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In Memoriam: Edward B. Fitzpatrick Jr.

Edward B. Fitzpatrick Jr. (ND ’54, Civil Engineering), a member of the College of Engineering Advisory Council for nearly 50 years and the primary benefactor for Fitzpatrick Hall of Engineering, died peacefully on Feb. 21, 2021, in Bayville, New York. He was 88. Fitzpatrick was president of …

Dr. Katlyn Turner Edison Lecture

Katlyn Turner (ND ’12) to deliver ND Engineering Edison Lecture on intersectional equity in sociotechnical systems

Dr. Katlyn Turner (ND '12) will deliver a Notre Dame Engineering Edison Lecture, “Towards Intersectional Equity in Complex Sociotechnical Systems,” on March 17 at 4 p.m. EST. This virtual presentation is free and open to the public. Register Dr. Turner is a research scientist …

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Land deals meant to improve food security may have hurt

Large-scale land acquisitions by foreign investors, intended to improve global food security, had little to no benefit, increasing crop production in some areas while simultaneously threatening local food security in others, according to researchers who studied their effects. The study, …

Monica Arul

Monica Arul takes top prize in international structural health monitoring competition

Monica Arul, a doctoral student in Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences, has been awarded first place in the 1st International Project Competition for Structural Health Monitoring (IPC-SHM 2020). The competition was organized by the Asia-Pacific Network of Centers for Research …

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Ahsan Kareem receives IABSE International Award of Merit in Structural Engineering

Ahsan Kareem, the Robert Moran Professor of Engineering, has received the 2020 International Award of Merit in Structural Engineering from the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE). The award recognizes outstanding contributions in the field of structural …

Erin Ludwig receives Slatt Fellowship for energy research

Junior Erin Ludwig has received the Vincent P. Slatt Fellowship for Undergraduate Research in Energy Systems and …

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COVID-19 lockdowns in China, Europe averted tens of thousands of premature deaths related to air pollution, study finds

Lockdowns initiated to curb the spread of the coronavirus in China and Europe at the beginning of the pandemic …

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Hixon named director of GLOBES program

The John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values has announced new leadership for two key programs — …

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Rapid construction of energy-efficient concrete structures — by 3D printing

The potential of additive manufacturing — 3D printing — to help build a better world is expanding all the time, …

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Student teams bring home top honors in Big Beam Contest

Student teams from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences garnered both first and …