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Notre Dame Joins ACCelerate: ACC Smithsonian Creativity and Innovation Festival

nwelding   October 16, 2017

Notre Dame Joins ACCelerate: ACC Smithsonian Creativity and Innovation Festival Notre Dame students and faculty will put their creativity and ingenuity on display as they showcase ongoing projects in civic engagement, health, design and technology during the ACCelerate: ACC Smithsonian Creativity and Innovation Festival.

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Nigam Takes Second at ACM Student Research Competition

nwelding   October 12, 2017

Nigam Takes Second at ACM Student Research Competition Aastha Nigam, a doctoral student in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, placed second in the graduate division of the Association for Computing Machinery’s Student Research Competition held Oct. 4-6 during the recent Grace Hopper Celebration in Orlando, Fla.

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No Longer Science Fiction: Establishing a Base on the Moon

apreston   October 12, 2017

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences Professor Clive Neal will attend the annual meeting of the Lunar Exploration Analysis Group to discuss the establishment of a permanent Moon base.

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Sustainability and Resiliency: Key Components in Rebuilding After the Mexico City Earthquake

apreston   October 6, 2017

As Mexico City rebuilds, changes in structural design after the 1985 earthquake will be called into question, along with new practices to make buildings resilient and sustainable.

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Notre Dame Students “Researching like Champions” to Cure Cancer

nwelding   September 28, 2017

Notre Dame Students “Researching like Champions” to Cure Cancer Meet some of the players fighting to cure cancer with Notre Dame and the Harper Cancer Research Institute’s relatively new program — Research Like a Champion.These students aren’t only scientists — they’re engineers; they’re philosophers; they could be anybody who’s thought of a new way to attack cancer.

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Maginn Named to 2017 All-Faculty Team

nwelding   September 5, 2017

Maginn Named to 2017 All-Faculty Team Congratulations to Edward J. Maginn, the Dorini Family Professor of Energy Studies and Chair of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, as he was named to the 2017 Notre Dame All-Faculty Team.

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Six Faculty Members Awarded Inaugural Greater China Collaboration Grants

nwelding   August 18, 2017

Six Faculty Members Awarded Inaugural Greater China Collaboration Grants Six faculty based throughout the colleges of science, engineering, and business have been awarded funding through Notre Dame International and the Greater China Collaboration Grant for the following research projects during the 2017-18 academic year.

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Hixon to Receive 2017 Department of Energy Early Career Award

nwelding   August 17, 2017

Hixon to Receive 2017 Department of Energy Early Career Award The Office of Science of the Department of Energy has named Amy E. Hixon, an assistant professor in the University of Notre Dame’s Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences, a 2017 Early Career Award winner. She is one of only 59 honorees across the country.

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Nine Faculty Members Awarded Inaugural Mexico City Collaboration Grants

nwelding   August 2, 2017

Notre Dame International has awarded nine faculty members inaugural Mexico City Collaboration Grants in support of the University's broader strategy to engage Mexico and Latin America by building upon existing partnerships and creating new opportunities for research, scholarship and graduate training.

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Webber Named to Class of 2017 Emerging Investigators

nwelding   July 27, 2017

Webber Named to Class of 2017 Emerging Investigators Biomaterials Science has named Matthew Webber, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and director of the Supramolecular Engineering Laboratory at the University of Notre Dame, to its 2017 Class of Emerging Investigators.

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Awards Nearly Double From Just Over 10 Years Ago

nwelding   July 17, 2017

Awards Nearly Double From Just Over 10 Years Ago The University of Notre Dame has received $138.1 million in research funding for fiscal year (FY) 2017, surpassing the previous record of $133.7 million set in FY 2015 and nearly double from just over 10 years ago. Additionally, the University also broke its monthly record receiving $27.6 million in June alone.

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Laneman to Receive IEEE Tomiyasu Award

nwelding   July 7, 2017

Laneman to Receive IEEE Tomiyasu Award The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has named J. Nicholas Laneman, professor of electrical engineering and co-director of the Wireless Institute at the University of Notre Dame, the recipient of the 2018 Kiyo Tomiyasu Award.

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Kareem Receives Masanobu Shinozuka Medal

nwelding   June 29, 2017

Kareem Receives Masanobu Shinozuka Medal Ahsan Kareem has received the American Society of Civil Engineer's Masanobu Shinozuka Medal. Only the second recipient of the award, he was recognized for “his contributions to the modeling of stochastic wind, waves, and earthquake loads and their effects on buildings, bridges, and offshore structures.”

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Notre Dame Researchers Are Improving the Speed and Practicality of Detecting Disease

nwelding   June 15, 2017

Notre Dame Researchers Are Improving the Speed and Practicality of Detecting Disease To improve the speed and practicality of common diagnostic tests, Notre Dame researchers have been working to develop an improved test method and have recently published a study on a new method that uses gold nanoparticles, requires little to no expertise, and provides results in minutes.

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Atmospheric Scientists Conduct Field Experiment to Study Wind Flow over Complex Mountain Terrain

nwelding   June 2, 2017

Atmospheric Scientists Conduct Field Experiment to Study Wind Flow over Complex Mountain Terrain Over the past month, an international team of researchers have descended on Portugal's Vale Do Cobrão near the Spanish border to study the valley's wind flow patterns. The project, known as Perdigão after the closest town, is funded by the National Science Foundation and involves more than 50 atmospheric scientists working to better understand how wind moves over variable terrain. The results will benefit weather forecasting and wind energy efforts.

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Awards Presented at 4th Annual Midwest Imaging and Microanalysis Workshop

nwelding   May 17, 2017

Awards Presented at 4th Annual Midwest Imaging and Microanalysis Workshop Earlier this month the Notre DameIntegrated Imaging Facility held its 4th Annual Midwest Imaging and Microanalysis Workshop, during which they presented annual awards.

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Faculty Recognized for Excellence in Student Engagement and Advising

nwelding   May 16, 2017

Faculty Recognized for Excellence in Student Engagement and Advising Twenty University of Notre Dame faculty members — including five from the College of Engineering — have received Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C., Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.

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Paolucci to Receive Shaheen Graduate School Award

nwelding   May 8, 2017

Paolucci to Receive Shaheen Graduate School Award Each year top graduating doctoral students in engineering, the humanities, social sciences, and science are honored during the Graduate School Commencement Ceremony. This year, Christopher Paolucci, chemical and biomolecular engineering, will be honored as one of the Shaheen Award recipients at the May 20 ceremony.

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Weninger Selected to ACM's Future of Computing Academy

nwelding   May 4, 2017

Weninger Selected to ACM's Future of Computing Academy Tim Weninger, assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, has been selected as a member of the Association for Computing Machinery's inaugural Future of Computing Academy.

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