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Webber receives 2019 3M Non-tenured faculty award

nwelding   April 22, 2019

Webber receives 2019 3M Non-tenured faculty award Matthew Webber, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the University of Notre Dame, has been named a recipient of the 2019 3M Non-tenured Faculty Award.

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Making wearable smart devices “smarter” and more secure

nwelding   April 22, 2019

Making wearable smart devices “smarter” and more secure Researchers in the College of Engineering have been pursuing a new authentication process for wearable devices to make them less susceptible to attack. In fact, they have developed a generic implicit wearable device user authentication mechanism that uses combinations of three types of less-informative coarse-grained minute-level biometrics: behavioral (step counts), physiological (heart rate) and hybrid (calorie burn and metabolic equivalent of task), all of which can be easily obtained from most wearables.

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Many coastal homes are unprotected from hurricanes and homeowners have no intention of retrofitting, study finds

nwelding   April 10, 2019

Many coastal homes are unprotected from hurricanes and homeowners have no intention of retrofitting, study finds New research from the University of Notre Dame shows that many coastal homes have significant structural vulnerabilities that leave homeowners and their homes largely unprotected from storms. Additionally, the majority of coastal homeowners have little to no intention of reducing these structural vulnerabilities, even though they live in areas frequently affected by damaging hurricanes and flooding.

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Researchers develop first functional targeted inhibitors of peanut allergens

nwelding   April 10, 2019

Researchers develop first functional targeted inhibitors of peanut allergens In a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers at the University of Notre Dame have effectively prevented the binding of peanut allergens with immunoglobulin E to suppress the allergic reaction to peanuts using a first-in-class design of allergen-specific inhibitors.

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Notre Dame engineers part of consortium proposing US-Mexico ‘energy-water corridor’ in lieu of border wall

staff   March 19, 2019

Notre Dame engineers part of consortium proposing US-Mexico ‘energy-water corridor’ in lieu of border wall Engineering professors at the University of Notre Dame have joined a consortium of 28 scientists, researchers and engineers in a proposal to build an extensive energy- and water-producing industrial corridor along the U.S.-Mexico border as an alternative to a border wall.

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McClarren to receive American Nuclear Society Young Member Research Award

nwelding   March 15, 2019

McClarren to receive American Nuclear Society Young Member Research Award Ryan McClarren, associate professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering, has been selected to receive the Young Member’s Research Award by the Mathematics and Computations Division of the American Nuclear Society.

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Allergic to the cure: Researchers create a new and quicker way to detect platin drug allergies for cancer patients

nwelding   March 15, 2019

Allergic to the cure: Researchers create a new and quicker way to detect platin drug allergies for cancer patients Platins, the most widely used chemotherapeutic drugs, are displaying an alarming rise in drug hypersensitivity reactions much more severe than the watery eyes or runny noses associated with hay fever, which is also a Type 1, immediate hypersensitivity reaction. A Notre Dame-led team has developed a safer way of determining hypersensitivity in patients.

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Chang to receive AES Lifetime Achievement Award

nwelding   March 11, 2019

Chang to receive AES Lifetime Achievement Award Hsueh-Chia Chang, the Bayer Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, has been selected to receive the AES Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Women Lead 2019: Pinar Zorlutuna

nwelding   March 8, 2019

Women Lead 2019: Pinar Zorlutuna Think equal. Build smart. Innovate for change. In celebration of International Women's Day, meet seven outstanding faculty members — including the College of Engineering's Pinar Zorlutuna — whose work is contributing to better understanding and quality of life in our world. 

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Designing next-generation optical antennas

nwelding   March 8, 2019

 Designing next-generation optical antennas Antennas catch radio waves from the air and convert the energy into electrical signals. They can also convert electrical signals into radio waves. Optical engineers and scientists, like Associate Professor Anthony J. Hoffman, are working toward leveraging these devices to control light instead of radio waves.

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Matthew Webber receives American Diabetes Association’s Accelerator Award

nwelding   February 19, 2019

Matthew Webber receives American Diabetes Association’s Accelerator Award The American Diabetes Association has announced that it will fund a $1.625 million Accelerator Award to Matthew Webber, assistant professor in the Department of Chemical and Bimolecular Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, to research and develop materials capable of sensing critical drops in blood glucose.

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Notre Dame receives its largest research award to study spatial repellents against mosquito-borne diseases

nwelding   February 11, 2019

Notre Dame receives its largest research award to study spatial repellents against mosquito-borne diseases The University of Notre Dame will lead a five-year program to determine the efficacy of a spatial repellent product in preventing mosquito-borne diseases such as malaria, dengue and Chikungunya.

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