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College of Engineering Appoints Faculty Co-directors of Maturing Wireless Institute

nwelding   September 1, 2016

College of Engineering Appoints Faculty Co-directors of Maturing Wireless Institute 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.

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Wu and Kareem to Receive 2016 Alfred Noble Prize for Best Technical Paper

nwelding   August 31, 2016

Wu and Kareem to Receive 2016 Alfred Noble Prize for Best Technical Paper 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.

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Italy Quake Highlights Our Vulnerability to Disaster

nwelding   August 26, 2016

Italy Quake Highlights Our Vulnerability to Disaster 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.

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Anti-Zika Project Earns USAID Grant

nwelding   August 11, 2016

Anti-Zika Project Earns USAID Grant 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."

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Notre Dame Researcher Explores Bacteria beyond the Ability of Typical Hospital Setting

nwelding   August 5, 2016

Notre Dame Researcher Explores Bacteria beyond the Ability of Typical Hospital Setting 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.

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Saint Mary’s and Notre Dame Faculty Invent Devices That Detect Fake Drugs


nwelding   July 28, 2016

Saint Mary’s and Notre Dame Faculty Invent Devices That Detect Fake Drugs
 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.

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Two Students Named Gilman Scholars

nwelding   July 27, 2016

Two Students Named Gilman Scholars Mechanical engineering student Gabriel Higuera one of two students selected as Gilman Scholars.

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Crouch to Receive NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship

nwelding   July 21, 2016

Crouch to Receive NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship Garrison Crouch, a graduate student in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, has been awarded a NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship.

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30 Under 30: Matthew R. Kelly

nwelding   July 6, 2016

30 Under 30: Matthew R. Kelly 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.

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Plasma Electrochemistry: Transforming Greenhouse Gases

nwelding   July 6, 2016

Plasma Electrochemistry: Transforming Greenhouse Gases While advancing research in electric vehicles and fuel cells tend to be the top research areas in sustainable transportation, Associate Professor David Go and his team are opting to go down the road less traveled through a new approach to green chemistry: plasma electrochemistry.

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Phillip’s Article on Desalination of Seawater Passes 1,000 Citation Milestone

nwelding   July 6, 2016

Phillip’s Article on Desalination of Seawater Passes 1,000 Citation Milestone A paper written by William A. Phillip, assistant professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular at Notre Dame, and Menachem Elimelech, the Roberto Goizueta Professor of Environmental and Chemical Engineering and Director of the Environmental Engineering Program at Yale University, not only addresses possible solutions to the global water shortage, the document does it well enough to have passed the 1,000 citation mark, a milestone in academic circles.

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A Return to the Moon Is Crucial

nwelding   June 16, 2016

A Return to the Moon Is Crucial It's not just a way station to Mars — it'sa way to build new industries. A return to the moon is crucial to the future of human space exploration — and not just for the experience it would give us in off-world living. Our satellite is also rich in resources ... A return to the moon could also inspire the next generation and advance technology just as Apollo did.

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Innovative Wind Turbine Tower Design Could Reduce Costs and Change Energy Landscape

nwelding   June 15, 2016

Innovative Wind Turbine Tower Design Could Reduce Costs and Change Energy Landscape Through a seed grant funded by ND Energy, the Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame, researchers are working together to design a non-traditional structure for wind turbines that will both increase efficiencies and decrease energy costs.

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Ethical Leaders in STEM — What will be your impact?

nwelding   June 15, 2016

Ethical Leaders in STEM — What will be your impact? The Graduate School is pleased to announce its second cohort of the Ethical Leaders in STEM program, a yearlong leadership development opportunity for third- and fourth-year Ph.D. graduate students.

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Goodrich Receives 2016 Madden Award

nwelding   May 23, 2016

Goodrich Receives 2016 Madden Award Victoria E. Goodrich, associate professor and director of the First-Year Engineering Program in the College of Engineering, has received the University's 2016 Thomas P. Madden Award.

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Notre Dame Researchers Receive Translational Training Awards

nwelding   May 17, 2016

Notre Dame Researchers Receive Translational Training Awards The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) awarded pre-doctoral training, post-doctoral training, and young investigator awards in translational research to four Notre Dame researchers.

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Launch Points: Idea, Invention, and Implementation

nwelding   May 12, 2016

Launch Points: Idea, Invention, and Implementation Christine Joseph, a senior graduating with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering may one day be adding to the list of products made for space exploration that make the leap back to Earth, greatly benefitting society.

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Brennecke's Fresh Take on the Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data

nwelding   May 10, 2016

Brennecke's Fresh Take on the Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data More than five years ago, Joan F. Brennecke signed on as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data. She had no prior editorial experience, so when she accepted the position she brought with her a fresh perspective.

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Women In Electron Microscopy — An Opportunity to Broaden Horizons

nwelding   May 6, 2016

Women In Electron Microscopy — An Opportunity to Broaden Horizons The efforts of Mina Asghari Heidarlou and her female colleagues here on the campus of Notre Dame are working towards creating an avenue for women globally to be recognized and more accepted in their field of study and occupation.

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