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Taylor named associate dean

Taylor named associate dean

Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Richard Taylor, has been appointed to the position of associate dean of the College of Science. In his position, Taylor directs the research and planning efforts of the College of Science, oversees grant management, engages faculty in multidisciplinary research and assists in forming strong collaborations...

Loves mosquitoes, but not their diseases

Loves mosquitoes, but not their diseases

Catherine Young grew up liking bugs. Today she's a University of Notre Dame biologist whose area of expertise is medical entomology, the study of insects that cause disease in humans. By contributing to research on major human health threats, she "gets to feel like she's saving the world," says Young,...

Undergraduate utilizes computational chemistry to analyze water efficiencies

Undergraduate utilizes computational chemistry to analyze water efficiencies

Modern coal-fired power plants achieve significant efficiencies by using supercritical water as a coolant. But water that is superheated to its critical point undergoes dramatic transformation, not the least of which is that it becomes acidic. Therein lies a dilemma that Notre Dame sophomore Patrick Holvey investigated as part of...