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Notre Dame Researchers Work to Improve Nuclear Waste Recycling

nwelding • Date: June 21, 2017

Researchers within the Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame are thinking creatively about problems surrounding nuclear materials as they search for solutions to reduce waste, decrease the cost of nuclear energy production, and increase efficiency and safety of the entire process.

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Atmospheric Scientists Conduct Field Experiment to Study Wind Flow over Complex Mountain Terrain

nwelding • Date: June 2, 2017

Perdigão scientists study valley meteorology and the "wake" of the wind turbine in the background. Photo courtesy of the Perdigão Experimental Group.

Over the past month, an international team of researchers have descended on Portugal's Vale Do Cobrão near the Spanish border to study the valley's wind flow patterns. The project, known as Perdigão after the closest town, is funded by the National Science Foundation and involves more than 50 atmospheric scientists working to better understand how wind moves over variable terrain. The results will benefit weather forecasting and wind energy efforts.

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Faculty Recognized for Excellence in Student Engagement and Advising

nwelding • Date: May 16, 2017

Twenty University of Notre Dame faculty members — including five from the College of Engineering — have received Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C., Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.

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Notre Dame Researchers Receive Prestigious National Science Foundation Awards

nwelding • Date: May 17, 2017

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has recognized ten University of Notre Dame faculty members — including four from the College of Engineering — for their excellence in research with Early Career Development (CAREER) Awards.

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