Sylwia Ptasinska, associate professor of physics and an ND Energy faculty affiliate, was recently named an editor-in-chief for European Physical Journal D (EPJD) effective January 2020. She has served on the journal’s editorial board since 2015.
Notre Dame Professor Jason Rohr’s proposal—Disease, Food, Energy, and Water Solutions (DFEWS): Defusing a Global Crisis—offers a sustainable, local solution to reduce schistosomiasis while at the same time addressing food, energy, and water shortages afflicting marginalized populations throughout the developing world.
Richard Warren Fessenden, professor emeritus in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and former associate director of the Radiation Laboratory at the University of Notre Dame, died Tuesday, February 11. He was 86. Fessenden joined the Notre Dame faculty in 1976, after working as a professor at the Mellon Institute...
Clare Cahir came to Notre Dame four years ago with the intention of pursuing undergraduate research. After settling into campus for her first semester, she spent the second reaching out to several professors, searching for the right research fit. She initially contacted biochemistry Professor Matthew Champion, associate professor in the...
Senior Michael Sokolowski and juniors Tyler Dan and Madeline Owen each presented at the 2020 National Collegiate Research Conference, held annually at Harvard University since 2007.
An inexpensive lead sample collection kit distributed to homes in St. Joseph County is comparable in accuracy and sensitivity to more costly in-home analysis, according to research published this month in the Journal of Environmental Research.
University of Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., on the election of Katie Conboy as the 13th president of neighboring Saint Mary’s College.
Last summer, chemistry major Jake Drysdale studied perovskite solar cells in the Notre Dame lab of Prashant V. Kamat, worked with the Nepal-based company Gham Power to bring solar-powered water pumps to small farmers, and founded his own company, Yeti Photovoltaic, to make this technology more accessible to all. ...
Robinson Community Learning Center to celebrate 19 years, say farewell to original space with event Feb. 14
The Robinson Community Learning Center (RCLC) will celebrate its 19th birthday — and last one in its original location — with a farewell celebration from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14 at the center’s longtime home at 921 N. Eddy St., South Bend.
Nuclear Energy – The Better Energy is an initiative to promote knowledge and awareness about the peaceful uses of nuclear energy. Doctoral physics student Nirupama Sensharma’s vision in developing the initiative is to bridge the gap between her research as a nuclear scientist and her responsibilities towards society.
As part of Lilly Endowment Inc.’s three-phase Charting the Future for Indiana’s Colleges and Universities initiative, the University has received a planning grant to research and identify mission-aligned areas of potential high impact.
There are more bacteria in our mouths than the population of people on the planet, and no matter how clean our houses are, they’re brimming with various types of these micro-organisms. Still, despite bacteria’s ubiquitous influence, there’s so much that scientists do not know about them, according to University of...
University of Notre Dame researchers and collaborators recently discovered that some nuclei wobble on their intermediate axes. Their research, “Longitudinal Wobbling Motion in 187Au,” was published in January 2020 in the premier physics journal, Physical Review Letters.
Anthony N. Michel, the Matthew H. McCloskey Dean Emeritus of the College of Engineering and the Frank M. Freimann Professor Emeritus at the University of Notre Dame, died Saturday, Feb. 1. He was 84.
ND Energy is pleased to announce the 2020 recipients of the Patrick and Jana Eilers Graduate Student Fellowship for Energy Related Research and the Forgash Fellowship for Solar Energy Research.