Press Releases 2014

Costello Receives IEEE EAB Vice President’s Recognition Award

nwelding   December 23, 2014

Daniel J. Costello Jr., the Leonard Bettex Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, recently received the 2014 Vice President’s Recognition Award from the Educational Activities Board (EAB) of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Among its duties, the EAB honors individuals and corporations for their contributions to engineering and technical education.

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New Notre Dame Paper Offers Novel Insights into Pathogen Behavior

nwelding   December 18, 2014

New Notre Dame Paper Offers Novel Insights into Pathogen Behavior A new study by a team of researchers that includes University of Notre Dame scientists Joshua Shrout and Mark Alber provides new insights into the behavior of an important bacterial pathogen.

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College of Arts and Letters, Engineering Launch New Interdisciplinary Minor in Computing and Digital Technologies

nwelding   December 11, 2014

College of Arts and Letters, Engineering Launch New Interdisciplinary Minor in Computing and Digital Technologies The College of Arts and Letters and the College of Engineering at the University of Notre Dame will launch an interdisciplinary minor in computing and digital technologies (CDT) starting in fall 2015.

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NIH Renews Funding for VectorBase Program at Notre Dame

nwelding   December 9, 2014

NIH Renews Funding for VectorBase Program at Notre Dame The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID), an arm of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has renewed funding for VectorBase, a bioinformatics resource center based at the University of Notre Dame since 2004 that manages genomic information on arthropods and other invertebrates that transmit human pathogens.

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Weninger Receives Metaknowledge Grant from Templeton Foundation

nwelding   December 3, 2014

Weninger Receives Metaknowledge Grant from Templeton Foundation Tim Weninger, assistant professor of computer science and engineering, has received a $50,000 renewable grant, one of 15 grants presented by Knowledge Lab as part of the Metaknowledge Project. Supported by the Templeton Foundation, all of the grants focus on data-driven projects about how ideas are formed and circulated. They encompass 11 different institutions, eight existing Metaknowledge Network research associates, and the addition of eight new researchers, of which Weninger is one.

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Notre Dame Spin-out Company Wins Big at International Conference on Microelectronics

nwelding   December 3, 2014

Notre Dame Spin-out Company Wins Big at International Conference on Microelectronics Indiana Integrated Circuits, LLC (IIC), an Innovation Park-based company that was co-founded by Notre Dame faculty and researchers, has recently been awarded the highly coveted, $150,000 Elevator Pitch Prize from the MEMS (Microelectromechanical Systems) Industry Group. The prize is directed toward fabrication and prototyping services to be provided by MEMs foundry Rogue Valley Microdevices of Medford, Oregon.

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Notre Dame Robotics Featured in New James Patterson Book "House of Robots"

nwelding   November 24, 2014

Notre Dame Robotics Featured in New James Patterson Book "House of Robots" Prolific bestselling author James Patterson releases a new children’s book today (Nov. 24) and it has a distinct University of Notre Dame feel.

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Rupley to Lead Notre Dame ESC

nwelding   November 20, 2014

Rupley to Lead Notre Dame ESC Michael Rupley has joined the University of Notre Dame as director of Engineering and Science Computing (ESC). Serving the colleges of engineering and science and in conjunction with the University’s Office of Information Technology, ESC provides direct technical support, consulting, and problem solving to faculty, staff, and students relating to academic computing, video conferencing, technology life cycle management, and information security.

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Notre Dame Professor Named 2014 Indiana Master of Innovation

nwelding   November 20, 2014

Notre Dame Professor Named 2014 Indiana Master of Innovation Gary Bernstein, Frank Freimann Professor of Electrical Engineering and Associate Director of Notre Dame’s Center for Nanoscience and Technology (NDnano), was awarded the inaugural Indiana Master of Innovation Award from the Indiana Economic Development Corporation and Forbes, Inc. for his work on the development of Quilt Packaging (QP) technology.

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Notre Dame, U.S. Navy to Collaborate on New Tool to Diagnose Infectious Diseases

nwelding   November 19, 2014

Notre Dame, U.S. Navy to Collaborate on New Tool to Diagnose Infectious Diseases Researchers from the University of Notre Dame and the Naval Medical Research Center have signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement to collaborate on a new field-deployable sensor for the detection of infectious disease pathogens, with initial focus on the detection of dengue fever.

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Society of Women Engineers Honors Pieronek

nwelding   November 6, 2014

Society of Women Engineers Honors Pieronek Catherine F. Pieronek, associate dean for academic affairs and director of the Women’s Engineering Program in the College of Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, was named a fellow of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) at the society’s annual conference in Los Angeles last month. Pieronek was cited for her dedication to the SWE mission, for a lasting and positive impact on engineering education, and for illuminating public discourse on gender equity in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.

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Chen Named ACM Distinguished Scientist

nwelding   November 4, 2014

Chen Named ACM Distinguished Scientist Danny Z. Chen, professor of computer science and engineering and concurrent professor of applied and computational mathematics and statistics, has been named a Distinguished Scientist by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). The Distinguished Member grade of the ACM recognize members with at least 15 years of professional experience and five years of membership who have achieved significant accomplishments, making a substantial impact on the computing field. According to Vinton G. Cerf, ACM president, recipients are “the problem solvers, prophets, and producers who are powering the future of the digital age.”

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Kamat Named a Pravasi Fellow

nwelding   November 4, 2014

Kamat Named a Pravasi Fellow Prashant Kamat, the Rev. John A. Zahm, C.S.C., Professor of Science in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and concurrent professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, has been elected a Prevasi Fellow by the Indian National Science Academy. Kamat was selected for his “most pioneering contributions to the world of science.” His fellowship will begin January 1, 2015.

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Naughton Gift Fuels Research on Both Sides of the Atlantic

nwelding   October 30, 2014

Naughton Gift Fuels Research on Both Sides of the Atlantic For the past six years the Naughton Fellowship program has been encouraging transatlantic research collaborations for undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Notre Dame.

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Jena Receives 2014 MBE Young Investigator Award

nwelding   October 22, 2014

Jena Receives 2014 MBE Young Investigator Award Debdeep Jena, professor of electrical engineering at the University of Notre Dame, has been selected as the 2014 Young Investigator by the International Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) Advisory Committee. He is being recognized for “using MBE to unravel new electronic and photonic phenomena in polar semiconductor heterostructures, and for sustained leadership in the demonstration of their device applications.”

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Prof. Thomas C. Corke honored at October 4 Home Football Game

ndavis   October 21, 2014

As stated by the Office of the Provost, "the 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."

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Groundbreaking Ceremony Held at Ignition Park Site of Notre Dame Turbomachinery Facility

nwelding   October 16, 2014

Groundbreaking Ceremony Held at Ignition Park Site of Notre Dame Turbomachinery Facility Groundbreaking ceremonies were held Wednesday (Oct. 15) for two multitenant office buildings at South Bend’s Ignition Park, which will include space for the University of Notre Dame’s new Turbomachinery Facility.

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Boler, Parseghian Families Endow Center for Rare and Neglected Diseases at Notre Dame

nwelding   October 13, 2014

Boler, Parseghian Families Endow Center for Rare and Neglected Diseases at Notre Dame The Boler and Parseghian families, both with longtime ties to the University of Notre Dame, have made gifts totaling $10 million to endow the University’s Center for Rare and Neglected Diseases.

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New Paper Examines the Significant Social Strategies in Human Communication

nwelding   October 6, 2014

New Paper Examines the Significant Social Strategies in Human Communication A new study by researchers from the University of Notre Dame and Tsinghua University offers great potential for understanding the social principles that underpin the highly connected world, from individuals to groups to societies.

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Groundbreaking Ceremony to Celebrate $35 Million Gift from McCourtneys for Research Facility

nwelding   October 3, 2014

Groundbreaking Ceremony to Celebrate $35 Million Gift from McCourtneys for Research Facility The University of Notre Dame will celebrate the generosity of alumnus Ted H. McCourtney and his wife, Tracy, in a groundbreaking ceremony Saturday (Oct. 4) for a world-class research facility to be named in their honor.

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