Highly competitive, the annual DURIP awards process is a merit competition conducted jointly by the Army Research Office (ARO), Office of Naval Research (ONR), and Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR). This year the DoD received more than 685 proposals. Approximately 160 of the proposals have been or will be funded. To date Notre Dame faculty — David Bartels, David Go, and Scott Morris — have received two Department of Defense (DoD) Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) grants for 2017, totaling more than $773,000.
Notre Dame's Center for Nano Science and Technology
NDnano is a world-class, collaborative research center that includes faculty from seven departments across the colleges of Engineering and Science. The Center is focused on developing, characterizing, and applying new nanotechnology-based materials, processes, devices, and solutions that will better society.
NDnano’s mission is to promote, enable, and advance multidisciplinary nanotechnology education and research to include:
- defining, manipulating, and controlling the properties of new nano-materials
- collaborating with peer universities, industry, and government to accelerate advances in the field of nano science
- developing solutions and applications that help address society's global issues while representing a force for good in the discussion on the ethics and possible societal impacts of the new science
Notre Dame International is providing funding to build, sustain, and encourage academic and research collaboration with leading universities in Mexico.
Biomaterials Science has named Matthew Webber, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and director of the Supramolecular Engineering Laboratory at the University of Notre Dame, to its 2017 Class of Emerging Investigators.
The Notre Dame-Purdue Symposium on Soft Matter & Polymers and Poster Session will be held on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at the Wilmeth Active Learning Center (RM3087) on Purdue's West Lafayette campus. This one-day symposium addresses the general synthesis and characterization of synthetic soft materials and their broad application in biomedical fields. In addition, the symposium will include a Science Forum and Tour targeting the participation of local high school and college students/teachers.…