dame Faculty Receive ARO Young Investigator Program Awards The Army Research Office has recognized two University of Notre Dame computer science and engineering faculty members — Dong Wang and Tim Weninger — with Young Investigator Program (YIP) awards for 2017.

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Researchers Receive Funding to Advance Accuracy of Hurricane Storm Surge Forecasts

nwelding   October 5, 2017

Researchers Receive Funding to Advance Accuracy of Hurricane Storm Surge Forecasts Supporting the need for increased understanding of natural disasters through improved modeling and forecasting, the National Science Foundation awarded a team of University of Notre Dame engineers nearly $1 million to advance accuracy in forecasting storm surge.

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Research Awards Continue to Grow: Notre Dame Faculty to Receive more than $396K in DURIP Grants

nwelding   October 3, 2017

Research Awards Continue to Grow: Notre Dame Faculty to Receive more than $396K in DURIP Grants Three Notre Dame faculty — Jason Hicks, David Go and Thomas Juliano — received Department of Defense (DoD) Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) grants for 2017, totaling more than $396K.

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A New Class of Spin-Wave-Based Devices May Improve Overcrowded Electromagnetic Spectrum

nwelding   September 27, 2017

A New Class of Spin-Wave-Based Devices May Improve Overcrowded Electromagnetic Spectrum A team of researchers at the University of Notre Dame is putting a new “spin” on wireless communications, one that could significantly improve the efficiency of radio spectrum utilization [access and processing] while at the same time providing improved energy efficiency within devices.

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New Engineering Research Center to Focus on Challenges of Upgrading Shale Gas

nwelding   September 12, 2017

New Engineering Research Center to Focus on Challenges of Upgrading Shale Gas Chemical engineers at the University of Notre Dame will contribute their expertise in materials development and modeling to a new research center that will focus on new methods of converting shale gas reserves into chemicals and transportation fuel.

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Researchers Tackle Ovarian Cancer Using a Multidisciplinary Approach

nwelding   September 11, 2017

Researchers Tackle Ovarian Cancer Using a Multidisciplinary Approach September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Ovarian cancer is among the most deadly of all cancers, though because of less awareness, most cities won’t be as blanketed in teal (ovarian cancer’s awareness color) as they are bathed in pink for October’s focus on breast cancer. But researchers at the Harper Cancer Research Institute, a collaboration between the University of Notre Dame and the Indiana University School of Medicine South Bend, are working with community partners to not only foster awareness of ovarian cancer but also to develop tests for early detection, create novel chemotherapies, and target a cure.

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What Would You Fight For? Fighting to Walk Again

nwelding   September 11, 2017

What Would You Fight For? Fighting to Walk Again James Schmiedeler, associate professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering at the University of Notre Dame, builds and conducts research with biped robots. Even though physical therapy experience is conspicuously absent from his CV, as an engineer, he sees parallels. “It’s not too hard as an engineer to look at the human body and think of it as a mechanical system, and if you include the nerves, an electromechanical system,” says Schmiedeler. “By attempting to improve the control of robots to conduct smoother, more human-like locomotion, we also hope to better understand where the deficits lie in helping human patients relearn healthy walking.”

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Location. Location. Location. It’s Important in Storm Surge and Inundation Prediction Too

nwelding   August 31, 2017

Location. Location. Location. It’s Important in Storm Surge and Inundation Prediction Too As part of a National Science Foundation grant, Andrew Kennedy and collaborators from Oregon State University and the University of Southern California are studying ways to create more accurate computational models of coastal storm surge and tsunami inundation in developed coastal areas, using the structures, materials, and methods of construction that are particular to the section of coast at risk. This would enable more accurate predictions of damage that would be specific to the those densely populated areas and their built environments.

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Researchers at NDnano Look Two Steps Ahead to Stand Apart in a Competitive Field

nwelding   August 24, 2017

Researchers at NDnano Look Two Steps Ahead to Stand Apart in a Competitive Field Notre Dame’s nanotechnology research efforts date back to the 1980s, when the studies were mostly simulation-based and focused on computation advancements. In the three decades since, research at the University’s Center for Nano Science and Technology (NDnano) has grown and evolved in a forward-thinking and distinctive way.

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Researchers Discover New Chemical Process that Could Reduce Nitrogen Oxides from Diesel Exhaust

nwelding   August 18, 2017

Researchers Discover New Chemical Process that Could Reduce Nitrogen Oxides from Diesel Exhaust Chemical engineers at the University of Notre Dame have discovered a catalytic process that could help curb emissions of nitrogen oxides from diesel-powered vehicles, a priority air pollutant that is a key ingredient in smog.

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