Press Releases 2015

Young Faculty Named to Endowed Positions

nwelding   July 20, 2015

Young Faculty Named to Endowed Positions David B. Go, associate professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering and concurrent associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, and Ashley P. Thrall, assistant professor of civil & environmental engineering & earth sciences, have been named endowed faculty in the College of Engineering.

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Seabaugh Named Freimann Professor

nwelding   July 16, 2015

Seabaugh Named Freimann Professor Alan C. Seabaugh, director of the SRC-STARnet Center for Low Energy Systems Technology, has been named the Frank M. Freimann Professor of Electrical Engineering.

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Go to Receive Inaugural ECS Toyota Young Investigator Award

nwelding   July 15, 2015

Go to Receive Inaugural ECS Toyota Young Investigator Award David Go, associate professor in the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, has been named one of the three inaugural ECS Toyota Young Investigator Fellows by the Electrochemical Society and Toyota North America.

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Engineering Faculty Receive DURIP Grants Totaling More than $1.8 Million

nwelding   July 14, 2015

Engineering Faculty Receive DURIP Grants Totaling More than $1.8 Million Four faculty from the College of Engineering at the University of Notre Dame have received Defense University Research Instrument Program (DURIP) grants from the Department of Defense (DOD) for 2015, totaling more than $1.8 million.

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Kareem Elected President of IAWE

nwelding   July 13, 2015

Kareem Elected President of IAWE Ahsan Kareem, the Robert M. Moran Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences at the University of Notre Dame, was elected president of the International Association of Wind Engineering (IAWE) during the 14th International Conference on Wind Engineering in Porto Alegre, Brazil, June 21-26.

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Kogge Receives Gauss Award

nwelding   July 7, 2015

Kogge Receives Gauss Award Peter M. Kogge, who has served as the Ted H. McCourtney Professor of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Notre Dame since 1994, will be awarded the 2015 Gauss Award award as part of the International Supercomputing Conference, which runs Sunday, July 12, through Thursday, July 16, in Frankfurt, Germany.

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Building the Next Generation of Safety-Related Reinforced Concrete Structures for Nuclear Power Plants

nwelding   June 26, 2015

Building the Next Generation of Safety-Related Reinforced Concrete Structures for Nuclear Power Plants Stronger, faster, more reliable — those are the three key words used in a recently funded grant proposal to the Department of Energy (DOE) for the development of advanced reinforced concrete technologies to accelerate construction schedules, reduce costs and build safer nuclear power plants.

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The Plasma-Water Interaction: Evidence of Things Not Easily Seen

nwelding   June 19, 2015

The Plasma-Water Interaction: Evidence of Things Not Easily Seen A new study from the group, which is in a June issue of Nature Communications, shows that electrons from an atmospheric-pressure plasma can be dissolved [solvated] into water — forming a layer of ‘solvated’ electrons only about five water molecules deep. Equally as important, the team has also proven that using the plasma approach, solvated electrons, which are among the most powerful chemical agents in nature, can be generated without expensive vacuum equipment [to pressurize or depressurize the plasma] or the use of harmful radiation.

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ND Engineering Names Ryan Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs

nwelding   June 15, 2015

ND Engineering Names Ryan Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs Michael Ryan, most recently commanding officer of Naval Reserve Officer’s Training Corps and professor of naval science at the University of Notre Dame, has been named the assistant dean of academic affairs within the College of Engineering.

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Neal to Receive NASA’s 2015 Wargo Award

nwelding   June 5, 2015

Neal to Receive NASA’s 2015 Wargo Award For significant contributions to the integration of exploration and planetary science, Clive R. Neal, professor in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences at the University of Notre Dame, has been named the recipient of the 2015 Michael J. Wargo Award.

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Region H Establishes Grant in Honor of Pieronek

nwelding   June 4, 2015

Region H Establishes Grant in Honor of Pieronek A grant has been established by Region H of the Society of Women Engineers to honor Catherine F. Pieronek’s lasting and positive impact in engineering education and her dedication to the illumination of public discourse on gender equity in STEM fields.

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Phillip Named DuPont Young Professor

nwelding   June 4, 2015

Phillip Named DuPont Young Professor William A. Phillip, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the University of Notre Dame, has been named one of nine in the 2015 Class of DuPont Young Professors.

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Kareem and Spence to Receive 2015 Croes Medal

nwelding   May 19, 2015

Kareem and Spence to Receive 2015 Croes Medal Ahsan Kareem, the Robert M. Moran Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences at the University of Notre Dame, and Seymour M.J. Spence, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Michigan, have been named the winners of the 2015 J. James R. Croes Medal.

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Notre Dame Makes Additions to Board of Trustees

nwelding   May 15, 2015

Notre Dame Makes Additions to Board of Trustees The University has added to its Board of Fellows and Board of Trustees. One of the new Trustees is Byron O. Spruell, vice chairman of Deloitte LLP and member of the College of Engineering's Advisory Council and Notre Dame Monogram Club Association.

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Notre Dame to Offer Free Course on Understanding Wireless

nwelding   May 15, 2015

Notre Dame to Offer Free Course on Understanding Wireless The University of Notre Dame will offer its second MOOC (massive open online course) on edX, titled Understanding Wireless: Technology, Economics and Policy, beginning on Monday (May 18). A survey-style course that offers an opportunity to gain understanding of the technical, regulatory and economic aspects of the mobile wireless revolution and its impact on society, the course is entirely free and open to everyone.

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Faculty Awards Honor Exemplary Work in Undergraduate Teaching and Advising

nwelding   May 7, 2015

Faculty Awards Honor Exemplary Work in Undergraduate Teaching and Advising Four engineering faculty members among those honored by University for excellence in undergraduate teaching and advising.

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Notre Dame Start-up Wins Awards at World's Richest Student Business Plan Competition

nwelding   April 24, 2015

Notre Dame Start-up Wins Awards at World's Richest Student Business Plan Competition Enlightened Diagnostics, a start-up company run by students from the University of Notre Dame, won three prizes and $19,000 at the 2015 Rice Business Plan Competition, the largest and richest competition of its kind.

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Detecting Low-quality Antimalarial Drugs with a Lab-on-paper

nwelding   April 21, 2015

Detecting Low-quality Antimalarial Drugs with a Lab-on-paper Access to high-quality medicine is a basic human right, but more than four billion people live in countries where many medications are substandard or fake. Notre Dame researchers took up the challenge of how people in developing countries could detect low-quality antimalarial drugs without expensive equipment and without handling dangerous chemicals ... and found a solution.

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In Memoriam: Catherine F. Pieronek, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Director of the Women’s Engineering Program

nwelding   April 10, 2015

In Memoriam: Catherine F. Pieronek, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Director of the Women’s Engineering Program The College of Engineering is saddened to share the news of the death of Catherine Pieronek, associate dean for academic affairs and director of the Women’s Engineering Program.

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New Computational Model Will Aid in Study of Blood Clots, Biofilms

nwelding   April 7, 2015

New Computational Model Will Aid in Study of Blood Clots, Biofilms University of Notre Dame applied mathematician Mark Alber and environmental biotechnologist Robert Nerenberg have developed a new computational model that effectively simulates the mechanical behavior of biofilms. Their model may lead to new strategies for studying a range of issues from blood clots to waste treatment systems.

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