Category: College of Engineering

Collage of 21 new faculty in the College of Engineering

ND Engineering welcomes 21 new faculty in 2021

Notre Dame Engineering is a growing community of explorers, innovators, teachers and mentors. This year, we welcomed 21 new members of the faculty. They represent wide-ranging engineering expertise, research interests, and demonstrated enthusiasm for teaching and mentoring students. “We are …

Bill Schneider

William F. Schneider awarded Notre Dame’s James A. Burns, C.S.C., Award for outstanding mentorship of doctoral students

William F. Schneider is the recipient of the James A. Burns, C.S.C., Graduate School Award. The award showcases the outstanding mentorship of Notre Dame’s very best doctoral advisers. Schneider is the Dorini Family Chair of Energy Studies and chair of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. He …

David Richter

David Richter named ND Engineering’s 2021 Outstanding Teacher

David Richter, associate professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences (CEEES), is the recipient of the Notre Dame College of Engineering 2021 Outstanding Teacher Award. The annual award honors an engineering faculty member, selected by engineering undergraduates, for …

Jennifer Schaefer

Jennifer Schaefer honored with 2021 Catherine F. Pieronek Women in Engineering Impact Award

Jennifer Schaefer, assistant professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, is the recipient of the 2021 Catherine F. Pieronek Women in Engineering Impact Award. The annual award honors a faculty or staff member in the Notre Dame College of Engineering "who has made a …

Grotto candles

In Memoriam: Edward B. Fitzpatrick Jr.

Edward B. Fitzpatrick Jr. (ND ’54, Civil Engineering), a member of the College of Engineering Advisory Council for nearly 50 years and the primary benefactor for Fitzpatrick Hall of Engineering, died peacefully on Feb. 21, 2021, in Bayville, New York. He was 88. Fitzpatrick was president of …

Main Building with blue sky and clouds behind.

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 …

Prof. Matthew Webber and graduate student in his lab

Replacing type 1 diabetes management with a glucose-responsive hydrogel

Researchers at the University of Notre Dame are working to engineer a safe and effective injectable glucose-responsive hydrogel that could limit the long-term effects of insulin dependence and be administered in a single daily dose. “Normal blood glucose function,” says Matthew J. Webber, …

Patricia Culligan appointed dean of Notre Dame’s College of Engineering

Patricia J. Culligan, currently the chair and Carleton Professor of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at Columbia University, has been appointed the Matthew H. McCloskey Dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Notre Dame by University President Rev. John I. Jenkins, …