The University of Notre Dame continued the steady expansion and growth of its research, scholarship, and creative endeavor programs during the most recent fiscal year (FY), recording $141.6 million in research funding. This surpasses the $138.1 million received in FY 2017. The amount is part of a trend that has led to a 75 percent increase in external research funding awarded to Notre Dame compared to 10 years ago.
Scientists at the University of Notre Dame will help train the next generation of leaders and stewardship scientists to ensure the safety and reliability of the country’s nuclear stockpile.
Brian Baker, Rev. John A. Zahm Professor of Structural Biology at the University of Notre Dame, has received the Innovation Award from the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) local Coaches vs. Cancer program. The Innovation Award is described as being given to “an individual who demonstrates an innovative approach to treating or caring for cancer patients and their loved ones.”
Bei Hu was appointed as chair of the Department of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics on July 1, 2018. He replaces Andrew Sommese, who served in the role for three years.
Beginning July 29, 2018, Notre Dame will host the 25th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education (BCCE). BCCE is a national meeting designed for college chemistry faculty, graduate students, secondary school chemistry teachers, and middle and elementary school science teachers to share ideas and best practices for chemical education.
In a new study, researchers have shown how hackathons, or other crowdsourcing events, may provide a good strategy for building bridges over the traditional divides of research partnerships and accelerate scientific discovery.
Nine faculty members from the College of Science and College of Engineering have been awarded four grants through the Center for Nano Science and Technology (NDnano) Seed Grant Program.
More than 20 physics scholars gathered in June to discuss current research in exotic nuclear structures during a joint event organized by the nuclear physics groups at the University of Notre Dame and Peking University.
Astrophysicist Timothy Beers only needs 100 stars out of the 100 billion in the universe to help prove one of the longest-held theories in the field. Finding those stars, however, is like looking for a needle in a haystack.
That number nearly equals the total number of startups, 33, in the University’s entire 175-year history prior to 2017-18, and it exceeds by a wide margin the previous single-year record of three startups in 2016.