Category: Research and Innovation

Prof. Tengfei Luo

Engineers use quantum computing to develop transparent window coating that blocks heat, saves energy

Cooling accounts for about 15 percent of global energy consumption. Conventional clear windows allow the sun to heat up interior spaces, which energy-guzzling air-conditioners must then cool down. But what if a window could help cool the room, use no energy and preserve the view?  …

Aerial of Downtown Chicago overlooking Millennium Park

Designing climate-resilient cities in at-risk communities

In September, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory announced it would lead a multi-institutional team to advance urban climate science with the establishment of an Urban Integrated Field Laboratory in Chicago. The DOE will fund the project with $25 million over five …

Illustration of the Machine Learning-Assisted Ultrafast Flash Sintering of High-Performance and Flexible Silver-Selenide Thermoelectric Devices

Flash! A superfast new method to manufacture high-performance thermoelectric devices for energy harvesting and cooling

Yanliang Zhang, associate professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering at the University of Notre Dame, and collaborators Alexander Dowling and Tengfei Luo, have developed a machine-learning assisted superfast new way to create high-performance, energy-saving thermoelectric devices. The …

Maria Holland

Maria Holland receives Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award (MIRA) from NIH

Maria Holland, assistant professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering at the University of Notre Dame, has received the Maximizing Investigators' Research Award (MIRA) from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), part of the National Institutes of Health. The award, …

Electrical engineers devise first high-performance optical microresonator at long wavelengths

Harnessing the power of long wavelength light is key to the next generation of sensing and imaging devices for environmental monitoring, explosive detection, and biomedicine. Currently, however, the systems emitting such light are large and low-powered. In a new study published in Nature …

David Burghoff

David Burghoff named 2022 Moore Inventor Fellow

David Burghoff, assistant professor of electrical engineering at the University of Notre Dame, has been named a 2022 Moore Inventor Fellow. He is one of five fellows named this year by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. The fellows program supports scientist-inventors who create new tools …

Jian-Xun Wang

Jian-xun Wang receives Young Investigator award from Office of Naval Research

Jian-xun Wang, assistant professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering, has received the Young Investigator Research Program (YIP) award from the Office of Naval Research for his project “Physics-Preserved Neural Differentiable Computing for Predictive Modeling of Rough-Wall …

Toby Li

Toby Li Receives Google Research Scholar Award

Toby Li, assistant professor of computer science and engineering at the University of Notre Dame, has received a Google Research Scholar Award for his project “Effective Human-AI Collaboration with Data-Driven Models in UX Design.” The project’s goal is to create software …

Yanfang (Fanny) Ye

Combating online opioid trafficking with advanced AI techniques

Opioid abuse in the United States has reached epidemic proportions, and opioid trafficking has moved online — making it even more difficult to stop. “Cyber criminals are always coming up with new tactics,” said Yanfang (Fanny) Ye, Collegiate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering …

Ph.D. student Yanina Nahum

Notre Dame engineers join forces with Trinity College Dublin to advance novel treatment for cystic fibrosis

Notre Dame engineers have joined forces with microbiologists at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, to further investigate a promising strategy for managing cystic fibrosis lung infections. Cystic fibrosis, an inherited disease that causes patients’ airways to fill with a thick and sticky …