Election to NAI Fellow is the highest professional distinction accorded solely to academic inventors.
One of the greatest challenges in treating disease is developing better ways to direct drugs only to those sites where drug activity is desired. Many drugs act indiscriminately on tissues throughout the body, leading to side effects that render them...
A team from Notre Dame in collaboration with researchers at the University of Texas at Austin, Cornell University, and the University of Massachusetts at Lowell has shown how the optical properties of epsilon-near-zero (ENZ) materials can be engineered to improve...
The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering is pleased to announce faculty promotions and new hires for the 2020 academic year.
David B. Go has been selected to chair the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering beginning November 1, 2020.
A team led by Professor Tengfei Luo is developing novel materials for use in thermoelectric generators. These generators are used in industry to capture the largely untapped energy in heat “wasted” in many manufacturing applications.
Notre Dame researchers will use data from the new high-speed light detectors to determine the temperature of the sun’s lower atmosphere, measure the spectrum of solar flares and gain a better understanding of the role magnetic fields play in solar flare...
A team of engineers, including two AME undergraduates and a Ph.D. student in mechanical engineering, have published research that explores making plasma devices that can be operated without electrical power — they need only human or mechanical energy.
Jennifer L. Schaefer and Matthew J. Webber have been named 2020 Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering oung Investigators by the PSME Division of the American Chemical Society.
Yanliang Zhang has been named the 2020 International Thermoelectric Society Young Investigator. The award recognizes his innovative work on additive manufacturing and scalable nanomanufacturing for flexible thermoelectric materials and devices.
The purpose of the project, “Dissipative non-equilibrium supramolecular hydrogels using fuels,” is to create a new material paradigm at the intersection of supramolecular chemistry and soft materials. He and his team will be studying materials and systems that exhibit transient states and enable...
Sangpil Yoon, assistant professor in the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering and an NDnano affiliated faculty member, received the 2020 National Science Foundation (NSF) Early Career Development (CAREER) Award.
Alexander W. Dowling, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, has received a 2020 National Science Foundation Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, the highest honor given by the U.S. government to young faculty members in engineering and science.
Thomas O’Sullivan, assistant professor of electrical engineering, is leading a team to develop the first “smart” breast clip, a device that could revolutionize breast cancer treatment.
Researchers at Notre Dame have demonstrated a novel one-shot learning method that allows computers to draw upon already learned patterns more quickly and efficiently and using less energy than currently possible, while adapting to new tasks and previously unseen data.
The Air Force Office of Scientific Research has recognized David Burghoff, assistant professor of electrical engineering, with a Young Investigator Research Program award.
Assistant Professor Yanliang Zhang’s work on additive manufacturing for functional materials and devices was featured in a recent themed issue of the Journal of Materials Chemistry A titled Emerging Investigators 2019.
Hirotaka Sakaue, associate professor in the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, has been named an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
Similarities in biology and technology inspire novel approach in mobile robotics and prosthetics for spinal cord injuries
A team led by Suman Datta, Stinson Professor of Nanotechnology and director of the Applications and Systems-driven Center for Energy-Efficient integrated Nano Technologies and the Center for Extremely Energy Efficient Collective Electronics, has successfully demonstrated the hardware for low-power compact...
Jennifer L. Schaefer, assistant professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, and her research team are working to address the critical needs for energy storage in both developed and developing markets.
A paper recently published in Scientific Reports shares that a research team from the University of Notre Dame has engineered a chip that allows thermal imaging with IR detectors. This new chip features unique properties not previously available with conventional...
Jennifer L. Schaefer, assistant professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, has been named a Toyota Young Investigator Fellows for 2019-2020 by The Electrochemical Society and Toyota Research Institute of North America. ...
Established in 1996, the PECASE program identifies and honors outstanding young researchers who show exceptional promise in science and technology.
Matthew Webber, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the University of Notre Dame, has been named a recipient of the 2019 3M Non-tenured Faculty Award.
Allergic to the cure: Researchers create a new and quicker way to detect platin drug allergies for cancer patients
Platins, the most widely used chemotherapeutic drugs, are displaying an alarming rise in drug hypersensitivity reactions much more severe than the watery eyes or runny noses associated with hay fever, which is also a Type 1, immediate hypersensitivity reaction. A...
Hsueh-Chia Chang, the Bayer Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, has been selected to receive the AES Lifetime Achievement Award.
Antennas catch radio waves from the air and convert the energy into electrical signals. They can also convert electrical signals into radio waves. Optical engineers and scientists, like Associate Professor Anthony J. Hoffman, are working toward leveraging these devices to...
In December 2018, after 12 years of leadership, Hsueh-Chia Chang, the Bayer Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, stepped down as the founding and chief editor of Biomicrofluidics.
Steven R. Schmid, professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering, has been elected to the Society of Manufacturing Engineers Board of Directors, where he will serve a two-year term as an international director beginning January 1, 2019.