Press Releases 2014

Notre Dame E2E Group Develops Novel Housing Solution for Haiti

nwelding   August 20, 2014

Notre Dame E2E Group Develops Novel Housing Solution for Haiti In response to the housing crisis caused by the Jan. 2010 earthquake in Haiti, University of Notre Dame faculty Tracy Kijewski-Correa and Alexandros Taflanidis and graduate student Dustin Mix visited Haiti and subsequently created “Engineering2Empower” (E2E). Although the Notre Dame engineers recognized the well-intentioned recovery efforts of nongovernmental organizations and other charitable agencies, they soon realized much more fundamental problems were plaguing housing in Haiti.

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Kurama Named PCI 2014 Distinguished Educator

nwelding   August 20, 2014

Kurama Named PCI 2014 Distinguished Educator The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) has named Yahya Kurama, professor and associate chair of the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences, the 2014 Distinguished Educator. Kurama was recognized for his education/teaching record, industry participation and research, much of which has focused on the development of new and innovative types of high-performing precast concrete building structures for seismic regions.

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Notre Dame Biometrics Expert Is Helping To Ensure an Honest Election in Somaliland

nwelding   August 19, 2014

Notre Dame Biometrics Expert Is Helping To Ensure an Honest Election in Somaliland Somaliland declared itself independent in 1991 and has been transforming itself into a rare, multiparty democracy in the Horn of Africa. University of Notre Dame biometrics expert Kevin Bowyer and his Ph.D. students Estefan Ortiz and Amanda Sgroi are playing a critical role in that process.

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Chawla to Receive IEEE CIS Early Career Award

nwelding   August 1, 2014

Chawla to Receive IEEE CIS Early Career Award Nitesh V. Chawla, the Frank M. Freimann Collegiate Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering and director of both the Interdisciplinary Center of Network Science and Applications, and the Data, Inference, Analytic and Learning Lab at the University of Notre Dame, has been selected by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) to receive the society’s 2015 Outstanding Early Career Award.

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ND Researchers Receive Grant to Develop Two-Dimensional Memory

nwelding   July 17, 2014

ND Researchers Receive Grant to Develop Two-Dimensional Memory The National Science Foundation’s “Grant Opportunities of Academic Liaison with Industry” (GOALI) program has awarded Notre Dame faculty members Susan Fullerton and Alan Seabaugh $368,000 to develop a new device that relies on the movement of ions to control electron transport in graphene—a single layer of carbon atoms

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Costello Wins Kirchmayer Award

nwelding   July 11, 2014

Costello Wins Kirchmayer Award Daniel J. Costello Jr., the Leonard Bettex Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, has been named the recipient of the 2015 Leon K. Kirchmayer Graduate Teaching Award by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

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Kareem Participates in China’s 2014 Foreign Experts Symposium with President Xi Jinping

nwelding   July 11, 2014

Kareem Participates in China’s 2014 Foreign  Experts Symposium with President Xi Jinping International relations do not occur solely in the political arena. High-profile faculty who are experts in their fields often serve as ambassadors to other nations, interacting with academic colleagues in these countries, as well as with political and business leaders. Ahsan Kareem, the Robert M. Moran Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences at the University of Notre Dame, has engaged in many of these types of opportunities. One of the most recent came through his participation in the 2014 Foreign Experts Symposium in Shanghai earlier this summer.

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Burns Named Director of the Center for Sustainable Energy

nwelding   July 10, 2014

Burns Named Director of the Center for Sustainable Energy Peter C. Burns, the Henry J. Massman Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences, and concurrent professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, has been named director of the Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame (ND Energy).

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Notre Dame Energy Frontier Research Center Receives Further DOE Funding

nwelding   July 7, 2014

Notre Dame Energy Frontier Research Center Receives Further DOE Funding A University of Notre Dame research center has once again been designated an Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC) by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and will receive funding to help accelerate the scientific breakthroughs needed to build the 21st-century energy economy.

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Thomson Reuters Names Three Notre Dame Faculty Among the World's Most Influential Scientific Minds

nwelding   July 2, 2014

Thomson Reuters Names Three Notre Dame Faculty Among the World's Most Influential Scientific Minds Joan Brennecke, Bertrand Hochwald, and Prashant Kamat have been named to Thomson Reuters’ list of The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds: 2014. The list includes more than 3,200 scientists around the world who have published the highest number of articles that are cited the most frequently by other researchers. The list was compiled from two separate Thomson Reuters studies analyzed for publication and citation data from 21 broad fields of study, ranging from chemistry to social sciences.

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Hicks Receives 2014 CAREER Award

nwelding   July 2, 2014

Hicks Receives 2014 CAREER Award Jason Hicks, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, has been named a recipient of the 2014 National Science Foundation (NSF) Early Career Development (CAREER) Award. The award is the most prestigious honor given to young faculty in engineering and science by the National Science Foundation.

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Notre Dame Collaborating with Five Partners to Build Nation's Top Turbine Engine Component Research and Testing Facility

nwelding   June 26, 2014

Notre Dame Collaborating with Five Partners to Build Nation's Top Turbine Engine Component Research and Testing Facility The University of Notre Dame and five public and private partners announced Thursday (June 26) a $36 million project that will be the nation’s foremost research and test facility for advancing the technology used in the massive gas turbine engines used by commercial and military aircraft, power plants and the oil and gas industry.

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Supporting the National Day of Making ...

nwelding   June 18, 2014

Supporting the National Day of Making ... Responding to President Obama’s call to empower America’s students and entrepreneurs to invent the future — and in conjunction with the first-ever White House Maker Faire being held today, Wednesday, June 18, the College of Engineering at the University of Notre Dame is one of many universities across the country supporting this event.

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Kogge Receives 2014 Babbage Award

nwelding   June 4, 2014

Kogge Receives 2014 Babbage Award University of Notre Dame computer science and engineering professor Peter M. Kogge, developer of the space shuttle I/O processor, the world’s first multicore processor, and a number of other important innovations was awarded the Charles Babbage Award at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ (IEEE) 2014 International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium in Phoenix, Ariz., earlier this year. The Babbage Award, presented since 1989, is bestowed in recognition of exceptional contributions to the field.

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ndWAVES Collaboration Teaches Fifth-Graders How Engineering and Arts Work Together

nwelding   June 4, 2014

ndWAVES Collaboration Teaches Fifth-Graders How Engineering and Arts  Work Together More than 300 fifth-graders from South Bend area schools spent a day at the University of Notre Dame playing music and learning about the science of sound, the result of a year-long collaboration called ndWAVES.

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From Big Data to Babies: Leveraging Technology for the Common Good

nwelding   May 13, 2014

From Big Data to Babies: Leveraging Technology for the Common Good The University, supported by a gift from Everyday Health that includes data and personalized content, will be conducting a study of pregnant women to address premature and low-weight births. Although the study will initially focus on expectant mothers in St. Joseph County, Ind., this partnership combines Everyday Health data with Notre Dame technology to address a national concern.

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New Study Highlights the Benefits of ePortfolios in Engineering Education

nwelding   May 5, 2014

New Study Highlights the Benefits of ePortfolios in Engineering Education A new study by a team of University of Notre Dame researchers reveals that electronic portfolios can be quantitatively and qualitatively analyzed to generate learning engagement analytics that indicate the level to which students are surviving or thriving during their first-semester Intro to Engineering course. This information can provide instructors, teaching assistants and advisers critical early warning signs that can help with STEM retention.

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Niemier and Taflanidis among Joyce Award Winners

nwelding   May 5, 2014

Niemier and Taflanidis among Joyce Award Winners Two of the 21 winners of the University's Joyce teaching excellence awards are from engineering: Michael T. Niemier, computer science and engineering, and Alexandros A. Taflanidis, civil and environmental engineering and earth sciences. They have been identified in recognition of their profound influence on undergraduate students through sustained exemplary teaching.

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Xing Named 2014 Young Scientist

nwelding   April 16, 2014

Xing Named 2014 Young Scientist The International Symposium for Compound Semiconductors (ISCS) has named Huili (Grace) Xing, professor of electrical engineering at the University of Notre Dame, the winner of the 2014 Young Scientist Award. Established in 1986, the award acknowledges technical achievements in the field of compound semiconductors by a scientist younger than 40 years.

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Uhran Named 2014 ASEE Fellow

nwelding   April 15, 2014

Uhran Named 2014 ASEE Fellow John J. Uhran Jr., senior associate dean emeritus and professor emeritus of computer science and engineering, has been named a Fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). The grade of Fellow is conferred upon an individual who has been an ASEE member for a minimum of 10 years and in recognition of his or her outstanding contributions to engineering or engineering technology education.

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