Category: Research and Innovation

Tracy Kijewski-Correa

Notre Dame researcher champions local leadership for life-saving disaster assessment

The earthquake that struck southwest Haiti in August 2021 killed thousands of people and left more than half a million seeking help. New research by a University of Notre Dame expert finds that the assessment of this disaster can serve as a model for evaluating future disasters and making …

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Into high waves and turbulence: engineers deploy smart devices to improve hurricane forecasts

Predicting hurricane intensity has lagged behind tracking its path because the forces driving the storm have been difficult and dangerous to measure—until now. “When we’re talking 150, 200-mph winds, with 30-foot waves, you don’t send a boat and crew out there to collect data,” …

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Notre Dame elected to Universities Space Research Association to advance space exploration research

The University of Notre Dame has been inducted into the Universities Space Research Association (USRA). Founded in 1969 under the auspices of the National Academy of Sciences at the request of the U.S. Government, the USRA is a nonprofit corporation chartered to advance space-related science, …

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Sea-going expedition unearths clues to ancient climate

Millions of years ago, cataclysmic tectonic events closed the passageway between the Mediterranean and the Atlantic, triggering profound changes in ocean circulation, temperature and salinity.  The JOIDES Resolution, a 470-ft research vessel capable of drilling cores three miles below …

Notre Dame STEM faculty receive Highly Cited Researcher recognition

Kyle Bibby, professor of civil and environmental engineering and earth sciences, and Prashant V. Kamat, the Reverend John A. Zahm Professor of Science in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, have been named to Clarivate’s 2023 list of Highly Cited Researchers (HCR).   Kyle …

Grace Arntz-Johnson

Grace Arntz-Johnson receives U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Student Research Award

Grace Arntz-Johnson, a Ph.D. student in Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences at the University of Notre Dame, has received the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) award. The award supports research opportunities at DOE …

Notre Dame engineering profs invent trap for capturing and comparing individual bacterial cells

All hospitals battle an invisible threat: Pseudomonas aeruginosa. It is a type of bacteria that affects thousands of patients each year in intensive care units, where it can cause sepsis, pneumonia and other types of infections. “For the average healthy person, P. aeruginosa does not pose a …

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Designing climate-resilient cities in at-risk communities

In September, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory announced it would lead a multi-institutional team to advance urban climate science with the establishment of an Urban Integrated Field Laboratory in Chicago. The DOE will fund the project with $25 million over five …

Ph.D. student Yanina Nahum

Notre Dame engineers join forces with Trinity College Dublin to advance novel treatment for cystic fibrosis

Notre Dame engineers have joined forces with microbiologists at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, to further investigate a promising strategy for managing cystic fibrosis lung infections. Cystic fibrosis, an inherited disease that causes patients’ airways to fill with a thick and sticky …

Hydrologist Marc Muller receives NSF CAREER Award for new methods to inform response to climate change

Marc Muller, assistant professor in civil and environmental engineering and earth sciences, has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) Critical Aspects of Sustainability (CAS) CAREER award. CAREER awards are among the highest honors awarded to young faculty. CAS awards provide support for …