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The Aerodynamics of Trucks: Getting in the Flow
Like race cars, the semi trucks that haul tons of freight back and forth across the country are often fitted with devices such as spoilers, ride skirts, or rear tail fairings to reduce drag and increase fuel efficiency. A recent report published by the University of Notre Dame offers a way to decrease drag and improve fuel efficiency without adding these bulky devices or substantial redesigning the vehicle.
Located in News & Publications / Press Releases / 2016
Engineering Faculty Receive DURIP Grants Totaling More than $1.8 Million
Four faculty from the College of Engineering at the University of Notre Dame have received Defense University Research Instrument Program (DURIP) grants from the Department of Defense (DOD) for 2015, totaling more than $1.8 million.
Located in News & Publications / Press Releases / 2015
1st Source Commercialization Award Goes to Electrical Engineering’s Gary Bernstein
Gary H. Bernstein, the Frank M. Freimann Professor of Electrical Engineering, has been named recipient of the 1st Source Bank Commercialization Award celebrating his “quilt packaging” microchip packing technology.
Located in News & Publications / Press Releases / 2016
Jumper to Receive 2016 AIAA Plasmadynamics and Lasers Award
Eric J. Jumper, the Roth-Gibson Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, has been selected to receive the 2016 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Plasmadynamics and Lasers Award.
Located in News & Publications / Press Releases / 2016
Three Notre Dame Faculty Elected to AAAS Section Committees
Three Notre Dame faculty members have been elected to serve on section committees for the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Located in News & Publications / Press Releases / 2017
Endowment Recognizes Uhran for His Impact on Engineering Education
Former students honor John J. Uhran Jr., for his impact on their careers and his contribution to engineering education in general.
Located in News & Publications / Press Releases / 2017
Father Theodore Hesburgh of Notre Dame dies at age 97
Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame from 1952 to 1987, a priest of the Congregation of Holy Cross and one of the nation’s most influential figures in higher education, the Catholic Church and national and international affairs, died at 11:30 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 26) at Holy Cross House adjacent to the University. He was 97.
Located in News & Publications / Press Releases / 2015
Fighting to Explore the Moon
Researchers like Notre Dame's Clive Neal are beginning to piece together how the rocks were formed, how the Moon has evolved, and how the resources they’re discovering, like oxygen, water, regolith and metals, could be used to support a human return to the Moon and enable exploration far beyond.
Located in News & Publications / Press Releases / 2016
Notre Dame Wireless Institute: Building a Better Phone
Every time an individual uses a cell phone, he absorbs some electromagnetic radiation. Each phone must comply with the Federal Communications Commission’s limits on the specific absorption rate of radiation that is considered safe for the body. The key, according to Notre Dame engineers, is being creative in how a phone’s technology can work within these limits.
Located in News & Publications / Press Releases / 2016
Data Mining for Group Gold: New Study to Map How Committees Work
Anyone who has served on a committee understands that coming to a consensus can be a lengthy and not altogether pleasant — or effective — process. Along with a general back-and-forth of possible outcomes and other lengthy discussions, there can also be heated arguments before even the smallest decisions can be reached. This group decision-making process is what a team led by Notre Dame’s Tim Weninger will be studying as part of a recently awarded grant from the Army Research Office’s Young Investigator Program.
Located in News & Publications / Press Releases / 2017