Grace Arntz-Johnson, a Ph.D. student in Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences at the University of Notre Dame, has received the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) award. The award supports research opportunities at DOE laboratories for graduate students pursuing critical energy, environmental, and nuclear challenges.
Brianna Lynn Wimer named 2023 Google Ph.D. Fellow to address computing needs of vision-impaired people
Brianna Lynn Wimer, a Ph.D. student in Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, has been named a 2023 Google Ph.D. Fellow. The fellowship recognizes graduate students doing exceptional and innovative research in areas relevant to computer science and related fields.
Yasemin Ozkan-Aydin, electrical engineering doctoral student Nnamdi Chikere and undergraduate John Simon McElroy, a Naughton Fellow from University College Dublin, have designed and built a robotic sea turtle, which they are testing in varied environments on Notre Dame’s campus. Their robot mimics a real sea turtle’s propulsion: its front flippers move it forward while its smaller hind flippers allow it to change direction.
In memoriam: Jeffrey Kantor, former vice president, associate provost, and dean of the Graduate School
Jeffrey Kantor, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, former associate provost, vice president for graduate studies and research, and dean of the Graduate School at the University of Notre Dame, died unexpectedly on July 12 at his home in Rainy Lake, Minnesota. He was 69.
The first prototypes of the NearWave Imager — a safe, non-invasive imaging device for breast cancer detection and monitoring — will be used in clinical settings at a local hospital this month. The device measures blood, lipids and water up to 3 centimeters deep in tissue and wirelessly transmits data to a mobile device or laptop.