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Notre Dame Researchers Examining Electric Vehicles and the Power Grid

As plug-in electric vehicles become an ever more central part of America’s daily life, University of Notre Dame researchers are anticipating what that development will mean for the nation’s power grid. Under funding from the National Science Foundation’s Cyber-Physical Systems...

Ten Notre Dame faculty members named AAAS fellows

Ten University of Notre Dame faculty members have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in honor of their efforts toward advancing science applications that are deemed scientifically or socially distinguished. AAAS, founded in...

Notre Dame Hosts Sixth Annual Energy Week

The University of Notre Dame will host its sixth annual Notre Dame Energy Week Sept. 23-27 (Sunday-Saturday) at various campus locations. Co-sponsored by the Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame…

Energy week to put focus on efficiency, cost savings

By GENE STOWE South Bend Tribune Correspondent August 12, 2012 Past the "hippie talk" of sustainability and green and climate change and complicated calculations of environmentalism, the South Bend Municipal Energy Office's first Energy Week next month focuses on something...

Ian Lightcap Receives Outstanding Graduate Student Award

Ian Lightcap, a former graduate student in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, has won the prestigious Rohm & Haas Outstanding Graduate Student Award in 2012 for his thesis research. This award is made in recognition of his exceptional productivity...

Schmid recognized for manufacturing contributions

Steven Schmid Steven R. Schmid, associate professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering, has been named an American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Foundation Swanson Fellow and assistant director for research partnerships in the Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office (AMNPO), which...

Takach named managing director of Notre Dame’s cSEND

The Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame (cSEND) has named Stephen F. Takach managing director, effective July 1. In addition to his oversight of the business and operational functions of cSEND, his responsibilities will include growing and strengthening the...

Graphene-based terahertz devices: The wave of the future

(Nanowerk News) People use electromagnetic energy every day … watching television, listening to the radio, popping corn with a microwave, taking an X-ray or using a cellphone. This energy travels in the form of waves, which are widely used in...

Paul Bohn named 2012 spectroscopy fellow

Paul W. Bohn, the Arthur J. Schmitt Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, director of the Advanced Diagnostics and Therapeutics initiative and professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Notre Dame, has been named a fellow of the...

EWiND facility aimed at improvements in wind energy

A wind turbine and a meteorological tower recently erected on the University of Notre Dame’s White Field are a highly visible symbol of the University’s commitment to establish a premier wind energy research program. …

Developing more energy-efficient transistors through quantum tunneling

Researchers at the University of Notre Dame and Pennsylvania State University have announced breakthroughs in the development of tunneling field-effect transistors (TFETs), a semiconductor technology that takes advantage of the quirky behavior of electrons at the quantum level. Transistors are...

New paper examines issues raised by Fukushima reactor accident

As the one-year anniversary of the Fukushima Daiichi reactor accident is marked on March 11, a new paper by Peter C. Burns, Henry Massman Professor of Civil Engineering and Geological Sciences at the University of Notre Dame, and colleagues from...

Dorm energy competition: May the best quad win

At this time of year, you might expect Notre Dame students to be focusing on midterms or planning for spring break. But instead, students across campus are getting ready for a new kind of dorm energy competition. New state-of-the-art meters...

Collaborative forum will explore K-12 education and research

The Notre Dame extended Research Community (NDeRC) will gather education and research professionals for the fifth annual Collaborating for Education and Research Forum from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 25) in the Jordan Hall of Science at the...

Green Summit to highlight sustainable transportation

Electric cars, bicycles, alternative fuel vehicles and innovations in public transportation will take over the University of Notre Dame’s Stepan Center in an exciting trade show display on Feb. 29 (Wednesday) for “Green Summit V: The Future of Transportation.” “Sustainable...

Brennecke elected to National Academy of Engineering

Joan F. Brennecke, the Keating-Crawford Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, has been elected a member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) for her innovation in the use of ionic liquids and supercritical fluids for environmentally benign chemical processing....

New paper examines seawater’s effect on nuclear fuel

Japanese officials used seawater to cool nuclear fuel at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant following last March’s tsunami. Although it was likely the best course of action at the time, a new study coauthored by University of Notre Dame researchers...

Welcome New SEI Faculty and Staff

We are pleased to welcome two new assistant professors to the SEI faculty group -- Tengfei Luo and Ruilan Guo -- both of whom joined the University in January 2012. Tengfei is a faculty member in the Department of Aerospace...