2016 Press Releases

Taflanidis Named Greek Diaspora Fellow

nwelding   December 15, 2016

Taflanidis Named Greek Diaspora Fellow Associate Professor Alexandros A. Taflanidis, the Frank M. Freimann Collegiate Chair in Structural Engineering, has been named a 2017 Greek Diaspora Fellow.

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Datta Named Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors

nwelding   December 14, 2016

Datta Named Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors Suman Datta, the Chang Family Professor of Engineering Innovation at the University of Notre Dame, has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.

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Notre Dame, Condé Nast Announce New Research Collaboration on Content Consumption and Deep Learning

nwelding   December 08, 2016

Notre Dame, Condé Nast Announce New Research Collaboration on Content Consumption and Deep Learning How each and every person consumes digital content is different, but University of Notre Dame researchers are working to better understand and model this process. The Interdisciplinary Center for Network Science and Applications at Notre Dame is partnering with Condé Nast – a media company known for producing high-quality content for the world’s most influential audiences – to advance deep learning research on content consumption.

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Limitless: Mission to Mars

nwelding   December 05, 2016

Limitless: Mission to Mars Notre Dame research helps propel NASA ambition.

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New Method Improves Stability, Extends Shelf Life of Protein Drugs

nwelding   December 05, 2016

New Method Improves Stability, Extends Shelf Life of Protein Drugs A new study appearing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and led by Assistant Professor Matthew Webber reveals a new way to improve the stability of common protein drugs and extend shelf life.

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South Bend and Notre Dame Vying for 5G Test Grant

nwelding   November 29, 2016

The city of South Bend and University of Notre Dame plan to seek up to $20 million in federal grants that would make the city one of four nationally to test the next generation of wireless technology.

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The Aerodynamics of Trucks: Getting in the Flow

nwelding   November 21, 2016

The Aerodynamics of Trucks: Getting in the Flow Like race cars, the semi trucks that haul tons of freight back and forth across the country are often fitted with devices such as spoilers, ride skirts, or rear tail fairings to reduce drag and increase fuel efficiency. A recent report published by the University of Notre Dame offers a way to decrease drag and improve fuel efficiency without adding these bulky devices or substantial redesigning the vehicle.

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Researchers: Recycled Concrete's Time Has Come

nwelding   November 11, 2016

Researchers: Recycled Concrete's Time Has Come Producing concrete accounts for 5 percent of the world’s annual human-generated carbon dioxide emissions. In the United States, it and other demolished building materials take up nearly half of all landfill space. But there is a second life for concrete, one that doesn't sacrifice safety or the environment.

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ND Energy Announces New Associate Director to Lead and Advance Its Global Research Initiatives

nwelding   November 09, 2016

ND Energy Announces New Associate Director to Lead and Advance Its Global Research Initiatives Subhash L. Shinde has been named associate director of the Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame. He will lead ND Energy’s initiatives to advance global research development and corporate programs effective November 14, 2016.

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Fernando Honored for Academic Excellence and Commitment to Common Good

nwelding   November 08, 2016

Fernando Honored for Academic Excellence and Commitment to Common Good A university is not simply shaped by its faculty; rather, they define it, taking ideas about teaching, research, and mission and putting them into practice on a day-to-day basis with students and colleagues in any number of settings. It is for his commitment to research and the common good that Notre Dame recently recognized Harindra Joseph Fernando.

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Fighting for Better Cancer Detection

nwelding   October 28, 2016

Fighting for Better Cancer Detection A mammogram’s ability to detect tumors at early stages has made breast cancer one of the most treatable forms of cancer. Still there are almost 50,000 missed diagnoses every year. Engineering professor Ryan K. Roeder has devised a way in which gold nanoparticles can be injected into the breast and attach to indicators of cancer, so they can be clearly seen.

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Notre Dame Researchers Develop Software for Potential Use by Law Enforcement

nwelding   October 26, 2016

Notre Dame Researchers Develop Software for Potential Use by Law Enforcement The software code developed at Notre Dame makes the iris identification process easier for law enforcement to use and, hopefully, apply. The code works by looking at iris features and presenting them to the user in a way that is similar to a program that conducts fingerprint analysis.

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Glow-in-the-dark Trucks Use Plasma to Reduce Drag and Save Fuel

nwelding   October 25, 2016

Glow-in-the-dark Trucks Use Plasma to Reduce Drag and Save Fuel Notre Dame technology licensed by Plasma Stream Technologies is being used to reduce drag on the road.

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Of Synergy and Science: Cross-disciplinary Research Building Anchors New Research Quad

nwelding   October 24, 2016

Of Synergy and Science: Cross-disciplinary Research Building Anchors New Research Quad On the northeast side of Notre Dame’s campus, a new quadrangle has emerged on space that seemingly just days ago was occupied by a parking lot and sidewalks. Anchoring this new quad on its east side is the state-of-the-art, 220,000 square foot McCourtney Hall of Molecular Science and Engineering.

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How the Genomics and Bioinformatics Core Facility Helps Solve Health and Other Research Questions

nwelding   October 21, 2016

How the Genomics and Bioinformatics Core Facility Helps Solve Health and Other Research Questions When it comes to battling disease and maintaining healthy environments, DNA sequencing can be imperative to success. At the University of Notre Dame, the Genomics and Bioinformatics Core Facility supports research in many areas that increasingly rely on DNA sequencing, including cancer biology, vector-borne diseases, the development of drug and antibiotic resistance, monitoring invasive species, and much more.

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Notre Dame Researchers to Lead New Computing Paradigm Effort

nwelding   October 21, 2016

Notre Dame Researchers to Lead New Computing Paradigm Effort University of Notre Dame researchers will lead a new National Science Foundation- and Semiconductor Research Corp.-funded effort to develop a new area of computing titled “Extremely Energy Efficient Collective Electronics.”

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IBRI Announces Visiting Fellow and Interim Director of Applied Data Sciences Core

nwelding   October 19, 2016

IBRI Announces Visiting Fellow and Interim Director of Applied Data Sciences Core The Indiana Biosciences Research Institute announced that Notre Dame Professor Nitesh Chawla will be a visiting fellow of the Institute and serve as the interim director of the Applied Data Sciences Core.

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Energy Week 2016: A Recap

staff   October 13, 2016

It was an electrifying week, celebrating the 10th anniversary of Notre Dame Energy Week, seeing the intense thoughts circulating in the minds of the audience members and participants. Grabbing the attention of mostly students, events also drew faculty, staff, and local community members, all displaying great enthusiasm and interest in learning more about energy and ways they themselves can make a difference through conservation. From the talks to the tours to the Sustainability Festival, events were designed to engage participants and enlighten them on the topics at hand.

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Notre Dame Research Is Working with Manufacturers to Minimize Warping in Metal-printed Parts

nwelding   October 06, 2016

Notre Dame Research Is Working with Manufacturers to Minimize Warping in Metal-printed Parts Three-dimensional printing, also known as additive manufacturing, isn’t just for plastics. In fact, Notre Dame researchers are working to 3D print a number of items, including metal orthopedic implants.

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COVE: A Tool for Advancing Progress in Computer Vision

staff   October 06, 2016

Computer vision is integral to many forms of artificial intelligence, with applications ranging from the critical (autonomous vehicles recognizing pedestrians), to useful (finding a video to show you how to cook your next delicacy), to just fun (searching for images of a recent family vacation). Recent technical advances in computer vision have revealed that a sure pathway to continued progress in the field lies in easy access to a massive network of reliable and diverse open source datasets. Unfortunately, nothing like this currently exists.

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Notre Dame President and Four Others to Participate in Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay

ckitz   October 04, 2016

Notre Dame President and Four Others to Participate in Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay On Saturday (Oct. 8), the torch celebrating Indiana's bicentennial will travel through parts of St. Joseph County, including the University of Notre Dame campus, in the hands of five Notre Dame representatives who have been selected as local torchbearers: University President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C.; Rev. Paul Kollman, C.S.C., executive director of the Center for Social Concerns; Tracy Kijewski-Correa, the Leo E. and Patti Ruth Linbeck chair and associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and earth sciences; Anna Rohrer, a sophomore student-athlete from Mishawaka; and Morgan Ludwig, a freshman from Granger.

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It Takes a Village: How Crowdsensing Can Help Ensure Safe Drinking Water

nwelding   September 27, 2016

It Takes a Village: How Crowdsensing Can Help Ensure Safe Drinking Water Water quality is not an issue affecting only urban water treatment systems. More than 15 million U.S. households rely on private wells for drinking water, where no municipal utility monitors water quality. These private wells are the focus of a project being conducted by Notre Dame researchers Dong Wang and Na Wei.

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Panel Discussion to Focus on University-City Partnerships

nwelding   September 27, 2016

Panel Discussion to Focus on University-City Partnerships A panel discussion focusing on the importance of universities and cities working together to help solve pressing problems will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 29) at the University of Notre Dame’s McKenna Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

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Fighting to Explore the Moon

nwelding   September 23, 2016

Fighting to Explore the Moon Researchers like Notre Dame's Clive Neal are beginning to piece together how the rocks were formed, how the Moon has evolved, and how the resources they’re discovering, like oxygen, water, regolith and metals, could be used to support a human return to the Moon and enable exploration far beyond.

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Expressing the Value of Data Science in an ROI Framework

nwelding   September 16, 2016

Expressing the Value of Data Science in an ROI Framework In a recent paper published in EPJ Data Science, University of Notre Dame researchers study how organizations can quantify decision making in data science.

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Fighting to Cure Food Allergies

nwelding   September 12, 2016

Fighting to Cure Food Allergies Professor Basar Bilgicer hopes to make allergies, and the accompanying anxiety and trauma, a thing of the past. For an aspiration that large, he had to start small. Biomolecular small.

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Leading globally requires science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)

lellam   September 09, 2016

The success of our youth and their ability to become global leaders who are equipped to solve the most pressing challenges of our nation and our world will depend on the skills they learn by studying science, technology, engineering, and math – collectively known as STEM education.1…

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