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The Aerodynamics of Trucks: Getting in the Flow

nwelding • Date: November 21, 2016

Like race cars, the semi trucks that haul tons of freight back and forth across the country are often fitted with devices such as spoilers, ride skirts, or rear tail fairings to reduce drag and increase fuel efficiency. A recent report published by the University of Notre Dame offers a way to decrease drag and improve fuel efficiency without adding these bulky devices or substantial redesigning the vehicle.

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Fernando Honored for Academic Excellence and Commitment to Common Good

nwelding • Date: November 8, 2016

A university is not simply shaped by its faculty; rather, they define it, taking ideas about teaching, research, and mission and putting them into practice on a day-to-day basis with students and colleagues in any number of settings. It is for his commitment to research and the common good that Notre Dame recently recognized Harindra Joseph Fernando.

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Fighting for Better Cancer Detection

nwelding • Date: October 28, 2016

A mammogram’s ability to detect tumors at early stages has made breast cancer one of the most treatable forms of cancer. Still there are almost 50,000 missed diagnoses every year. Engineering professor Ryan K. Roeder has devised a way in which gold nanoparticles can be injected into the breast and attach to indicators of cancer, so they can be clearly seen.

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Glow-in-the-dark Trucks Use Plasma to Reduce Drag and Save Fuel

nwelding • Date: October 25, 2016

Image: Nick Daly/Getty

Notre Dame technology licensed by Plasma Stream Technologies is being used to reduce drag on the road.

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GMiS Class of 2016 HENAAC Scholars

Katherine Ramos

Doctoral student Katherine Ramos awarded $10,000 Intel Foundation Scholarship.

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