From paper towels to cups to plastic bottles, products made from recycled materials permeate our lives. One notable exception is building materials. Why can’t we recycle concrete from our deteriorating infrastructure for use as material in new buildings and bridges? It’s a question that a team of researchers at the University of Notre Dame is examining.
The Notre Dame Turbomachinery Laboratory is a world-class research and testing facility for turbomachinery research, where researchers study and test components for gas turbine engines used by commercial and military aircraft, power plants, and the oil and gas industry.
Every time an individual uses a cell phone, he absorbs some electromagnetic radiation. Each phone must comply with the Federal Communications Commission’s limits on the specific absorption rate of radiation that is considered safe for the body. The key, according to Notre Dame engineers, is being creative in how a phone’s technology can work within these limits.
Five Notre Dame faculty members have been named to the Thomson Reuters’ 2015 Highly Cited Researchers list, the top 1 percent of the almost 9 million scholars and scientists, accounting for more than 2 million journal papers, who publish their academic findings every year.
Villages on the moon, constructed through cooperation between astronauts and robotic systems on the lunar surface, could become a reality as early as 2030. That’s the consensus of a recent international conference of scientists, engineers and industry experts, including Clive Neal, a University of Notre Dame planetary geologist.
Researchers from the University of Notre Dame used the centrality of cellphones in college students’ lives to delve deep into students’ usage habits and how their social networks affect their everyday lives.
Joan Brennecke, the Keating-Crawford Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, is the recipient of a $2 million U.S. Department of Energy grant for research that could fundamentally change the way the country uses and produces energy.