Press Releases 2014

ND Team Takes Top Prize in 2014 Cardinal Challenge

nwelding   February 18, 2014

ND Team Takes Top Prize in 2014 Cardinal Challenge NanDio, a team of students from the University of Notre Dame, took first place in the 2014 Brown-Forman Cardinal Challenge held February 14-15 by the University of Louisville College of Business. The team was honored for its business plan to commercialize an oral cancer detection device for dentists. All teams were judged on their written plan, the poise and professionalism of their presentation, and the viability of their venture. The NanDio device’s simplicity of use, speed of test results and accuracy of the test as an early detector gave the team the winning edge.

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Westerink to Receive Inaugural Magoon Sustainable Coasts Award

nwelding   February 17, 2014

Westerink to Receive Inaugural Magoon Sustainable Coasts Award The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has named Joannes J. Westerink the inaugural recipient of the Orville T. Magoon Sustainable Coasts Award. Westerink is the Joseph and Nona Ahearn Professor in Computational Science and Engineering and Henry J. Massman Chairman of the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences at the University of Notre. The award will be presented at the 34th International Conference on Coastal Engineering in Seoul, Korea, in June 2014.


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ASME 2013 Fellows: Karel Matous and James P. Schmiedeler

ndavis   February 13, 2014

The ASME Board of Governors confers the Fellow grade of membership on worthy candidates to recognize their outstanding engineering achievements. Nominated by their peers, these 2012-2013 Fellows have had 10 or more years of active practice and at least 10 years of active corporate membership in ASME.

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Wolfgang Porod to Serve as AAAS Annual Meeting Panelist

nwelding   February 13, 2014

Wolfgang Porod to Serve as AAAS Annual Meeting Panelist Wolfgang Porod, Frank M. Friemann Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, will be a featured panelist for a session titled “Nanoelectronics for Renewable Energy: How Nanoscale Innovations Address Global Needs” at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Thursday-Monday (Feb. 13-17) in Chicago.

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Bowyer To Receive IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement Award

nwelding   February 11, 2014

Bowyer To Receive IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement Award Kevin W. Bowyer, the Schubmehl-Prein Professor and Chair of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, has been named a recipient of the 2014 Institute of Electrical and Electronics (IEEE) Computer Society’s Technical Achievement Award. Bowyer is being recognized for his “pioneering contributions to the science and engineering of biometrics” and will receive the award, along with the four other honorees, during a ceremony to be held in Seattle, Wash., in June 2014.


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Notre Dame Mobile Concussion App Research to be Funded by NFL/GE Head Health Challenge

nwelding   January 26, 2014

Notre Dame Mobile Concussion App Research to be Funded by NFL/GE Head Health Challenge A mobile concussion app under development by researchers from the University of Notre Dame’s Advanced Diagnostics and Therapeutics initiative has been selected for funding in a competition sponsored by the National Football League and General Electric.

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Researchers Identify a Low-cost Alternative Material for Next-generation Solar Cells

nwelding   January 24, 2014

Researchers Identify a Low-cost Alternative Material for Next-generation Solar Cells With the continual increase in demand for global energy, scientists across the world are working to find a way to transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources that are more efficient and environmentally friendly. The sun delivers more energy to the Earth’s surface in one hour than the entire world uses in one year, and realizing the full potential of solar power will require finding effective, inexpensive ways to utilize this vast energy source. Researchers have identified a possible inorganic material for perovskite solar cells, which provides a lower-cost alternative to the organic polymers currently used in the cells.

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Notre Dame Researchers Point to Errors in NIST Report on Iris Aging

nwelding   January 13, 2014

Notre Dame Researchers Point to Errors in NIST Report on Iris Aging University of Notre Dame biometrics researchers Kevin Bowyer and Estefan Ortiz have released a paper that points to errors in the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) report on how iris aging affects the accuracy of iris recognition. In addition to describing specific methodological errors in the NIST report, Bowyer and Ortiz presented a list of suggestions to be addressed in a revised version of the NIST report.

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