Faculty Awards & Achievements

Four Faculty Named AAAS Fellows

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Four College of Engineering faculty members — Joan F. Brennecke, Prashant Kamat, Edward J. Maginn, and William F. Schneider — have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in honor of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science and its applications. >Read more

Go Selected as AFSOR Young Investigator

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David B. Go, assistant professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering, was selected by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research as one of 43 engineers and scientists who will participate in the 2011 Young Investigator Program. The program, which is only open to engineers and scientists at U.S. research institutions who have received a doctoral degree within the last five years, recognizes those who “show exceptional ability and promise for conducting basic research.” >Read more

Paolucci Elected APS Fellow

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Samuel PaolucciSamuel Paolucci, professor in the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, was recently elected a fellow of the American Physical Society. His research focuses on adaptive multiscale computational methods based on wavelets, fluid mechanics of multiphase flows, properties of nanofluids, and model reduction in complex reacting flows.

In addition to this most recent honor, he is a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and a member of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. Paolucci joined the University in 1989.

Bohn Receives Redwood Award

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Paul BohnPaul W. Bohn, the Arthur J. Schmitt Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, director of the Advanced Diagnostics and Therapeutics (AD&T) initiative, and Notre Dame alum, was named the recipient of the 2010 Theophilus Redwood Award by the Royal Society of Chemistry. Presented annually to a leading analytical scientist who is an outstanding communicator, the award is sponsored by the Analytical Chemistry Trust Fund.

Bohn was honored “for the breadth and impact of his contribution to analytical science in the areas of microfluidics and nanoscale chemical sensing.”

A member of the Notre Dame faculty since 2006, Bohn’s research interests encompass molecular transport on the nanoscale, chemical sensors, and molecular approaches to nanotechnology, including but not limited to handheld devices for personalized health care and environmental monitoring applications (lab-on-a-chip).

He is a member of the American Chemical Society and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Blake Named ACM Distinguished Scientist

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Brian BlakeM. Brian Blake, associate dean for research and professor of computer science and engineering, has been named a Distinguished Scientist by the Association for Computing Machinery and selected as one of the “50 Most Important African-Americans in Technology” for 2011 by San-Francisco-based publisher eAccess Corporation. >Read more

Kareem Named Honorary Professor

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One of the oldest and most prestigious institutions of higher education in China, Shanghai’s Tongji University has named Ahsan Kareem, the Robert Moran Professor of Civil Engineering and Geological Sciences, an honorary professor in the Department of Bridge Engineering. He is the first Notre Dame faculty member and only the fifth civil engineering (bridge) expert to have received this honor. >Read more

Silliman Named Darcy Lecturer

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Steve SillimanStephen E. Silliman, professor of civil engineering and geological sciences, was named the 2011 Henry Darcy Distinguished Lecturer by the National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation. >Read more

Seabaugh Appointed to Editorial Board of IEEE Journal

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Alan SeabaughAlan C. Seabaugh, professor of electrical engineering, Frank M. Freimann Director of the Midwest Institute for Nanoelectronics Discovery (MIND), and associate director of the Center for Nano Science and Technology, has been appointed to the editorial board of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE) Transactions on Electron Devices. One of the top 20 most cited journals in electrical and electronics engineering, the IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices publishes original contributions relating to the theory, design, performance, and reliability of electron devices from quantum-effect structures and emerging materials to integrated circuits and nanoscale devices. >Read more

Brennecke Named Editor of ACS Journal

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Joan F. Brennecke, the Keating-Crawford Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and director of the University of Notre Dame Energy Center, has been appointed editor of the American Chemical Society’s (ACS) Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data. >Read more

Introducing New Senior Faculty

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Gretar TryggvasonGrétar Tryggvason joined the faculty as the Viola D. Hank Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering. Well-known for his contributions to computational fluid dynamics, particularly the development of methods for multiphase flows and for direct numerical simulations of such flows, Tryggvason has published more than 100 journal papers, given a large number of invited presentations, and supervised the research of more than 20 doctoral students. His research has been funded by a number of federal agencies, as well as corporations. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society and American Society of Mechanical Engineers and serves as the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Computational Physics. In addition, Tryggvason currently serves as interim chair for the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering.

Bertrand HochwaldIn January 2011, Bertrand Hochwald joined Notre Dame as the Frank M. Freimann Professor of Electrical Engineering. Most recently serving as vice president of systems engineering at Stanford University, Hochwald has also worked as chief scientist at Beceem Communications, Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff of Bell Laboratories/Lucent Technologies, and served as a visiting and consulting faculty member at several universities. His research interests encompass probability and information theory, communications systems, and signal processing. The owner of seven patents, he is an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering fellow.

Fernando Plays Key Role in NATO Program

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Harindra Joseph S. Fernando, the Wayne and Diana Murdy Professor of Civil Engineering and Geological Sciences, served as a key organizer and presenter at the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Climate Change, Human Health, and National Security, which was held in Dubrovnik, Croatia, in April 2011. >Read more

Emeritus Faculty Member Serves on NHTSA Panel

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Push-button key fobs, air bags, cruise control, and other electronics make the modern car equivalent to a supercomputer on wheels. All of these systems are designed to guard against problems, but approximately 15,000 complaints related to unintended acceleration (UA) have raised concerns about complex electronic design, including the effect of electromagnetic interference on a vehicle and its safety. >Read more