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Video: Hypersonics Research Soars to New Heights at Notre Dame

nwelding   December 15, 2015

 Video: Hypersonics Research Soars to New Heights at Notre Dame Known for its signature areas of research in turbo-machines, acoustics, optics, fluid-structure interactions, multi-phase flows, plasma dynamics, and wind energy, researchers in Notre Dame's Institute for Flow Physics and Control are both developing these core strengths and adding a new focus on hypersonic aerodynamics.

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How Researchers Are Turning "Star Wars" Droids into Reality

nwelding   December 15, 2015

How Researchers Are Turning "Star Wars" Droids into Reality The enduring popularity of and interest in "Star Wars," C-3PO, and R2-D2 speaks to the fascination many people have with robotics and artificial intelligence. Although no one will have their own C-3PO soon, a number of University of Notre Dame researchers are working to make droids more science fact than science fiction.

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Fay and Hu Named 2016 IEEE Fellows

nwelding   December 7, 2015

Fay and Hu Named 2016 IEEE Fellows Patrick Fay and Xiaobo Sharon Hu have been named fellows of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the highest grade of membership conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon individual members.

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New Book Discusses “Wicked” Problem of Climate Change

nwelding   November 20, 2015

New Book Discusses “Wicked” Problem of Climate Change In his recently published book “Climate Change: A Wicked Problem,” Frank P. Incropera tackles the numerous issues related to climate change from several points of view, providing a comprehensive, objective, and critical assessment of the many factors related to climate change.

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Technology Meets Society: New App Helps Seniors Live Better

nwelding   November 19, 2015

Technology Meets Society: New App Helps Seniors Live Better One of the traditional challenges of independent living communities is how caretakers and nurses can provide support in an environment where they have many patients. The app eSeniorCare, developed by the University's Interdisciplinary Center for Network Science and Applications, helps provide continuity of care while also empowering seniors.

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Latest Graph500 Ranking of Fastest Supercomputers Released by Leading Universities at Supercomputing ’15

staff   November 19, 2015

Latest Graph500 Ranking of Fastest Supercomputers Released by Leading Universities at Supercomputing ’15 The 11th Graph500 list was released today at the Supercomputing 2015 conference (SC’15); it ranks the performance of more than 200 of the world's most powerful supercomputers. The Graph500 is compiled by the Georgia Institute of Technology, Indiana University, the University of Notre Dame and Boise State University. 


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Engineering and Arts and Letters Faculty Win Indiana CTSI Awards

nwelding   November 2, 2015

Engineering and Arts and Letters Faculty Win Indiana CTSI Awards Notre Dame faculty from aerospace and mechanical engineering and psychology have been awarded grants from the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI).

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Porod Named Editor-in-Chief for ENANO

nwelding   October 29, 2015

Porod Named Editor-in-Chief for ENANO Wolfgang Porod, the Frank M. Freimann Professor of Electrical Engineering and director of the University’s Center for Nano Science and Technology, has been named the founding editor-in-chief of the new Open Access IEEE Nanotechnology Express (ENANO), a publication of the IEEE Nanotechnology Council.

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Steep Transistor Workshop Gathers Experts from Around the World

nwelding   October 13, 2015

 Steep Transistor Workshop Gathers Experts from Around the World On October 5 and 6, the University of Notre Dame hosted the inaugural Steep Transistors Workshop to promote research collaborations targeting the development of smaller, faster, more energy-efficient nanoelectronic devices.

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Researchers Aim to Refocus Wandering Minds

nwelding   October 9, 2015

Researchers Aim to Refocus Wandering Minds University of Notre Dame researcher Sidney D’Mello and colleagues are researching the “mind wandering” phenomena and developing a software system that can both detect when a person’s focus shifts from the task at hand and get that person to refocus.

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Researchers Use Nanotechnology to Fight Breast Cancer

nwelding   October 9, 2015

Researchers Use Nanotechnology to Fight Breast Cancer October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease and the importance of early detection. Researchers at the University of Notre Dame are conducting innovative research aimed at improvements in early detection by molecular imaging.

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Thomson Reuters Names Four Notre Dame Faculty among the Most Highly Cited Scholars ... Again

nwelding   September 22, 2015

Thomson Reuters Names Four Notre Dame Faculty among the Most Highly Cited Scholars ... Again Four University of Notre Dame faculty members have been named to the Thomson Reuters’ list of Highly Cited Researchers for 2015.

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College Names Two New Assistant Deans

nwelding   September 21, 2015

College Names Two New Assistant Deans Peter Kilpatrick, the McCloskey Dean of Engineering, has announced the appointment of Kenneth T. Christensen, the College of Engineering Collegiate Professor of Fluid Mechanics, and Ronald Metoyer, associate professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, as assistant deans of the College of Engineering.

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Record Highs for Notre Dame Research Funding

nwelding   September 17, 2015

Record Highs for Notre Dame Research Funding The University of Notre Dame has received $133.7 million in research funding for fiscal year 2015. This is an all-time record for the University and $20 million more than last year.

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New Oxide Offers Promising Options for Low-voltage, High-performance Transistors

nwelding   September 8, 2015

New Oxide Offers Promising Options for Low-voltage, High-performance Transistors A paper written by a team of researchers from LEAST and appearing in the August 7, 2015, edition of the journal Nature Communications shows promising options for the development of novel hybrid-phase-transition field–effect transistors (hyper-FETs) that offer high performance at room temperature using very low voltages.

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Junior faculty receive prestigious NSF Early Career Awards

staff   September 4, 2015

Junior faculty receive prestigious NSF Early Career Awards The National Science Foundation (NSF) has named four University of Notre Dame junior faculty members winners of the Early Career Development Award (CAREER). Three recent additions to the Notre Dame faculty also received CAREER Awards while at their previous institutions.

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Kurama and Smith Named Winners of Zollman Award

nwelding   August 26, 2015

Kurama and Smith Named Winners of Zollman Award Yahya Kurama, professor and associate chair of the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences, and Brian Smith, assistant teaching professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences, have been named recipients of the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute’s (PCI) Charles C. Zollman Award for 2015.

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Origami-inspired Shelters Could Serve Military, Disaster Relief Efforts

nwelding   August 10, 2015

Origami-inspired Shelters Could Serve Military, Disaster Relief Efforts A team of Notre Dame engineers had a clear goal: design a shelter that could be quickly deployed in the field but also reduce fuel consumption in heating and cooling.

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CTSI Awards for Notre Dame Engineering Faculty

nwelding   July 28, 2015

CTSI Awards for Notre Dame Engineering Faculty Two Notre Dame faculty from the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering have been awarded Project Development Team grants on behalf of the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute.

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Notre Dame Receives $1.6 Million from Accenture to Expand Technology and Opportunity in Uganda and South Africa

nwelding   July 28, 2015

Notre Dame Receives $1.6 Million from Accenture to Expand Technology and Opportunity in Uganda and South Africa The University of Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development (NDIGD) has received $1.6 million from Accenture — one of the world’s leading professional services companies, with capabilities in consulting, strategy, digital, technology and operations — to expand the Connectivity, Electricity and Education for Entrepreneurship (CE3) project.

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