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Air Force Research Office Honors Two Young Engineering Faculty

November 26, 2008

The University of Notre Dame’s Vikas Tomar, assistant professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering, and Huili (Grace) Xing, assistant professor of electrical engineering, are two of the 39 engineers and scientists selected by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFSOR) as part of the 2008 Young Investigator Program (YIP

On the Road to an Efficient Electric Car

November 21, 2008

The day may come when we pull into our garages in easily rechargeable electric cars. But the hype surrounding the release of GM’s electric Volt not withstanding, University of Notre Dame engineering professor Paul McGinn’s current project list is proof that the road to that point has many intriguing twists, and more turns than just the ride home from the dealer showroom.…

Second Annual Energy Week to Focus on Sustainability

September 15, 2008

The University of Notre Dame will observe its second annual Energy Week Sept. 17 to 24 (Wednesday to Wednesday) with the theme Be Enlightened, in conjunction with Sustainable Energy: A Notre Dame Forum, to be held on campus Sept. 24.

Organized by members of the Student Advisory Board of the Notre Dame Energy Center, each day of Energy Week will feature energy education and awareness activities, including participation from major energy companies, a display of hybrid vehicles, carbon dioxide footprint calculators that students can use to measure their impact on climate change, information on renewable energy sources, tours of the Notre Dame power plant, and screenings of documentaries and energy-focused movies, such as Who Killed the Electric Car? and An Inconvenient Truth.…

Seed Fund Projects Focus on Clean Energy

July 29, 2008

In support of its mission to pursue the development of abundant and inexpensive energy sources that do not harm the environment, the University of Notre Dame's Energy Center has announced that three projects pursuing novel concepts in clean energy will be supported through the centers new Seed Fund program.…

Notre Dame to Host Energy Policy Conference

June 29, 2008

The University of Notre Dame and the Notre Dame Energy Center will host engineers, scientists and state and national leaders responsible for formulating and implementing energy policy July 7 (Monday) at a conference in McKenna Hall. The event will focus on the future of energy research, its effect on society and the potential it bears for transformative change across Indiana and the nation.…

Joan Brennecke Named Stieglitz Lecturer

May 27, 2008

Joan F. Brennecke, Keating-Crawford Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and director of the University of Notre Dame's Energy Center, has been named the 2008 Julius Stieglitz Lecturer by the Chicago section of the American Chemical Society (ACS) and the University of Chicago.

The award, presented since 1940 in honor of Stieglitz, is the highest ACS

Greenhouses and “Green” Computing

April 21, 2008

On the surface, high performance computing and greenhouses appear to have little in common. But the University of Notre Dame's Center for Research Computing and the City of South Bend have wedded them in a marriage that is environmentally friendly, economically beneficial and worthy of celebration on Earth Day.…

Notre Dame Energy Center research Seeks to Improve Indiana Dunes Facilities

March 12, 2008

The University-National Park Energy Partnership Program (UNPEPP) has funded a joint project between the Notre Dame Energy Center and the National Park Service at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore to provide energy related consulting services to the park during this coming summer.

During the course of the project, three undergraduate students from the University will work with park officials, conducting onsite research that will result in specific recommendations for capital improvement at the Indiana Dunes facilities.…