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Research Could Pave the Way for Recycled Concrete in Buildings

staff   December 15, 2015

Research Could Pave the Way for Recycled Concrete in Buildings Researchers at the University of Notre Dame are finding that recycled concrete possesses the quality and consistency necessary for safe use as an aggregate in structural concrete. The research could pave the way for using recycled concrete in buildings, making available a material that is expected to become much more plentiful in the coming decades as aging infrastructure throughout the United States is demolished and replaced.

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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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COP21: Significant Outcomes or Business as Usual?

nwelding   December 08, 2015

It is human to be hopeful. Yet, in 20 years of meetings to avert the consequences of global warming and climate change, the United Nation's Conference of Parties (COP) has failed to meet the challe...

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Fay and Hu Named 2016 IEEE Fellows

nwelding   December 07, 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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Adrienne Minerick (PhD '03) honored with the Distinguished Service Award of the AES Electrophoresis Society

ncasas   December 01, 2015

Adrienne Minerick, Professor of Chemical Engineering, Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering, and Associate Dean for Research and Innovation at Michigan Tech, has been honored with the Distinguished Service Award by the AES Electrophoresis Society in the society’s annual meeting held in Salt Lake City November 9-12.

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Neil Ivory ('74) honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award of the AES Electrophoresis Society

ncasas   December 01, 2015

Neil Ivory, the Paul Hohenschuh Distinguished Professor at Washington State University, has been honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the AES Electrophoresis Society in the society’s annual meeting held in Salt Lake City November 9-12.

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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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Seabaugh Honored at Notre Dame Home Game

nwelding   November 16, 2015

Seabaugh Honored at Notre Dame Home Game Alan Seabaugh, the Frank M. Freimann Professor of Electrical Engineering and Director of the Center for Low Energy Systems Technology, was honored at the November 14 Notre Dame home game for his efforts in engineering low-energy technologies that get the most out of computers and other electronic systems.

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Computational Hydraulics Laboratory Acquires New Computer Cluster

nwelding   November 11, 2015

The Computational Hydraulics Laboratory (CHL) devotes their time to developing high-performance codes and coastal circulation models to advance hurricane hazard modeling. Recently, the team celebrated the acquisition of a new computer cluster, quadrupling their computational power.

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Engineering and Arts and Letters Faculty Win Indiana CTSI Awards

nwelding   November 02, 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 09, 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 09, 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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NDConnect Announces 2015 Finalists

nwelding   October 08, 2015

NDConnect Announces 2015 Finalists The Center for Nano Science and Technology at the University of Notre Dame today announced 14 finalists for the fifth annual NDConnect undergraduate nanotechnology research competition.

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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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New Approach to Mammograms Could Improve Reliability

nwelding   September 21, 2015

A recent article in the journal ASC Nano describes a process using targeted gold nanoparticles: "Detecting breast cancer in women with dense mammary tissues could become more reliable with a new mammogram procedure that researchers have now tested in pre-clinical studies of mice."

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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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Notre Dame and City of South Bend Join MetroLab Network as Part of White House Smart Cities Initiative

nwelding   September 15, 2015

Notre Dame and City of South Bend Join MetroLab Network as Part of White House Smart Cities Initiative Announced at White House Smart Cities Forum on Monday (Sept. 14), the University of Notre Dame is joining in a partnership with the City of South Bend to bring together University researchers with city officials to address critical community needs. The Notre Dame and South Bend partnership is one of more than 20 such alliances around the country.

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New Awards Stimulate Cutting-edge Biomedical and Environmental Research at Notre Dame

nwelding   September 09, 2015

New Awards Stimulate Cutting-edge Biomedical and Environmental Research at Notre Dame For a third consecutive year, the University of Notre Dame’s Advanced Diagnostics & Therapeutics initiative announced grant awards for a range of research projects that have the potential to solve significant problems in human and environmental health.

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

nwelding   September 08, 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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Notre Dame Partners with Industry and America Makes: Focusing on American Innovation and Manufacturing

nwelding   September 04, 2015

Notre Dame Partners with Industry and America Makes: Focusing on American Innovation and Manufacturing America Makes awarded grants to nine teams, with approximately $8 million in funding and $11 million in matching cost share for applied research and development projects in additive manufacturing. Notre Dame is heavily engaged in these efforts, with the University serving as the team lead on one of these projects and partner institution on another.

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Junior faculty receive prestigious NSF Early Career Awards

staff   September 04, 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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Notre Dame Engineering Students Honored by Tau Beta Pi

nwelding   August 12, 2015

Notre Dame Engineering Students Honored by Tau Beta Pi Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society, has honored a recent engineering graduate and two current students.

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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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