New Grants & Funding

DARPA Awards $9.9 Million for Magnetic Logic

Posted on | July 11, 2011 | No Comments

Researcher in Nanofabrication LabThe Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded a team of University researchers led by Freimann Professor Wolfgang Porod, director of the University of Notre Dame’s Center for Nano Science and Technology, a $9.9 million grant to continue work toward developing a magnetic logic system, which could lead to all-magnetic information processing systems. >Read more

Energy Center Receives DOE Grant for Energy-efficient Cooling Systems

Posted on | August 4, 2011 | No Comments

The Notre Dame Energy Center (NDEC) has been awarded a $2.8-million U.S. Department of Energy stimulus grant for a project that focuses on accelerating innovation in green technology while increasing America’s competitiveness in grid-scale energy storage, power electronics, and energy-efficient cooling systems. Titled “Mechanical Vapor Compression: Compact, Efficient Air Conditioning with Ionic Liquid Based Refrigerants,” the University project will develop more efficient ways of using carbon dioxide (CO2) as a refrigerant in industrial and residential cooling systems. >Read more

Researchers Receive TARDEC Grant for Next-generation Batteries

Posted on | August 4, 2011 | No Comments

In conjunction with research being conducted by Mississippi State University on the development of materials for improved battery technology, researchers in Notre Dame’s colleges of engineering and science have been awarded more than $1.3 million from the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development, and Engineering Center. >Read more

Brennecke Receives ARPA-E Grant for Ionic Liquid Research

Posted on | August 4, 2011 | No Comments

Joan F. Brennecke, the Keating-Crawford Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and director of the Notre Dame Energy Center, has received a $2.5-million grant through the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy to study how solid compounds turn into an ionic liquid when they react with carbon dioxide then turn back into a solid when the gas is released. >Read more

Medical Technologies Grants for Indiana-based Initiatives Head to Notre Dame

Posted on | August 4, 2011 | No Comments

Basar Bilgicer


Bradley Gibson


Paul Helquist


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Three University of Notre Dame faculty members — Z. Basar Bilgicer, Bradley S. Gibson, and Paul Helquist — have been awarded grants for new medical treatments and services from the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute as part of the Collaboration in Translational Research Pilot Program. >Read more

Civil Engineers May Help Design Infrastructure

Posted on | August 4, 2011 | No Comments

Tracy Kijewski-CorreaThe country’s civil infrastructure, approximately 10 percent of the Gross Domestic Product, is in disrepair. In fact, 25 percent of the nation’s bridges are either structurally deficient or functionally obsolete. A Notre Dame team led by Tracy Kijewski-Correa, the Leo E. and Patti Ruth Linbeck Associate Professor of Civil Engineering and Geological Sciences, is studying the possibility that all stakeholders (public officials, students, even the public-at-large) could become participants in a solution by developing a virtual organization to rehabilitate the deteriorating infrastructure. >Read more

NSF Awards Grant for High-frequency Imaging System

Posted on | August 4, 2011 | No Comments

A team in Notre Dame’s Advanced Diagnostics & Therapeutics (AD&T) initiative has been awarded a grant of $359,281 for the development of a room-temperature, portable terahertz (THz) imaging system from the National Science Foundation via the Integrative, Hybrid, and Complex Systems program. >Read more

NSF Awards Grant for Cyberphysical Systems

Posted on | August 4, 2011 | No Comments

As part of a $5 million joint effort with Vanderbilt University, the University of Maryland, and General Motors Research and Development, Panos Antsaklis, the H.C. and E.A. Brosey Professor of Electrical Engineering, has been awarded a $1.5 million grant for the University’s role in a five-year research project titled “Science of Integration for Cyberphysical Systems.” >Read more

Adaptation to Climate Change Team Receives NSF Grant

Posted on | August 4, 2011 | No Comments

Nitesh ChawlaAn interdisciplinary team of faculty from the colleges of engineering, science, and arts & letters has received a Cyber-enabled Discovery and Innovation Type II Grant totaling more than $1.55 million from the National Science Foundation to build and study a virtual organization (the Collaboratory) for adaptation to climate change. >Read more

Kurama Receives Grant for Earthquake-resistant Wall Systems

Posted on | August 4, 2011 | No Comments

Yahya C. KuramaYahya C. Kurama, professor of civil engineering and geological sciences, has received an $894,467 grant from the National Science Foundation’s George E. Brown Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation program for core research in new and more practical types of earthquake-resistant reinforced concrete structural wall systems. >Read more