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Electron Microscopy Unlocks a Door to a New Era of Discovery

nwelding   December 14, 2017

Electron Microscopy Unlocks a Door to a New Era of Discovery The phrase “larger than life” many times throughout history has been applied to describe the impact of scientific discoveries and revolutionary technologies. At the University of Notre Dame, precision instruments and state-of-the-art facilities, such as the electron microscopy core within the Integrated Imaging Facility, are beginning to fill in gaps and reveal details that are propelling science beyond what is known.

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Inaugural Gold Mass and Lecture Uplift Those in Science and Engineering

nwelding   December 1, 2017

Inaugural Gold Mass and Lecture Uplift Those in Science and Engineering The inaugural Gold Mass and lecture at the University of Notre Dame was held on Nov. 15, 2017, the feast day of Saint Albert the Great, the patron saint of scientists.

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Emu Technology Completes $5M Series A-2 Funding Round

nwelding   November 29, 2017

Emu Technology Completes $5M Series A-2 Funding Round From its beginnings in the computer science and engineering labs at the University of Notre Dame, Emu is commercializing technologies to eliminate the bottleneck between memory and logic capabilities in computer systems.

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Notre Dame Ecosystem Facility Offers Unique Opportunity to Develop More Accurate Models

nwelding   November 16, 2017

Notre Dame Ecosystem Facility Offers Unique Opportunity to Develop More Accurate Models Although the United States had its industrial revolution in the 1800s, other countries are now experiencing their manufacturing boom in the 21st century. This means that more advanced manufactured materials are being produced, including engineered nanoparticles whose exact impact on the environment and human health are unknown, but whose effects could be quite negative. To better understand such threats, researchers are using the Notre Dame Linked Experimental Ecosystem Facility to study how these engineered nanoparticles will move and spread in the natural environment.

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Developing a Better Way to Integrate Data from Different Sources

nwelding   November 16, 2017

Developing a Better Way to Integrate Data from Different Sources Research team wins Best Application Paper award at IEEE DSAA2017 as they address ways to better integrate data from different sources through heterogeneous materials information network for use by materials science community.

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Professor Antonio Simonetti’s nuclear forensic research to be featured on "What Would You Fight For?" series

apreston   November 15, 2017

Antonio Simonetti's nuclear research for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will be featured during half-time of the Notre Dame vs. Navy football game as part of the university's "What Would You Fight For?" series.

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Steven H. Walker Appointed 21st DARPA Director

nwelding   November 9, 2017

Steven H. Walker Appointed 21st DARPA Director New director takes helm as DARPA approaches 60th anniversary.

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Gong Takes First in Depression Segment of 2017 Audio/Visual Emotion Challenge

nwelding   November 8, 2017

Gong Takes First in Depression Segment of 2017 Audio/Visual Emotion Challenge Yuan Gong, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, has won first place in the depression segment of the 2017 Audio/Visual Emotion Challenge.

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Additive Manufacturing May Hold Key to Transforming Nanomaterials into Multifunctional Devices

nwelding   November 3, 2017

Additive Manufacturing May Hold Key to Transforming Nanomaterials into Multifunctional Devices Yanliang Zhang and his team in the Advanced Manufacturing and Energy Lab are developing an innovative and highly scalable additive manufacturing process that may hold the key to transform the nanomaterials into multifunctional devices. Their work aims to fabricate high-performance and flexible energy harvesters, sensors and electronic devices.

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Notre Dame Joins ACCelerate: ACC Smithsonian Creativity and Innovation Festival

nwelding   October 16, 2017

Notre Dame Joins ACCelerate: ACC Smithsonian Creativity and Innovation Festival Notre Dame students and faculty will put their creativity and ingenuity on display as they showcase ongoing projects in civic engagement, health, design and technology during the ACCelerate: ACC Smithsonian Creativity and Innovation Festival.

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Nigam Takes Second at ACM Student Research Competition

nwelding   October 12, 2017

Nigam Takes Second at ACM Student Research Competition Aastha Nigam, a doctoral student in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, placed second in the graduate division of the Association for Computing Machinery’s Student Research Competition held Oct. 4-6 during the recent Grace Hopper Celebration in Orlando, Fla.

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No Longer Science Fiction: Establishing a Base on the Moon

apreston   October 12, 2017

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences Professor Clive Neal will attend the annual meeting of the Lunar Exploration Analysis Group to discuss the establishment of a permanent Moon base.

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Sustainability and Resiliency: Key Components in Rebuilding After the Mexico City Earthquake

apreston   October 6, 2017

As Mexico City rebuilds, changes in structural design after the 1985 earthquake will be called into question, along with new practices to make buildings resilient and sustainable.

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Notre Dame Students “Researching like Champions” to Cure Cancer

nwelding   September 28, 2017

Notre Dame Students “Researching like Champions” to Cure Cancer Meet some of the players fighting to cure cancer with Notre Dame and the Harper Cancer Research Institute’s relatively new program — Research Like a Champion.These students aren’t only scientists — they’re engineers; they’re philosophers; they could be anybody who’s thought of a new way to attack cancer.

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Maginn Named to 2017 All-Faculty Team

nwelding   September 5, 2017

Maginn Named to 2017 All-Faculty Team Congratulations to Edward J. Maginn, the Dorini Family Professor of Energy Studies and Chair of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, as he was named to the 2017 Notre Dame All-Faculty Team.

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Six Faculty Members Awarded Inaugural Greater China Collaboration Grants

nwelding   August 18, 2017

Six Faculty Members Awarded Inaugural Greater China Collaboration Grants Six faculty based throughout the colleges of science, engineering, and business have been awarded funding through Notre Dame International and the Greater China Collaboration Grant for the following research projects during the 2017-18 academic year.

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Hixon to Receive 2017 Department of Energy Early Career Award

nwelding   August 17, 2017

Hixon to Receive 2017 Department of Energy Early Career Award The Office of Science of the Department of Energy has named Amy E. Hixon, an assistant professor in the University of Notre Dame’s Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences, a 2017 Early Career Award winner. She is one of only 59 honorees across the country.

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Nine Faculty Members Awarded Inaugural Mexico City Collaboration Grants

nwelding   August 2, 2017

Notre Dame International has awarded nine faculty members inaugural Mexico City Collaboration Grants in support of the University's broader strategy to engage Mexico and Latin America by building upon existing partnerships and creating new opportunities for research, scholarship and graduate training.

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Webber Named to Class of 2017 Emerging Investigators

nwelding   July 27, 2017

Webber Named to Class of 2017 Emerging Investigators Biomaterials Science has named Matthew Webber, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and director of the Supramolecular Engineering Laboratory at the University of Notre Dame, to its 2017 Class of Emerging Investigators.

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