iNDustry Labs News | November 13, 2020
iNDustry Labs at the University of Notre Dame today announced its first cohort of faculty affiliates, a key milestone in the development of the University’s new platform for collaboration with regional industry partners. As leading members of the University’s faculty, the iNDustry Labs faculty affiliates represent a multidisciplinary collection of faculty and research staff whose research, coursework and subject-matter expertise are particularly aligned with the interests of the local economy.
Together, these faculty affiliates represent a fundamental component of the University’s collaboration with businesses in the South Bend-Elkhart region, providing insights, technical expertise and research and development activities that, along with the engagement of talented undergraduate and graduate students, can help unlock a competitive advantage for regional businesses.
As mentors and advisers to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in applied learning courses and research activities, they also strengthen the University’s commitment to education. The expansion of applied coursework provides students with meaningful experience to apply and test classroom concepts in practice to advance a more complete understanding of a subject.
“Collaborating with regional industry provides a tremendous benefit to everyone — it’s a win for the companies, a win for Notre Dame and a win for the region,” said Thomas Fuja, faculty director of iNDustry Labs and professor of electrical engineering. “I am thrilled that a group as accomplished and dedicated as these 14 will help us strengthen those regional connections. They bring world-class expertise in their respective fields, along with a history of and commitment to industry engagement.”
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