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Engineer named editor-in-chief of journal

January 22, 2016


Joseph M. Powers, an AIAA Associate Fellow, and professor and associate chair of the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, with a concurrent appointment to the Department of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana, has been appointed editor-in-chief of the Journal of Propulsion and Power (JPP). Powers succeeds Douglas Talley of the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory.

Thomson Reuters Names Five Notre Dame Faculty among the Top 1 Percent of Highly Cited Scholars

January 22, 2016

Five Notre Dame faculty members have been named to the Thomson Reuters’ 2015 Highly Cited Researchers list, the top 1 percent of the almost 9 million scholars and scientists, accounting for more than 2 million journal papers, who publish their academic findings every year.

Notre Dame team among 10 awarded "Atoms to Products" grants from DARPA

January 11, 2016

EE Times reports that the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) has funded 10 projects, including one at Notre Dame, to advance new technologies to fill the gap in atomic-to-micrometer assembly methods that render nanoscale properties in macroscale structures. For the ND project, "Holographic Assembly of Reconfigurable Plasmonic and Photonic Elements" researchers are using 3D halographic assembly of nanoparticles lattices to develop microelement feedstocks with reconfigurable, heterogenous optical properties that can impart new functionality (like optical cloaking) at the macroscale.  Prof. Paul Bohn

News and Updates from GLOBES at the Reilly Center

January 08, 2016


GLOBES Adopts New Certification Guidelines
Under the leadership of Gary Lamberti, GLOBES Director for academic year 2015/2016, new guidelines for the GLOBES Certificate in Environment and Society and a revised application process were approved by the Executive Committee at its September meeting. The streamlined process adds program flexibility on the part of students to develop interdisciplinary research projects on environmental issues while reducing coursework credit requirements. "We've retained the primary focus of GLOBES to encourage interdisciplinary scholarship and enhance cross disciplinary training, while making participation in the Certificate program more accessible and flexible for students," said GLOBES Director Gary Lamberti. Students across campus have responded well to the call for applications and the new guidelines. See the article below for a list of 10 new GLOBES students. New student applications are accepted on a rolling basis. For more detailed information on how to apply, go here

Engineer receives $2 million DOE energy grant to study capture of CO2

January 06, 2016 • Categories: ND Energy


Joan Brennecke, Keating-Crawford Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, is the recipient of a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) grant for research that could fundamentally change the way the country uses and produces energy.