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March 30, 2017

PhD Candidate Edwin Mathews - "A Numerical and Theoretical Analysis of Aero-Optics With Application to an Optical Turret"

When an optical beam is transmitted through a compressible turbulent flow, it is distorted due to the non-uniform speed of light resulting from density fluctuations. The distortion caused by turbulent airflow surrounding a projecting or receiving aperture, known as aero-optics, is a major impediment to applications of airborne laser systems.

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March 31, 2017

PhD Candidate Lawrence W. Funke - "Synthesis and Control Of Planar Morphing Mechanisms for Industrial Applications"

The structures of many revolutionary technologies, such as aircraft wings, an­tennas, wind turbine blades, and dies for polymer extrusion, have remained largely unchanged for decades. In the 21st Century, researchers have started to investigate us­ing planar morphing mechanisms to increase the flexibility and real time performance of such systems.

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April 10, 2017

Harper Cancer Research Institute's 6th Annual Research Day

The Harper Cancer Research Institute's 6th Annual Research Day will be held on Monday, April 10, 2017 in The Morris Inn at Notre Dame.  This event showcases multidisciplinary cancer research.   We are pleased to announce that this year's keynote address will be given by Dr. Otis Brawley, Chief Medical Officer of the American Cancer Society, “The Evolution of the Cancer Control Movement.” 

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