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Research Awards Continue to Grow: Notre Dame Faculty to Receive more than $396K in DURIP Grants

nwelding • Date: October 3, 2017

Three Notre Dame faculty — Jason Hicks, David Go and Thomas Juliano — received Department of Defense (DoD) Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) grants for 2017, totaling more than $396K.

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Maria Holland Joins Faculty

nwelding • Date: September 26, 2017

As an undergraduate, Maria Holland resisted a major in mechanical engineering; she didn’t want to “work on cars.” Now she works to share a broader vision of what engineering is.

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What Would You Fight For? Fighting to Walk Again

nwelding • Date: September 11, 2017

James Schmiedeler, associate professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering at the University of Notre Dame, builds and conducts research with biped robots. Even though physical therapy experience is conspicuously absent from his CV, as an engineer, he sees parallels. “It’s not too hard as an engineer to look at the human body and think of it as a mechanical system, and if you include the nerves, an electromechanical system,” says Schmiedeler. “By attempting to improve the control of robots to conduct smoother, more human-like locomotion, we also hope to better understand where the deficits lie in helping human patients relearn healthy walking.”

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Researchers Work to Unlock Clues to How Cells Move through the Body

nwelding • Date: August 14, 2017

Simulation of deformation process of red blood cell as it passes through slit in spleen. [PNAS, July 12, 2016]

A team of researchers, led by Notre Dame's Zhangli Peng and co-investigator Juan del Alamo of the University of California at San Diego, is studying the transmigration of red blood cells through inter-endothelial slits in the spleen, the narrowest point in the body through which these cells travel, to provide important clues in a variety of physiological and pathological processes and potentially impact the design of artificial organs and other biomedical devices.

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Engineering Faculty Awarded DURIP Grants for Tunable Laser System and Transonic Wind Tunnel Research

nwelding • Date: August 7, 2017

Highly competitive, the annual DURIP awards process is a merit competition conducted jointly by the Army Research Office (ARO), Office of Naval Research (ONR), and Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR). This year the DoD received more than 685 proposals. Approximately 160 of the proposals have been or will be funded. To date Notre Dame faculty — David Bartels, David Go, and Scott Morris — have received two Department of Defense (DoD) Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) grants for 2017, totaling more than $773,000.

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