Press Releases 2013

Water on the Moon: It's Been There All Along

nwelding   February 19, 2013

Water on the Moon: It's Been There All Along Looking at pictures of the Moon, even from the historic “giant leap” photograph, it is easy to understand why scientists used to think of it as a big dust ball. However, “conventional wisdom” has been changing over the years. This is largely due to the information garnered from missions such as NASA’s 2009 Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (L-CROSS) lunar-impact probe, as well as new scanning technologies and more precise measurements, which have been facilitated by enhanced instrumentation and improved analytical detection limits, on samples returned to Earth following the Apollo missions.

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New Book Is First to Cover Spatial Modeling and Analysis of 
Wireless Networks at Introductory Level

nwelding   February 15, 2013

New Book Is First to Cover Spatial Modeling and Analysis of 
Wireless Networks at Introductory Level A new book, “Stochastic Geometry for Wireless Networks,” by Martin Haenggi, a professor of electrical engineering and concurrent professor of applied and computational mathematics and statistics at the University of Notre Dame, combines theory and hands-on analytical techniques to guide readers through the modeling and analysis of wireless network performance.

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Three College of Engineering Faculty Receive CAREER Awards

nwelding   February 13, 2013

Three College of Engineering Faculty Receive CAREER Awards Three faculty members in the University of Notre Dame’s College of Engineering — David Go, assistant professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering; Hai Lin, assistant professor of electrical engineering; and Laurel D. Riek, the Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering — have been named recipients of the 2013 National Science Foundation (NSF) Early Career Development (CAREER) Award. The award is the highest honor given by the U.S. government to young faculty in engineering and science.

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Notre Dame Study Explores Potential Benefits and Threats of Nanotechnology Research

nwelding   February 13, 2013

Notre Dame Study Explores Potential Benefits and Threats of Nanotechnology Research Every day, scientists learn more about how the world works at the smallest scales. While this knowledge has the potential to help others, it is possible that the same discoveries can also be used in ways that cause widespread harm. A recent article in the journal Nanomedicine, born out of a Federal Bureau of Investigation workshop held at the University of Notre Dame in September 2012, tackles this complex “dual-use” aspect of nanotechnology research.

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Kareem Appointed Honorary Professor 
by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

nwelding   February 4, 2013

Kareem Appointed Honorary Professor 
by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Ahsan Kareem, the Robert Moran Professor of Civil Engineering and Geological Sciences at the University of Notre Dame, has been appointed an honorary professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. The Civil Engineering program at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University is ranked among the top 50 programs by the World University Ranking and third in the world by a subject performance ranking of science papers among the world universities published by the Evaluation and Accreditation Council of Taiwan.

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Notre Dame to be part of $194-million university research center network focused on next-generation microelectronics

staff   January 17, 2013

Notre Dame to be part of $194-million university research center network focused on next-generation microelectronics The University of Notre Dame has been selected to lead one of six new university microelectronics research centers that will share $194 million in funding from the Semiconductor Research Corp. (SRC) and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to support the continued growth and leadership of the U.S. semiconductor industry.

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Antsaklis Awarded Honorary Doctorate

nwelding   January 14, 2013

Antsaklis Awarded Honorary Doctorate Panos Antsaklis, the H. Clifford and Evelyn A. Brosey Professor of Electrical Engineering, was awarded an Honorary Doctorate (Docteur Honoris Causa) by the University of Lorraine (Universite de Lorraine), in Nancy, Lorraine, France. The award ceremony took place December 3, 2012, in Metz. Prof. Antsaklis’ honorary degree was one of  five conferred by the University of Lorraine in 2012.  

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