News

Margaret Coad

Vine robots: Exploring new paths to safety and health

The animal kingdom has long been a source of inspiration for the design of robots, which use legs to walk, run, jump, and climb. Now researchers are pioneering a new class of soft robots inspired by the plant kingdom — especially vines, which use growth as a way to move around, over, and …

Mark Plecnik receives NSF CAREER Award for new mathematical framework for designing mechanisms in robotics

Mark Plecnik, assistant professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering, has received the National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) award. The CAREER award is NSF’s most prestigious program in support of young faculty who have the potential to serve as …

David Go

David B. Go named Viola D. Hank Professor

David B. Go, professor and chair of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, has been awarded an endowed professorship. He will become Notre Dame’s Viola D. Hank Professor in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, effective January 1, 2022. “Appointment to an endowed chair is one of the highest …

2021 Innovate-O-Thon participants

Three cheers for the 2021 ND Engineering Innovate-O-Thon!

Forty-five students from across campus came together to compete in the 2021 Notre Dame Engineering Innovate-O-Thon, an 18-hour innovation challenge sponsored by Marmon Holdings, Inc., a global industrial organization based in Chicago. Nine teams strategized, conceptualized, and presented a …

Exploring mechano-immunology for clues in the fight against brain tumors

Meenal Datta, assistant professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering, was recently awarded a National Institutes of Health Career Transition Award through the National Cancer Institute for her work at the intersection of mechanical engineering and cancer immunology. She is working to …

Yipu Du (left) and Yanliang Zhang

A new 3D printing frontier: self-powered wearable devices

When most people think of wearable devices, they think of smart watches, smart glasses, fitness trackers, even smart …

Pinar and graduate student in lab

Aging breast tissue could set the stage for invasive breast cancer

The American Cancer Society estimates that 284,200 women will be newly diagnosed with breast cancer in 2021, and …

Fernando in front of LIDAR

Harindra Joseph Fernando elected as Fellow of the American Geophysical Union

Harindra Joseph Fernando, the Wayne and Diana Murdy Endowed Professor of Engineering and Geosciences, has been elected …

Thomas Juliano and R. Mark Rennie

Two AME faculty members named AIAA Associate Fellows

Associate Professor Thomas J. Juliano and Research Associate Professor R. Mark Rennie have been named Associate …

Pinar Zorlutuna with a graduate student in lab

Low-cost, portable device could diagnose heart attacks in minutes

Researchers from the University of Notre Dame’s College of Engineering and the University of Florida’s College of …