Press Releases 2012

Schmid Recognized for Manufacturing Contributions

staff   July 18, 2012

Schmid Recognized for Manufacturing Contributions Steven R. Schmid, associate professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering at the University of Notre Dame, has been named an American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Foundation Swanson Fellow and assistant director for research partnerships in the Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office (AMNPO), which is hosted at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

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Prendergast Named 2012 Tau Beta Pi Laureate

staff   July 13, 2012

Prendergast Named 2012 Tau Beta Pi Laureate Steven Prendergast is one of the five students named 2012 Tau Beta Pi laureates. The engineering honor society uses the annual program to recognize gifted engineering students who have excelled in areas beyond their technical majors. This class of laureates joins 79 other remarkable students who have been so honored since 1982, including 2011 Notre Dame chemical engineering graduate Rosary Abot, who is now pursuing her graduate degree

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Tryggvason to Receive Fluids Engineering Award

staff   July 9, 2012

Tryggvason to Receive Fluids Engineering Award Gretar Tryggvason, the Viola D. Hank professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering and department chair at the University of Notre Dame, has been named the recipient of Fluids Engineering Award by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

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Engineering Faculty Receive DURIP Grant for Defense Research

staff   July 5, 2012

Two faculty from the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, associate professor Debdeep Jena and research associate professor Thomas Pratt, have each received Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) grants from the Department of Defense for 2012, totaling more than $650,000.

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USDA Funds Development of a New Test for Safer Milk

staff   June 29, 2012

USDA Funds Development of a New Test for Safer Milk A team of researchers from the University of Notre Dame and Purdue University has received a three-year grant of $500,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to develop a new technology that can rapidly test milk and other dairy products for harmful pathogens.

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Takach Named Managing Director of Notre Dame's cSEND

staff   June 21, 2012

Takach Named Managing Director of Notre Dame's cSEND The Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame (cSEND) has named Stephen F. Takach managing director, effective July 1.

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Nanoparticles Engineered at Notre Dame Promise to Improve Blood Cancer Treatment

staff   June 19, 2012

Nanoparticles Engineered at Notre Dame Promise to Improve Blood Cancer Treatment Researchers from the University of Notre Dame have engineered nanoparticles that show great promise for the treatment of multiple myeloma (MM), an incurable cancer of the plasma cells in bone marrow.

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Four Engineering Students Honored 
by National Honor Society

staff   May 29, 2012

Timothy Moeller, Jeffrey O’Brien and Yichao Pan, recent graduates from the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, were named fellows of Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society. A fourth undergraduate, Matthew Charnley, a rising senior in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, has also been awarded a scholarship from the society.

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Notre Dame’s Wireless Institute, National Instruments Join Forces to Help Develop Next Generation of Wireless

staff   May 18, 2012

Notre Dame’s Wireless Institute, National Instruments Join Forces to Help Develop Next Generation of Wireless Researchers at the University of Notre Dame’s Wireless Institute and at National Instruments (NI) have entered into a research partnership that will accelerate innovations in future generations of wireless technology.

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Paul Bohn Named 2012 Spectroscopy Fellow

staff   May 9, 2012

Paul Bohn Named 2012 Spectroscopy Fellow Paul W. Bohn, the Arthur J. Schmitt Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, director of the Advanced Diagnostics and Therapeutics initiative and professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Notre Dame, has been named a fellow of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy (SAS).

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EWind Facility Aimed at Improvements in Wind Energy

staff   May 8, 2012

A wind turbine and a meteorological tower recently erected on the University of Notre Dame’s White Field are highly visible symbols of the University’s commitment to establish a premier wind energy research program.

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Unique Research Laboratory Focuses on Making Aircraft Engines More Efficient

nwelding   May 1, 2012

Unique Research Laboratory Focuses on Making Aircraft Engines More Efficient Travel on airlines has become so routine for most of us, we often fail to appreciate what a true technological marvel it is. And it’s a costly and noisy marvel. Moving millions of passengers millions of miles each year requires an astounding amount of costly jet fuel and generates a significant amount of engine noise. That helps explain why the companies that manufacture aircraft engines often find their way to the laboratory of Scott Morris, an associate professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering at the University of Notre Dame.

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Graphene-based Terahertz Devices: the Wave of the Future

staff   April 26, 2012

Graphene-based Terahertz Devices: the Wave of the Future Researchers at the University of Notre Dame have shown that it is possible to efficiently manipulate THz electromagnetic waves with atomically thin graphene layers. This achievement, which was recently published in Nature Communications, sets the stage for development of compact, efficient and cost-effective devices and systems operating in the THz band.

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Notre Dame Leads in Discussion of the Ethical and Societal Impacts of Nanotechnology

staff   April 26, 2012

Notre Dame Leads in Discussion of the Ethical and Societal Impacts of Nanotechnology In a recent paper, Kathleen Eggleson, a research scientist in the Center for Nano Science and Technology (NDnano) at the University of Notre Dame, provided an example of a nanotechnology-related safety and ethics problem that is unfolding right now.

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ND Alum Named Dean of Auburn's Samuel Ginn College of Engineering

staff   April 20, 2012

ND Alum Named Dean of Auburn's Samuel Ginn College of Engineering Notre Dame alum Christopher B. Roberts, the current department chair and the George E. and Dorothy Stafford Uthlaut Professor of Chemical Engineering in Auburn University's Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, has been named dean of the college effective July 1, 2012.

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Notre Dame to Host National Robotics Week Event

staff   April 13, 2012

Notre Dame to Host National Robotics Week Event On April 14 (Saturday), the University of Notre Dame is hosting a free community-wide event celebrating National Robotics Week, which will give participants the opportunity to see and interact with robots built for fun, learning and cutting-edge research. The event, which will take place between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. in the North Dome of the Joyce Athletic and Convocation Center, is open to the public. Local students, parents, and teachers are especially encouraged to attend.

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James Schmiedeler Receives 2012 Ganey Award for Community-based Research

staff   April 12, 2012

James Schmiedeler Receives 2012 Ganey Award for Community-based Research James Schmiedeler, associate professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering at the University of Notre Dame, is the recipient of the 2012 Rodney F. Ganey, Ph.D., Faculty Community-based Research Award, which is given annually by the University of Notre Dame Center for Social Concerns. Schmiedeler has an extensive record of research and scholarship in several fields including robotic-assisted rehabilitation and the dynamics of bipedal walking motion. The award, in the amount of $5,000, honors a Notre Dame faculty member whose research has made a contribution in collaboration with a local community organization.

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ND Engineering Undergraduate Named Newman Civic Fellow

staff   April 11, 2012

Jonathan Schommer, a junior majoring in civil engineering and the Program of Liberal Studies at the University of Notre Dame, has been named a Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact which recognizes inspiring college student leaders who have worked to find solutions for challenges facing their communities.

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Mechatronic Football Goes Intercollegiate: Notre Dame to Take on Ohio Northern University April 20

staff   April 5, 2012

Mechatronic Football Goes Intercollegiate: Notre Dame to Take on Ohio Northern University April 20 The University of Notre Dame Robotic Football Team will host the Polar Bears of Ohio Northern University in the first ever intercollegiate mechatronic football game at 7 p.m. Friday (April 20) in Notre Dame’s Stepan Center. The event is free and open to the public.

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More Energy Efficient Transistors through Quantum Tunneling

staff   March 26, 2012

More Energy Efficient Transistors through Quantum Tunneling  Researchers at the University of Notre Dame and Pennsylvania State University have announced breakthroughs in the development of tunneling field effect transistors (TFETs), a semiconductor technology that takes advantage of the quirky behavior of electrons at the quantum level.

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