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New material shown to more efficiently desalinate water

By 2025, two-thirds of the world’s population could experience a freshwater shortage. To tackle this issue, researchers from the University of Notre Dame have identified a new solvent — an ionic liquid — that improves on emerging desalination technology, directional solvent …

Daryl Peterson

Daryl L. Peterson Appointed Managing Director of Notre Dame’s Engineering Innovation Hub

Daryl L. Peterson, an engineer with more than two decades of experience in manufacturing at Deere & Company, has been appointed the first managing director of the University of Notre Dame’s Engineering Innovation Hub and a professor of the practice in the College of Engineering. The …

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When one door closes: Students complete remote internships 
with ND Turbo

When one path in research fails, the pivot to another avenue can be an opportunity for learning and discovery. Such was the experience last summer for seven Notre Dame undergraduates who had been scheduled for internships with companies in the aerospace industry when COVID-19 caused cancellations …

McClarren to lead ND team as deputy director of new predictive science center

Ryan McClarren, associate professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering, will serve as deputy director of the Center for Exascale Monte Carlo Neutron Transport (CEMeNT). The research center, led by Oregon State University, is one of nine funded by the U.S. Department of Energy National …

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Launch sequence initiated: Introducing ND IrishSat

Electrical engineering and aerospace engineering students have formed a new club called ND IrishSat. Their ultimate goal is to launch a cube-shaped nanosatellite as part of NASA’s CubeSat Launch Initiative (CSLI) to conduct research investigations in space. Through the CSLI, developers from …

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First Engineering Innovate-O-Thon held at Notre Dame and via Zoom

Students competed in the first Notre Dame Engineering Innovate-O-Thon, a 24-hour innovation challenge. Teams convened …

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David Go appointed chair of aerospace and mechanical engineering

David B. Go, the Rooney Family Collegiate Professor, has been selected to chair the Department of Aerospace and …

Low-temperature plasma sintering using conditions optimized by machine learning helps improve the energy conversion efficiency of 3D-printed thermoelectric materials.

Cutting the timeline to improve energy efficiency in manufacturing

Long-term solutions for energy use don’t happen overnight. They are most often found through a lengthy process of …

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In Memoriam: Albin A. Szewczyk, professor emeritus of the College of Engineering

Albin A. Szewczyk, professor emeritus of the College of Engineering, passed away peacefully at Hospice House in South …

Summer REU student Federico Hita

Human and mechanical powered plasma: AME researchers create the future

Low-temperature plasmas offer a world of promise for applications in medicine, water purification, agriculture, …