With the advent of powerful wireless devices over the last several years, the delineation between activities typically reserved for the home computer and the mobile device has blurred considerably.
Prashant Kamat’s fundamental research, focused on how semiconductor nanostructures interact with light has sparked exploration aimed at a potentially game-changing solar paint that could generate electricity on any rooftop or home siding.
Steven Buechler, chair of the Department of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics, has developed a diagnostic test to help breast cancer patients decide whether to undergo chemotherapy treatment after surgery. Formation of a company to conduct large-scale trials and seek FDA approval could come later this year.
While neither man nor machine can forecast the future with 100% accuracy, research at Notre Dame is leading to better forecasting models that can better protect man from Mother Nature.