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Patrick Fay and Sharon Hu named 2016 IEEE Fellows

Author: Nina Welding

Patrick Fay and Xiaobo Sharon Hu, faculty in the College of Engineering at Notre Dame, have been named fellows of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). The grade of fellow is the highest grade of membership conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon an individual member.

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Applications now open for Library Acquisitions and Equipment Restoration & Renewal Grants

Author: Joanne Fahey

Notre Dame Research has opened its annual competition for the Library Acquisitions and Equipment Restoration & Renewal Grants.

University of Notre Dame teaching and research faculty, library faculty, research faculty, and special professional faculty from all Colleges and Schools are eligible to apply. Applications are due Monday, February 1, 2016 by 5:00 p.m. EST.…

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Researchers use nanotechnology to fight breast cancer

Author: William G. Gilroy

Professors Ryan K. Roeder and Tracy Vargo-Gogola are combining their expertise in biomedical engineering and cancer biology, respectively, through the Harper Cancer Research Institute, a partnership between Notre Dame and the Indiana University School of Medicine-South Bend, to improve the accuracy of mammography for diagnosing breast cancer.

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Thomson Reuters names four Notre Dame faculty among the most highly cited scholars

Author: Nina Welding

University of Notre Dame faculty members — Timothy Beers and Prashant Kamat from the College of Science and Bertrand Hochwald and J. Nicholas Laneman from the College of Engineering and  — have been named to the Thomson Reuters’ list of Highly Cited Researchers for 2015. Hochwald, Beers, and Kamat were named in the 2014 list. All four faculty members have also appeared on previous years’ lists.

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Introducing Mary Galvin, dean of the College of Science

Author: Andy Fuller

Mary Galvin, dean of the College of Science

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Mary Galvin, the William K. Warren Foundation Dean of the College of Science, sat down for a brief question-and-answer session about her experience, her passion for scientific research and her new role at the University of Notre Dame.

When asked what drew her to Notre Dame, Galvin is quick to answer: alignment with the University’s mission, and the chance to work with students again.

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New Oxide Offers Promising Options for Low-voltage, High-performance Transistors

Author: Nina Welding

A paper written by a team of researchers from the Center for Low Energy Systems Technology (LEAST) and appearing in the August 7, 2015, edition of the journal Nature Communications shows promising options for the development of novel hybrid-phase-transition field–effect transistors (hyper-FETs) that offer high performance at room temperature using very low voltages.

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Focusing on American Innovation and Manufacturing: Notre Dame Partners with Industry and America Makes

Author: Nina Welding

America Makes awarded grants to nine teams, with approximately $8 million in funding and $11 million in matching cost share for applied research and development projects in additive manufacturing. Notre Dame is heavily engaged in these efforts, with the University serving as the team lead on one of these projects and partner institution on another.

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