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Faculty hiring initiative supports Notre Dame’s ongoing investments in research

December 20, 2013 • Categories: ND Energy

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Building on the momentum of its recent Strategic Research Investment initiative — which committed $80 million in internal resources to 14 research projects — the University of Notre Dame has announced the winning proposals in a new strategic hiring initiative. The initiative, which is a key component in the University’s Advancing Our Vision program, will create approximately 80 faculty positions in 10 key areas of research across campus, drawing on $10 million in annual funds that have been reallocated from lower-priority expenditures to this academic priority.

cSEND faculty receive competitive awards through Notre Dame’s Global Collaboration Initiative (GCI)

December 13, 2013 • Categories: Annual Report and ND Energy

cSEND faculty members – Tengfei Luo, Elaine Zhu, Haifeng Gao, and Bill Phillip – were among the inaugural recipients of the highly competitive grants that were awarded through the Global Collaboration Initiative (GCI). Sponsored by Notre Dame International (NDI), nine (9) grants of $10,000 to $20,000 per year, with the possibility of renewal up to three years, were made to Notre Dame faculty engaged in research with colleagues at partner

2013 ND-GAIN data show world’s poorest countries lag 100 years behind richest in preparing for climate change

December 13, 2013 • Categories: ND Energy

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It will take the world’s poorest countries more than one century just to reach the level of climate change readiness that the richest countries already enjoy, according to data released Thursday (Dec. 12) by the 2013 University of Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index (ND-GAIN).

Grace Xing receives U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy grant

December 12, 2013 • Categories: Annual Report and ND Energy

Grace Xing

A team led by Huili (Grace) Xing, professor of electrical engineering at the University of Notre Dame, has been awarded a $2,496,428 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) program for projects aimed at developing next-generation power conversion devices that could dramatically transform how power is controlled and converted through the grid.

Notre Dame’s Reilly Center releases list of emerging ethical dilemmas and policy issues in science and technology

December 12, 2013 • Categories: Annual Report and ND Energy

Reilly Center

As a new year approaches, the University of Notre Dame’s John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology and Values has released its annual list of emerging ethical dilemmas and policy issues in science and technology for 2014.

Amy Hixon Joins the cSEND Faculty

December 12, 2013 • Categories: Annual Report and ND Energy

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The Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame (cSEND) is pleased to announce that Dr. Amy Hixon, Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences, has joined the cSEND faculty. Please join us in welcoming her to cSEND and wishing her well as she contributes to the research developments in nuclear energy at Notre Dame.…