Engineering Newswire 2016
November 29, 2016
The city of South Bend and University of Notre Dame plan to seek up to $20 million in federal grants that would make the city one of four nationally to test the next generation of wireless technology.
November 11, 2016
Producing concrete accounts for 5 percent of the world’s annual human-generated carbon dioxide emissions. In the United States, it and other demolished building materials take up nearly half of all landfill space. But there is a second life for concrete, one that doesn't sacrifice safety or the environment.
November 8, 2016
A university is not simply shaped by its faculty; rather, they define it, taking ideas about teaching, research, and mission and putting them into practice on a day-to-day basis with students and colleagues in any number of settings. It is for his commitment to research and the common good that Notre Dame recently recognized Harindra Joseph Fernando.
October 25, 2016
Notre Dame technology licensed by Plasma Stream Technologies is being used to reduce drag on the road.
October 19, 2016
The Indiana Biosciences Research Institute announced that Notre Dame Professor Nitesh Chawla will be a visiting fellow of the Institute and serve as the interim director of the Applied Data Sciences Core.
October 13, 2016
It was an electrifying week, celebrating the 10th anniversary of Notre Dame Energy Week, seeing the intense thoughts circulating in the minds of the audience members and participants. Grabbing the attention of mostly students, events also drew faculty, staff, and local community members, all displaying great enthusiasm and interest in learning more about energy and ways they themselves can make a difference through conservation. From the talks to the tours to the Sustainability Festival, events were designed to engage participants and enlighten them on the topics at hand.
October 6, 2016
Computer vision is integral to many forms of artificial intelligence, with applications ranging from the critical (autonomous vehicles recognizing pedestrians), to useful (finding a video to show you how to cook your next delicacy), to just fun (searching for images of a recent family vacation). Recent technical advances in computer vision have revealed that a sure pathway to continued progress in the field lies in easy access to a massive network of reliable and diverse open source datasets. Unfortunately, nothing like this currently exists.
September 9, 2016
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
The success of our youth and their ability to become global leaders who are equipped to solve the most pressing challenges of our nation and our world will depend on the skills they learn by studying science, technology, engineering, and math – collectively known as STEM education.1…
September 1, 2016
To respond effectively to the exciting climate that surrounds current wireless research and development, Bertrand Hochwald and J. Nicholas Laneman will serve on an interim basis as faculty co-cirectors of the Wireless Institute in the College of Engineering.
August 31, 2016
Teng Wu, assistant professor in the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering at the University of Buffalo, and Ahsan Kareem, the Robert Moran Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences at the University of Notre Dame, have been selected by the Joint Prize Committee of the American Society of Civil Engineers to receive the 2016 Alfred Noble Prize.
August 26, 2016
Tracy Kijewski-Correa, the Leo E and Patti Ruth Linbeck Collegiate Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences at the University of Notre Dame, discusses the recent Amatrice earthquake on CNN Opinion.
August 11, 2016
A project led by Molly Duman Scheel of the Indiana School of Medicine-South Bend, in conjunction with Notre Dame researchers, will receive a USAID grant as part of the organization's $30 million program "Combating Zika and Future Threats: A Grand Challenge for Development."
August 5, 2016
Of the approximately 332,000 total hip replacements performed in the United States annually, nearly one percent of those patients will get an infection and require the removal of their prosthetic replacement. It seems like a small percentage from a single type of operation. Yet a study published in the Feb. 3, 2015, Journal of the American Medical Association indicates that the number one complication leading to hospital readmission was infection at the surgery site. Notre Dame researchers are addressing this issue.
July 28, 2016
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued US Patent No. 9,354,181 to researchers at Saint Mary’s College and the University of Notre Dame who together developed user-friendly devices that detect low-quality pharmaceuticals.
July 27, 2016
Mechanical engineering student Gabriel Higuera one of two students selected as Gilman Scholars.
July 21, 2016
Garrison Crouch, a graduate student in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, has been awarded a NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship.
July 6, 2016
Matthew R. “Matt” Kelly is a Ph.D. candidate in mechanical engineering, but he could ace a major in leadership if such a degree were offered.