Robots and humans, especially those recovering from spinal cord injuries, face similar walking challenges. But as researchers at Notre Dame and The Ohio State University are finding out, a little collaboration — even with a robot — goes a long way.
The College of Engineering at the University of Notre Dame is pleased to introduce our new endowed faculty appointees and share the work they are doing, efforts aimed at solving some of society's most pressing challenges.
When assessing the success of programs, like engineering, it is fitting that numbers are a big part of the picture. But they are only part of a story that bears a closer look as it impacts the future of engineering and innovation on the global stage.
Whether speaking of a single homeowner, a community, or an entire country, the availability of clean water impacts quality of life. Assistant Professor Diogo Bolster is developing an improved framework of how "mixing" affects the dilution, reaction, and transport of materials and pollutants in the environment.
Frank Incropera acknowledges that it’s somewhat unusual for an engineer to delve deeply into the topic of climate change. Scientists, not engineers, have played the most prominent roles in the climate change debate to date. However, he believes solving the problem going forward will require a joint effort from the two specialties.
A pioneer in biometrics, Notre Dame's Kevin W. Bowyer and his team have been studying image-based biometrics and multi-biometrics to address a number of corporate and national security issues.