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Hands-on engineering in an online atmosphere: COVID-19 doesn’t ground seniors’ flight plans

nwelding   April 28, 2020

Hands-on engineering in an online atmosphere: COVID-19 doesn’t ground seniors’ flight plans Students in AME40462 Aerospace Design, the senior capstone course for aerospace engineering majors, typically spend the weeks after spring break building and flying the airplanes they designed during the first part of the semester. This year the COVID-19 pandemic almost grounded their flights.

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Engineering faculty contribute to ND's Health and Well-being Initiative

nwelding   April 28, 2020

Engineering faculty contribute to ND's Health and Well-being Initiative Interdisciplinary teams from across campus have completed more than a year of research funded through the Health and Well-being Initiative’s Catalyst Seed Grant Program. They have been exploring creative and diverse ways to promote wellness and predict future health risks.

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Working towards a healthier, more sustainable planet

nwelding   April 22, 2020

Working towards a  healthier, more sustainable planet Notre Dame engineers, scientists, and social scientists collaborate to tackle issues stemming from global warming, climate change, and alterations to land, water, and air that threaten the planet and human life through various research programs.

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Amid pandemic, engineers and climate scientists imagine Earth Day 2070

staff   April 22, 2020

Amid pandemic, engineers and climate scientists imagine Earth Day 2070 Earth Day 2020 will mark 50 years since the first nationwide effort to educate the public and raise awareness of environmental issues that threaten the health and sustainability of the planet.

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Notre Dame donates 3D printed face shields to medical outlets in need

nwelding   April 8, 2020

Notre Dame donates 3D printed face shields to medical outlets in need The College of Engineering provided more than half of the 40 printers, including those from the MakerSpace Lab and individual faculty members.

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ND Engineering taps Schneider to lead chemical and biomolecular engineering

nwelding   April 1, 2020

ND Engineering taps Schneider to lead chemical and biomolecular engineering William F. Schneider, the H. Clifford and Evelyn A. Brosey Professor of Engineering, has been appointed the new chair of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering beginning July 1, 2020. He succeeds Edward J. Maginn, the Dorini Family Professor of Energy Studies, who has served as department chair for the last eight years and will return to the faculty.

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Chang lab explores potential of highly sensitive point-of-care tests for novel coronavirus detection

nwelding   March 30, 2020

Chang lab explores potential of highly sensitive point-of-care tests for novel coronavirus detection As testing for the coronavirus continues, Hsueh-Chia Chang, the Bayer Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, is applying his expertise in portable, sensitive and fast diagnostic equipment to the development of a quicker point-of-care device for detecting the virus.

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Researchers develop early warning system to fight disinformation online

nwelding   March 24, 2020

Researchers develop early warning system to fight disinformation online Two computer science and engineering faculty members and a doctoral student in peace studies are using artificial intelligence to develop an early warning system that will identify manipulated images, deepfake videos and disinformation online.

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Past your bedtime? Inconsistency may increase risk to cardiovascular health

NDstaff   March 24, 2020

Past  your bedtime? Inconsistency may increase risk to cardiovascular health Nitesh Chawla, professor of computer science and engineering and director of the Center for Network and Data Science, and his team have found a correlation between bedtime regularity and resting heart rate. Their recent study shows that individuals going to bed even 30 minutes later than usual triggers a significantly higher resting heart rate that lasts into the next day.

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A new AI early warning system to combat disinformation and prevent violence previewed in the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists

Hannah Heinzekehr   March 16, 2020

A new AI early warning system to combat disinformation and prevent violence previewed in the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists Participation in a panel discussion on the ethics of AI led to a collaboration between two computer science and engineering faculty members and a doctoral candidate in theology and peace studies about the possible intersections between seemingly diverse fields. They have now developed an AI early warning system to help combat disinformation and prevent violence.

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Replacing traditional type 1 diabetes management with a glucose-responsive hydrogel

nwelding   March 1, 2020

Replacing traditional type 1 diabetes management with a glucose-responsive hydrogel Researchers at the University of Notre Dame are working to engineer a safe and effective injectable glucose-responsive hydrogel that could limit the long-term effects of insulin dependence and be administered in a single daily dose.

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Researchers awarded DOE/NETL grant to develop one-step process for converting natural gas into liquids

jfallon   February 18, 2020

Researchers awarded DOE/NETL grant to develop one-step process for converting natural gas into liquids A team of Notre Dame engineering researchers has been awarded a grant from the Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory to design, develop and test a one-step, plasma-assisted catalytic process for direct conversion of natural gas to liquid chemicals.

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AME alum Steven Walker elected to National Academy of Engineering

staff   February 12, 2020

AME alum Steven Walker elected to National Academy of Engineering Steven H. Walker ’87, ’97, Ph.D., chief technology officer at Lockheed Martin Corp., has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering.

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McMillan named outstanding teacher by ASEE

nwelding   February 10, 2020

McMillan named outstanding teacher by ASEE Collin McMillan, associate professor of computer science and engineering at the University of Notre Dame, has been named the 2019 Outstanding Teacher of the Year by the Illinois/Indiana section of the American Society of Engineering Education.

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In Memoriam: Anthony N. Michel, dean emeritus of the College of Engineering

llestinsky   February 5, 2020

In Memoriam: Anthony N. Michel, dean emeritus of the College of Engineering The College of Engineering remembers the life and career of Anthony N. Michel, the Matthew H. McCloskey Dean Emeritus of the College of Engineering and the Frank M. Freimann Professor Emeritus at the University of Notre Dame.

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Researchers study the intricate link between climate and conflict

nwelding   February 5, 2020

Researchers study the intricate link between climate and conflict New research from the University of Notre Dame is shedding light on the unexpected effects climate change could have on regional instability and violent conflict.

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Weather radar records drastic drop in mayfly populations

llestinsky   February 2, 2020

Weather radar records drastic drop in mayfly populations Phillip Stepanian, assistant research professor of civil and environmental engineering and earth sciences, leads a study of the mayfly population, using weather radar. The study has lead to discoveries of how tightly land and water are linked regarding the impact of multiple stressors.

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New technology could help tackle antibiotic resistance

llestinsky   January 29, 2020

New technology could help tackle antibiotic resistance Prakash Nallathamby, research assistant professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering, has led a published study exhibiting a novel nanoparticle-based system that mimics how phages attack and kill bacteria.

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Patricia Culligan appointed dean of Notre Dame’s College of Engineering

staff   January 21, 2020

Patricia Culligan appointed dean of  Notre Dame’s College of Engineering Internationally recognized for her expertise in water resources and environmental engineering, Culligan is a civil engineer whose research focuses on sustainable urban infrastructure, social networks and the application of advanced measurement and sensing technologies to improve water, energy and environmental management.

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“Smart” breast clips: A new and personalized approach to breast cancer treatment

nwelding   January 13, 2020

“Smart” breast clips: A new and personalized approach to breast cancer treatment Thomas O’Sullivan, assistant professor of electrical engineering, is leading a team to develop the first “smart” breast clip, a device that could revolutionize breast cancer treatment.

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