There are more bacteria in our mouths than the population of people on the planet, and no matter how clean our houses are, they’re brimming with various types of these micro-organisms. Still, despite bacteria’s ubiquitous influence, there’s so much that scientists do not know about them, according to University of Notre Dame chemist Shahriar Mobashery.
Last summer, chemistry major Jake Drysdale studied perovskite solar cells in the Notre Dame lab of Prashant V. Kamat, worked with the Nepal-based company Gham Power to bring solar-powered water pumps to small farmers, and founded his own company, Yeti Photovoltaic, to make this technology more accessible to all.
Clare Cahir came to Notre Dame four years ago with the intention of pursuing undergraduate research. After settling into campus for her first semester, she spent the second reaching out to several professors, searching for the right research fit.
She initially contacted biochemistry Professor Matthew Champion, associate professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, for information about his lab, but received a surprising response. He emailed back to tell Clare that his wife, Patricia Champion, associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, was an alumna of the same small, Catholic, all-female high school in New Jersey that Clare had just graduated from. He suggested that the connection was not a coincidence and that they should work together. …
ND Energy has awarded four undergraduate students at the University of Notre Dame Vincent P. Slatt Fellowships for Undergraduate Research in Energy Systems and Processes in 2020.
ND Energy is pleased to announce the 2020 recipients of the Patrick and Jana Eilers Graduate Student Fellowship for Energy Related Research and the Forgash Fellowship for Solar Energy Research.
Collaboration is key to success at The Harper Cancer Research Institute (HCRI), which was designed with collaboration as a foundational principle and supports cancer-focused convergence research conducted at the boundary between disciplines in science and engineering. By design, this approach enhances innovation and augments the pace of discovery.
Nicole Butler has been selected as the nation’s Army ROTC student of the year and to the ROTC All-American Team, an awards program now in its second year that honors the best and brightest ROTC seniors across the country.
A paper published in 2017 from M. Sharon Stack, the Anne F. Dunne and Elizabeth Riley Director of the Harper Cancer Research Institute at the University of Notre Dame, has been selected as a featured article in the special virtual issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry that highlights cancer research.
In a paper published in Physical Review Letters, Jon P. Camden and collaborators used a combination of electron spectroscopy and theoretical modeling to observe the first direct detection of Fano resonances, or Fano interferences.
Bohn points to strategic hiring decisions, support from the University and colleges, and the contributions of AD&T— in addition to long-range thinking — as reasons the University has developed a rich and varied program in such a short time. AD&T researchers use analytical science — techniques and methods to separate, identify, and quantify molecules — to develop technologies for more personalized medicine and improved environmental monitoring.
The $4.6 million award from the Department of Defense will help fund the expensive studies required before the compound can be given approval by the FDA to be tested on people.
Researchers from the University of Notre Dame have identified a pair of proteins believed to be critical for spreading, or metastasizing, breast cancer to bone.
At every home football game, the provost recognizes a different member of the 2019 Notre Dame All-Faculty Team. The honoree for the Sept. 28 game vs. Virginia was Brian M. Baker, Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.
Eck Institute for Global Health faculty, Sharon Stack, shares some of her background, research interests, and her unusual family pets. Stack is currently the Ann F. Dunne and Elizabeth Riley Director of Harper Cancer Research Institute and Kleiderer-Pezold Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry at the University of Notre Dame.
Rev. John A. Zahm, C.S.C., Professor of Structural Biology
At every home football game, the provost will recognize a different member of the 2019 Notre Dame All-Faculty Team. The honoree for the Sept. 28 game vs. Virginia was Brian M. Baker from the College of Science.
Powering everything from the development of new drugs and medical devices to the detection of dangerous chemicals, measurement science is a multi-billion-dollar industry that is key to both U.S. and international economies. With a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), researchers from the University of Notre Dame, Indiana University, and Purdue University have formed a new center that will work to solve ongoing and emerging industry-relevant challenges in measurement science.
Olaf Wiest, professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, will direct The Center for Computer-Assisted Synthesis (C-CAS). “This will significantly accelerate progress in drug discovery and materials science where such molecules are critical to fundamental research,” Wiest said.
Researchers from Notre Dame have received $180.6 million in research funding for fiscal year 2019—$100 million more than 10 years ago and a more than 27 percent increase from last year. The awards received support a broad range of projects that tackle globally significant issues, including vector-borne diseases, cancer, psychology, nanotechnology, hypersonics and much more.