Category: Research and Innovation

The moon over Golden Dome and Basilica.

Notre Dame elected to Universities Space Research Association to advance space exploration research

The University of Notre Dame has been inducted into the Universities Space Research Association (USRA). Founded in 1969 under the auspices of the National Academy of Sciences at the request of the U.S. Government, the USRA is a nonprofit corporation chartered to advance space-related science, …

Karla Badillo-Urquiola and Katherine Walden

Interdisciplinary team of faculty to create new curriculum for responsible computing

While many computer science programs offer students a single, stand-alone course on ethics, an interdisciplinary team of University of Notre Dame researchers is rethinking that model. Faculty from the College of Arts and Letters and the College of Engineering are working together to integrate …

Jeremiah Zartman holds a sample of fruit flies in his lab.

Fruit fly model identifies key regulators behind organ development

A new computational model simulating fruit fly wing development has enabled researchers to identify previously hidden mechanisms behind organ generation. Since organs develop in remarkably similar ways in fruit flies and people, biological insights from this model can be used to inform the …

A drawing commemorates the first long distance wireless signal sent in America on April 19, 1899 between the campuses of Saint Mary’s College and Notre Dame.

Notre Dame celebrates 125 years of wireless innovation and education

The University of Notre Dame is celebrating 125 years of wireless research, education and innovation with a modern re-enactment of one of the first long-range wireless transmissions conducted in the United States and a full-day symposium of panels and lab tours on Friday (April 19). On April …

An image of the JOIDES research vessel with a stormy sky in the background

Sea-going expedition unearths clues to ancient climate

Millions of years ago, cataclysmic tectonic events closed the passageway between the Mediterranean and the Atlantic, triggering profound changes in ocean circulation, temperature and salinity.  The JOIDES Resolution, a 470-ft research vessel capable of drilling cores three miles below …

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New Bioengineering and Life Sciences (BELS) Initiative launched at Notre Dame

The new Bioengineering and Life Sciences (BELS) Initiative at the University of Notre Dame will advance human health and wellness through interdisciplinary biomedical research and training. This work will range from fundamental discoveries through detection, prevention, and treatment of …

Doctoral Student Meghana Remella demonstrates work on equipment in the Nanofabrication Facility in Stinson-Remick Hall of Engineering.

Engineers seek “switchable” materials to power next-generation microelectronics

Chris Hinkle is on the hunt for new materials. He needs them to power faster, smaller and more efficient chips for next-generation microelectronics, so only materials with the right chemistry and structure will do. “Current materials are not able to keep up with the growing needs for …

Window coating held up to sky with the Dome in the background

Sunrise to sunset, new window coating blocks heat not view

Windows welcome light into interior spaces, but they also bring in unwanted heat. A new window coating blocks heat-generating ultraviolet and infrared light and remains transparent to visible light, regardless of the sun’s angle. The coating can be incorporated into existing windows or …

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Notre Dame sends cancer research aboard the International Space Station

University of Notre Dame researchers are taking their science to space aboard NASA’s 30th SpaceX commercial resupply services mission, which is slated to launch no earlier than Thursday (March 21). The SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft will lift off from Florida’s Cape Canaveral Space Force …

Kai Ni

Electrical engineers harness memory for device-level security

Everything from smart phones to supercomputers needs memory, and tomorrow’s devices will demand faster, more energy-efficient memory technologies to store ever increasing data. Non-volatile memory (NVM) is a type of storage that retains data even after the power has been turned off. While …