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Notre Dame-Purdue Symposium building soft matter and polymer community

Author: Heidi Deethardt

Eight students were recognized for presentation of their research during the poster session at the 7th annual Notre Dame-Purdue Soft Matter and Polymers Symposium. The event was held in Jordan Hall of Science on October 29. This collaborative event is held annually to discuss joint research interests and accomplishments in areas surrounding soft matter and polymers.…

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Fighting for Water Sustainability

Author: Rebecca Hicks

Brandon Ashfeld, Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry, and Tengfei Luo, Dorini Family Professor for Energy Studies, are collaborating on new technology to desalinate water with a smaller energy footprint. By combining directional solvent extraction (DSE) with ionic liquids, they have developed a system that effectively desalinates water using ten times less energy than traditional DSE methods.

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The future of cancer research

Author: Brendan O'Shaughnessy

A partnership being developed between the Pokagon Band and the Harper Cancer Research Institute (HCRI) hopes to help raise awareness of the importance of screening and early detection to address measurable disparities in cancer treatment outcomes involving Native Americans.

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Study finds high levels of PFAS in school uniforms

Author: Jessica Sieff

In a study published in Environmental Science and Technology Letters, scientists at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana University, the University of Toronto and the Green Science Policy Institute analyzed a variety of children’s textiles. Fluorine was detected in 65 percent of samples tested.

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Brittany Morgan Receives Burroughs Wellcome Fund Award

Author: Rebecca Hicks

 

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Brittany Morgan

Brittany Morgan, John V. O’Connor Assistant Professor in Cancer Drug Discovery, has received a highly-selective Burroughs Wellcome Fund award for her project entitled “Cracking the Molecular Recognition Code: Capturing Dynamic Substructures with Small Molecules.” Less than twelve awards are granted each year.

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Notre Dame Receives Funding for New State-of-the-Art X-ray Diffractometer

Author: Rebecca Hicks

Notre Dame has received funding for a dual-source single crystal X-ray diffractometer. The new instrument will be equipped with high-flux Cu and Mo microfocus X-ray sources, a CPAD detector, and a cryogenic device. The instrument is jointly funded by the National Science Foundation’s Major Research Instrumentation and Chemistry Research Instrumentation Programs. This new instrumentation will ensure that Notre Dame continues to be at the leading edge of structural science.

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Three Notre Dame doctoral students receive Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) fellowships

Author: Brett Beasley

Three graduate students at the University of Notre Dame have received fellowships from the university’s Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) doctoral program.

Established in 2020, the MSE program has grown quickly. It now includes more than thirty students and has three graduates. Each MSE doctoral fellowship provides one year of funding in support of a student's materials science-focused doctoral thesis research.…

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2022 Naughton Fellowships awarded to 33 students and faculty

Author: Bella Laufenberg and Brett Beasley

The University of Notre Dame’s Naughton Fellowship program has announced 33 faculty member and student awardees in its 2022-2023 cohort.

Funded by a gift from the Naughton family in 2008, Naughton Fellowships foster leadership through international partnerships and stimulate collaborative research efforts. Fellows from Ireland have the opportunity to study and conduct research at the University of Notre Dame. Fellows from Notre Dame complete their fellowship at one Ireland’s leading research universities.…

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