An interdisciplinary team led by James Schmiedeler, associate professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering; Aaron Striegel, associate professor of computer science and engineering, and Charles Crowell, associate professor of psychology, is working to extend the capabilities of "game" devices such as the Nintendo® Wii™ and multi-touch devices like the Surface to enhance rehabilitation activities after a stroke or traumatic injury.
To minimize the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) released from coal-fired power plants, Professor Edward J. Maginn and a team of Notre Dame faculty are developing ionic liquids that can effectively and economically separate CO2 from flue gases, so it can be stored underground instead of being released into the atmosphere.
As a professor in the Department of Civil Engineering and Geological Sciences and director of the Center for Environmental Science and Technology, Jeremy Fein has long studied the interactions between bacteria, minerals, and heavy metal and radionuclide contaminants in the environment. He is currently conducting experiments focusing on remediation strategies for uranium-contaminated groundwater.
Diseases do not occur in isolation; there are often common genetic, molecular, environmental, and lifestyle based risk factors that can be tracked. Nitesh Chawla’s research seeks to integrate and exploit these types of interconnections and the experience of millions of doctors and patients for the greater good by creating a Brain-Google called CARE (Collaborative Assessment and Recommendation Engine) that relies on a patient’s medical history and the history of individuals with similar symptoms, body types, and lifestyles, etc., in order to predict diseases risks.
Sauer’s tomographic research, supported by the Indiana 21st Century Research and Technology Fund and the General Electric Corporation (GE) and in collaboration with researchers from Indiana University and Purdue University, focuses on two types of imaging: emission and transmission.