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New Book Discusses “Wicked” Problem of Climate Change

nwelding • Date: November 20, 2015

In his recently published book “Climate Change: A Wicked Problem,” Frank P. Incropera tackles the numerous issues related to climate change from several points of view, providing a comprehensive, objective, and critical assessment of the many factors related to climate change.

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Dr. Prakash Nallathamby wins Pfizer Young Investigator Poster Award

ndavis • Date: November 5, 2015

Dr. Prakash Nallathamby

Postdoctoral Research Associate Prakash Nallathamby was awarded a Pfizer Young Investigator Poster Award during a recent retreat held by the Cancer Biology Training Consortium Symposium.

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Engineering and Arts and Letters Faculty Win Indiana CTSI Awards

nwelding • Date: November 2, 2015

Notre Dame faculty from aerospace and mechanical engineering and psychology have been awarded grants from the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI).

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Researchers Use Nanotechnology to Fight Breast Cancer

nwelding • Date: October 9, 2015

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease and the importance of early detection. Researchers at the University of Notre Dame are conducting innovative research aimed at improvements in early detection by molecular imaging.

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Unprecedented Thermal Rectification from Polyethylene Nanofiber Could Ultimately Lead to Phononic Computing

polymer nanofiber-based thermal diode highlighted in journal Small

The unparalleled development of information technologies originates from the inventions of several critical electronic devices which can manipulate electron flow, exemplified by the solid-state electronic diode. While electronics dominate today’s information technologies, their counterparts – phononics, which also have the potential to transmit and process signals, have not yet been realized in applications. Instead of controlling electron flow, phononic devices control thermal energy (heat) flow, which is much more abundant than electrical energy. A new study from Prof. Luo's group has identified a high performance thermal diode based on polymer nanofiber, which may ultimately lead to the realization of phononic computers.

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