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Reinterpreting the Fossil Record on Jaws

nwelding   August 17, 2016

Reinterpreting the Fossil Record on Jaws New research from a team of researchers led by Matthew Ravosa, professor of biology and concurrent professor of both aerospace and mechanical engineering and anthropology at the University of Notre Dame, puts into question how we interpret the behavior of extinct organisms from their fossil remains.

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Army Research Office Funds Research Targeting Sensors and Quality of Information

nwelding   July 22, 2016

Army Research Office Funds Research Targeting Sensors and Quality of Information Funded by a grant from the Army Research Office, Dong Wang, assistant professor of computer science and engineering, is studying the quantification and assessment of the Quality-of-Information provided by sensors.

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Christensen Named Editor-in-chief of Measurement Science and Technology

nwelding   July 20, 2016

Christensen Named Editor-in-chief of Measurement Science and Technology Kenneth T. Christensen, the Collegiate Professor of Fluid Mechanics and assistant dean of faculty development in the College of Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, has been named the editor-in-chief for Measurement Science and Technology.

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Taking Multiple Myeloma Down for the Count

nwelding   July 7, 2016

Taking Multiple Myeloma Down for the Count When battling cancer, everything is on the table. Radiation therapy. Surgery. Chemo. Advances in nanotechnology have enabled researchers, like Associate Professor Z. Basar Bilgicer, Research Assistant Professor Tanyel Kiziltepe, and their team in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, to encapsulate cancer-fighting/cancer-killing drugs into nanoparticles that can deliver therapeutic drugs directly to the site of a tumor, effectively avoiding healthy tissue and minimizing adverse reactions.

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GE Girls@Notre Dame Summer Camp Encourages Middle-school Girls to Pursue STEM Careers

nwelding   July 7, 2016

GE Girls@Notre Dame Summer Camp Encourages Middle-school Girls to Pursue STEM Careers Local sixth through ninth grade girls will spend a week on the University of Notre Dame campus beginning Monday (July 11) programming LEGO robots, creating a smart phone app, and designing and testing Alka Seltzer rockets, and other activities as part of the third annual GE Girls@Notre Dame summer camp.

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Notre Dame Holds Ribbon Cutting for New Turbomachinery Laboratory

nwelding   June 7, 2016

Notre Dame Holds Ribbon Cutting for New Turbomachinery Laboratory On June 7, 2016, the University of Notre Dame celebrated the grand opening of a new 25,000-square-foot turbonmachinery facility at Ignition Park in South Bend, filling the void between small-scale university research and large-scale corporate testing of turbine engine components.

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Kareem Named Honorary Professor by China’s Central South University

nwelding   June 1, 2016

Kareem Named Honorary Professor by China’s Central South University The Robert Moran Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences at the University of Notre Dame, Ahsan Kareem has been appointed an honorary professor in the School of Civil Engineering at Central South University in Changsha, Hunan Province, China.

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Cooling Down Chicago: How Green and Cool Roofs Could Impact Urban Climate

nwelding   June 1, 2016

Cooling Down Chicago: How Green and Cool Roofs Could Impact Urban Climate A newly published study, part of a collaboration between Notre Dame and the City of Chicago, examined the efficacy of green or cool roofs using a regional climate model to simulate various real-world urban rooftop conditions. The study found that use of roofs with vegetation or reflective surfaces on top of Chicago’s current infrastructure could reduce urban heat islands by lowering roof temperatures between 5.4 and 7.2 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Christensen to Receive Larson Memorial Award

nwelding   May 31, 2016

Christensen to Receive Larson Memorial Award Kenneth T. Christensen, the Collegiate Professor of Fluid Mechanics and assistant dean of faculty development in the College of Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, has been selected to receive the 2016 Gustus L. Larson Memorial Award.

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AD&T Supported Researchers Improve Drug Delivery, Spur Commercial Activity

nwelding   May 24, 2016

AD&T Supported Researchers Improve Drug Delivery, Spur Commercial Activity A new cancer fighting technology developed by Basar Bilgicer and Tanyel Kiziltepe, two professors with deep ties to the University of Notre Dame’s Advanced Diagnostics & Therapeutics initiative, is making a rapid and exciting transition to a real-world, commercialized product — one that could increase the effectiveness of cancer medications while lessening their toxic effects and improving patients’ quality of life.

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2016 Naughton Fellowship Awardees Announced

nwelding   May 24, 2016

2016 Naughton Fellowship Awardees Announced Twenty-one students, including several within the College of Engineering, have been announced as awardees of the Naughton Fellowships for 2016.

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Looking beyond Conventional Networks Can Lead to Better Predictions

nwelding   May 20, 2016

Looking beyond Conventional Networks Can Lead to Better Predictions By identifying higher-order dependencies in ship movements, namely where a ship is more likely to go next given its previous steps, researchers at Notre Dame can more accurately model ship movements, and therefore flow dynamics of invasive Zebra mussels. Their work, which relies on network science, can identify patterns and connections in a range of fields.

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Fernando to Receive Honorary Degree from University of Dundee

nwelding   May 16, 2016

Fernando to Receive Honorary Degree from University of Dundee Harindra Joseph Fernando, the Wayne and Diana Murdy Family Professor of Engineering, has been selected to receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Dundee.

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Burns to Receive Peacock Medal from the Mineralogical Association of Canada

nwelding   May 5, 2016

 Burns to Receive Peacock Medal from the Mineralogical Association of Canada Peter C. Burns has been selected as the 2016 Peacock Medal recipient by the Mineralogical Association of Canada.

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Simonetti Receives USGS Service Award

nwelding   May 5, 2016

Simonetti Receives USGS Service Award Antonio Simonetti, associate professor and director of graduate studies in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences, has been granted the Citizen’s Award for Exceptional Service from the U.S. Geological Survey.

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Engineering Faculty Honored for Exemplary Work in Undergraduate Teaching

nwelding   May 4, 2016

Engineering Faculty Honored for Exemplary Work in Undergraduate Teaching J. William Goodwine, Tracy Kijewski-Correa, and Mark McCready are among 20 University faculty members honored by the University for their efforts with undergraduate students.

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ND Research Announces 2016 Internal Grant Awardees

nwelding   May 4, 2016

ND Research Announces 2016 Internal Grant Awardees Notre Dame Research has provided more than 35 researchers with awards from the Internal Grants Program for 2016.

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Cancer Treatment System Wins 2016 McCloskey Business Plan Competition

nwelding   May 3, 2016

Cancer Treatment System Wins 2016 McCloskey Business Plan Competition A novel platform for delivering cancer treatment drugs, based on work conducted in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, was the grand prizewinner of the 16th Annual McCloskey Business Plan Competition. In fact, the department was well represented in the winner's column by several students and alum.

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Manipulating Metal to Advance Aerospace, Infectious Disease Research

nwelding   May 3, 2016

Manipulating Metal to Advance Aerospace, Infectious Disease Research The Engineering Machine Shop specializes in close tolerance machining of large and small parts made from difficult-to-machine materials. On any given day, staff members will be crafting small chambers for mosquito research, sculpting a massive piece of metal for the Turbomachinery Laboratory, or providing expertise to a student or professor on the best, most practical design for a project.

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28 Notre Dame Students and Alumni Win Fulbright Awards for 2016-17

nwelding   May 2, 2016

28 Notre Dame Students and Alumni Win Fulbright Awards for 2016-17 A total of 28 Notre Dame students and alumni have been awarded Fulbright awards for 2016, 10 more are alternates, and 10 earned recognition as semi-finalists.

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