Category: Research and Innovation

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New leadership for FlowPAC and Hessert Lab set stage for future fluid mechanics research

Notre Dame’s rich tradition of advancing the frontiers of fluid mechanics and human flight is entering its next chapter of growth with strategic changes in leadership. Scott Morris Scott C. Morris, professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering (AME), has been named director of the …

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Yiyu Shi receives On-Device AI award from Facebook

Yiyu Shi, associate professor of computer science and engineering, has received one of the eight Towards On-Device AI Research awards presented to university faculty. Facebook received more than 160 proposals from 111 universities on a wide range of topics related to efficient on-device AI …

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Creating material for a reusable antimicrobial mask

Not long after the coronavirus pandemic began impacting the nation, hospitals and other health services began running into shortages of personal protective equipment such as face masks. Typical masks can help prevent the transmission of disease, but have a one-time use. Researchers at the …

Merlin Bruening

Bruening leads team to quantify human response to COVID-19

Across the country, public health officials have begun administering antibody tests aimed at identifying Americans who may have been exposed to the novel coronavirus and have potentially developed immunity to the disease. But even with testing underway, experts say there are more questions than …

Engineers and scientists study wastewater, focus short-term forecasts in response to pandemic

As state leaders and public health officials weigh options to reopen businesses and ease social distancing guidelines, scientists have launched studies tackling two key factors for determining next steps. Researchers at the University of Notre Dame are looking at short-term forecasts of potential …

Chang lab explores point-of-care tests for coronavirus detection

As testing for the coronavirus continues throughout the United States, researchers have been closely watching results, particularly reported rates of false negatives. According to the Radiological Society of North America, a reported 40 to 70 percent of coronavirus tests from throat swab …

Inconsistent bedtime may increase risk to heart health

Despite increasing awareness of how critical sleep is to our health, getting a good night’s rest remains increasingly difficult in a world that’s always “on” — responding to emails at all hours, news cycles that change with every tweet and staring endlessly into the blue light of cell …

Early warning system being built to fight disinformation online

Researchers at the University of Notre Dame are using artificial intelligence to develop an early warning system that will identify manipulated images, deepfake videos and disinformation online. The project is an effort to combat the rise of coordinated social media campaigns to incite violence, …

Researchers awarded grant to develop one-step process for converting natural gas into liquids

A team of Notre Dame engineering researchers has been awarded a grant from the Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (DOE/NETL) to design, develop, and test a one-step, plasma-assisted catalytic process for direct conversion of natural gas to liquid chemicals. DOE/NETL …

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New technology could help tackle antibiotic resistance

According to the World Health Organization, one of the biggest health threats around the world is antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Every day people use antibiotics to prevent or fight back against infection, but as bacteria evolve and develop resistance, diseases such as pneumonia and tuberculosis …