More advanced manufactured materials are being produced in the 21st century, including, for example, engineered nanoparticles whose exact impact on the environment and human health are unknown, but whose effects could be quite negative. To better understand such threats, researchers are using the Notre Dame Linked Experimental Ecosystem Facility (ND-LEEF) to study how these engineered nanoparticles will move and spread in the natural environment.
The University of Notre Dame has opened its annual competition for the Naughton Fellowships. The prestigious international fellowships provide funding for exceptional Ph.D., masters, or undergraduate students with an aptitude for the STEM disciplines to complete research or study in Ireland or at Notre Dame.
Yanliang Zhang and his team in the Advanced Manufacturing and Energy Lab are developing an innovative and highly scalable additive manufacturing process that may hold the key to transform the nanomaterials into multifunctional devices. Their work aims to fabricate high-performance and flexible energy harvesters, sensors and electronic devices.
What started as a small event in 2014 among Notre Dame’s community of soft matter and polymer researchers, has now grown into an annual regional symposium that includes faculty presentations and student posters from four universities.
Grocery stores. Coffee shops. Even some cities offer public WiFi. Add to those access points the number of private WiFi networks that exist and it’s easy to understand why the allocation and usage of the electromagnetic spectrum — the number of “channels” available for wireless communication — is stretched to its limits. The impending demand of machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices will put even more of a strain on spectrum usage. Possible solutions to this problem, such as dynamic spectrum access and cognitive radios, have been proposed but their success is based upon a more efficient use of the spectrum.
Xuemin (Sheryl) Lu is named the undergraduate research coordinator for the College of Science.
Notre Dame’s nanotechnology research efforts date back to the 1980s. In the three decades since, research at the University’s Center for Nano Science and Technology (NDnano) has grown and evolved in a forward-thinking and distinctive way.
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 International is providing funding to build, sustain, and encourage academic and research collaboration with leading universities in Mexico.
Assistant Professor Matthew Webber,has been named one of the 35 under 35 inaugural class of professionals by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.
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 University of Notre Dame has received $138.1 million in research funding for fiscal year (FY) 2017, surpassing the previous record of $133.7 million set in FY 2015.
Prakash Nallathamby has joined Notre Dame’s Center for Nano Science & Technology (NDnano) as a research assistant professor to facilitate the use of nanoparticle-enabled technologies in research labs across campus.
Researchers have developed a novel platform to more accurately detect and identify the presence and severity of peanut allergies, without directly exposing patients to the allergen, according to a new study published in the journal Scientific Reports.
Cameras, telescopes and microscopes are optical devices that measure and manipulate electromagnetic radiation [light]. Being able to control the light in these devices provides more information through a better “picture” of what is occurring. Specifically, controlling light on small scales could lead to improved optical sources for applications that span health,
Notre Dame researchers have recently published a study on a new diagnostic method that uses gold nanoparticles, requires little to no expertise, and provides results in minutes.
During the Alumni Association’s annual reunion event, Notre Dame Research will host an open house from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on the first Friday of June.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has recognized 10 University of Notre Dame faculty members for their excellence in research with Early Career Development (CAREER) Awards.
The University of Notre Dame is one of four academic institutions invited to participate in the IBM Global Internship Program, which gives students the opportunity to work on real world projects alongside mentors at one of IBM’s Global Research Centers in Beijing, Zurich, Bangalore, and Dublin.
The research fellowships were awarded to undergraduate, Masters, and Ph.D. students from the University of Notre Dame and from five universities in Ireland. Three of the undergraduate fellows will work with NDnano faculty.
The event will feature presentations from faculty across the region, including Purdue University and the University of Michigan, and focus on highlighting new trends of in-situ and high-resolution electron microscopy for nanotechnology, materials, and biosciences.
Researchers at the University of Notre Dame are active in many areas of modern electronics research, including materials, devices, architectures, and systems.
Researchers in the Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics group of Professor Boldizsár Jankó and collaborators have solved a decades-old mystery of fluorescence intermittency – blinking – that indicates classical physics behavior in a quantum mechanical system.
This is a vital step toward developing new forms of biorobotics and novel treatment approaches for muscle-related health problems such as muscular degenerative disorders, arrhythmia and limb loss.
Paul Bohn, Arthur J. Schmitt Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering and Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry, has been selected as the winner of the 2017 ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry Award in Electrochemistry. This prestigious award recognizes a scientist who advances the field of electrochemical analysis through conceptualization or development of unique instrumentation, elucidation of fundamental electrochemical events or processes, and/or authorship of important research papers that impact the field.
Small ubiquitin-like modifier (SUMO) proteins are small peptides that get added on to other proteins to regulate their activity. While SUMO has many regulatory roles in cells, it is especially important for controlling gene expression during early development. Just a few years ago this connection between SUMO and gene regulation was relatively unknown, but now, Notre Dame researchers are exploring how a disruption to the SUMO protein’s ability to regulate embryo development may be linked to congenital heart defects.
NDnano is hosting a one-day symposium on Thursday, March 30 entitled "Nanotechnology in the Treatment of Neurodegenerative Disorders." The keynote will be given by Kevin Tracey, M.D., President & CEO of the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. Students are welcome and encouraged to attend the technical session and/or present their own related research in the afternoon poster session.
The Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) is now accepting nominations for the 1st Source Bank Technology Commercialization competition. The winner will be revealed at the seventh annual commercialization event on April 18, 2017, and will receive a $20,000 cash award.
Pinar Zorlutuna and a team of University researchers have created a new type of diode, one that is made entirely of cardiac muscle cells and fibroblasts. Their recently published paper titled “Muscle-Cell-Based ‘Living Diodes’” discusses how using muscle cells as the diode components is ideal for cell-based information processing.