Category: Research and Innovation

Researcher in Webber Lab setting up a sample

Homing in on a new drug delivery method

One of the greatest challenges in treating disease is developing better ways to direct drugs only to those sites where drug activity is desired. Many drugs act indiscriminately on tissues throughout the body, leading to side effects that render them unsuitable for use. In spite of the enormous …

Graphic showing how self sterilizing mask performs

Creating material for a reusable antimicrobial mask

Not long after the coronavirus pandemic began impacting the nation, hospitals and other health services began running into shortages of personal protective equipment such as face masks. Typical masks can help prevent the transmission of disease, but have a one-time use. Researchers at the …

Chang lab explores point-of-care tests for coronavirus detection

As testing for the coronavirus continues throughout the United States, researchers have been closely watching results, particularly reported rates of false negatives. According to the Radiological Society of North America, a reported 40 to 70 percent of coronavirus tests from throat swab …

Researchers awarded grant to develop one-step process for converting natural gas into liquids

A team of Notre Dame engineering researchers has been awarded a grant from the Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (DOE/NETL) to design, develop, and test a one-step, plasma-assisted catalytic process for direct conversion of natural gas to liquid chemicals. DOE/NETL …