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Plasma Electrochemistry: Transforming Greenhouse Gases

nwelding   July 6, 2016

Plasma Electrochemistry: Transforming Greenhouse Gases While advancing research in electric vehicles and fuel cells tend to be the top research areas in sustainable transportation, Associate Professor David Go and his team are opting to go down the road less traveled through a new approach to green chemistry: plasma electrochemistry.

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Phillip’s Article on Desalination of Seawater Passes 1,000 Citation Milestone

nwelding   July 6, 2016

Phillip’s Article on Desalination of Seawater Passes 1,000 Citation Milestone A paper written by William A. Phillip, assistant professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular at Notre Dame, and Menachem Elimelech, the Roberto Goizueta Professor of Environmental and Chemical Engineering and Director of the Environmental Engineering Program at Yale University, not only addresses possible solutions to the global water shortage, the document does it well enough to have passed the 1,000 citation mark, a milestone in academic circles.

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A Return to the Moon Is Crucial

nwelding   June 16, 2016

A Return to the Moon Is Crucial It's not just a way station to Mars — it'sa way to build new industries. A return to the moon is crucial to the future of human space exploration — and not just for the experience it would give us in off-world living. Our satellite is also rich in resources ... A return to the moon could also inspire the next generation and advance technology just as Apollo did.

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Innovative Wind Turbine Tower Design Could Reduce Costs and Change Energy Landscape

nwelding   June 15, 2016

Innovative Wind Turbine Tower Design Could Reduce Costs and Change Energy Landscape Through a seed grant funded by ND Energy, the Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame, researchers are working together to design a non-traditional structure for wind turbines that will both increase efficiencies and decrease energy costs.

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Ethical Leaders in STEM — What will be your impact?

nwelding   June 15, 2016

Ethical Leaders in STEM — What will be your impact? The Graduate School is pleased to announce its second cohort of the Ethical Leaders in STEM program, a yearlong leadership development opportunity for third- and fourth-year Ph.D. graduate students.

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Goodrich Receives 2016 Madden Award

nwelding   May 23, 2016

Goodrich Receives 2016 Madden Award Victoria E. Goodrich, associate professor and director of the First-Year Engineering Program in the College of Engineering, has received the University's 2016 Thomas P. Madden Award.

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Notre Dame Researchers Receive Translational Training Awards

nwelding   May 17, 2016

Notre Dame Researchers Receive Translational Training Awards The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) awarded pre-doctoral training, post-doctoral training, and young investigator awards in translational research to four Notre Dame researchers.

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Launch Points: Idea, Invention, and Implementation

nwelding   May 12, 2016

Launch Points: Idea, Invention, and Implementation Christine Joseph, a senior graduating with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering may one day be adding to the list of products made for space exploration that make the leap back to Earth, greatly benefitting society.

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Brennecke's Fresh Take on the Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data

nwelding   May 10, 2016

Brennecke's Fresh Take on the Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data More than five years ago, Joan F. Brennecke signed on as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data. She had no prior editorial experience, so when she accepted the position she brought with her a fresh perspective.

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Women In Electron Microscopy — An Opportunity to Broaden Horizons

nwelding   May 6, 2016

Women In Electron Microscopy — An Opportunity to Broaden Horizons The efforts of Mina Asghari Heidarlou and her female colleagues here on the campus of Notre Dame are working towards creating an avenue for women globally to be recognized and more accepted in their field of study and occupation.

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ND Teams Take Top Two Spots in 6th Annual Stryker Engineering Challenge

nwelding   May 6, 2016

ND Teams Take Top Two Spots in 6th Annual Stryker Engineering Challenge Two teams from the College of Engineering won the first and second place awards at the 6th Annual Stryker Engineering Challenge.

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Congratulations to the 2016 Steiner Honorees

nwelding   May 6, 2016

Congratulations to the 2016 Steiner Honorees The recipients of the 2016 Reverend Thomas A. Steiner Award are representative of the bright futures ahead for this year’s graduates. In particular, these seniors — Steven Brill, Huili Chen, Max Ducey, Adam Farchone, Zachary Imholte, and Laura Paquin.

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NDIIF Announces Two Awards — Best Imaging Publications for 2015

nwelding   May 5, 2016

NDIIF Announces Two Awards — Best Imaging Publications for 2015 The Notre Dame Integrated Imaging Facility has announced two awards for the best imaging publications for calendar year 2015 - April 15, 2016.

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NASA Deputy Administrator Dava Newman Visits ND Turbo Lab

nwelding   May 5, 2016

NASA Deputy Administrator Dava Newman Visits ND Turbo Lab The Turbomachinery Laboratory recently received a visit from NASA deputy administrator and ND alum Dava Newman (’86).

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Gesing Advances Research with Scientific Gateways

nwelding   May 5, 2016

Gesing Advances Research with Scientific Gateways Sandra Gesing, research assistant professor of computer science and engineering and Center for Research Computing faculty member at the University of Notre Dame, is bridging the gap between researchers, their data, and its analysis with her work on science gateways.

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Powers Publishes Second Graduate Textbook

nwelding   April 25, 2016

Powers Publishes Second Graduate Textbook Combustion Thermodynamics and Dynamics, a new graduate-level monograph by Joseph M. Powers, builds on the foundation of thermal science, chemistry, and applied mathematics laid during undergraduate programs in aerospace, mechanical, and chemical engineering.

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Three Alumni and Friends Receive Alumni Association Awards

nwelding   April 19, 2016

The University of Notre Dame Alumni Association in April announced the 2016 recipients of three of its major awards.

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Blurred Lines: Professor, Engineer, Mother

nwelding   April 14, 2016

Blurred Lines: Professor, Engineer, Mother What to say when female students ask if they can "have it all."

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Gibbs Wins “3 Minutes to Be Brilliant” Thesis Competition

nwelding   April 11, 2016

Gibbs Wins “3 Minutes to Be Brilliant” Thesis Competition Maria Gibbs, a graduate student in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences, won the Notre Dame Three Minute Thesis 2016 competition.

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