Brandi Klingerman | August 10, 2018
The University of Notre Dame continued the steady expansion and growth of its research, scholarship, and creative endeavor programs during the most recent fiscal year (FY), recording $141.6 million in research funding. This surpasses the $138.1 million received in FY 2017. The amount is part of a trend that has led to a 75 percent increase in external research funding awarded to Notre Dame compared to 10 years ago.
“Despite a very competitive environment and some delays in federal grant awards that are still playing out, our faculty members successfully sustained and expanded their research programs through innovative ideas, collaborations, and partnerships for research that addresses significant technological and societal challenges,” said Robert J. Bernhard, vice president for research and professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering. “I congratulate our hardworking researchers and administrative staff for their success in helping Notre Dame continue to advance our research programs as a force for good.”
Among the significant new research programs that were launched this year is the Applications and Systems-driven Center for Energy Efficient integrated Nano Technologies (ASCENT). Led by Notre Dame’s Suman Datta, Frank M. Freimann Professor of Engineering, the multi-university research collaboration, which includes Cornell University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Purdue University, Stanford University, University of Minnesota, University of California-Berkeley, University of California-Los Angeles, University of California-Santa Barbara, University of California-San Diego, University of Colorado, University of Texas-Dallas, and Wayne State University, is tasked with developing next-generation technologies that increase the performance, efficiency, and capabilities of future computing systems for both commercial and defense applications.
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