Kirstin Schauble, a senior studying electrical and computer engineering at Seattle University, won first place and $3,000 in the sixth annual NDConnect undergraduate research competition held at the University of Notre Dame on October 18.
The new effort is expected to uncover fundamentally new ways of harnessing coupled dynamical systems for solving computationally hard problems in an energy-efficient way.
Notre Dame’s third annual symposium on soft materials research was expanded this year to a two-university event. On October 8, nearly 70 faculty, postdoc and student researchers attended the first Notre Dame-Purdue Symposium on Soft Matter & Polymers at Notre Dame’s Eck Visitors Center.
“The symposium functions as a platform to share research between schools in Indiana, to network between research groups, and to seek opportunities for collaboration,” said event co-organizer Haifeng Gao, Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at Notre Dame. “We plan to include other nearby research universities in future events, such as the next one at Purdue University,” said event co-organizer Jianguo Mei, Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Purdue University.…
A collaboration between Jon Camden, an associate professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, David Masiello of the University of Washington, and Philip Rack of the University of Tennessee has directly observed hybridized magnetic resonances in plasmonic nanostructures for the first time. The achievement is a critical step toward developing materials that interact with light in unexpected ways and that may someday cloak military equipment throughout the visible spectrum or underlie future PV technology optimized to capture energy from the sun’s infrared rays.