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Gift to Notre Dame Engineering to support diversity and equity

A gift from Lyndy (ND ’85) and Patrick Toole, Jr. (ND ’84) will establish the Lyndy and Patrick Toole, Jr., Endowment for Excellence, providing support for Diversity and Equity in the College of Engineering. The new fund will energize efforts to recruit underrepresented and women …

David Go

David Go appointed chair of aerospace and mechanical engineering

David B. Go, the Rooney Family Collegiate Professor, has been selected to chair the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering beginning November 1, 2020. He succeeds Kenneth T. Christensen, the Viola D. Hank Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, who was named dean of …

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Engineers developing high-speed light detectors for closer look at the sun

For all that scientists have learned about the sun, plenty of unanswered questions remain about the brightest star in the sky. Advancements in solar astronomy have informed a basic understanding of the light spectrum and help predict geomagnetic storms capable of causing blackouts to electronic …

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Researchers developing accurate storm models as climate changes affect Alaska’s coastline and residents

Alaska’s tidal coastline spans over 46,600 miles, more than that of the lower 48 states combined. Portions of Alaska’s coast are among the nation’s most vulnerable to geohazards from climate change, extra-tropical storm surge, wind waves, tsunamis, ice and erosion. Because of this there is a …

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AI could improve accuracy, efficiency of CT screening for COVID-19 diagnosis

Led by Yiyu Shi, associate professor of Computer Science and Engineering, researchers are developing a technique using artificial intelligence (AI) that would improve CT screening to more quickly identify patients with the coronavirus. The new technique will reduce the burden on the radiologists …

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Apply to the new Materials Science and Engineering doctoral program

The University of Notre Dame has announced a new interdisciplinary doctoral program in Materials Science and …

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Five engineering faculty receive NSF CAREER awards in 2020

Five engineering faculty members received National Science Foundation (NSF) Early Career Development (CAREER) awards …

Ken Christensen

Ken Christensen appointed Dean of Illinois Tech’s Armour College of Engineering

Kenneth T. Christensen has been named the Carol and Ed Kaplan Dean of Armour College of Engineering at the Illinois …

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Notre Dame launches Hypersonic Systems Initiative

Notre Dame has launched the Hypersonic Systems Initiative to advance the University’s expertise in developing …

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Nitesh Chawla appointed founding director of Lucy Family Institute for Data & Society

Nitesh V. Chawla, the Frank M. Freimann Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, has been appointed the founding …