Category: Research and Innovation

Sihan Yu and Matthew Webber

Researchers develop novel method for glucagon delivery

For children with Type 1 diabetes, the risk of experiencing a severe hypoglycemic episode is especially common — and for parents, the threat of that happening in the middle of the night is especially frightening. Sudden and critical drops in blood sugar can go undetected overnight when the child …

Jennifer Schaefer

Driving change by using new materials in rechargeable batteries

Electric vehicles have been on the roads since 1999. Since that time, nearly 5.4 million hybrid and plug-in models have been sold. The lithium-ion batteries that run them offer high energy density and low maintenance, allowing a vehicle to travel hundreds of miles on a charge. These power …

Getting the big picture in incredible detail with frequency comb ptychoscopy

Reconstructing the entire spectrum of light from complex sources is vital for a number of applications — from medical imaging and drug development to national security. David Burghoff, assistant professor of electrical engineering, and his team have developed a new technique that provides an …

Ship on a foggy sea, early morning

Marine fog comes under focus in new five-year study

Researchers at the University of Notre Dame will lead a five-year study to improve the fundamental understanding, detection, and predictability of marine sea fog. Harindra Joseph Fernando, the Wayne and Diana Murdy Endowed Professor in the Departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering and …

International Space Station. (Credit: NASA)

Notre Dame experiment is in route to space station; could lead to more effective early cancer screenings

Researchers studying how bubbles form and function sent a fully automated, self-contained experiment to the International Space Station (ISS) aboard a Space X rocket that launched this afternoon. The study, led by Tengfei Luo, a professor in the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical …

Senior elderly woman hand holding dumbbell in physical therapy session

New CSE study points to impact of pandemic lockdown and restrictions on physical activity for people with Parkinson’s disease

The COVID-19 pandemic has been difficult for everyone, but especially for people with Parkinson’s disease. A new study from Notre Dame computer science engineers explored the impact of stay-at-home mandates, which prevented patients from participating in structured …

The Fan of the Moon: Clive Neal searches for new resources in lunar rocks

Clive Neal demonstrates the process of grinding the tiny samples of ash-like material collected from the surface of the Moon during an Apollo space mission in 1972. His graduate student, Jessika Valenciano, will prepare the minute Moon rocks from the other 19 canisters that arrived on campus …

Contact tracing illustration

Computer science and engineering researchers design more secure mobile contact tracing

For public health officials, contact tracing remains critical to managing the spread of the coronavirus — particularly as it appears that variants of the virus could be more transmissible. The need for widespread contact tracing at the start of the pandemic led tech giants Apple and Google to …

Tom O’Sullivan and Ola Abdalsalam using their handheld device

A powerful, pocket-sized optical imager, no longer science fiction

Before Wilhelm Röntgen, a mechanical engineer, discovered a new type of electromagnetic radiation in 1895, physicians could only dream of being able to see inside the body. Within a year of Röntgen’s discovery, X-rays were being used to identify tumors. Within 10 years, hospitals were using …

Semiconducting oxide transistor

Electrical engineering team spotlighted for work developing a new kind of semiconductor memory

The work of a Notre Dame electrical engineering research team — including graduate students Wriddhi Chakraborty, Jorge Gómez Mir, and Huacheng Ye — was featured in vivid color in IEEE Spectrum, the flagship magazine and website of the IEEE, the world’s largest professional organization …