People

Notre Dame Research home to a large number of specialist employees who are based in research centers, institutes, core facilities, initiatives, as well as central services. This talented team of faculty and staff can be found in the filterable databases below. 

 

  1. Ed Ackerley

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Senior Pre-Award Program Manager

    Ed Ackerley

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Senior Pre-Award Program Manager

    wackerly@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-5488
    143 Galvin Life Science Center/Freimann Life Science Center

    Ed Ackerley joined Notre Dame Research in 2010 and is a Pre-Award Program Manager. In this role, he assists faculty and other principal investigators in the College of Science with grant applications and other pre-award activities. Ed came to the University of Notre Dame from Saint Mary’s College, where he served as Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations. Additionally, he has experience in development, fundraising, and grant writing through previous positions at Knox College and Roosevelt University. 

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  2. Yenupini Joyce Adams

    Eck Institute for Global Health (EIGH)

    Assistant Professor of the Practice & Global Maternal Research Lead in Global Health (MSGH) Program

    Yenupini Joyce Adams

    Eck Institute for Global Health (EIGH)

    Assistant Professor of the Practice & Global Maternal Research Lead in Global Health (MSGH) Program

    yadams@nd.edu
    915 Flanner Hall

    Dr. Yenupini Joyce Adams is an Assistant Professor of the Practice and the Global Maternal Research Lead for the Eck Institute for Global Health at the University of Notre Dame. Prior to joining the Eck Institute, she was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Global Health in the Keough School of Global Affairs, University of Notre Dame. Dr. Adams was previously an Assistant Professor in the WellStar School of Nursing at Kennesaw State University. She received her PhD in Nursing Science from Michigan State University College of Nursing and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Calvin University in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

    Dr. Adams’ research addresses maternal health disparities that lead to mortality. More specifically, her research is dedicated to improving postpartum health outcomes among women most vulnerable to maternal mortality. She is highly motivated and passionate about using research interventions to improve maternal health, promote safe motherhood, and decrease maternal mortality and morbidity among vulnerable populations in the United States, and in Sub-Saharan Africa where the burden of maternal mortality is most severe. Her current research builds on her various experiences in maternal health research and her clinical experience as a mother/baby nurse. As PI and Co-I on multiple projects, she has experience conducting patient focused research examining both patient and healthcare facility factors that influence access to quality postpartum care and education. She is focused on developing interventions that can be scaled-up and adopted into existing systems of care to improve maternal health, promote safe motherhood, and decrease maternal mortality and morbidity.

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  3. Joe Admave

    Radiation Lab (Rad Lab)

    Machine Shop Program Manager

    Joe Admave

    Radiation Lab (Rad Lab)

    Machine Shop Program Manager

    jadmave@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-6521
    B006B Radiation Research Building

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  4. Julie Admave-Hartle

    Radiation Lab (Rad Lab)

    Department Inventory Coordinator

    Julie Admave-Hartle

    Radiation Lab (Rad Lab)

    Department Inventory Coordinator

    jadmaveh@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-6204
    102 Radiation Research Building

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  5. Bradley Allison

    NDTL Propulsion & Power

    Engineering Operations Resource Manager

    Bradley Allison

    NDTL Propulsion & Power

    Engineering Operations Resource Manager

    ballison@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-9756
    202 Turbomachinery Laboratory, 1165 Franklin Street, Suite 200

    Bradley Allison joined NDTL in 2015 as Engineering Operations Resource Manager. He manages material resources and is the direct supervisor for the Technician Team. Before joining NDTL, Bradley spent a combined 17 years in Supply Chain Management rolls with Airgas and Coca-Cola with responsibilities over Purchasing, Distribution, Warehousing, Production, Inventory, and FDA compliance.

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  6. Jason Allison

    NDTL Propulsion & Power

    Process Air Plant Technician

    Jason Allison

    NDTL Propulsion & Power

    Process Air Plant Technician

    jalliso6@nd.edu
    101 Turbomachinery Laboratory, 1165 Franklin Street, Suite 200

    Jason Allison joined NDTL in 2016 as an Air Plant Technician. He helps maintain the Air Plant equipment and pilot the Air Plant during test campaigns. Before joining NDTL, Jason spent the last 5 years at Peak Audio Productions operating at Senior Sound Engineer.

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  7. Angie Appleby Purcell

    Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study (NDIAS)

    Managing Director

    Angie Appleby Purcell

    Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study (NDIAS)

    Managing Director

    apurcel1@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-3770
    1121 Flanner Hall

    Angie Appleby Purcell was appointed Managing Director in August 2022. In this role, she works closely with the Faculty Director to develop and implement NDIAS’s strategic plan, oversees the administrative, operational, and financial components of the Institute, and manages its talented, generous staff. Angie also supports the various NDIAS programs, and serves as an ambassador for the Institute to campus and external partners.
    Prior to this role, Angie was the Senior Director for Internationalization at Notre Dame International. She oversaw NDI’s global locations in Jerusalem, Mexico, Chile, and Brazil where she advanced and expanded global education and faculty research opportunities. A member of the division’s leadership team, Angie assisted the vice president and associate provost in the development of the division’s 5-year strategic plan and implementation. Angie also served as the interim executive director of the Jerusalem Global Gateway.

    Angie participated in the University’s Leadership Rotation Program and served as the Director of Spirituality for the Notre Dame Alumni Association. She initially returned to the University in 2007 where, on behalf of the Department of Theology, she designed and directed an international service-learning course and internship program for graduate students.
    Angie holds a B.A. in psychology and religious studies from Saint Mary’s College and a master of divinity from Notre Dame. Prior to Notre Dame, she worked at Catholic Theological Union and Georgetown University. 
    Angie and her husband, Bill, have three amazing children. Angie loves to play Pickleball, kayak, hike, and all things nature!

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    Maria Araos

    Radiation Lab (Rad Lab)

    Technician

    Maria Araos

    Radiation Lab (Rad Lab)

    Technician

    maraos@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-5613
    316 Radiation Research Building

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  9. Carolina Avendano

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Research Business Intelligence, Systems, and Operations Director

    Carolina Avendano

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Research Business Intelligence, Systems, and Operations Director

    cavendan@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-4606
    528 Grace Hall

    Carolina Avendano serves as the Strategic Projects Program Director for Notre Dame Research Administration and Compliance (NDRAC). She works closely with and supports the director in managing program priorities, initiatives, and activities. Carolina comes to NDRAC with more than 10 years of experience in research administration and collaborative research efforts; prior to joining NDRAC she was the Director of Research Operations for the Children’s Environmental Health Initiative. Before coming to Notre Dame in 2020, Carolina held positions as the Director of the Interdisciplinary Research Support Office, and the Director of Programs and Operations for the Office of STEM Engagement at Rice University. Carolina holds a Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from Texas A&M University, and a B.S. in Chemistry from Viterbo University in La Crosse, WI.

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  10. Olawole O. Ayinuola

    W. M. Keck Center for Transgene Research

    Staff Scientist

    Olawole O. Ayinuola

    W. M. Keck Center for Transgene Research

    Staff Scientist

    oayinuol@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-2316
    215 Raclin-Carmichael Hall

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  11. Yetunde A. Ayinuola

    W. M. Keck Center for Transgene Research

    Postdoctoral Fellow

    Yetunde A. Ayinuola

    W. M. Keck Center for Transgene Research

    Postdoctoral Fellow

    yayinuol@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-7733
    230 Raclin-Carmichael Hall

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  12. Peyton Banks

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Compliance Education Program Coordinator

    Peyton Banks

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Compliance Education Program Coordinator

    pbanks@nd.edu
    940 Grace Hall

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  13. David Barstis

    Center for Research Computing (CRC)

    Senior DevOps Engineer

    David Barstis

    Center for Research Computing (CRC)

    Senior DevOps Engineer

    dbarstis@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-8575
    810 Flanner Hall

    David Barstis joined Notre Dame in 1994 as a Network Engineer with the Networking Group in the Office of University Computing (now the Office of Information Technologies). He served as the University's web server administrator, an application programmer, a database administrator, a systems administrator and network engineer. Most recently he administered the DNS/DHCP servers on campus. David is a 1986 graduate of Aquinas College with a bachelor's in Computer Information Systems.

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  14. David Bartels

    Radiation Lab (Rad Lab)

    Senior Scientist

    David Bartels

    Radiation Lab (Rad Lab)

    Senior Scientist

    bartels.5@nd.edu
    Website
    P: +1 574-630-5512
    203C Radiation Research Building

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  15. Brett Beasley

    Research Communications

    Writer and Editorial Program Manager

    Brett Beasley

    Research Communications

    Writer and Editorial Program Manager

    bbeasle1@nd.edu
    940 Grace Hall

    Brett Beasley serves as the Writer and Editorial Program Director for Notre Dame Research. In collaboration with partners across campus, he tells the story of the University's research, scholarship, and creative endeavor. He holds a PhD in English from Loyola University Chicago and an MTS from the University of Notre Dame. He is the co-author (with Kerry Temple) of the book O’Hara’s Heirs: Business Education at Notre Dame, 1921-2021, and his articles have appeared in a wide variety of publications, including the Washington Post, Scientific American, and the Los Angeles Review of Books. Prior to joining Notre Dame Research, he spent six years with the Notre Dame Deloitte Center for Ethical Leadership.

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  16. Heidi Beidinger-Burnett

    Eck Institute for Global Health (EIGH)

    Associate Professor of the Practice in Global Health (MSGH) Program

    Heidi Beidinger-Burnett

    Eck Institute for Global Health (EIGH)

    Associate Professor of the Practice in Global Health (MSGH) Program

    hbeiding@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-7636
    919 Flanner Hall

    As the Director, my primary academic focus is the preparation of the students of the Master in Science of Global Health Program. We are helping to develop the next generation of global health leaders who think critically and analytically to solve complex problems. Although there are more leaders being trained in Global Health, the research suggests that the field is still lacking qualified leaders. Fortunately, here at Notre Dame, we have the opportunity to train and develop students to be effective and passionate leaders.

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  17. AbdulRaheem Bello

    NDTL Propulsion & Power

    Research Scientist

    AbdulRaheem Bello

    NDTL Propulsion & Power

    Research Scientist

    abello3@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-7145
    101 Turbomachinery Laboratory, 1165 FRANKLIN STREET, SUITE 200

    AbdulRaheem Bello joined NDTL in 2022 as a Research Scientist. Bello is the technical lead for research programs in the calorimeter facility, focusing on centrifugal compressor development and testing. His doctoral work focused on developing and testing a detonation engine power generator to enable characterization of the exergy efficiency. His master’s research focused on developing and operating a detonation-driven hypersonic shock tunnel capable of generating high enthalpy flows. Bello holds a BS in Astronomy and BS in Space Physics from the University of Texas at Austin (2011). He received his MS (2012) and Ph.D. (2016) in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington.

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  18. Nicholas Berente

    iNDustry Labs

    Faculty Director, iNDustry Labs

    Nicholas Berente

    iNDustry Labs

    Faculty Director, iNDustry Labs

    nberente@nd.edu
    363 Mendoza College Of Business

    Nick Berente serves as Faculty Director of iNDustry Labs at Notre Dame; he is also the Viola D. Hank Associate Professor of IT, Analytics, and Operations. Prof. Berente studies how digital innovations like artificial intelligence technologies drive change in organizations and institutions. He teaches courses on Strategic Business Technology and is Co-Director of the GAMA Lab and affiliated faculty in Notre Dame's Lucy Family Institute for Data & Society and also Notre Dame's Technology Ethics Center. Prof. Berente received his PhD from Case Western Reserve University and conducted postdoctoral studies at the University of Michigan. He was an entrepreneur prior to his academic career, founding two technology companies. He is the principal investigator for a number of U.S. National Science Foundation projects and has won multiple awards for his teaching and his research. Prof. Berente is a senior editor for MIS Quarterly.

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  19. Anne Berges Pillai

    Notre Dame Energy (NDE)

    Education and Outreach Associate Program Director

    Anne Berges Pillai

    Notre Dame Energy (NDE)

    Education and Outreach Associate Program Director

    apillai@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-9106
    115 Stinson-Remick Hall

    Anne Berges Pillai joined the Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame (ND Energy) in July 2015 as the Education and Outreach Associate Program Director. Prior to this, Anne worked as outreach coordinator at Notre Dame’s Kellogg Institute for International Studies, where she created and managed programs that connected the Institute’s international resources with area schools. She has also helped coordinate the Teachers As Scholars program under Notre Dame’s Office of Public Affairs and managed special projects for the Notre Dame Haiti Program. Anne has over 25 years of experience as a professional educator, including three years as an adjunct professor in Holy Cross College’s Department of Education. Previous teaching experience includes high school biology and middle school math and science, plus two years teaching in rural Nepal with the Peace Corps. Her Bachelor of Science in Biology is from the University of Notre Dame and she earned a Master of Science Education from Oregon State University. She has held teaching certificates in three states. With Anne’s broad experience in education and outreach, she will contribute greatly to advance ND Energy’s mission by developing high quality programs to connect energy related research initiatives at Notre Dame with the campus and surrounding communities.

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  20. Dana Biasatti

    Center for Environmental Science and Technology (CEST)

    Stable Isotope Specialist

    Dana Biasatti

    Center for Environmental Science and Technology (CEST)

    Stable Isotope Specialist

    Dana.Biasatti.1@nd.edu
    B21A Fitzpatrick Hall

    Dana Biasatti joined Notre Dame Research (NDR) in 2016 and is a Stable Isotope Specialist at the Center for Environmental Science and Technology (CEST). She maintains three isotope ratio mass spectrometers (IRMS), along with five peripheral preparation devices, and trains users to analyze their samples. Before joining NDR, Dana was a Research Associate at the University of Maryland Chesapeake Biological Laboratory for five years, where she was responsible for maintaining a stable isotope laboratory. Dana received a PhD in Geology from Florida State University in 2009.

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  21. Andrew Bishop

    NDTL Propulsion & Power

    Test Engineer

    Andrew Bishop

    NDTL Propulsion & Power

    Test Engineer

    abishop6@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-3412
    1165 Franklin Street, Suite 200

    Andrew Bishop joined NDTL in 2023 as a test engineer. Andrew Bishop is a 2019 graduate of Texas Tech University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Before joining NDTL, Andrew Bishop spent four years as a test engineer at SimuTech Group, Inc. focusing on mechanical loads and power performance testing of utility scale onshore wind turbines.

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  22. Holly Bizoe

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Compliance Administrative Assistant

    Holly Bizoe

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Compliance Administrative Assistant

    hlant@nd.edu
    925 Grace Hall

    Holly Bizoe serves as the Compliance Administrative Assistant for the Notre Dame Research Administration and Compliance (NDRAC) team. She fulfils administrative duties for the growing Compliance division in a fluid role supporting multiple directors. Holly graduated from Bethel University in 2021 with a bachelor's degree in Organizational Management. Prior to joining the NDRAC team she served as a Program Specialist with Oak Ridge Associated Universities supporting multiple National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, and U.S. Department of Energy postdoctoral fellowships and graduate internship programs that are hosted at national laboratories across the country.

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  23. Stephen Bogol

    Center for Research Computing (CRC)

    HPC Engineer

    Stephen Bogol

    Center for Research Computing (CRC)

    HPC Engineer

    sbogol@nd.edu
    P: +1-574-631-2509
    Union Station

    Steve Bogol joined the Center for Research Computing (CRC) in 2010 as an HPC systems administrator. His duties include engineering virtual, cloud, networking, and backup solutions along with general HPC system administration. Before joining the CRC, Bogol worked for nine years as a software engineer in the accounts receivables industry. He holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from Ball State University.

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  24. Kim Bogold

    Eck Institute for Global Health (EIGH)

    Training Coordinator

    Kim Bogold

    Eck Institute for Global Health (EIGH)

    Training Coordinator

    merz.4@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-5617
    923 Flanner Hall

    Kim Bogold transitioned from Institute Coordinator for the Eck Institute for Global Health to the Program Coordinator for the Master of Science in Global Health program in 2015. She provides administrative support to the faculty and Master of Science in Global Health students. Previously, she worked for Notre Dame’s historic American Midland Naturalist Journal. Bogold received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Notre Dame in 1998 and has worked on campus in the area of Biological Sciences since graduation.

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  25. Diogo Bolster

    Environmental Change Initiative (ECI), Linked Experimental Ecosystem Facility (LEEF)

    Associate Faculty Director

    Diogo Bolster

    Environmental Change Initiative (ECI), Linked Experimental Ecosystem Facility (LEEF)

    Associate Faculty Director

    dbolster@nd.edu
    Website
    156A Fitzpatrick Hall Of Engineering

    Professor Diogo Bolster serves as a Associate Director of the Environmental Change Initiative, and directs ND-ECI’s Linked Experimental Ecosystem Facility (ND-LEEF). In this role, Bolster leads academic scholarship around ND-LEEF by growing faculty engagement with the facility, identifying funding opportunities to enhance the University’s environmental research capacity, supporting scholarly output and products.

    Bolster is an Associate Professor and Frank M. Freimann Collegiate Chair in Hydrology in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences at the University of Notre Dame. His research focuses on the impacts humans have on the earth and its resources, specifically targeting environmental fluid flows and contaminant transport across a wide range of scales from groundwater flows in porous media to more confined flows in enclosed spaces such as buildings.

    Bolster has developed mathematical and numerical models with the goal of providing useful tools to practitioners and policy makers for effective decision-making. To date, he has published more than 90 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals and currently serves as an Associate Editor for the journal Hydrologic Processes.

    Bolster directs an active research program at Notre Dame. In 2014, Bolster was awarded a National Science Foundation Early Career Development Award. He is also a member of the American Geophysical Union, International Society for Porous Media, and American Physical Society. Bolster previously served as a board director for the Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science.

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  26. Marian Botchway

    Eck Institute for Global Health (EIGH)

    Assistant Director

    Marian Botchway

    Eck Institute for Global Health (EIGH)

    Assistant Director

    mbotchwa@nd.edu
    4143 Jenkins Nanovic Halls

    Marian Botchway is an Assistant Director of the Eck Institute for Global Health. She is responsible for training initiatives, coordinating the Institute’s undergraduate engagement activities, and managing internal Institute programs. Previously, Marian was a CDC Foundation Fellow within CDC’s Center for Global Health and a Technical Advisor, assigned by the Carter Center, to support the Guinea Worm Eradication Program in Ethiopia. Her research focuses on chronic diseases, nutrition, and the role that social networks play in shaping health outcomes. Marian has a BS in Biology from Washington and Lee University, an MPH from Emory University, and a PhD in Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior from the University of South Carolina. 

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  27. Heather H. Boyd

    Research Development

    Research Development Program Director

    Heather H. Boyd

    Research Development

    Research Development Program Director

    hboyd@nd.edu
    940 Grace Hall

    Heather H. Boyd, Ph.D., leads a portfolio that supports team and research development focused on pre-submission quality review and improvement. She has worked in private industry as well as for the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Cooperative Extension and Virginia Tech. She holds certification from the American Academy of Certified Public Managers, which guides her research development practices each day.

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  28. Mercedes Bravo

    Children's Environmental Health Initiative (CEHI)

    Research Affiliate

    Mercedes Bravo

    Children's Environmental Health Initiative (CEHI)

    Research Affiliate

    mercedes.bravo@duke.edu

    Mercedes Bravo serves as a Research Scientist Affiliate at CEHI and as an Assistant Professor at the Duke Global Health Institute. Her research focuses on identifying and characterizing relationships between social and environmental exposures and disparities in health and developmental outcomes. Mercedes received her Ph.D. in Environmental Science (2014) from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, and also has a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science (Chemistry minor) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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  29. Paul Brenner

    Center for Research Computing (CRC)

    Senior Associate Director

    Paul Brenner

    Center for Research Computing (CRC)

    Senior Associate Director

    pbrenne1@nd.edu
    P: +1-574-631-9286
    803 Flanner Hall

    Paul Brenner researches and directs operations for the Center for Research Computing. His research centers on the advancement of computational infrastructure for scientific discovery. Three current areas of work are secure cloud and distributed systems for science, architecture aware scientific algorithms, and computational social science. Brenner is also an affiliated faculty member of the iNDustry Labs, ND Energy, and the Wireless Institute.

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  30. Evan Brinckman

    Center for Research Computing (CRC)

    Associate Research Programmer

    Evan Brinckman

    Center for Research Computing (CRC)

    Associate Research Programmer

    ebrinckm@nd.edu
    832 Flanner Hall

    Evan Brinckman joined the Center for Research Computing in 2022 as an Associate Research Programmer. Prior to joining the CRC, he participated in several internships for the CRC. Such as the Research Experience for Undergraduates program where he analyzed convolutional neural networks. He also developed machine learning models for the blockchain research team. Brinckman graduated from Indiana University Bloomington in 2021 with a B.S. in computer science specializing in artificial intelligence and a minor in psychology.

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  31. Dante Brinkley

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Grants Program Management Director

    Dante Brinkley

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Grants Program Management Director

    dante.brinkley@nd.edu
    P: N/A
    N/A

    Dante Brinkley joined Notre Dame Research in 2021 as a Senior Contracts Program Manager, responsible for drafting, reviewing and negotiating research-related agreements. Prior to this role, Dante worked for Moffitt Cancer Center where he served as the Manger of Division Grant Operations, with the primary responsibility of providing oversight to the grant support team for the divisions of Population and Quantitative Science. He managed the departments grant activities to ensure grant operations run effectively and efficiently, presided over policies and procedures, staff training and supervision, employee engagement, grant management and compliance, fiscal responsibilities, and served as the subject matter expert on grant operations and provided guidance at the divisional level. Prior to Moffitt Cancer Center, he was the Post Award Operations Supervisor at the University of Chicago and a Research Administrator at Northwestern University.

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  32. Teresa Brito-Robinson

    W. M. Keck Center for Transgene Research

    Senior Scientist

    Teresa Brito-Robinson

    W. M. Keck Center for Transgene Research

    Senior Scientist

    tbritoro@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-4192
    235 Raclin-Carmichael Hall

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  33. Jessica Brookshire

    Health and Well-being Initiative (HWI), Senior Leadership Team

    Senior Program Director, Community Health and Clinical Partnerships

    Jessica Brookshire

    Health and Well-being Initiative (HWI), Senior Leadership Team

    Senior Program Director, Community Health and Clinical Partnerships

    jbrooksh@nd.edu
    940 Grace Hall

    Jessica Brookshire serves as the Senior Program Director of Community Health and Clinical Partnerships, a part of Notre Dame Research (NDR) developed in 2020 in support of the University of Notre Dame's Health and Well-being Initiative. She is responsible for engaging Notre Dame in community health priorities and connecting external partners to Notre Dame education, research, and scholarship activities related to health and well-being. Jessica represents Notre Dame as a co-navigator with the Indiana Clinical Translational Science Institute, a statewide partnership among Indiana's top research universities to solve the state's most pressing health challenges. Before joining NDR, Jessica served as the Director of Community Relations in the Office of Public Affairs and in the Office of Human Resources leading wellness and work life efforts for faculty and staff. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Applied Health Science from Indiana University and a Master of Science in Administration from the University of Notre Dame.

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  34. Don Brower

    Center for Research Computing (CRC)

    Computational Scientist

    Don Brower

    Center for Research Computing (CRC)

    Computational Scientist

    dbrower@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-1566
    911 Flanner Hall

    Don Brower is a Computational Scientist at the University of Notre Dame's Center for Research Computing. His interests include ontologies, reproducibility, and ways to automate parts of the research data lifecycle. He has experience with data storage, preservation workflows, and software preservation. He has a Ph.D. in Mathematics.

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  35. Michael Brueseke

    Center for Environmental Science and Technology (CEST)

    Laboratory Specialist

    Michael Brueseke

    Center for Environmental Science and Technology (CEST)

    Laboratory Specialist

    mbruesek@nd.edu
    Website
    P: +1 574-631-7209
    M: +1 574-386-3505
    B21A Fitzpatrick Hall of Engineering

    Mike Brueseke joined the Center for Environmental Science and Technology (CEST) in 2019 as the Laboratory Specialist. Mike helps maintain an array of analytical instruments and trains users to analyze their samples. Previously, Mike worked in the Department of Biological Sciences, managing Professor Gary Lamberti’s Stream & Wetland Ecology Laboratory for eighteen years. In that role, he assisted dozens of postdoctoral scholars, staff, graduate students, and undergraduates that traveled through the lab on topics of aquatic ecology. Mike earned his bachelor’s degree in Zoology from Miami University.

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  36. Shannon M. Buchmann

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Grants Program Manager

    Shannon M. Buchmann

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Grants Program Manager

    sbuchman@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-7997
    940 Grace Hall

    Shannon Buchmann joined Notre Dame Research in 2016 as a Grants Program Manager in the College of Arts and Letters.  She is responsible for providing post-award financial management assistance to faculty engaging in sponsored research within the College.  Prior to joining Notre Dame Research, she held several roles in the Business Office at Saint Mary’s College including most recently Assistant Controller.  Shannon has a Master’s of Science in Accounting from IUSB and a Bachelor’s of Business Administration from Saint Mary’s College.

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  37. Andy Bullock

    Harper Cancer Research Institute (HCRI)

    Associate Director

    Andy Bullock

    Harper Cancer Research Institute (HCRI)

    Associate Director

    sabullock@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-4100
    A200B Harper Hall

    As the Associate Director, Andy oversees day-to-day operations, has budgetary oversight, and provides financial management for funds, budget forecasting, and analysis for Notre Dame’s contribution to the Harper Cancer Research Institute. He manages education and outreach programs, implements communications and external public relations, and is the supervisor of Notre Dame staff in the Institute. Additionally, Andy serves as the TL1 Postdoctoral Trainees Program Manager for the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute.

    Before joining the University of Notre Dame, Andy served as a lieutenant commander in the United States Navy. In that capacity he had several responsibilities. These include managing a clinical laboratory at a major military hospital, enacting research projects including those with human subjects, and conducting biological threat assessment operations in a deployed setting.

    Andy received his PhD in pharmacology from Dr. Hugh Hemmings lab at the Weill Graduate School of Medical Science at Cornell University in 2005. In 2010 he graduated from the University of San Diego with an MBA in Finance and International Business.

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  38. Peter C. Burns

    Materials Characterization Facility (MCF), Notre Dame Energy (NDE)

    Faculty Director

    Peter C. Burns

    Materials Characterization Facility (MCF), Notre Dame Energy (NDE)

    Faculty Director

    pburns@nd.edu
    Website
    M: +1 574-315-2564
    301W Stinson-Remick Hall

    Peter C. Burns has focused most of his research over the past decade on the solid-state chemistry, mineralogy, and environmental chemistry of uranium, as well as the transuranic elements neptunium and plutonium.

    In 2005 the Burns research group published the first of a family of novel uranyl peroxide hydroxide spherical nanoclusters. To date, we have reported the synthesis and structures of nanoclusters containing 24, 28, 32, 40 and 50 uranium atoms. Additional papers will be forthcoming that report U16, U20 (multiple topologies), U24 (open), U36, U44 and U60. We will also be completing a "roadmap" for the synthesis of specific members of this complex family of actinide nano-scale clusters.

    The Burns group has published extensively in uranium mineralogy, and has reported the crystal structures of dozens of uranyl minerals including autunite, bijvoetite, vandendriesscheite, wolsendorfite, boltwoodite, compreignacite, masuyite, haweeite, weeksite, fontanite, billietite, richetite, zippeite, and studtite.

    The structure of studtite, reported by Burns and Kubatko (2003) is the first structure of a peroxide mineral, and the only one published to date. As reported by Kubatko et al. (2003) in Science, studtite forms in nature where radioactivity causes the formation of peroxide in water. Studtite was the first structure found that involved shared edges between any uranyl peroxide polyhedra, and the Burns group later developed a complex group of nano-structured uranium materials based upon this linkage.

    The Burns group has examined the impacts of uranium mineralogy on the release of radionuclides from nuclear waste in a geological repository, such as Yucca Mountain. Much of the emphasis has been on neptunium, as it has a long half-life and is potentially mobile in the environment.

    Burns has published extensively on borate mineralogy, copper minerals, and a variety of exotic new minerals. He has published structural hierarchies for borate minerals, sulfate minerals, inorganic uranium compounds, and inorganic neptunium compounds.

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  39. Rashida Callender

    Children's Environmental Health Initiative (CEHI)

    Research Associate

    Rashida Callender

    Children's Environmental Health Initiative (CEHI)

    Research Associate

    rcallend@nd.edu

    Rashida Callender is a research associate at CEHI and project manager for the Texas Flood Registry and COVID-19 Registry. She is involved in protocol development and management, survey design, community outreach, and statistical analysis. Rashida received her Master of Public Health in Biostatistics from UTHealth School of Public Health and her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from MIT.

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  40. Joshua D. Cameron

    NDTL Propulsion & Power

    Director

    Joshua D. Cameron

    NDTL Propulsion & Power

    Director

    jcamero1@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-4334
    103 Turbomachinery Laboratory, 1165 Franklin Street, Suite 200

    Joshua D. Cameron serves as the Director of the Notre Dame Turbomachinery Laboratory (NDTL). He joined the University of Notre Dame in 2008 as Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering. Instrumental in the development of the Ignition Park test facilities, he was appointed Director in 2014. In his role as Director of NDTL, Cameron managed the design and construction of a new world-class advanced power and propulsion testing and research facility in downtown South Bend, IN where he currently oversees the operation of seven test cells, manages annual research expenditures, and develops the long-term vision and plan for NDTL’s growth. Cameron continues to manage and direct four testing facilities on the Notre Dame campus.

    Cameron holds a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering (2002) and M.S. in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering (2003) from the Illinois Institute of Technology. He completed his Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Notre Dame in 2007. He is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and the American Physical Society.

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  41. Jason Carley

    iNDustry Labs

    Associate Faculty Director, iNDustry Labs

    Jason Carley

    iNDustry Labs

    Associate Faculty Director, iNDustry Labs

    jcarley@nd.edu
    238 West Lake Hall

    Jason Carley is an Associate Faculty Director of iNDustry Labs and an Assistant Professor of Design. Jason is an industrial designer, entrepreneur, and educator working to improve the sustainability of designed objects and built environments. Through his practice, Jason examines consumer behavior and combines experimental biomaterials, alternative service models, digital prototyping techniques, and data visualizations to propose novel solutions to industrial challenges. His current research on circular economies explores how systems design can enable empowering experiences with drastically lower environmental impacts.

    During his 15 year career as a design and engineering consultant, Jason has helped bring dozens of products to market and generated patents in healthcare, optics, and electronics. He has conducted UX research in the United States, Canada, and Europe, working with respected clients such as Philips, Disney, The Home Depot, Dell, Abbott, and Whirlpool.

    Jason’s work has been recognized by the prestigious IDEA award, MDEA Gold, Core77 Design Awards, and CES’ “Best in Innovation”. He was named a finalist for the Forbes "30 Under 30 Manufacturing & Industry List" for his service in Chicago’s hardware and entrepreneurship communities. His products have been featured in Forbes, The Verge, Crains, Wallpaper, Yanko Design, Apartment Therapy, and the Alliance for American Manufacturing, and have appeared on ABC’s Shark Tank, America's Greatest Makers, and in installations at Disneyland Parks, Madame Tussauds in Times Square, and The Four Seasons Resort in Oahu.

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  42. Ian Carmichael

    Radiation Lab (Rad Lab)

    Faculty Director

    Ian Carmichael

    Radiation Lab (Rad Lab)

    Faculty Director

    carmichael.1@nd.edu
    Website
    P: +1 574-631-4502
    323 Radiation Research Building

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  43. Emily Case

    Research Operations and Facilities

    Research Project Program Manager

    Emily Case

    Research Operations and Facilities

    Research Project Program Manager

    ecase@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-3479
    249C O'Shaughnessy Hall

    Emily Case has been with Notre Dame Research since 2018. In her role as RPM, she works closely with faculty across campus and provides support to a variety of research projects. Prior to this role, Emily served as a Grants Program Manager where she was responsible for providing post-award financial management assistance to faculty engaged in sponsored research. Before coming to Notre Dame, Emily worked in development and grant writing at The History Museum in South Bend and for The Foundation of Saint Joseph Health System, respectively. She is a 2012 graduate of Indiana University with a bachelor’s degree in History and English.

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  44. Francis J. Castellino

    W. M. Keck Center for Transgene Research

    Faculty Director

    Francis J. Castellino

    W. M. Keck Center for Transgene Research

    Faculty Director

    fcastell@nd.edu
    Website
    P: +1 574-631-8996
    230E Raclin-Carmichael Hall

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  45. Angela Cavalieri

    Harper Cancer Research Institute (HCRI)

    External Relations and Special Events Program Coordinator

    Angela Cavalieri

    Harper Cancer Research Institute (HCRI)

    External Relations and Special Events Program Coordinator

    cavalieri.2@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-4166
    A200C Harper Hall

    Angela (Angie) serves as the External Relations and Events Program Coordinator in the Harper Cancer Research Institute (HCRI). She liaises between HCRI and its community partners, student organizations, and external organizations. In addition, Angie oversees the Research Cures Cancer Corps (RC3) program opportunity for area high school students to work in HCRI's labs. She also coordinates the Institute's wide range of activities, from symposia to community events, as well as HCRI's flagship event, Cancer Research Day. Angie received her Master of Nonprofit Administration from the University of Notre Dame and her undergraduate in Marketing from Indiana State University. 

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  46. David A. Cavalieri

    Engineering and Design Core Facillity (EDCF)

    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineer

    David A. Cavalieri

    Engineering and Design Core Facillity (EDCF)

    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineer

    dcavalie@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-4339
    630B Flanner Hall

    David Cavalieri joined the Notre Dame faculty as a Research Specialist in 2004 before becoming a Mechanical Engineer in the Engineering and Design Core Facility in 2016. He is responsible for designing, fabricating, installing, and operating wind tunnels and road-testing and flight-testing experimental apparatus. This includes certifying major modifications to jet aircraft through the Federal Aviation Administration. David graduated from the Illinois Institute of Technology with bachelor and master's degrees in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. He is a licensed Professional Engineer, holds three patents, and has co-authored journal articles in various fields.

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  47. Dipayan Chakraborty

    Radiation Lab (Rad Lab)

    Postdoctoral Research Associate

    Dipayan Chakraborty

    Radiation Lab (Rad Lab)

    Postdoctoral Research Associate

    dchakra2@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-9649
    241 Radiation Research Building

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  48. Sarah Chapman

    Integrated Imaging Facility (IIF)

    Associate Director

    Sarah Chapman

    Integrated Imaging Facility (IIF)

    Associate Director

    sarah.chapman@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-3813
    M: +1 574-514-6774
    012 Galvin Life Science Center/Freimann Life Science Center

    Sarah Chapman joined the University of Notre Dame in 2004 and is presently the Senior Assistant Director of the Notre Dame Integrated Imaging Facility (NDIIF). She takes a leadership role in the execution of a number of technical and business functions within the NDIIF. Her position is responsible for managing operating plans, budgets, program goals, and compliance within the facility. Sarah maintains technical expertise in the implementation of biological imaging equipment, including: X-ray computed tomography, positron emission tomography, single photon emission computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, optical fluorescence, and bio-luminescence. User training and technical assistance is provided on each of these platforms as needed.

    She also maintains technical expertise in histological sample preparation and animal surgeries to execute projects on behalf of the Notre Dame faculty and external customers on a fee-for-service basis. In addition to technical leadership in the In Vivo and Histology Cores, Sarah serves as the compliance officer for these facilities, maintaining safety, training, and animal protocols. Lastly, her position is responsible for all marketing activities within the Biological Imaging Facility, including the creation of promotional literature, website maintenance, and internal and external presentations.

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  49. Michael Chapple

    iNDustry Labs

    Associate Faculty Director, iNDustry Labs

    Michael Chapple

    iNDustry Labs

    Associate Faculty Director, iNDustry Labs

    mchapple@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-5863
    334 Mendoza College Of Business

    Mike Chapple is Associate Faculty Director of iNDustry Labs and Academic Director of Notre Dame’s Master of Science in Business Analytics program in the Mendoza College of Business. He also serves as Teaching Professor of IT, Analytics, and Operations where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in business analytics and cybersecurity.

    Prior to joining the Mendoza faculty, Mike served as Senior Director for IT Service Delivery at the University. In this role, he oversaw the information security, IT compliance, cloud computing, data governance, IT architecture, learning platforms, project management, strategic planning and product management functions for the Office of Information Technologies. Mike led Notre Dame’s Cloud First strategy which moved 83% of the University’s IT services into the cloud over three years.

    Mike previously served as Senior Advisor to the Executive Vice President at Notre Dame for two years. Prior to that, he was Program Manager of the University’s Information Security Program.

    Mike also previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer of the Brand Institute, a Miami-based marketing consultancy. He spent four years in the information security research group at the National Security Agency and serving as an active duty intelligence officer in the U.S. Air Force.

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  50. Jermilia Charles

    W. M. Keck Center for Transgene Research

    Staff Scientist

    Jermilia Charles

    W. M. Keck Center for Transgene Research

    Staff Scientist

    jcharles@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-7733
    241 Raclin-Carmichael Hall

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  51. Christina L. Clark

    Center for Research Computing (CRC), Research Communications

    Communications Specialist

    Christina L. Clark

    Center for Research Computing (CRC), Research Communications

    Communications Specialist

    cclark26@nd.edu
    940 Grace Hall

    Christina Clark joined Notre Dame Research in 2021 as a Communications Specialist. She serves two research grants, CI Compass, in connection with the Center for Research Computing, and also SpectrumX - the NSF Spectrum Innovation Center, in connection with the College of Engineering's Electrical Engineering office. In her role, she works to tell the story of each grant's work and build their networks. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Indiana University in Communication Studies, with a focus in journalism and a minor in photojournalism. Before joining NDR, Christina worked as a newspaper reporter and contributing writer for multiple publications, including NDWorks.

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  52. Jeffrey Clark

    NDTL Propulsion & Power

    Turbomachinery Technician

    Jeffrey Clark

    NDTL Propulsion & Power

    Turbomachinery Technician

    jclark24@nd.edu
    137B White Field Research Building

    Jeff Clark joined NDTL in 2018 as Turbomachinery Technician. Jeff is a 2007 graduate of Northwestern of Ohio with a degree in Applied Science. Before joining NDTL, Jeff spent five years as a Ford dealership automotive technician and five years as a foundry operator.

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  53. Patricia L. Clark

    Biophysics Instrumentation Core Facility (BIC), Research Development, Senior Leadership Team

    Associate Vice President for Research, Biophysics Instrumentation Core Facility Faculty Director

    Patricia L. Clark

    Biophysics Instrumentation Core Facility (BIC), Research Development, Senior Leadership Team

    Associate Vice President for Research, Biophysics Instrumentation Core Facility Faculty Director

    pclark1@nd.edu
    Website
    317 Main Building

    Patricia L. Clark has served as Associate Vice President for Research since 2021, leading all aspects of research development including assisting faculty in developing a successful research portfolio, collaborating with federal and military research agency advisors, leading a team of proposal development specialists and overseeing the development of NDR’s new Center for Broader Impacts. She is also the Rev. John Cardinal O'Hara Professor in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry and the director of the Biophysics Instrumentation Core Facility. Clark, who has been at Notre Dame since 2001, is a biochemist whose research laboratory uses a wide range of biophysical and other approaches to investigate protein folding in the cell. She founded the Biophysics Graduate Program in 2018, which she then led until 2021. She has received multiple awards throughout her career, including a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award, the Barany Award from the Biophysical Society, the Hodgkin Award from the Protein Society, and a Director’s Pioneer Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). She is an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). 

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  54. Angela Coar

    IDEA Center

    Executive Assistant

    Angela Coar

    IDEA Center

    Executive Assistant

    acoar@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-8157
    365E Leighton And Quinn Halls

    Angela Coar serves as the executive assistant to the vice president of innovation. In this role, she is responsible for scheduling and overseeing meetings, request, and departmental scheduling for Kelley Rich, interim vice president of innovation, and the overall IDEA Center commercialization team.

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  55. Sara Cole

    Integrated Imaging Facility (IIF)

    Optical Microscopy Program Director

    Sara Cole

    Integrated Imaging Facility (IIF)

    Optical Microscopy Program Director

    scole7@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-5443
    M: +1 614-589-1940
    007G Galvin Life Science Center/Freimann Life Science Center

    Sara Cole serves as the Optical Microscopy Program Director in the Notre Dame Integrated Imaging Facility. She is responsible for assisting researchers, implementing training for new users, developing and improving protocols, methods, and procedures, and performs various outreach activities for increased access. 

    Sara graduated from The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine in 2001 with a PhD in Microbiology and Immunology. Before joining Notre Dame Research, Cole served as the Associate Director of the Imaging Facility at The Ohio State University.

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  56. Photo of Chrissie Corcelli is missing

    Chrissie Corcelli

    Research Operations and Facilities

    Facilities Assistant, Core Facilities and Infrastructure

    Chrissie Corcelli

    Research Operations and Facilities

    Facilities Assistant, Core Facilities and Infrastructure

    ccorcell@nd.edu

    Chrissie Corcelli serves as the Facility Assistant at McCourtney Hall. She is responsible for delivering packages, supplies, and mail to research labs, staff, and faculty, daily maintenance of autoclave rooms, autoclave testing, and conference room set up and maintenance. Chrissie is a 1999 graduate of Western Michigan University, with a Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Science. Before joining Notre Dame Research, Chrissie served as an Associate Customer Service Representative at Stryker.

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  57. Tom Corke

    Hypersonic Systems Initiative (HSI)

    Director of Notre Dame Hypersonic Systems Initiative

    Tom Corke

    Hypersonic Systems Initiative (HSI)

    Director of Notre Dame Hypersonic Systems Initiative

    tcorke@nd.edu
    112 Hessert Aerospace Research Center

    Thomas Corke is the Clark Equipment Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering and Director of Notre Dame’s Hypersonic Systems Initiative. He joined the University in 1999.

    Corke's research experience is diverse, ranging from hydrodynamic stability and transition to turbulence, to fully turbulent flows. It involves an equally diverse range of flow fields, including boundary layers, wakes, and jets. This has been applied to a broad range of applications, including aerodynamic performance enhancement, flight control, the internal flow of gas-turbine engines, acoustic noise control, and wind flows around buildings and structures. He has experimental experience over the full range of Mach numbers. Corke's research also includes computational fluid dynamics.

    Corke's work has been recognized with numerous awards, including Notre Dame’s President’s Research Achievement Award, the James A. Burns, C.S.C., Graduate School Award, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Aerodynamics Award, and the MMAE Distinguished Alumni Award from the Illinois Institute of Technology where he received his Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in 1981. He is also a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)American Physical Society, and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers

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  58. Priscila Correa Saboia Moreira

    Center for Research Computing (CRC)

    Data Engineer

    Priscila Correa Saboia Moreira

    Center for Research Computing (CRC)

    Data Engineer

    pmoreira@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-298-8650
    108 Information Technology Center

    Priscila Moreira joined Notre Dame Research in 2022 as a Data Engineer in the Center for Research Computing. She is responsible for creating, developing, and testing systems to act and make decisions regarding data in the same way a human expert in that field would. Priscila also interacts with project and department leadership to provide status and input on strategic decisions related to Machine Learning, semantic technologies, and Ontologies. Priscila completed her B.S. at the Federal University of Pará (UFPa-Brazil) and her M.S at the State University of Campinas (Unicamp-Brazil), both in Computer Science.

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  59. Raquel Cotuno

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Grants Program Manager

    Raquel Cotuno

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Grants Program Manager

    rcotuno@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-8156
    940 Grace Hall

    Raquel Cotuno joined Notre Dame Research in April 2022 as Grants Program Manager. Prior to this role, she spent over 8 years at Triton College, where she served as the executive director of grants development and the director of grants compliance. In these roles, she was responsible for submitting grant proposals to state, local, and federal sponsors, processing grant agreements, and providing post-award compliance monitoring. Raquel received a Doctoral degree in Higher Education Leadership from National Louis University, a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Arizona.

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  60. Michael J. Cramer

    University of Notre Dame Environmental Research Center (UNDERC)

    Assistant Director

    Michael J. Cramer

    University of Notre Dame Environmental Research Center (UNDERC)

    Assistant Director

    mcramer@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-0970
    737 Flanner Hall

    Michael Cramer has been the Assistant Director for UNDERC-East since 2007. He oversees the Practicum in Field Environmental Biology, East, and teaches the Vertebrate Ecology module. He also mentors students on studies of small mammal ecology and behavior. His research focuses on foraging behavior of small mammals, the effects of predation risk on small mammal behavior, and the long-term effects of climate change on small mammal populations, especially deer mice (genus Peromyscus). 

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  61. Justin R. Crepp

    Engineering and Design Core Facillity (EDCF)

    Faculty Director

    Justin R. Crepp

    Engineering and Design Core Facillity (EDCF)

    Faculty Director

    jcrepp@nd.edu
    Website
    P: +1 574-631-4092
    339C Nieuwland Science Hall

    Justin R. Crepp is the Frank M. Freimann Assistant Professor of Physics and Director of the EDCF. He designs and builds instruments for the largest telescopes in the world. Crepp's research involves developing new technologies and observational techniques to detect and study planets orbiting other stars. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles. In 2013, Crepp was awarded a NASA Early Career Fellowship for his work to develop a new type of astronomical spectrograph that uses adaptive optics. In 2017, Crepp won the NSF Career Fellowship for his research at the Large Binocular Telescope. Prior to working at Notre Dame, Crepp was a postdoctoral scholar at the California Institute of Technology. He received his PhD in astrophysics from the University of Florida in 2008.

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  62. Rachel Crites

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Pre-Award Program Specialist

    Rachel Crites

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Pre-Award Program Specialist

    rcrites@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-8252
    233 Nieuwland Science Hall

    In 2023, Rachel Crites joined the Pre-Award Team with Notre Dame Research. In this role, Rachel advises principal investigators in grant proposal development. In addition to this appointment, Rachel works for the Department of Biological Sciences at Notre Dame as a Term Assistant Teaching Professor. She is the primary instructor of Human Anatomy. Prior to this position, Rachel gained experience teaching human anatomy to Notre Dame juniors/seniors and first year medical students from Indiana University School of Medicine - South Bend.

    In 2022, Rachel Crites graduated with her Master of Science in Biology from the University of Notre Dame. Before joining Notre Dame, Rachel graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Evolution and Ecology from the Ohio State University. During undergrad, she completed several research projects to graduate with research distinction. Rachel also spent one summer in Chicago, where she conducted research at The Field Museum of Natural History. Rachel has presented at local, region, and national conferences, supports women in science, and has a passion for student mentorship.

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  63. Emily Cronberger

    Harper Cancer Research Institute (HCRI)

    Tissue Bank Specialist

    Emily Cronberger

    Harper Cancer Research Institute (HCRI)

    Tissue Bank Specialist

    ehender3@nd.edu
    P: +1-574-631-2562
    A214 Harper Hall

    Emily Cronberger has returned to Notre Dame to serve as a Tissue Bank Specialist at the Harper Cancer Research Institute’s biorepository. She is responsible for maintaining the biorepository, its equipment, developing SOPs, and training new users on instruments. Beyond those responsibilities, she is taking point in the growth and development of the organoid facility within the biorepository. She graduated from Michigan State University with a B.S. in Animal Science. Prior to rejoining Notre Dame, Emily served as a research scientist with HSIRI Therapeutics Inc. where she assisted in the development and evaluation of novel drug treatments using BSL 2 & 3 bacterial, fungal and mammalian cell cultures as well as whole animal models. She had previously worked at Notre Dame’s Freimann Life Science Center.

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  64. Karl Cronberger

    Analytical Science and Engineering Core Facility (ASEND), Materials Characterization Facility (MCF), Notre Dame Energy (NDE)

    Staff Scientist, Electron Microprobe Technician

    Karl Cronberger

    Analytical Science and Engineering Core Facility (ASEND), Materials Characterization Facility (MCF), Notre Dame Energy (NDE)

    Staff Scientist, Electron Microprobe Technician

    kcronber@nd.edu
    105 McCourtney Hall

    Karl Cronberger is the Lab Manager for the Analytical Science and Engineering at Notre Dame (ASEND) Core Facility. Within this role, he is responsible for overall operation of the Core Facility, including the maintenance, operation, and method development for the various instruments at ASEND. Karl also works as the Electron Microprobe Technician in the Materials Characterization Facility at ND Energy. In 2019, Karl graduated from the University of Notre Dame with his PhD. His thesis work focused on chemical and textural characterization of lunar basalts using microanalysis techniques and optical microscopy.

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  65. Matthew Curran

    Center for Research Computing (CRC)

    Research Programmer

    Matthew Curran

    Center for Research Computing (CRC)

    Research Programmer

    mcurran2@nd.edu
    832 Flanner Hall

    Matthew Curran joined the Notre Dame Center for Research Computing in 2021 as a Research Programmer. He is a graduate of the University of California, Davis with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, and has previous experience as a software engineer specializing in emergency medical systems data collection.

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  66. Barry M. Cybulski

    Research Operations and Facilities

    Facilities Associate Program Director

    Barry M. Cybulski

    Research Operations and Facilities

    Facilities Associate Program Director

    bcybulsk@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-1759
    154C McCourtney Hall

    Barry Cybulski joined Notre Dame Research in 2020 as the Facilities Associate Program Director in McCourtney Hall. His responsibilities include receiving and shipping, building access, nitrogen and dry ice availability, and maintenance issues. Before this role, Barry worked for the University of Notre Dame designing and building plumbing systems in labs throughout campus. He holds an associate degree in Construction Management.

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  67. Katie Cybulski

    Research Operations and Facilities

    Research Project Program Manager

    Katie Cybulski

    Research Operations and Facilities

    Research Project Program Manager

    merz.3@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-8045
    315 Galvin Life Science Center

    Katie joined Notre Dame Research (NDR) in 2017 as a Research Project Manager under the direction of Melanie DeFord. In this role, she works with a number of faculty across campus and provides administrative support to a variety of research projects. Prior to joining NDR, Katie worked in Notre Dame's Department of Biological Sciences for 22 years, where she managed the research programs for several faculty members. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology & Sociology from the University of Notre Dame.

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  68. Kristina Davis

    Center for Research Computing (CRC)

    Assistant Director Visual Strategist

    Kristina Davis

    Center for Research Computing (CRC)

    Assistant Director Visual Strategist

    kfurse@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-0878
    912 Flanner Hall

    Kristina Davis joined the Center for Research Computing (CRC) in 2009 as its first visualization specialist and was appointed assistant director visual strategist in 2016. She works with research faculty to develop custom visuals to gain new insight from data, illustrate abstract concepts, and make technical subject matter accessible without sacrificing accuracy. Davis also works with CRC developers to design intuitive and inviting user interfaces. She completed her B.A. at the University of Richmond, her Ph.D. in chemistry at Vanderbilt University, specializing in biomolecular simulation, and her postdoc at Notre Dame, studying DNA dynamics. Before graduate school, she worked as a freelance artist, multimedia designer, and theatrical scene painter.

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  69. Allison M. DeBlock

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Pre-Award Program Manager

    Allison M. DeBlock

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Pre-Award Program Manager

    asheets2@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-0474
    940 Grace Hall

    Allison (Sheets) DeBlock joined Notre Dame Research in 2017 and serves as Pre-Award Program Manager. She is responsible for providing assistance to Notre Dame faculty in the development of proposals for external funding. Allison graduated from Saint Mary’s College with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a minor in Gender Studies. She graduated in 2017 from Clemson University with a Master of Science in Applied Sociology and has previously worked for several nonprofits in the South Bend area, including the YWCA of North Central Indiana and the Council on Aging of Elkhart County.

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  70. Evan DeClercq

    NDTL Propulsion & Power

    Test Technologist

    Evan DeClercq

    NDTL Propulsion & Power

    Test Technologist

    edeclerc@nd.edu
    202 Turbomachinery Laboratory

    Evan DeClercq joined NDTL in 2021 as a test technologist. He is responsible for the setup, commissioning, and testing activities. Before joining NDTL, Evan spent 10 years as a test engineer at Honeywell Aerospace where he led testing for aircraft fuel controls, actuators, wheels, and brakes. Evan earned both his bachelor’s degree in aeronautical engineering technology from Purdue University, and his FAA Airframe & Powerplant Certificate in 2011.

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  71. Melanie E. DeFord

    Research Operations and Facilities, Senior Leadership Team

    Assistant Vice President for Research

    Melanie E. DeFord

    Research Operations and Facilities, Senior Leadership Team

    Assistant Vice President for Research

    mdeford@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-8805
    317 Main Building

    Melanie leads operational efforts for the centers, institutes, strategic research initiatives, and core facilities under the purview of Notre Dame Research. She implements and reviews management control systems, provides structure, and drives work processes for these entities. In addition, she is an affiliate of the iNDustry Labs. Melanie joined the University in 1988 and served as a faculty member in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and as the Assistant Director of the W.M. Keck Center for Transgene Research. She served as the Director of Operations, the Strategic Research Programs Director, and a Director of Grants Program Management in Notre Dame Research. Melanie has a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from Wright State University and a Master of Science in Administration from the University of Notre Dame. 

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  72. Sherry DePoy

    University of Notre Dame Environmental Research Center (UNDERC)

    Administrative Assistant

    Sherry DePoy

    University of Notre Dame Environmental Research Center (UNDERC)

    Administrative Assistant

    sdepoy@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-7186
    736 Flanner Hall

    Sherry DePoy has been the administrative assistant at UNDERC since 2015. She has been at Notre Dame for 39 years, previously working within Chemical Engineering, General Counsel, and Student Accounts.  In 2018, Sherry received the REF (Responsive, Effective, and Friendly) Award from Notre Dame Research.

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  73. John DeSalle

    iNDustry Labs

    Executive Engineer-in-Residence, iNDustry Labs

    John DeSalle

    iNDustry Labs

    Executive Engineer-in-Residence, iNDustry Labs

    jdesalle@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-1976
    M: 574-360-2198
    157B Leighton And Quinn Halls

    John DeSalle is an Executive Engineer-in-Residence at iNDustry Labs. In this capacity, he serves as a translator and bridge builder for companies in the region. He regularly visits companies, articulates industry challenges, and identifies available resources through the LIFT Network to help drive regional industry advancement.

    John brings nearly 36 years of experience in the tire industry, including more than 31 years of experience in engineering, manufacturing, and senior management at Hoosier Racing Tire Corporation, where he retired as President. John began his tire career as a five-year Engineering Co-op student at Cooper Tire and Rubber Company as par of the work/study program at Kettering University. After earning a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Kettering University, he worked full time at Cooper Tire as a Research Engineer and as a Passenger Tire Product Development Engineer. John also holds an MBA from Indiana University.

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  74. Mark DeVore

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Senior Pre-Award Program Manager

    Mark DeVore

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Senior Pre-Award Program Manager

    mdevore@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-7973
    263B Fitzpatrick Hall

    Mark DeVore is a Senior Pre-Award Program Manager and serves the College of Engineering. He has been with the University since 2000, previously serving as a Technical Consultant and Electronic Research Administrator. In his current role, Mark assists Engineering faculty with the development and implementation of sponsored research proposals. Mark has a Bachelor of Science degree from Bethel College.

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  75. Heidi Deethardt

    Notre Dame Nanoscience and Technology (NDnano)

    Center Coordinator

    Heidi Deethardt

    Notre Dame Nanoscience and Technology (NDnano)

    Center Coordinator

    deethardt.1@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-0279
    206A Cushing Hall of Engineering

    Heidi is responsible for Notre Dame Nanoscience and Technology's administrative tasks, as well as website updates, communications, meetings and events, and coordination of the NDnano Undergraduate Research Fellowship (NURF) program. Previously, she provided administrative support to the MIND and LEAST centers. Prior to joining Notre Dame in 2008, she worked in communications for St. Joseph Hospital, Mishawaka and Robert Bosch Corporation, South Bend. She holds a bachelor's degree in public relations from Purdue University.

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  76. Talia Delamare

    Research Operations and Facilities

    Research Project Program Manager

    Talia Delamare

    Research Operations and Facilities

    Research Project Program Manager

    tdelamar@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-6033
    900 Grace Hall

    In January 2024, Talia joined Notre Dame Research (NDR) as a Research Project Manager, specializing in complex projects and strategic initiatives. With over six years of experience in both industry and academic research, she brings expertise in startup logistics and operations for clinical trials, as well as support for executive-level staff in implementing strategic projects and operational frameworks. Talia holds a BA in Biological Anthropology from the University of California, San Diego, with a focus on Global Health, and a master's degree in Epidemiology from the University of Cambridge. Additionally, she is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute. 

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  77. David M. Delgado

    Research Security

    Research Security Program Director

    David M. Delgado

    Research Security

    Research Security Program Director

    ddelgad3@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-9972
    940 Grace Hall

    David Delgado joined Notre Dame Research in 2018 as Research Security Program Director. He received his Bachelor of Science in Operations Research from the United States Air Force Academy. David also has a Master of Management Information Systems from Georgia College & State University and was a National Security Fellow at Harvard University. Prior to coming to Notre Dame, he served in the Air Force for more than 30 years. 

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  78. Lori Doll

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Research Policy and Compliance Program Director

    Lori Doll

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Research Policy and Compliance Program Director

    ldoll@nd.edu
    P: +1 574.631.6229
    940 Grace Hall

    As the Research Policy & Compliance Program Director, Lori leads the NDRAC program that helps navigate researchers through the ever-changing landscapes of federal regulations around conflict of interest, conflict of commitment, outside activities, undue foreign influence, and disclosure requirements. Lori joined Notre Dame Research in 2015 and has serviced the research community as both the Director of Grants Program Management and in Research Contracting roles. Prior to joining Notre Dame, Lori spent 18 years working for various municipal government agencies throughout Southern California. Lori received her bachelor’s degree in English from California State University, Long Beach.

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  79. Barbara Dominguez

    Research Operations and Facilities

    Research Project Program Manager

    Barbara Dominguez

    Research Operations and Facilities

    Research Project Program Manager

    bdoming2@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-6157
    900 Grace Hall

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  80. Deborah Donahue

    W. M. Keck Center for Transgene Research

    Animal Studies Program Manager

    Deborah Donahue

    W. M. Keck Center for Transgene Research

    Animal Studies Program Manager

    ddonahu1@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-2318
    211 Raclin-Carmichael Hall

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  81. Marie Donahue

    Eck Institute for Global Health (EIGH)

    Associate Teaching Professor

    Marie Donahue

    Eck Institute for Global Health (EIGH)

    Associate Teaching Professor

    mdonahu3@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-5526
    920 Flanner Hall

    Marie Donahue is an Associate Teaching Professor in the Eck Institute of Global Health, a Concurrent Associate Teaching Professor in the Keough School of Global Affairs and a faculty fellow at the Pulte Institute of Global Development. She has been a global health practitioner in nine African countries and Haiti. This work has included partnering with the Haitian Ministry of Health as Director of the Notre Dame Haiti Program, focusing on lymphatic filariasis; developing programs to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) and for pediatric HIV care at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and several other programs funded by the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR); health systems strengthening in Rwanda for the Clinton Health Access Initiative; and providing care as an Ebola Response clinician for Partners in Health in Sierra Leone.

    As a pediatric nurse and nurse practitioner she cared for children and families at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (infant-toddler medicine), Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (pediatric oncology), Children’s Hospital in Boston (pediatric surgery), South Boston Community Health Center (pediatric primary care), and New York Presbyterian Medical Center and the Harlem Hospital Center (maternal and pediatric HIV).  While at New York Presbyterian Medical Center, she served as the Research Coordinator for the NIH-sponsored, Pediatric AIDS Clinical Trials Groups (PACTG), which pioneered evaluating treatments for children with HIV and developing therapies for the elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV.

    She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Catholic University of America in Washington DC, a Master of Science in Pediatric Primary Care from Columbia University in New York, and a Master of Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston.

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  82. Beverly Dosmann

    IDEA Center

    Front Desk Manager

    Beverly Dosmann

    IDEA Center

    Front Desk Manager

    bdosmann@nd.edu
    115 Leighton And Quinn Halls

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    Genevieve Dowd

    IDEA Center

    Entrepreneur in Residence

    Genevieve Dowd

    IDEA Center

    Entrepreneur in Residence

    gdowd2@nd.edu
    357B Leighton And Quinn Halls

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  84. Ellen Dutton

    IDEA Center

    Assistant Teaching Professor-Curriculum and Capstone Advisor; Manager, Startup Programming

    Ellen Dutton

    IDEA Center

    Assistant Teaching Professor-Curriculum and Capstone Advisor; Manager, Startup Programming

    edutton2@nd.edu
    371A Leighton And Quinn Halls

    An authority in new product development, entrepreneurship and innovation, Dutton is an Assistant Teaching Professor of Curriculum, Capstone Advisor, and Manager of Startup Programming at the University of Notre Dame. Dutton will assist the ESTEEM Program by equipping teams to launch new businesses, become innovators within large corporations, and be leaders of dynamic, innovative teams. She thrived with a career at Whirlpool Corporation for the last 30 years where she utilized consumer driven innovation for products and services management.

    Her most recent roles were leading commercial excellence and the development of new product architectures in EveryDrop® water filtration, Laundry Products across five brands, and launched the industry’s first suite of global cordless appliances using a proven innovation framework. She led multiple diverse high performing work teams globally. She also managed an inside sales group of 48 individuals while creating a new organization structured around helping independent retailers market their businesses while creating simple to complex marketing strategies and sales training. In another role, her team created a B2B portal for conducting business with Whirlpool. She also was a National Sales Account Manager and won salesperson of the year twice.

    Dutton is a highly effective and strategic innovation leader with a passion for driving results. She has been recognized for strong, transformational leadership and delivering consistent operating results in challenging environments. She has a proven ability to elevate end-to-end category management, build new strategic road maps for growth, inspire around a common vision and drive operational rigor to deliver results. She has extensive experience in product/portfolio development, marketing operations, technical engineering requirements translation, strategic planning, multi-channel marketing and cross-functional team development. Dutton spends a considerable amount of time volunteering in the community and serves on multiple 501(c) (3) boards, served in multiple leadership capacities, and mentored Robotics teams. She created a High School Innovation Challenge where 250 students from 5 schools participated in a semester long pitch off competition and created a brand new High School Internship program at Whirlpool Corporation.

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  85. Matthew Engstrom

    Engineering and Design Core Facillity (EDCF)

    Electrical Engineer

    Matthew Engstrom

    Engineering and Design Core Facillity (EDCF)

    Electrical Engineer

    mengstro@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-2557
    630D Flanner Hall

    Matthew Engstrom joined Notre Dame in 2018 as a general technician intern at the Engineering and Design Core Facility (EDCF). In 2019, Matthew transitioned to an electrical engineer associate at the EDCF. Matthew is responsible for assisting with the creation of prototypes, conducting various electrical tests on the designs, and even being involved in the engineering of a few designs. While he is mainly involved in the testing and assembly of designs, he is also involved in the programming for some prototypes and designs. Matthew is a 2019 graduate of Purdue Polytechnic Institute, with a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering Technology.

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  86. Tim Engstrom

    Center for Research Computing (CRC)

    Data Center Technician

    Tim Engstrom

    Center for Research Computing (CRC)

    Data Center Technician

    tengstr2@nd.edu
    P: 5742925664
    506 W South Street

    Tim Engstrom joined the Center for Research Computing (CRC) in early 2022 as a Research Assistant intern. He then accepted the position of Data Center Technician in August 2022. In this role Tim is now in charge of the hardware inside the CRC's Data Center located at Union Station, making sure that center will provide reliable and available computational resources to all. Tim graduated from Ivy Tech Community College in 2019 with an Associates in Informatics and Cyber Security.

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  87. Germán Estrada Mendoza

    IDEA Center

    Assistant Teaching Professor; Manager, ESTEEM Curriculum and Capstone Advising

    Germán Estrada Mendoza

    IDEA Center

    Assistant Teaching Professor; Manager, ESTEEM Curriculum and Capstone Advising

    gestrad1@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-0582
    372C Leighton And Quinn Halls

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  88. J.R. (Bob) Fagan

    NDTL Propulsion & Power

    Business Development Associate Director

    J.R. (Bob) Fagan

    NDTL Propulsion & Power

    Business Development Associate Director

    jfagan3@nd.edu
    106 Turbomachinery Laboratory, 102 Ignition Park

    John Robert "Bob" Fagan joined the Notre Dame Turbomachinery Laboratory (NDTL) as the Associate Director for Business Development in August 2019. He has been supporting NDTL with similar responsibilities as a contractor for the past three years. He leads the business development activities for NDTL including marketing to new customers, exploring new business opportunities, and supporting the existing customer base.

    Fagan holds a BSME from the University of Notre Dame, MSME from Drexel University, and Ph.D. from Purdue University. He spent most of his earlier career with Rolls-Royce and United Technologies, holding a number of technical positions with increasing responsibilities.

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  89. Joanne D. Fahey

    Research Communications, Senior Leadership Team

    Director of Communications

    Joanne D. Fahey

    Research Communications, Senior Leadership Team

    Director of Communications

    fahey.17@nd.edu
    Website
    940 Grace Hall

    Joanne Fahey joined Notre Dame Research in 2014 as its first Director of Communications. She leads the Research Communications Team and oversees all research communications strategies and tactics, including branding, web, social media, storytelling, video, print, and more. In addition, she serves on the Naughton Fellowship Committee. Joanne is a 2003 graduate of the University of Notre Dame, with a bachelor’s degree in political science and peace studies. She also holds a master’s of science in environmental science from Trinity College Dublin and has completed a higher certificate in public relations from the European Institute of Communications. Before returning to her alma mater, Joanne spent 11 years in Ireland, serving as Communications Manager at the Fulbright Commission of Ireland and as a Senior Environmental Communications Consultant with RPS Group. She is a member of the Fulbright Specialist Roster in the communications/journalism category and recently served as a Fulbright Specialist Awardee at Kathmandu University in Nepal.

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  90. Jeremy Fein

    Center for Environmental Science and Technology (CEST)

    Faculty Director

    Jeremy Fein

    Center for Environmental Science and Technology (CEST)

    Faculty Director

    fein@nd.edu
    Website
    A54A Fitzpatrick Hall Of Engineering

    Jeremy Fein serves as the Director of the Center for Environmental Science and Technology (CEST). He is also a professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences at the University of Notre Dame. Jeremy's research focuses on geomicrobiology to determine the effects of bacteria on the fate and mobility of heavy metal and radionuclide contaminants in groundwater systems. The aim of his research is to derive thermodynamic and kinetic models that can account for reactions involving these metals under realistic geologic systems. Jeremy also examines the solubility of actinide-bearing mineral phases as a means to improve the predictive models for subsurface actinide transport.

     

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  91. Eric Felde

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Research Compliance Director

    Eric Felde

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Research Compliance Director

    efelde@nd.edu
    940 Grace Hall

    Eric Felde joined Notre Dame Research in 2017 as Director of Research Compliance. He works with faculty, staff, and students to ensure compliance with University research policy and procedures, as well as federal and state statutes and regulations for research.  Eric graduated from Hanover College with a bachelor’s degree in biology and also holds a law degree from Ohio Northern University. Previously, Eric worked at Indiana University in research compliance and with the State of Indiana in licensing compliance.

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  92. Shanelle Felder

    Research Operations and Facilities

    Research Project Program Manager

    Shanelle Felder

    Research Operations and Facilities

    Research Project Program Manager

    sfelder@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-6802
    900 Grace Hall

    Shanelle Felder joined Notre Dame Research in 2024 as a Research Project Manager. Shanelle is a 2009 graduate of the University of Notre Dame, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. Before returning to her alma mater, she spent over six years in research administration at the University of Colorado. In this role, she worked alongside her respective program directors to provide programmatic support and operational leadership to two biomedical research graduate programs: the Biomedical Sciences Program and the Pharmacology and Molecular Medicine Ph.D. Program which has a long-standing NIH pre-doctoral T32 training grant. In her role as a research project manager, she works with faculty to provide support for research projects and operational processes.

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  93. Lori A. Flory

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Research Contracts Program Specialist

    Lori A. Flory

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Research Contracts Program Specialist

    lflory@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-3688
    940 Grace Hall

    Lori Flory joined Notre Dame Research in 2011 and currently serves as a Research Contracts Program Specialist. Lori previously held positions as Policy, Training, and Communications Coordinator and Senior Administrative Assistant in Notre Dame Research and also as Admissions Assistant in the Notre Dame Law School’s National Institute for Trial Advocacy.

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  94. Corrina Foggia

    Center for Research Computing (CRC)

    Administrative Assistant

    Corrina Foggia

    Center for Research Computing (CRC)

    Administrative Assistant

    cfoggia@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-1526
    814B Flanner Hall

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  95. Kiva Ford

    Radiation Lab (Rad Lab)

    Glass Shop Program Manager

    Kiva Ford

    Radiation Lab (Rad Lab)

    Glass Shop Program Manager

    kford3@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-6443
    119 Radiation Research Building

    Kiva Ford joined Notre Dame Research in 2014 and is the Glass Shop Manager in the Radiation Research Laboratory. Kiva is responsible for the design and fabrication of specialty scientific glass apparatus for Notre Dame Research. He has earned his degree in Scientific Glass Technology and has over twenty years’ experience as a scientific glassblower. He has collaborated with scientists at top universities and research institutions throughout the United States and has been recognized by The New York Times, The Corning Museum of Glass, and the American Scientific Glassblowers Society for excellence in scientific glassblowing.

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  96. Scott Ford

    iNDustry Labs

    Executive Director, iNDustry Labs

    Scott Ford

    iNDustry Labs

    Executive Director, iNDustry Labs

    sford1@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-1975
    157 Leighton And Quinn Halls

    Scott Ford serves as the Executive Director of iNDustry Labs. He also serves as the associate vice president of economic development, building and executing strategic partnerships among University, industry, and community stakeholders to promote innovation, job growth, and quality of place in the South Bend-Elkhart region.

    Prior to working for the University, Scott held leadership roles in both civic and commercial organizations, including Executive Vice President with Bradley Company and Executive Director of Community Investment for the city of South Bend under Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s Administration. During this time, Scott implemented a strategic restructuring of the City’s approach to economic development that yielded nearly 2,600 new jobs and $440 million in new private investment to the City.

    Scott earned his bachelor’s degree in government with a concentration in philosophy, politics and economics as well as a master’s degree in architecture from Notre Dame. He also holds a master’s degree in planning, growth and regeneration from the University of Cambridge. Through the integration of policy, business and design, Scott is dedicated to creating places that bring about the best in us. He is an active member on several regional boards and national organizations in line with this commitment.

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  97. Juan Fu

    W. M. Keck Center for Transgene Research

    Research Technician

    Juan Fu

    W. M. Keck Center for Transgene Research

    Research Technician

    jfu@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-2320
    239 Raclin-Carmichael Hall

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  98. Fredrick Fuller

    NDTL Propulsion & Power

    Senior Technical Program Manager

    Fredrick Fuller

    NDTL Propulsion & Power

    Senior Technical Program Manager

    ffuller@nd.edu
    202 Turbomachinery Laboratory

    Fred Fuller joined the NDTL in 2018 after 23 years with GE Energy. He presently uses his expertise and experience to work with customers to achieve their testing requirements which could include facility creation or modifications, high-end instrumentation creation/application, and program leadership. Fred earned his Mechanical Engineering B.S. at the University of Maine at Orono and his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering at Union College in Schenectady, NY.

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  99. Kristen Garvin-Podell

    Research Communications

    Events Program Manager

    Kristen Garvin-Podell

    Research Communications

    Events Program Manager

    kgarvin@nd.edu
    940 Grace Hall

    Kristen Garvin-Podell joined NDR as its first-ever Events Program Manager in 2023. In this role, she assists with all facets of planning meetings, conferences, and events, both on campus and off. She has over 17 years of experience in the hospitality industry and specializes in hosting international events. Kristen is a Certified Meeting Professional of the Events Industry Council, an internationally accredited organization, and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Ball State University.

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  100. Maria Gibbs

    iNDustry Labs

    Senior Director, iNDustry Labs

    Maria Gibbs

    iNDustry Labs

    Senior Director, iNDustry Labs

    mgibbs2@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-0649
    150A Leighton And Quinn Halls

    Maria Gibbs serves as the Senior Director of iNDustry Labs. In her role, she supports the advancement of Notre Dame faculty research agendas by catalyzing new research partnerships with companies in the South Bend - Elkhart Region and accelerates regional investments in talent and technology by making industry-relevant research legible and actionable to regional firms.

    Prior to joining iNDustry Labs, Maria spent eight years in venture capital and private equity, primarily focused on technology companies driving economic impact for people and businesses that call small cities home. Maria co-founded and served as Managing Partner at INVANTI, an early stage investment firm. She raised a pre-seed venture fund with an investment thesis focused on advancing economic vitality in small cities and built relationships with over 100 small business owners in the South Bend region to help make their problems legible to startup founders and connect them to pilot opportunities with tech-enabled startups. She also served as a value creation and operations consultant for several private equity firms in California, Illinois, Indiana, and Texas, where she built out investment decision-making frameworks and operational infrastructure and worked with mid-market companies to expand margin and grow revenue.

    Maria earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Duke University and a Ph.D. in civil engineering from the University of Notre Dame, where her research focused on developing a novel sensing and system identification approach to wind mitigation in long span footbridges. She has also served as an adjunct professor of entrepreneurship at IDEA Center at the University of Notre Dame and Director of Operations for Bridges to Prosperity, an international footbridge building organization.

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  101. James Gorski

    NDTL Propulsion & Power

    Senior Turbomachinery Technician

    James Gorski

    NDTL Propulsion & Power

    Senior Turbomachinery Technician

    jgorski2@nd.edu
    101 Turbomachinery Laboratory, 1165 Franklin Street, Suite 200

    Jim Gorski is a Senior Turbomachinery Technician who has been a valuable member of the NDTL team since March 2015. Prior to joining the lab, Jim worked as an automotive technician/towing and recovery agent.

    At NDTL, Jim has demonstrated expertise in performing teardown and build-up of test articles and test cells, as well as instrumenting of cells and rigs. He has also shown his ability to troubleshoot and diagnose issues on the fly, an important skill in the fast-paced environment of a research laboratory.

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  102. Scott Graham

    Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study (NDIAS)

    Events & Fellowships Assistant Director

    Scott Graham

    Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study (NDIAS)

    Events & Fellowships Assistant Director

    wgraham2@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-1305
    1124 Flanner Hall

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  103. Christine Grashorn

    Eck Institute for Global Health (EIGH), Research Communications

    Communications Specialist

    Christine Grashorn

    Eck Institute for Global Health (EIGH), Research Communications

    Communications Specialist

    cgrashor@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-4856
    940 Grace Hall

    Christine Grashorn joined Notre Dame Research in 2023 as a Communications Specialist. She provides communications support for the Eck Institute for Global Health as well as the Lucy Family Institute for Data & Society. Christine holds two Bachelor of Arts degrees from East Carolina University in anthropology and religious studies. She also holds a Master of Arts degree from Andrews University in Near-Eastern antiquity. Before joining NDR, she worked to facilitate internal and external communications including social media management and web design for an ophthalmology practice in northwestern Indiana.

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  104. Abby Green

    IDEA Center

    Program Administrative Assistant for ESTEEM and Student Entrepreneurship

    Abby Green

    IDEA Center

    Program Administrative Assistant for ESTEEM and Student Entrepreneurship

    agreen23@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-8273
    370D Leighton And Quinn Halls

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  105. Mary Greene

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Senior Pre-Award Program Manager

    Mary Greene

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Senior Pre-Award Program Manager

    mgreene5@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-7798
    105 McCourtney Hall

    Mary Greene joined Notre Dame Research in 2017 as a Pre-Award Program Manager. She is responsible for advising faculty in grant proposal development and sponsor and University requirements. Previous to joining Notre Dame she worked in Research Administration at University of Chicago and The Scripps Research Institute. Mary has a bachelor of science degree from DePaul University and a master of science from Northwestern University. 

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  106. Scott Hampton

    Center for Research Computing (CRC)

    High Performance Computing Assistant Director

    Scott Hampton

    Center for Research Computing (CRC)

    High Performance Computing Assistant Director

    shampton@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-5287
    811 Flanner Hall

    Scott Hampton joined the Center for Research Computing in 2013 and now guides user support for HPC operations. The support team is responsible for onboarding new users, managing software installation and upgrades, troubleshooting and performance optimization of user codes, as well as providing additional training opportunities for staff and students. Hampton is also an active member of professional organizations dedicated to education and workforce development within the HPC field. He studied computer science and math at Virginia Tech and received his master's degree and Ph. D. in computer science from the University of Notre Dame.

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  107. Melissa Harden

    Center for Research Computing (CRC)

    Product Owner

    Melissa Harden

    Center for Research Computing (CRC)

    Product Owner

    mharden@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-8177
    828 Flanner Hall

    Melissa Harden joined the Center for Research Computing in 2022 as a Product Owner. In this role, she focuses on client needs and ensures the delivery of valuable software packages. She holds a B.S. in Elementary Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an M.S. in Library Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to joining the CRC, she worked as an academic librarian—including here at Notre Dame—and as a fourth grade teacher in North Carolina.

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  108. Maria Harding

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Grants Program Manager

    Maria Harding

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Grants Program Manager

    mhardin3@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-7283
    1010D Jenkins-Nanovic Halls

    Maria Harding is a Grants Program Manager in Notre Dame Research and is responsible for assisting the Keough School for Global Affairs with pre- and post-award grant management activities. Prior to joining Notre Dame, Maria spent 19 years at Saint Joseph Health System as Manager for Grants and Community Investment. She has a Master of Secondary Education from Indiana University South Bend and a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and English from Indiana University Bloomington.

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  109. Alexandra Hardy

    Environmental Change Initiative (ECI)

    Program Manager

    Alexandra Hardy

    Environmental Change Initiative (ECI)

    Program Manager

    agumm@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-9735
    721 Flanner Hall

    Alex Hardy is the Program Manager for the Notre Dame Environmental Change Initiative (ND-ECI). In this role, Alex manages the day-to-day operations of the Initiative, works with faculty on multi-PI proposals and collaborations, and manages the administrative aspects of ND-ECI including the operational budgets.

    Alex joined Notre Dame Research in 2017 as a communications specialist, where she oversaw the web and social media of the division. Alex first joined the University in 2014 as the Communications and Program Associate for ND-ECI. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations from Ball State University and completed her Masters of Art in strategic communication from Indiana University South Bend in 2021.

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  110. Brent Harker

    Genomics and Bioinformatics Core Facility (GBCF)

    Technical Scientist

    Brent Harker

    Genomics and Bioinformatics Core Facility (GBCF)

    Technical Scientist

    harker.1@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-1902
    019C Galvin Life Science Center/Freimann Life Science Center

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  111. Nathan Harris

    NDTL Propulsion & Power

    Assistant Director, Program Operations

    Nathan Harris

    NDTL Propulsion & Power

    Assistant Director, Program Operations

    nharris6@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-9450
    1165 Franklin Street, Suite 200

    Nathan Harris joined the Notre Dame Turbomachinery Laboratory (NDTL) in September 2023 as Assistant Director, Program Operations. In this role Nathan leads the Program Team in the development, execution and delivery of NDTL Testing programs. Prior to joining NDTL, Nathan worked at Blue Origin, where he served as Senior Director/Site Leader over Blue Origin’s Rocket Engine Production Facility in Huntsville, Alabama. In addition, Nathan brings over 19 years of Aerospace engine experience from Rolls-Royce Corporation. While at Rolls he served in a number of leadership positions across Programs, Operations, Engineering and Business Development. Nathan holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Clarkson University.

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  112. Samantha Hauenstein

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Research Contracts Program Specialist

    Samantha Hauenstein

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Research Contracts Program Specialist

    shauenst@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-0634
    911B Grace Hall

    Samantha Hauenstein is a Research Contracts Program Specialist with Notre Dame Research. She assists with negotiating and executing research-related agreements and sub-awards. Samantha is a 2011 graduate of The George Washington University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and criminal justice, as well as a 2015 graduate of Florida State University with a Master of Social Work. Previously, Samantha worked with Florida's Office of the Attorney General and Department of Elder Affairs managing federal grants.

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  113. Claudia Hawkins

    Research Planning and Business Operations

    Organizational Effectiveness Program Director

    Claudia Hawkins

    Research Planning and Business Operations

    Organizational Effectiveness Program Director

    chawkin2@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-9769
    940 Grace Hall

    Claudia Hawkins joined Notre Dame Research in 2022 as the Organizational Effectiveness Program Director. In her role she is leading NDR-wide organizational and talent development initiatives, providing leadership and tools that will empower employees and enable NDR to be a highly engaged, rewarding, and fulfilling workplace. Claudia has over 12 years of HR and leadership experience. Prior to joining NDR, Claudia worked for the Whirlpool Corporation as Director of Consumer Care for North America. Claudia holds a degree from the University of Applied Science Harz, Germany in Industrial Psychology and holds an MBA from the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame. 

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  114. Jared Hendrickson

    Center for Research Computing (CRC)

    Product Owner Professional, Center for Research Computing

    Jared Hendrickson

    Center for Research Computing (CRC)

    Product Owner Professional, Center for Research Computing

    jhendri4@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-9220
    831 Flanner Hall

    Jared Hendrickson joined the CRC as a Product Owner in 2017, working for several years in that capacity. After spending some time away from the University, he recently returned again as Product Owner in 2024. Prior to working with Notre Dame Research, he spent 5 years as a white-glove IT consultant to the VIP Officers and Enrollment Division in the golden dome. As a Product Owner, his dominant responsibility is to represent the CRC within the Investigator’s project space, and to represent the project within the development team. This generally includes translating ongoing research requirements into software development tasks, prioritizing and managing the flow of work to the development team, and communicating with various project stakeholders as needed to facilitate project execution and deliver outputs for analysis.

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    Lizzie Henningfield

    IDEA Center

    Finance & Ops Sr Assoc Dir, Innovation

    Lizzie Henningfield

    IDEA Center

    Finance & Ops Sr Assoc Dir, Innovation

    emikes@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-3366
    361 Leighton And Quinn Halls

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  116. Daniel Henriques Moreira

    Center for Research Computing (CRC)

    Assistant Research Professor

    Daniel Henriques Moreira

    Center for Research Computing (CRC)

    Assistant Research Professor

    daniel.moreira@nd.edu
    Website
    914 Flanner Hall

    Daniel Moreira received the B.S. degree from the Federal University of Pará, Brazil, in 2006, the M.S. degree from the Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil, in 2008, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Campinas, Brazil, in 2016, all in Computer Science. After working for five years as a Systems Analyst with the Brazilian Federal Data Processing Service, he joined the University of Notre Dame as a Post-Doctoral Fellow. He is currently a Research Assistant Professor with the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and the Center for Research Computing, both at the University of Notre Dame. His research interests include Media Forensics, Computer Vision, Machine Learning, and Biometrics.

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  117. John Henry

    IDEA Center

    Director, Student Startups

    John Henry

    IDEA Center

    Director, Student Startups

    jhenry5@nd.edu
    372A Leighton And Quinn Halls

    John Henry’s professional experience spans a decade of launching startups and consulting for private companies and government organizations.

    Henry’s entrepreneurial experience focuses on the web-based startups. He co-founded his first company, RateMyStudyAbroad.com, in 2006 and sold it to GoAbroad in 2013. He also founded an online retail business (Shipping Entertainment) and an online learning platform (CODEinCLASS). Prior to his current position, Henry worked as Manager of Customer Success for a venture-backed web startup in South Bend, Vennli, that was founded by ND professor, Joe Urbany.

    Henry’s consulting experience served both private and government clients. His consulting experience at private companies centers on new-product development and launch for companies such as Zimmer-Biomet and The Corporate Executive Board. His government consulting work focused on developing new intellectual property for the Navy while working at Booz Allen Hamilton.

    Henry’s creativity and passion for entrepreneurship has resulted in multiple grants and awards, including Elevate’s High Performance Startup Grant, winner of Booz Allen’s Ideas Festival, two-time semi-finalist for Notre Dame’s McCloskey competition. He also supported international entrepreneurs by establishing the Notre Dame Haitian Entrepreneur Business Plan Competition.

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  118. Iseli Hernandez

    IDEA Center

    Admissions Recruiter, ESTEEM

    Iseli Hernandez

    IDEA Center

    Admissions Recruiter, ESTEEM

    ihernan2@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-0169
    370C Leighton and Quinn Halls

    Iseli is the Admissions Recruiter for the ESTEEM Graduate Program. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Northwestern University in 2014, where she conducted research exploring parents’ and children’s understanding of health topics and how this understanding varies by culture.

    After college, Iseli became a research assistant at Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine following over 400 children and their mothers in order to map out both typical and child disruptive behavior. Iseli then followed her research interests and enrolled in graduate school. During this time, she collected data in the U.S. and Mexico and explored topics related to children’s and adults’ understanding of health, illness, and death. She received a Master’s degree in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2018. In her spare time, Iseli can be found reading, cooking, and training for half marathons.

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  119. Dodi Heryadi

    Center for Research Computing (CRC)

    HPC User Support Manager

    Dodi Heryadi

    Center for Research Computing (CRC)

    HPC User Support Manager

    dheryadi@nd.edu
    P: +1 574 631 0180
    808 Flanner Hall

    Dodi Heryadi joined the Center for Research Computing in 2013 as HPC engineer user support. He is part of the team that enables both existing and emerging high performance computing solutions and related infrastructure to the research communities at the University of Notre Dame and its collaborators. In addition to conducting weekly new user training, he is responsible for deploying and maintaining different third-party applications, helping users with installing, debugging, benchmarking, and tuning their codes. He also serves as an XSEDE Campus Champion. Dodi completed his Ph.D. in Chemistry at Texas A&M University.

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  120. Laura Hession

    IDEA Center

    Associate Project Manager, ESTEEM Graduate Program

    Laura Hession

    IDEA Center

    Associate Project Manager, ESTEEM Graduate Program

    lhession@nd.edu
    102 Leighton And Quinn Halls, 1400 E Angela Blvd

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  121. David Hipskind

    NDTL Propulsion & Power

    Turbomachinery Tech Specialist

    David Hipskind

    NDTL Propulsion & Power

    Turbomachinery Tech Specialist

    dhipskin@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-9757
    202 Turbomachinery Laboratory, 1165 Franklin Street, Suite 200

    David Hipskind is a Turbomachinery Tech Specialist who joined NDTL in the fall of 2010. He brought over 20 years of mechanical experience to the lab, as well as a degree in mechanical design technology.

    David is a level 1 rigger and signalman, certified through the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO). This certification demonstrates David's expertise in crane operation and rigging, an important skill in the lab's research environment.

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  122. James Hock

    NDTL Propulsion & Power

    Senior Turbomachinery Technician

    James Hock

    NDTL Propulsion & Power

    Senior Turbomachinery Technician

    jhock@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-1590
    101 Turbomachinery Laboratory, 1165 Franklin Street, Suite 200

    Jim Hock, Jr. is a Senior Technician at NDTL, having joined the lab in 2011. Before coming to NDTL, Jim worked as a construction electrician for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW). As a Senior Technician at NDTL, Jim's contributions to the lab's research efforts have been essential to the achievement of its mission.

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  123. Benjamin Hoggan

    IDEA Center

    Director of Derisking

    Benjamin Hoggan

    IDEA Center

    Director of Derisking

    bhoggan@nd.edu
    360 Leighton And Quinn Halls

    As the Executive Director of Commercialization, Ben works with the earliest stage companies and technologies to identify and mitigate risks that prevent startups from succeeding in the market. Derisking is the second phase of the Commercialization Engine where technologies are advanced through a stage-gated process to identify risks, mitigate market and technology risks, and create companies that are much more likely to succeed in the market.

    Ben has worked on over 150 different technologies and companies ranging from diagnostics, therapeutics and medical devices, to blockchain and cryptocurrency, to SaaS and CPG.

    Prior to his work managing the Problem Validation team at the IDEA Center, Hoggan served as the managing partner of a small real estate investment company, overseeing the daily operations of the company. This included managing employees and contractors, performing strategic analysis, job costing, market research, business development, and new process implementation. Prior to this, Ben has substantial entrepreneurial experience including serving as a co-founder of Infinite Air and the Founder of Brain Bucket Technologies.

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  124. Joshua Holewczynski

    Engineering and Design Core Facillity (EDCF)

    Mechanical Engineer

    Joshua Holewczynski

    Engineering and Design Core Facillity (EDCF)

    Mechanical Engineer

    jholewc2@nd.edu
    P: 574-631-4441
    630C Flanner Hall

    On August 1, 2022, Joshua Holewczynski joined Notre Dame Research's Engineering and Design Core Facility (EDCF). As a mechanical engineer within the EDCF, Josh will be working on various aspects of the EDCF's design consultations - including CAD design, physical prototyping, mechanical and thermal simulations, and testing - for various disciplines both internally and external to the University. Before joining NDR, Josh was a mechanical engineer with Crown Audio for nearly a decade, working closely with electrical engineers to design, test, and manufacture high-powered audio amplifiers. He earned a B.S. in Mathematics at Marian University before going on to earn his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University.

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  125. Corrine Hornbeck

    Berthiaume Institute for Precision Health (BIPH)

    Program Coordinator

    Corrine Hornbeck

    Berthiaume Institute for Precision Health (BIPH)

    Program Coordinator

    chornbec@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-7385
    B02F McCourtney Hall

    Corrine Hornbeck joined Notre Dame Research in 2016 and currently serves as the Program Coordinator for the Berthiaume Institute for Precision Health.

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  126. Connor Howington

    Center for Research Computing (CRC)

    Research Programmer

    Connor Howington

    Center for Research Computing (CRC)

    Research Programmer

    chowingt@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-3693
    832 Flanner Hall

    Connor Howington joined the Center for Research Computing (CRC) in 2017 as an associate research programmer with the VectorBase team. He works with biologists to develop software that serves the vector research community and provides open access to vector-related data. Prior to joining the CRC staff, Howington completed an internship with the Center as part of a Research Experience for Undergraduates program, during which he studied common malaria-causing parasites and the mosquitoes that transmit them. He graduated from Louisiana Tech University in 2017 with a B.S. in computer science and a minor in music.

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  127. Angie Hubert

    Research Communications

    Videography and Photography Program Manager

    Angie Hubert

    Research Communications

    Videography and Photography Program Manager

    ahubert3@nd.edu
    940 Grace Hall

    Angie Hubert joined the Notre Dame Research Communications Team in October of 2021 as videography and photography program manager. She is responsible for the creation of photography and video content to accompany research communications. Angie is a 2017 graduate from Ball State University with a bachelor’s degree in Digital Video Production with a focus in Documentary Media. Before joining NDR, she worked as a videographer and producer for nursing programs and financial institutions coast to coast.

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  128. Michael P. Hughes

    Research Communications

    Designer and Digital Engagement Program Manager

    Michael P. Hughes

    Research Communications

    Designer and Digital Engagement Program Manager

    mhughe24@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-6240
    940 Grace Hall

    Michael Hughes joined the Research Communications Team in January 2020 as designer and digital engagement program manager. He works with the rest of the team as a designer, strategist and email marketer aimed at furthering the reach and reputation of Notre Dame as a research institution. Michael is a 2009 graduate of The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, with a bachelor’s degree in graphic design. Prior to coming to Notre Dame he spent over 9 years working at Symphony Talent, an employer branding and talent acquisition agency where he worked directly  with clients including The Home Depot, UnitedHealth Group, Dick’s Sporting Goods, and Northwell Health.

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  129. Kenyi Hurtado-Anampa

    Center for Research Computing (CRC)

    DevOps Engineer

    Kenyi Hurtado-Anampa

    Center for Research Computing (CRC)

    DevOps Engineer

    khurtado@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-7311
    405 Nieuwland Science Hall

    Kenyi Hurtado joined the Center for Research Computing (CRC) as an HPC engineer within the User Support group in 2019. In this role, he works closely with computational researchers on the development and management of scientific-oriented software tools and services designed to improve the ability of research scientists to make use of globally-distributed computing resources located at universities and HPC facilities. Before joining the CRC, Hurtado was a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Physics, working as a member of the international CMS Collaboration at CERN. He received his Ph.D. in physics from the Brazilian Center for Research in Physics.

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  130. Katharyn Hutson

    Eck Institute for Global Health (EIGH)

    Institute Operations Coordinator

    Katharyn Hutson

    Eck Institute for Global Health (EIGH)

    Institute Operations Coordinator

    klee29@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-2171
    4147 Jenkins and Nanovic Halls

    Katharyn Hutson is the Institute Operations Coordinator for Eck Institute for Global Health. She aids the institute's mission through event planning, faculty and program support, financial management, and other aspects of general operations. Katharyn graduated from Indiana University Bloomington in 2018 with a B.S. in Human Biology and a minor in sociology. Before joining the Eck Institute, she was a research technician and laboratory manager in the Department of Biological Sciences here at Notre Dame.

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  131. Khoa Huynh

    Harper Cancer Research Institute (HCRI)

    Research Program Manager

    Khoa Huynh

    Harper Cancer Research Institute (HCRI)

    Research Program Manager

    khuynh@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-7818
    A131 Harper Hall

    As the Research Programs Manager, Khoa currently oversees all aspect of the Research Like A Champion (RLAC) Program,  which is a collaborative effort between the College of Science and Harper Cancer Research Institute (HCRI) to drive innovation in cancer research. Khoa's responsibilities include designing and implementing strategy to increase the awareness of the RLAC Program, identifying qualified reviewers and organizing the selection committee for awarding the program's grants, facilitating the grant award process, tracking the progress of awarded projects, and growing current and new key partnerships in an effort to continuously expand the program.

    Khoa is a two time Notre Dame graduate. After receiving his B.S. in Biological Sciences in May 2011, he went on to earn his M.S. from the Engineering, Science, and Technology Entrepreneurship (ESTEEM) Program in August 2012. Upon completion of the ESTEEM Program, six of his classmates and him, along with the Director of the program and several prominent businessmen in South Bend, started a non-profit organization called enFocus Inc. After two years with enFocus, Khoa went on to work for a real estate development company in South Bend called Matthews, LLC. Most recently, he worked in the financial service sector as a recruiter with Coleman Research Group located in Raleigh North Carolina. 

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  132. Ogechukwu Iloanusi

    Center for Research Computing (CRC)

    Senior Research Associate

    Ogechukwu Iloanusi

    Center for Research Computing (CRC)

    Senior Research Associate

    oiloanus@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-2400
    828 Flanner Hall

    Ogechukwu N. Iloanusi (Oge) is a Senior Research Associate at the Center for Research Computing (CRC) at the University of Notre Dame. She is currently part of the ND CRC Software Engineering team, working on the REDI-NET project. Oge is focussed on requirements gathering, architectural design and software development for a global scale genomics analytics effort focussed on the real time identification of disease propagation through biological vectors such as mosquitoes. She joined the team on August 1, 2023. Oge is also a Full Professor at the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Nigeria.

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  133. Giselle Jacobson

    Biophysics Instrumentation Core Facility (BIC)

    Associate Director

    Giselle Jacobson

    Biophysics Instrumentation Core Facility (BIC)

    Associate Director

    gjacobso@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-3556
    441 Stepan Chemistry

    Giselle Jacobson joined the Biophysics Instrumentation Core Facility at its inception in 2018. She is responsible for all day-to-day operations of the BIC, including training new users, offering consultations for experiment design and data interpretation, assessing user needs for new instrument purchases, maintaining the instruments, and bookkeeping. Giselle received her Ph.D. in Biochemistry in 2017 under the direction of Patricia Clark from the University of Notre Dame, where she studied protein folding in the cell. She completed her B.S. in Chemistry at Grand Valley State University.

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  134. Kevin Jacquinot

    NDTL Propulsion & Power

    Associate Test Engineer

    Kevin Jacquinot

    NDTL Propulsion & Power

    Associate Test Engineer

    kjacquin@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-6739
    1165 Franklin St, Ste #200

    Kevin Jacquinot joined NDTL in 2022 as an Associate Test Engineer. Being an accomplished Aerospace Test Engineer originally from Paris, France, he has always been fascinated with the inner workings of planes and rockets and has pursued his passion throughout his academic career. After studying at a top engineering school in France, Kevin decided to broaden his horizons and pursue a dual degree at the University of Arizona. With many years of experience working in the aerospace industry, Kevin has become an expert in developing, testing, and analyzing complex aerospace systems. His skills and expertise have been invaluable to several prominent aerospace companies, and he is well-respected among his peers for his meticulous work ethic and attention to detail.

    When he isn't busy tinkering with aircraft, Kevin loves to unwind by going out for long motorcycle rides in the countryside. He enjoys the freedom of the open road and the thrill of speed. However, he also has a deep appreciation for the culture and traditions of Japan. In his spare time, he studies the language and practices martial arts.

    Despite being a well-respected engineer in his field, Kevin has never lost his sense of adventure and curiosity for life. He is always eager to learn new things and explore new places. Whether he's working on a cutting-edge aerospace project or exploring a new city, Kevin approaches every challenge with enthusiasm and determination.

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  135. Ireneusz Janik

    Radiation Lab (Rad Lab)

    Associate Research Professor

    Ireneusz Janik

    Radiation Lab (Rad Lab)

    Associate Research Professor

    ijanik@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-5464
    319 Radiation Research Building

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  136. Aleksandar Jemcov

    NDTL Propulsion & Power

    Associate Director for Computational Sciences

    Aleksandar Jemcov

    NDTL Propulsion & Power

    Associate Director for Computational Sciences

    ajemcov@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-7576
    113A Hessert Aerospace Research Center

    Aleksandar Jemcov has over twenty years of experience in computational fluid dynamics and turbomachinery-related flows. His research interests include the development of numerical algorithms for fluid mechanics, solid-fluid interactions, efficient solver methodologies applicable to both compressible and incompressible flows, thermoacoustics, turbulence modeling, and linear algebra. His prior experience includes work in the Combustion Department at Pratt & Whitney Canada, Development Department at Fluent Inc., and the Development Department and Fluids Business Unit at ANSYS, Inc. He currently serves as Associate Director for Computational Sciences at the NDTL and is concurrently appointed as Research Assistant Professor in the Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Notre Dame.

    Jemcov completed his Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Belgrade in 2004.

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    Carrie Jennings

    IDEA Center

    Intellectual Property Manager

    Carrie Jennings

    IDEA Center

    Intellectual Property Manager

    cjennin6@nd.edu

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  138. Ross Jensen

    Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study (NDIAS)

    Postdoctoral Research Associate

    Ross Jensen

    Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study (NDIAS)

    Postdoctoral Research Associate

    rjensen4@nd.edu
    1134 Flanner Hall

    Ross Jensen is a 5+1 Postdoctoral Staff Member at the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study. He received his Ph.D. from the Notre Dame Department of Philosophy in 2021.

    Ross was received into the Catholic Church at Easter Vigil (2021) and will pursue a vocation in Catholic classical education when his time as a postdoc comes to an end. As a graduate student, he was steeped in the writings of Aristotle, Wendell Berry, and Alasdair MacIntyre, each of whom he continues to learn from and cherish.

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  139. Irena Johnson

    Center for Research Computing (CRC)

    HPC System Engineer

    Irena Johnson

    Center for Research Computing (CRC)

    HPC System Engineer

    ijohnso1@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-2508
    Union Station

    Irena Johnson joined the Center for Research Computing (CRC) in 2018 as an HPC system engineer. Her duties include supporting the ND-CMS environment and HPC storage infrastructure. Before joining the CRC, Johnson worked for two years at the Whirlpool Corporation as a GIS senior analyst and, prior to moving to Michigan, she worked as a software engineer at Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton University. Johnson holds a master's degree in computer architecture from the Faculty of Automatic Control and Computers, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania.

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  140. Jimmy Jones

    NDTL Propulsion & Power

    Turbomachinery Designer

    Jimmy Jones

    NDTL Propulsion & Power

    Turbomachinery Designer

    jjones19@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-9742
    202 Turbomachinery Laboratory, 1165 Franklin Street, Suite 200

    Jimmy R. Jones is a Turbomachinery Designer II who joined NDTL in 2011. His primary responsibility in this role is to assist with the design of test rig components and instrumentation, as well as facility updates, using the NX CAD system.

    Prior to joining NDTL, Jimmy worked at several companies in the aerospace, automotive, and welding industries. He spent 19 years at AlliedSignal Aerospace as a hydromechanical lab technician and as a product designer working on fuel control systems for jet engines. He also worked for Robert Bosch Automotive for seven years as a lab technician and senior product designer, where he designed brake systems for the automotive industry. Jimmy spent four years as a machine designer at MTI, a company specializing in inertia friction stir welding.

    In 1993, Jimmy completed a tooling and fixture design diploma from Acme Institute of Technology. In 2006, he earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Purdue University.

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  141. Timothy Joyce

    IDEA Center

    Director, Risk Assessment and Technology Validation

    Timothy Joyce

    IDEA Center

    Director, Risk Assessment and Technology Validation

    tjoyce2@nd.edu
    357A Leighton And Quinn Halls

    Tim Joyce is the director of risk assessment and technology development at the University of Notre Dame's IDEA Center. Tim de-risks technologies in the 4 Cylinder stage of the Commercialization Engine by achieving commercially relevant milestones. He works with entrepreneurial teams and researchers to design and conduct programs that demonstrate the potential of novel technology.

    Tim has established himself as an expert in matters relating to the commercialization of early stage technology in over 10 years at Notre Dame. He has worked with faculty to review market dynamics and opportunities relevant to disclosed technologies and university research programs. He has managed the university's patent filings, and continues to work with companies who have a vested interest in the commercial development of Notre Dame technology through the execution of a license. In his ​past roles,​ Tim ​led the technology, patentability and market evaluation efforts for​ a broad range of technologies. He is able to quickly identify and breakdown the critical aspects of a technology in order to focus further development. Previously, Tim was employed as an engineer in The Linde Group where he specialized in the production of gasses for the healthcare, pharmaceutical, food & beverage, advanced material, and steel industries. Tim directly supported the operations of four cryogenic air separation plants in addition to a number of bed reactor sites. His efforts were critical to change management projects for the purposes of operational efficiency and compliance. Tim spent 6 years in the US Navy where he qualified as a submarine warfare officer and nuclear propulsion engineer.

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  142. Prashant Kamat

    Radiation Lab (Rad Lab)

    Faculty Professor of Science

    Prashant Kamat

    Radiation Lab (Rad Lab)

    Faculty Professor of Science

    pkamat@nd.edu
    Website
    P: +1 574-631-5411
    223B Radiation Research Building

    Prashant V. Kamat is a Rev. John A. Zahm, C.S.C., Professor of Science in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Radiation Laboratory at the University of Notre Dame. He is also a Concurrent Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. Professor Kamat has for more than three decades worked to build bridges between physical chemistry and material science to develop advanced nanomaterials that promise cleaner and more efficient light energy conversion. He has published more than 500 scientific papers that have been well recognized by the scientific community. Thomson-Reuters has featured him as one of the most cited researchers each year since 2014 (2014 -2020). He is a Fellow of ACS, MRS, ECS and AAAS. He is also Pravasi Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy. He is currently serving as the Editor-in-Chief of ACS Energy Letters.

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  143. Neil Kane

    IDEA Center

    Director, ESTEEM Curriculum and Capstone Advising; Assistant Teaching Professor

    Neil Kane

    IDEA Center

    Director, ESTEEM Curriculum and Capstone Advising; Assistant Teaching Professor

    nkane3@nd.edu
    Website
    P: +1 574-631-0879
    M: 312-404-3507
    371C Leighton And Quinn Halls

    Neil Kane is the Director of Curriculum and Capstone Advising in the ESTEEM Program. He is the former co-Executive Director of the Illinois Technology Enterprise Center at Argonne National Laboratory and recently was Innovation Executive in Residence at the Research Park at the University of Illinois. He led the entrepreneurship program at Michigan State University as their Director of Undergraduate Entrepreneurship. He was the founding CEO of several startup companies based on university research in areas such as nanotechnology and advanced materials and was a Mentor in the first cohort of the National Science Foundation's Innovation Corps (I- Corps) program at Stanford University. He was the first Entrepreneur in Residence at both the University of Illinois and Northern Illinois University. Earlier he held engineering, sales and business development positions at IBM and Microsoft. In 2007 he was named a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum and a "Mover and Shaker" by Frost & Sullivan. He currently is serving a two-year term on the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NACIE) for the U.S. Secretary of Commerce.

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  144. Jeongseek Kang

    NDTL Propulsion & Power

    Principal Research Scientist

    Jeongseek Kang

    NDTL Propulsion & Power

    Principal Research Scientist

    jkang6@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-9747
    202 Turbomachinery Laboratory, 1165 Franklin Street, Suite 200

    Jeongseek Kang serves as a Principal Research Scientist in the Notre Dame Turbomachinery Laboratory (NDTL). He leads multiple R&D programs on compressors and turbines for next-generation gas turbine or supercritical carbon dioxide-based energy system as a principal investigator, a project lead, and a science focal. His research interest includes the aeromechanics of compressor and turbine for advanced gas turbine, supercritical CO2 turbomachinery, and advanced measurement technology. Jeongseek received his Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the Seoul National University in 2002 and served as a senior researcher at Korea Aerospace Research Institute for 12 years before he joined NDTL in 2015.

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  145. Ryan T. Kelly

    NDTL Propulsion & Power

    Senior Research Scientist

    Ryan T. Kelly

    NDTL Propulsion & Power

    Senior Research Scientist

    rkelly6@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-9751
    202 Turbomachinery Laboratory, 1165 Franklin Street, Suite 200

    Ryan T. Kelly is a Senior Research Scientist at the Notre Dame Turbomachinery Laboratory (NDTL). He serves as the programmatic and technical lead for multiple research programs at NDTL. Ryan's research interests include computational fluid dynamics, reduced order modeling, experimental automation and control methods, secondary flows, and casing treatments. Ryan Kelly holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University (2009) and a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Notre Dame (2015).

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  146. Ahmed Khalil

    Center for Research Computing (CRC)

    Data Center Technician

    Ahmed Khalil

    Center for Research Computing (CRC)

    Data Center Technician

    akhalil2@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-7252
    Union Station

    Ahmed Khalil joined the Center for Research Computing in 2020 as a data center technician. Ahmed is responsible for monitoring CRCs systems by daily review of graphical and text based status logs to identify systems which have entered a various number of alarm states and resolve the alarm. Ahmed was previously a NOC (Network Operation Center) Technician for Global Access Point. He is a graduate of Ivy Tech Community College with an Associate in Applied Science Information Technology with five industry certifications.

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  147. Kathy Knoll

    Research Operations and Facilities

    Research Project Manager

    Kathy Knoll

    Research Operations and Facilities

    Research Project Manager

    kknoll@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-3957
    940 Grace Hall

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  148. Ryan Kreager

    IDEA Center

    Software Architect in Residence

    Ryan Kreager

    IDEA Center

    Software Architect in Residence

    rkreager@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-2303
    364 Leighton And Quinn Halls

    Ryan is an experienced entrepreneur with over 10 years in the software, business, psychology and non-profit spaces. He has 15 years experience as a software developer, bringing both technical and business skill to his work. Ryan has been involved as founder of a half dozen startups. His stand-out success is co-founding OneParish, a donation and engagement platform for Catholic parishes, that he sold in 2017 to the J.S. Paluch Company, the largest Catholic services company in the US.

    In addition to entrepreneurship and technology, Ryan has a passion for teaching. He won several awards for teaching during his graduate work in Cognitive Psychology at Notre Dame, was an Adjunct Professor at Holy Cross College, and has mentored dozens of undergraduates through the OneParish internship program. Not only does he look forward to teaching future students, he also enjoys learning new skills as technology evolves.

    Ryan's passion and creativity have garnered several awards and grants, including the Elevate Ventures High Performance Startup Grant, several SUSBE startup grants, a semi-finalist position in the McCloskey Business Plan Competition, and the Michiana 40 Under 40 Class of 2016. He also has two firsts in the Catholic world: the first app to receive official Church approval via Imprimatur, and the first app personally launched by Pope Francis.

    Ryan’s touchstone for work is a simple mantra, passed down from father to son for generations:
    “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care."

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  149. Laura Kresnak

    Center for Research Computing (CRC)

    Senior Administrative Assistant

    Laura Kresnak

    Center for Research Computing (CRC)

    Senior Administrative Assistant

    lkresnak@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-2401
    814A Flanner Hall

    Laura Kresnak joined the Center for Research Computing in 2016 as an administrative assistant. She is responsible for office operations and provides administrative support to the Center’s directors, managers, and staff. In addition, she provides support to the Center’s Computational Social Science REU program each summer. Kresnak holds a B.S. from the University of Dayton.

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  150. Carlie Kudary

    Berthiaume Institute for Precision Health (BIPH)

    Laboratory Technician

    Carlie Kudary

    Berthiaume Institute for Precision Health (BIPH)

    Laboratory Technician

    ckudary2@nd.edu
    B02A Mccourtney Hall

    Carlie Kudary joined the Berthiaume Institute for Precision Health in 2022 as a Laboratory Technician. She works closely with BIPH faculty, staff, and students to execute laboratory research programs. Carlie is a 2021 graduate from the University of Missouri – St. Louis with a bachelor’s degree in biology. Before joining BIPH, Carlie spent a year and a half as a pharmaceutical analyst.

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  151. Andrey Kuehlkamp

    Center for Research Computing (CRC)

    Postdoctoral Research Associate

    Andrey Kuehlkamp

    Center for Research Computing (CRC)

    Postdoctoral Research Associate

    akuehlka@nd.edu
    813 Flanner Hall

    Andrey Kuehlkamp joined the Center for Research Computing (CRC) as a postdoctoral research associate in 2018 after obtaining his Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame, working in the area of iris biometrics. He has extensive experience with software development, databases, computer vision, and distributed systems. In the CRC, he develops his research in blockchain analytics and blockchain applications to supply chain management. His research interests include biometrics, computer vision, machine learning, and distributed systems.

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  152. Dae Kun Kwon

    Center for Research Computing (CRC)

    Assistant Research Professor

    Dae Kun Kwon

    Center for Research Computing (CRC)

    Assistant Research Professor

    dkwon@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-3693
    832 Flanner Hall

    Dae Kun Kwon is a computational scientist, joining the Center for Research Computing in 2014, as well as a research assistant professor in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences. His research interests include web-enabled modeling and simulation of extreme winds and their effects on structures; structural health monitoring based on the Internet of Things; enhancing sustainability and mitigation of structures against natural hazards; the cyber-enabled approach and its workflow for database-enabled design; machine learning approaches on data; and cyber-physical systems fusing computational and experimental models.

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  153. Jay A. LaVerne

    Radiation Lab (Rad Lab)

    Research Professor

    Jay A. LaVerne

    Radiation Lab (Rad Lab)

    Research Professor

    laverne.1@nd.edu
    Website
    P: +1 574-631-5563
    316 Radiation Research Building

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  154. Derek Lake

    Notre Dame Nanoscience and Technology (NDnano)

    Associate Director

    Derek Lake

    Notre Dame Nanoscience and Technology (NDnano)

    Associate Director

    dlake@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-6470
    206C Cushing Hall Of Engineering

    Derek Lake joined Notre Dame Nanoscience and Technology in March 2019 as its Associate Director. Dr. Lake received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Lindenwood University and a PhD in analytical chemistry from the University of Delaware. He spent more than 15 years at General Electric Plastics/SABIC as an analytical chemist, process chemist, and most recently as the Americas region analytical technology manager. During this time, Derek was involved in the development, characterization, and scale-up of new and existing polymers.

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  155. Robert Landers

    iNDustry Labs

    Associate Faculty Director, iNDustry Labs

    Robert Landers

    iNDustry Labs

    Associate Faculty Director, iNDustry Labs

    rlanders@nd.edu
    152 Multidisciplinary Engineering Research Building

    College of Engineering Advanced Manufacturing Collegiate Professor Robert Landers serves as Associate Faculty Director of iNDustry Labs.

    Professor Landers specializes in:

    • modeling, analysis, monitoring, and control of manufacturing processes (laser metal deposition, glass direct energy deposition, selective laser melting, freeze-form extrusion fabrication of ceramics, metal cutting, friction stir welding, wire saw machining);
    • estimation and control of alternative energy systems (hydrogen fuel cells and lithium-ion batteries); and
    • digital control applications.

    Professor Landers holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan; M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University; and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma.

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  156. Rio Larsen

    NDTL Propulsion & Power

    Associate Test Engineer

    Rio Larsen

    NDTL Propulsion & Power

    Associate Test Engineer

    rlarsen@nd.edu
    1165 Franklin St, Ste #200

    Rio Larsen joined NDTL in June 2023 as an Associate Test Engineer. He manages instrumentation, troubleshooting, and operation of various turbomachinery test rigs. Rio is a 2023 graduate of Purdue University with a degree in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering. Before joining NDTL, Rio was an undergraduate research assistant at Purdue’s High-Speed Compressor Research Laboratory where he supported research on turbofan technology.

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  157. Cheryl Lee

    Research Operations and Facilities

    Research Project Program Manager

    Cheryl Lee

    Research Operations and Facilities

    Research Project Program Manager

    clee21@nd.edu
    938 Grace Hall

    Cheryl Lee is a Research Project Manager with the University of Notre Dame Research unit. Ms. Lee has over a decade of experience in managing diverse programs and projects with a focus of strengthening community families including the overall planning, coordination and management of family based studies. Prior to joining Notre Dame Research Cheryl served as a Project Manager in the William J. Shaw Center for Children and Families - an integrated research and clinical services center dedicated to understanding and advancing the wellbeing of all children and families. She is a graduate of IU where she received her B.A. in Psychology as well as Purdue where she earned a master’s degree in Communication.

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  158. Hoon Lee

    Radiation Lab (Rad Lab)

    Scientific Computer Engineer

    Hoon Lee

    Radiation Lab (Rad Lab)

    Scientific Computer Engineer

    hlee24@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-9110
    115A Radiation Research Building

    Hoon Lee joined Notre Dame Radiation Laboratory (NDRL) in 2019 as a Scientific Computer Engineer. In this role, Hoon supports maintenance, upgrades, diagnoses problems, and troubleshoots scientific instruments and software used throughout the laboratory. In addition, he develops computer programs to remotely control and log data for linear accelerators and builds user interfaces between software and hardware for scientific instruments. Prior to joining Notre Dame, Hoon spent 15 years in advanced automotive engineering and clean transportation technologies in research, industry, and academic positions. Hoon completed his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Hanyang University in 2004 and his M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2011.

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  159. Photo of Matt Leevy is missing

    Matt Leevy

    IDEA Center

    Director, IDEA Center Innovation Lab

    Matt Leevy

    IDEA Center

    Director, IDEA Center Innovation Lab

    wleevy@nd.edu
    159D Leighton and Quinn Halls

    Matt is currently an Associate Professor of the Practice within the IDEA Center at the University of Notre Dame and serves as the Director of the Innovation Lab (innovationlab.nd.edu). This 5000 sqft space integrates talented industrial and graphic designers with world-class prototyping equipment to create products, build businesses, and launch dreams. Over his 15-year career at ND, Matt's lab has generated dozens of peer-reviewed manuscripts and been awarded utility six utility patents that have served as cornerstones for the creation of two successful small-business startups that are alive and well today: In Vivo Concepts LLC (1st Source Award, 2014, exiting December 2023), and Irish Woodworks LLC (exited December 2021).

    Matt is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (B.S. Bioengineering) and Washington University in Saint Louis (Ph.D. Biophysics), and he is also a retired Army Reserve Captain with 22 years of total service. Taken together, Matt operates a vibrant, collaborative, and entrepreneurial lab space, with broad experience in object design and fabrication, biomedical imaging technologies, and business creation.

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  160. Natalia Leonova

    IDEA Center

    Staff Accountant

    Natalia Leonova

    IDEA Center

    Staff Accountant

    nleonova@nd.edu
    365G Leighton And Quinn Halls

    Natalia Leonova serves as the Administrator for the Operations Team at the IDEA Center. She assists in managing day to day operational needs and supporting the Operations team and leadership at the IDEA Center.

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  161. Audrey Lewis

    IDEA Center

    Program Coordinator, ESTEEM Graduate Program

    Audrey Lewis

    IDEA Center

    Program Coordinator, ESTEEM Graduate Program

    aoppman@nd.edu

    Audrey serves as the Program Coordinator for the ESTEEM Graduate Program. In this role, she is responsible for supporting and assisting students, planning events, and providing additional administrative support to the program.

    Audrey graduated from Marquette University in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and theology. In 2019, she earned a master’s degree in theology through Notre Dame’s Echo Graduate Service Program. Prior to joining the ESTEEM staff in January 2024, her professional background was in education and ministry.

    In her free time, Audrey can usually be found spending time with her family, reading, and tending to her garden.
     
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  162. Zhong Liang

    W. M. Keck Center for Transgene Research

    Senior Scientist

    Zhong Liang

    W. M. Keck Center for Transgene Research

    Senior Scientist

    Zhong.Liang.16@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-2320
    239 Raclin-Carmichael Hall

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  163. Ian V. Lightcap

    Materials Characterization Facility (MCF), Notre Dame Energy (NDE)

    Research and Facilities Program Director

    Ian V. Lightcap

    Materials Characterization Facility (MCF), Notre Dame Energy (NDE)

    Research and Facilities Program Director

    ilightca@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-1493
    M: +1 574-229-2936
    146A Stepan Chemistry

    Ian Lightcap joined the Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame (ND Energy) in May 2012 as Senior Scientist and in February 2016 was promoted to Research and Facilities Program Director. In addition to conducting his own research and helping to grow the research in energy at Notre Dame, Ian is responsible for the development and management of ND Energy’s Materials Characterization Facility (MCF). The facility is designed to assist Notre Dame faculty and associated researchers in general materials characterization, photovoltaic and electrocatalyst characterization, and crystallographic characterization, while engaging all levels of students and teachers in sustainable energy education.

    Under the direction of Prashant Kamat at the University of Notre Dame, Ian's Ph.D. work on graphene-nanoparticle composites has led to a number of significant contributions in the field of energy conversion. Selected works include graphene catalyst mats for semiconductor and metal nanoparticles, CdSe quantum dot-graphene composites utilized for 3-dimensional sensitizer loading in solar cells, and the development of semiconductor-graphene-metal (SGM) films as nanomolar-sensitive SERS sensors. In 2012, Ian received the Rohm and Haas Outstanding Graduate Student Award. He received his Bachelor's degrees in Chemistry and Science Education from Bethel College in Mishawaka, IN (2003). 

    A former high school chemistry teacher, Ian gained his first research experience as an RET participant during his time off in the summers. He has a broad range of research experience including surface analysis of semiconductors grown using molecular beam epitaxy, design of voltage multipliers, and chemical speciation of nuclear waste-contaminated soil from the Hanford Tank Superfund site.

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  164. Aliaksandra Lisouskaya

    Radiation Lab (Rad Lab)

    Associate Research Professor

    Aliaksandra Lisouskaya

    Radiation Lab (Rad Lab)

    Associate Research Professor

    alisousk@nd.edu
    Website
    P: +1 574-631-5457
    105C Radiation Research Building

    Dr. Aliaksandra Lisouskaya is a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Notre Dame Radiation Laboratory. Aliaksandra is engaged in research in the field of Radiation Chemistry and Photochemistry, specifically in fundamental radiation chemistry of water in nuclear power, separation in spent fuel processing, as well as radical chemistry in solar energy. Aliaksandra holds her M.S. and Ph.D. in High Energy Chemistry from the Belarusian State University, Belarus. Prior to joining the Notre Dame Radiation Laboratory, she completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Bonn, Germany.

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  165. Lori Loftis

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Senior Pre-Award Program Manager

    Lori Loftis

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Senior Pre-Award Program Manager

    lloftis@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-4264
    M: +1 219-221-3742
    338 Corbett Family Hall

    Lori Loftis works within Notre Dame Reseach as a Pre-Award Program Manager. She joined the University of Notre Dame in 2011 as the Assistant Director of the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts (ISLA) in the College of Arts and Letters. Before joining Notre Dame, Lori spent 13 years as a research project supervisor at the University of Chicago. She received her bachelor’s degree from Florida State University and master’s degree from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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  166. Jon Loftus

    Center for Environmental Science and Technology (CEST)

    Laboratory Program Manager

    Jon Loftus

    Center for Environmental Science and Technology (CEST)

    Laboratory Program Manager

    jloftus@nd.edu
    Website
    P: +1 574-631-9823
    M: +1 574-360-2837
    B21A Fitzpatrick Hall of Engineering

    Jon Loftus was appointed to Laboratory Program Manager for the Center for Environmental Science and Technology (CEST) in 2016. In this role, Jon oversees day-to-day operations within CEST and also works closely with students and other users on the Center's inductively coupled plasma (ICP), X-ray fluorescence (XRF), and chromatography assets. Prior, he served as a lab technician and trainer at CEST for twelve years. Jon also worked in biology as a lab technician for several ecology projects. He is a graduate of Indiana University South Bend with a B.S. in Biology.

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  167. Jacqueline Lopez

    Genomics and Bioinformatics Core Facility (GBCF)

    Technical Specialist

    Jacqueline Lopez

    Genomics and Bioinformatics Core Facility (GBCF)

    Technical Specialist

    jlopez11@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-1902
    019 Galvin Life Science Center/Freimann Life Science Center

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  168. Gregory Luttrell

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Research Contracts Director

    Gregory Luttrell

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Research Contracts Director

    greg.luttrell@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-2857
    940 Grace Hall

    Greg Luttrell joined Notre Dame Research in 2003 and is Director of Research Contracts. He leads a team responsible for negotiating and executing all research-related agreements and sub-awards. Greg also serves as the Export Control Officer, where he provides strategic and active management of the export compliance program for the University. Greg is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, with a bachelor’s degree in marketing. He also has a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College. Prior to returning to his alma mater, Greg served 22 years with the United States Navy as a naval flight officer.

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  169. Edward Maginn

    Research Development, Senior Leadership Team

    Associate Vice President for Research

    Edward Maginn

    Research Development, Senior Leadership Team

    Associate Vice President for Research

    ed@nd.edu
    317F Main Building

    Edward Maginn was promoted to associate vice president for research, beginning in July 2022. He is the Keough-Hesburgh Professor of Engineering in the department of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the university. Maginn holds a bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University and a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley.

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  170. Alan Malta Rodrigues

    Center for Research Computing (CRC)

    Senior DevOps Engineer

    Alan Malta Rodrigues

    Center for Research Computing (CRC)

    Senior DevOps Engineer

    amaltar2@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-7311
    405 Nieuwland Science Hall

    Alan Malta joined the Center for Research Computing (CRC) in 2022 as a DevOps Engineer. In this role, Alan is responsible for designing, building, integrating and maintaining scientific applications for large-scale data processing, computing and storage infrastructure. Alan is also an active member and contributor of the CMS collaboration at CERN. Before joining Notre Dame, Alan spent 10 years at CERN, working in multiple roles of the CMS Computing Operations, as well as Workload Management and Data Management projects. Alan holds a bachelor's degree in Digital Systems Engineering from UERGS, Brazil.

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  171. Photo of Megan Mancini is missing

    Megan Mancini

    Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study (NDIAS)

    Program Administrator

    Megan Mancini

    Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study (NDIAS)

    Program Administrator

    mmancin1@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-7489
    1121 Flanner Hall

    Megan Mancini is the Program Administrator at the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study. Prior to joining the Institute, she spent the last 10 years working at DeBartolo Performing Arts Center as the Senior House Manager where she enjoyed managing the usher team, enhancing the patron experience and assisting in the execution of special events. When she's not working, Megan enjoys traveling, reading, playing hockey and enjoying the good life with her family.

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  172. Shannon Marien

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Research Business Intelligence Analyst

    Shannon Marien

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Research Business Intelligence Analyst

    smarien@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-6469
    940 Grace Hall

    Shannon Marien joined Notre Dame Research in 2016 as a Research Business Intelligence Analyst. She is responsible for designing, creating and delivering reports on University research and scholarly activity as well as managing the data for these activities. Shannon also supports the faculty and staff on a number of software systems used in electronic research administration. Before joining Notre Dame, Shannon worked as a Senior Data Analyst at Heraeus Kulzer in South Bend. Shannon graduated from the University of Delaware with a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education Studies with a minor in Biology. 

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  173. Photo of Uddhav Markad is missing

    Uddhav Markad

    Radiation Lab (Rad Lab)

    Postdoctoral Research Associate

    Uddhav Markad

    Radiation Lab (Rad Lab)

    Postdoctoral Research Associate

    umarkad@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-5355
    105A Radiation Research Building

    Uddhav joined Notre Dame as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in 2021. Before joining Notre Dame, he was working as Research Associate at NCL Innovation Park, India. He obtained his Ph.D. from Bhabha Atomic Research Center-Savitribai Phule Pune University, India. During his Ph.D. he worked on the topic “Radiolytic Synthesis, Characterization and Immobilization of 3D Palladium Nanostructures as Recyclable Catalyst for Chromium Remediation”. Currently, he is working at Notre Dame Radiation laboratory on LINAC to explore the Reactivity of metal ions in high-temperature water radiolysis.

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  174. John Martin

    NDTL Propulsion & Power

    Process Air Plant Technician

    John Martin

    NDTL Propulsion & Power

    Process Air Plant Technician

    jmarti49@nd.edu
    101 Turbomachinery Laboratory, 1165 Franklin Street, Suite 200

    John Martin joined NDTL in 2016 as a Process Air Plant Technician. John runs the air plant to support testing and works to maintain the mechanical integrity of the air plant. Before joining NDTL John spent 15 years with Meijer as a maintenance technician.

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  175. Photo of Anna Matzner is missing

    Anna Matzner

    Materials Characterization Facility (MCF), Notre Dame Energy (NDE)

    Laboratory Specialist

    Anna Matzner

    Materials Characterization Facility (MCF), Notre Dame Energy (NDE)

    Laboratory Specialist

    amatzner@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-1848
    147 Stepan Chemistry

    Anna Matzner joined the Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame (ND Energy) in 2019 as a Laboratory Specialist for the Materials Characterization Facility (MCF).

    Anna studied chemistry at the University of Louisville where she gained valuable research experience in electrochemical and single crystal X-Ray analysis. Upon graduating with a B.S. in Chemistry in 2014, she worked as an analytical chemist, pursuing opportunities in quality control in the beverage, flavor and fragrance industries. She also gained unique experiences working in the power generation industry, performing metallurgical analysis of power plant components, as well as coal analysis.

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  176. Toni Mayberry

    Harper Cancer Research Institute (HCRI)

    Tissue Bank Specialist

    Toni Mayberry

    Harper Cancer Research Institute (HCRI)

    Tissue Bank Specialist

    tpagemay@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-2156
    A131 Harper Hall

    Toni earned her Bachelor degree in Medical Technology from Andrews University and has held medical technology positions in microbiology, toxicology, chemistry, blood banking, immunology and hematology.  Before taking her current position at HCRI, she has worked at the South Bend Medical Foundation, the South Bend Clinic and Lakeland Regional Hospital. Toni has also taught chemistry, anatomy/physiology and medical terminology at National College in South Bend.  She also holds a Masters in Health Care Administration with an emphasis on education.

    The role of Tissue Bank Coordinator allows Toni to channel her passion for finding a cancer cure as she lost her mom, a young niece and husband to the disease and is a cancer survivor herself.

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  177. Lori D. McDonald

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Senior Grants Program Manager

    Lori D. McDonald

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Senior Grants Program Manager

    lmcdona2@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-1107
    152 Multidisciplinary Engineering Research Building

    Lori McDonald joined Notre Dame Research in 2012 as the Assistant Director of Post Award Financial Management. Prior to this role, she began her career at Notre Dame in 2005, working in Corporate and Foundation Relations as the Assistant Director for Research Analysis where she identified and partnered with NGOs, foundations, and corporations that aligned with Notre Dame’s educational and research initiatives. Before joining Notre Dame, Lori spent nearly a decade as a small business consultant, where she partnered with clients to strategically develop, grow, and streamline the management of their companies. Lori has Bachelors of Business from Bethel College.

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  178. Brian McGrath

    NDTL Propulsion & Power

    Turbomachinery Technician

    Brian McGrath

    NDTL Propulsion & Power

    Turbomachinery Technician

    bmcgrat2@nd.edu
    Turbomachinery Facility, 101 Turbomachinery Laboratory, 1165 FRANKLIN STREET, SUITE 200

    Brian McGrath has a diverse professional background, having served in the U.S.A. Air Force for four years right after completing high school. He was trained as a Ground Support Equipment Mechanic during his time in the Air Force. After leaving the military, Brian spent 17 years as an Automobile Technician at a Chevrolet dealership.

    Brian also has a Trade School Degree in Electrical Technician, which he obtained after completing a one-year program at Kaplan Career Institute. He then spent six years working at Detroit Metropolitan Airport, where he supported Delta Airlines' Ground Support Equipment.

    Currently, Brian is a Turbomachinery Technician at Notre Dame, having joined the team on November 1, 2017. His extensive experience as a mechanic and electrical technician, along with his previous work in ground support equipment maintenance, has prepared him well for his current role in supporting the research efforts of the NDTL.

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  179. Megan McNichols

    iNDustry Labs

    Administrative Assistant, iNDustry Labs

    Megan McNichols

    iNDustry Labs

    Administrative Assistant, iNDustry Labs

    mmcnich3@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-2191
    158 Leighton And Quinn Halls

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  180. Natalie Medich

    iNDustry Labs

    Engineer-in-Residence, iNDustry Labs

    Natalie Medich

    iNDustry Labs

    Engineer-in-Residence, iNDustry Labs

    nmedich@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-3410
    157A Leighton And Quinn Halls

    Natalie Medich is an Engineer-in-Residence at iNDustry Labs. In this capacity, she provides advisory services to local companies and serves as a problem solver, translator, and bridge builder for companies in the region. She is eager to utilize her diverse experience to connect regional industry with the LIFT Network’s available resources, positioning them to thrive in the digital age of industry.

    ​Natalie holds an extensive, diversified background in business and advanced engineering. An experienced entrepreneur, she owned and exited a successful manufacturing business and, as a consultant, she has spent over a decade optimizing business processes for clients in the manufacturing, environmental and services industries. Natalie has held positions in the industrial engineering field as a business process engineer and manufacturing engineering manager, and is an experienced Lean Six Sigma Black belt practitioner for the advanced manufacturing industry.

    Most recently, she was assistant professor and Advanced Manufacturing Department Chair for Ivy Tech Community College, spearheading the effort to bring The Larry & Judy Garatoni Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Automation to its South Bend - Elkhart campus, while developing curriculum and faculty expansions plans for the facility. At Ivy Tech, she led the development of the new Smart Manufacturing and Digital Integration degree that was approved by the Commision for Higher Education in May of 2021. This degree, now offered at Ivy Tech, is the first of its kind in post-secondary education, and is specifically designed to align with industry needs.

    Natalie received a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University, and holds a certification from the Executive Education program at Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business in Engineering Leadership. She received her Six Sigma Green & Black Belt certifications from Purdue University.

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  181. Nathalou Mejorada

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Pre-Award Program Manager

    Nathalou Mejorada

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Pre-Award Program Manager

    nmejorad@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-8086
    940 Grace Hall

    Nathalou (Lou) Mejorada joined Notre Dame Research in 2023 and serves as a Pre-Award Program Manager. She is responsible for assisting Notre Dame faculty in the development of grant applications and other pre-award activities. Lou graduated in 2019 from San Diego State University with a bachelor’s degree in biology. Prior to joining Notre Dame, she worked as a Grants and Contracts Specialist at La Jolla Institute for Immunology.

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  182. Michael Meyer

    NDTL Propulsion & Power

    Turbomachinery Drafter

    Michael Meyer

    NDTL Propulsion & Power

    Turbomachinery Drafter

    mmeyer5@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-9744
    202 Turbomachinery Laboratory, 1165 Franklin Street, Suite 200

    Mike Meyer joined NDTL in 2015 as Drafter I. He is responsible for designing turbomachinery parts and creating technical drawings. Mike graduated in 2011 from ITT Tech with an associate’s degree in computer drafting and design. Before joining NDTL, Mike spent 3 years at Ameri-Kart as a designer. Where he designed products for the marine/RV industry, and programmed CNC machines.

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  183. Kristin G. Michel

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Senior Pre-Award Program Manager

    Kristin G. Michel

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Senior Pre-Award Program Manager

    kmichel1@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-3571
    940 Grace Hall

    Kristin Michel joined Notre Dame Research in 2017 as a Pre-Award Program Manager. In this role, she assists faculty and other principal investigators with grant applications and other pre-award activities. She came to Notre Dame Research from the Foundation of Saint Joseph Health System, where she served as Manager of Business Operations. She has experience in development, fundraising and grant writing through previous positions at Logan Community Resources and the Youth Service Bureau of St. Joseph County. Kristin is a Certified Research Administrator (CRA) and has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Notre Dame. 

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  184. Kevin Mikel

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Research Business Intelligence Analyst

    Kevin Mikel

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Research Business Intelligence Analyst

    kmikel2@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-6203
    940 Grace Hall

    Kevin joined Notre Dame Research in 2014 as a Research Business Intelligence Analyst. In this role, Kevin assists in managing data and reporting on University research and scholarly activity. In addition, he helps to support and maintain a number of internal and external software systems used in electronic research administration (eRA). Prior to joining Notre Dame, Kevin spent 10 years in account management in the database fulfillment industry and five years as an IT project manager in the product fulfillment industry. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University and an MBA from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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    Jessica Mikels

    Center for Broader Impacts (CBI)

    Evaluation Specialist

    Jessica Mikels

    Center for Broader Impacts (CBI)

    Evaluation Specialist

    jmikels@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-4658
    100Y Carole Sandner Hall

    Jessica Mikels joined the Center for Broader Impacts in the spring of 2024 as an evaluation specialist. Jessica has over 20 years of experience in research and evaluation with an emphasis on social psychological and socio-cultural approaches to program planning and evaluation. She prioritizes the importance of logic model construction and uncovering theoretical assumptions in her evaluation work. Before coming to CBI, Jessica worked as an environmental sociology contractor, both independently and with DJ Case & Associates, working with federal, state, and not-for-profit environmental organizations on socio-environmental research, project planning, and evaluation. Jessica holds a PhD and MA in Sociology from The University of Notre Dame, an MA in Anthropology from The University of Oklahoma, and a BA in Anthropology from The University of Kansas.

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  186. Harold Miller

    NDTL Propulsion & Power

    Program Planning Specialist

    Harold Miller

    NDTL Propulsion & Power

    Program Planning Specialist

    hmille22@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-2847
    202 Turbomachinery Laboratory

    Harold joined NDTL in 2021. He is responsible for providing project management support for a wide variety of development and test projects. The support includes reporting on cost and schedule along with procurement and customer communication. Before joining NDTL, he was a principal project engineer at Honeywell where his experience included aircraft wheel and brake development as well as turbine engine fuel control and actuation design, development, and production. Harold has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology degree from Purdue University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Indiana University South Bend.

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  187. Kathleen Miller

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Senior Research Contracts Program Manager

    Kathleen Miller

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Senior Research Contracts Program Manager

    kathleen.miller@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-3139
    940 Grace Hall

    Kathleen Miller joined Notre Dame Research in 2012 and is a senior contracts program manager, responsible for drafting, reviewing, and negotiating research-related agreements and subawards. Previously, Kathleen worked in training and outreach and was Interim Executive Director at the non-profit Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep. Prior to that, she was a management consultant and worked to improve business processes, training, and implement ERP software for large, national clients in the homebuilding and real estate space.

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  188. Marie Lynn Miranda

    Children's Environmental Health Initiative (CEHI)

    Adjunct Professor

    Marie Lynn Miranda

    Children's Environmental Health Initiative (CEHI)

    Adjunct Professor

    mlm@nd.edu
    Website
    P: +1 574-631-6631
    1013 Flanner Hall

    Marie Lynn Miranda founded and continues to lead the Children’s Environmental Health Initiative (CEHI), a research, education, and outreach program committed to fostering environments where all people can prosper. She is an accomplished and recognized data science scholar and communicator with over 135 peer-reviewed publications focused on the nexus of health, education, equity, and the environment, with over $65 million in federal, corporate, and foundation funding. Miranda is a professor of applied and computational mathematics and statistics at Notre Dame. She is also Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics at Duke University and Indiana University School of Medicine.

    Miranda specializes in spatial analytic approaches, especially targeted at understanding how the environment shapes health and wellbeing among children and those from low resource communities. Miranda is a leader in the rapidly evolving field of geospatial health informatics and has developed global cultural and scientific competence through extensive work on four continents. CEHI’s work leverages research, stakeholder engagement, and advocacy to effect environmental policy change. CEHI received the 2008 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Environmental Justice Award.

    Miranda has also held academic leadership positions at the University of Michigan (Dean of the School of Natural Resources and the Environment), Rice University (Provost), and the University of Notre Dame (Provost). In these roles, she implemented strategic choices for targeted university investments, significantly advanced diversity objectives related to faculty and students, delivered on critical fundraising targets, and demonstrated leadership excellence through effective engagement of a broad stakeholder group in strategic planning, as well as through emergency management during and after Hurricane Harvey and throughout the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic.

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    Tanyalon Monroe

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Grants Program Manager

    Tanyalon Monroe

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Grants Program Manager

    tmonroe3@nd.edu
    P: 574-631-9794
    900 Grace Hall

    Tanyalon Monroe joined Notre Dame Research in 2023 as a Grants Program Manager. Prior to joining Notre Dame, she was a research Administration Associate at Baylor College of Medicine where she gained 9 years of experience in pre and post award grants administration for federal and state funded grants. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Professional Writing from the University of Houston-Downtown.

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  190. Nydia Morales-Soto

    Eck Institute for Global Health (EIGH)

    Assistant Director

    Nydia Morales-Soto

    Eck Institute for Global Health (EIGH)

    Assistant Director

    nsoto@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-8506
    916 Flanner Hall

    Nydia Morales-Soto is an Assistant Director of the Eck Institute for Global Health where she supports interdisciplinary global health research and training efforts. Nydia joined the University of Notre Dame in 2011 after receiving her PhD in Microbiology and Molecular Biology from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, and a BS in Microbiology from Universidad de Puerto Rico - Humacao. Nydia’s professional experiences encompass project development, research, training, teaching, team management, and grant writing and support. Through independent and collaborative work, Nydia has successfully bridged interdisciplinary efforts, spanning the fields of science, engineering, mathematics, and sociology. Her research career has largely been focused on the characterization of microorganisms and their products with the goal of translating basic laboratory research and methodologies for clinical and field applications while targeting current global health challenges such as antimicrobial resistance.

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  191. Scott C. Morris

    NDTL Propulsion & Power

    Research Director

    Scott C. Morris

    NDTL Propulsion & Power

    Research Director

    smorris1@nd.edu
    101 Hessert Aerospace Research Center

    Professor Scott Morris joined the University of Notre Dame in 2002. He is currently a Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, and also serves as the co-founder and Research Director of NDTL, and is also the Director of the Institute for Flow Physics and Control. His current research interests include multi-disciplinary technology development for propulsion and power systems, with an emphasis on aerodynamics, aeromechanics, and acoustics.

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  192. Laura Mortlock-McMinn

    Radiation Lab (Rad Lab)

    Associate Director

    Laura Mortlock-McMinn

    Radiation Lab (Rad Lab)

    Associate Director

    lmortloc@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-0665
    238 Geddes Hall

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  193. Kate Mueller

    Research Development, Senior Leadership Team

    Academic Advancement Director

    Kate Mueller

    Research Development, Senior Leadership Team

    Academic Advancement Director

    kate.mueller@nd.edu
    3160 Eddy Street Commons

    Kate E. Mueller is the academic advancement director for Notre Dame Research. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Notre Dame with a B.A. in both Government and Spanish in 2001. That same year, she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. In 2004 she received her J.D. from Notre Dame Law School, where she served as note editor for the Journal of College and University Law and directed the undergraduate debate team. She practiced law in the areas of commercial, employment, probate, governmental, and civil rights litigation for five years before returning to Notre Dame to launch the Center for Social Science Research and direct its operations. 

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  194. Alexander Mukasyan

    Integrated Imaging Facility (IIF)

    Advanced Electron Microscopy Director

    Alexander Mukasyan

    Integrated Imaging Facility (IIF)

    Advanced Electron Microscopy Director

    amoukasi@nd.edu
    Website
    245 Nieuwland Science Hall

    Alexander Mukasyan joined the University of Notre Dame as a Professional Specialist in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in 1997. He became a Research Professor in 2000 and was appointed the Director of the Advanced Electron Microscopy Core within Notre Dame Integrated Imaging Facility in 2008. 

    He is the author of three books, six invited reviews, and more than 180 research publications in archive journals and patent letters in the fields of engineering of advanced materials and heterogeneous combustion. His current scientific interests are primarily related to nanotechnology, high energy density materials, joining of refractory, and dissimilar materials, and catalysis.

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  195. David Murphy

    IDEA Center

    Assistant Provost, Office of Innovation/IDEA Center, Executive Director for Student Entrepreneurship and the ESTEEM Graduate Program

    David Murphy

    IDEA Center

    Assistant Provost, Office of Innovation/IDEA Center, Executive Director for Student Entrepreneurship and the ESTEEM Graduate Program

    dmurph23@nd.edu

    David Murphy serves as Assistant Provost, Office of Innovation/IDEA Center, and Executive Director of the ESTEEM Graduate Program, Student Entrepreneurship and The Futures Group, having arrived at Notre Dame in November of 2011. David is also a member of the Faculty where he serves as an Associate Teaching Professor.

    Prior to Notre Dame, David helped launch and then lead Better World Books (as President and CEO from inception to July, 2011), a global bookstore that harnesses the power of capitalism to bring literacy and opportunity to people around the world. An award-winning social entrepreneurship venture, Better World Books benefits thousands of charities and libraries here in the United States and around the world.

    Under Murphy’s leadership, the Company scaled to a profitable, self-sustaining for-profit social enterprise with annual revenue approaching $80M; over 400 employees; operations in the US and in the UK; processing over 250,000 books per day; selling over 30,000 books per day; inventorying over 10 million used books across its four warehouse facilities; and becoming one of the top three online sellers of used books in the world (now having sold over 125 million books to over 85 million customers in its 20 year history).

    Prior to Better World Books, Murphy worked for or started up more than 14 companies – from multinationals to Wall Street to early stage ventures to startups (spanning eight industries in seven states and in Europe). He has raised more than $85M in capital to build and scale multiple organizations in the manufacturing, healthcare services, technology and online retail sectors – and through his leadership brought significant growth and scale to each.

    David received his undergraduate degree (B.A. with high honors; Economics) from the University of Notre Dame and his graduate degree (MBA) from the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College. David is a founding member and board member of enFocus (South Bend, IN), serves on multiple Boards and Advisory Councils and is a member of the Leadership Atlanta Class of 2012. He was also a Southeastern Regional Finalist for the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2011. David has been married to Mary Elizabeth Barrett Murphy (also a graduate of the University of Notre Dame) for 41 years and they have three grown children and seven grandchildren (and one on the way!).

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  196. Nosang Myung

    Analytical Science and Engineering Core Facility (ASEND)

    Faculty Director

    Nosang Myung

    Analytical Science and Engineering Core Facility (ASEND)

    Faculty Director

    nmyung@nd.edu
    Website
    105E McCourtney Hall

    Nosang V. Myung is the Bernard Keating-Crawford Endowed Professor within the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and the Director of the Analytical Science and Engineering (ASEND) Core Facility. His research program focuses on the synthesis of nanoengineered materials and the implementation of these materials in various advanced applications including spintronics, sensors, electronics, optoelectronics, energy harvesting, and environmental remediation. His lab's objective is to control nanoscale sized features to enhance material properties and device functions beyond those that are currently known.

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  197. Beata Nabrzyska

    NDTL Propulsion & Power

    Assistant Director, Business Operations

    Beata Nabrzyska

    NDTL Propulsion & Power

    Assistant Director, Business Operations

    bnabrzys@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-1327
    102 Turbomachinery Laboratory, 1165 Franklin Street, Suite 200

    Beata joined NDTL in 2014, where she serves as an Assistant Director of Business Operations. Before taking this role, Beata worked for three years in the Notre Dame Research Administration, supporting the faculty of the College of Engineering. In her current role, Beata leads business operations of the NDTL, including human resources, project management, IT support, financial management and reporting, proposals support, and business operations. Before moving to the USA, Beata worked as a Program Office Manager and a Sourcing Manager at GlaxoSmithKline in Poland. She holds an MSE degree from the Poznan University of Technology.

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  198. Jarek Nabrzyski

    Center for Research Computing (CRC), Senior Leadership Team

    Faculty Director

    Jarek Nabrzyski

    Center for Research Computing (CRC), Senior Leadership Team

    Faculty Director

    naber@nd.edu
    Website
    P: +1 574-631-2400
    806 Flanner Hall

    Jarek Nabrzyski is the founding director of the Center for Research Computing at Notre Dame (CRC), and a concurrent professor of Computer Science and Engineering. His research is focused on distributed ledger technologies and quantum computing. In the CRC he directs the Quantum Computing Lab and, together with Ian Taylor, co-directs the Blockchain Research Lab.  He enjoys building and managing teams and engaging in complex science and industry collaborations. He has been a Principal Investigator on over 50 national and international research and development projects developing cyberinfrastructure for both science and industry.  

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  199. Eva Nabuufu

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Pre-Award Program Manager

    Eva Nabuufu

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Pre-Award Program Manager

    knabuufu@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-8930
    940 Grace Hall

    Eva Nabuufu joined Notre Dame Research in 2017 as a Pre-Award Program Manager. In this role, she assists faculty and other Principal Investigators with grant applications and other pre-award activities. Prior to joining the University of Notre Dame, Eva worked at the University of Illinois at Chicago for 13 years, where she served as a Research Administrator for seven years. Eva is a Certified Research Administrator (CRA), and a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), with a bachelor of arts degree from Hamline University St. Paul, MN, and a masters degree in Public Administration (MPA) from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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  200. Bernard Nahlen

    Eck Institute for Global Health (EIGH)

    Faculty Director

    Bernard Nahlen

    Eck Institute for Global Health (EIGH)

    Faculty Director

    bnahlen@nd.edu
    Website
    P: +1 574-631-7773
    4145 Jenkins And Nanovic Halls

    Dr. Bernard Nahlen is the Director of the Eck Institute for Global Health. His career is dedicated to addressing diseases that disproportionately impact people in low- and middle-income countries. From 2007-2017, he served as the Deputy Coordinator of the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI). During his time as technical lead, PMI expanded to 24 high-burden countries in Africa as well as to Cambodia, Myanmar, and Thailand, and developed effective partnerships with Ministries of Health, multilaterals (WHO, UNICEF, UNDP, World Bank, the Global Fund), other bilateral aid agencies in the UK and Australia, private foundations (Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Clinton Health Access Initiative), non-governmental organizations, and the private sector. In 2015, WHO reported that malaria deaths had declined by 60% globally compared to baseline year 2000.

    A graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, he completed his residency in Family Practice at the University of California, San Francisco, as well as a second residency in Preventive Medicine at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In 1992, he arrived in Kenya where he spent the next seven years as director of the CDC field research station in collaboration with the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI). Under his leadership, the field station conducted several seminal studies, including the health impact of insecticide-treated bed nets for malaria prevention in an area of intense perennial transmission, the efficacy of intermittent preventive treatment for control of malaria in pregnancy, and interactions between HIV and malaria among pregnant women and children. From 2000-2005, he served as Senior Technical Advisor to the WHO Global Malaria Programme, where he led the Monitoring and Evaluation team and the Malaria in Pregnancy teams. From 2005-2006, Dr. Nahlen was Senior Advisor in the Performance Evaluation and Policy unit of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria.

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  201. Nancy M. Nalepinski

    Research Planning and Business Operations

    Senior Business and Administrative Coordinator

    Nancy M. Nalepinski

    Research Planning and Business Operations

    Senior Business and Administrative Coordinator

    nnalepin@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-2310
    940 Grace Hall

    Nancy Nalepinski joined Notre Dame in 2017. She supports the Notre Dame Research staff as well as the coordination for McCourtney Hall. Previously, Nancy ran a successful direct sales business out of her home while being a stay-at-home mother to her children. She also worked at MAS Technology Corporation, Univar Corporation and Michael J. Pilarski, CPA preparing personal tax returns.

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  202. Prakash Nallathamby

    Berthiaume Institute for Precision Health (BIPH)

    Associate Director

    Prakash Nallathamby

    Berthiaume Institute for Precision Health (BIPH)

    Associate Director

    pnallath@nd.edu
    Website
    P: +1 574-631-7868
    B02D McCourtney Hall

    Prakash is a nanoparticle engineer (h-index 20) with more than 12 years of multidisciplinary expertise in synthesis of nanomaterials, biomedical imaging, cancer biology, nanotoxicology, and targeted therapeutics/ diagnostics. Contact me for collaborations, partnerships, and consulting opportunities. The driving force behind my research is to make nanoparticle-based technologies accessible to all research groups. Prakash uses unique interdisciplinary research experience with nanoscale sensor materials, to elucidate inter-cell trafficking and defense mechanisms of abnormal cells (e.g., cancer, MDR bacteria) with the aim of exploiting this knowledge for early detection and targeted therapies. He has secondary research interests in nanotoxicology and scaling up the synthesis of nanomaterials from lab scale to pilot scale with a niche focus on anisotropic and Janus nanoparticles. He has tertiary interests in the application of plasmonic nanomaterials in the field of metamaterials, sensors, catalysis and improving the efficiency of renewable energy sources. Prakash has won multiple awards as a consultant for Innocentive (a crowd-sourced initiative by former Eli Lilly scientists), and he is a successful applicant for research grants in an academic setting. His combined work experience in industry, academics and as a consultant gives him a diverse skill set that makes him highly adaptable and allows him to work strongly in an individual as well as in a team setting, As part of his research, he has published more than 30 peer-reviewed journal articles, been cited more than 2500 times, co-authored 1 book chapter, and patented 7 applications.

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  203. Maricela Navarro

    NDTL Propulsion & Power

    Administrative Coordinator

    Maricela Navarro

    NDTL Propulsion & Power

    Administrative Coordinator

    mnavarr6@nd.edu
    P: 5746311821
    1165 Franklin St. Suite 200

    Maricela joined NDTL in 2023 as Administrative Coordinator. She provides administrative support to leadership, staff, and customers. Maricela is a 2015 graduate of Indiana University South Bend with a degree in General Studies and a Spanish Minor. Before joining NDTL, Maricela spent 5 years at the South Bend Community School Corporation in a variety of roles from Migrant Family Outreach to Multilingual Program Coordinator and Career and Technical Education Dual Credit & Testing Coordinator.

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  204. Thomas Nieter

    NDTL Propulsion & Power

    Program Planning Specialist

    Thomas Nieter

    NDTL Propulsion & Power

    Program Planning Specialist

    tnieter@nd.edu
    M: 574-250-8057
    202 Turbomachinery Laboratory

    Tom Nieter joined the NDTL in 2020. He is responsible for providing programmatic and transactional expertise and leadership to ensure the successful execution of programs. Before joining NDR, Tom worked for over 30 years in the Aerospace Industry within the Engineering and Program Management fields. Tom brings experience in program management, as well as designing, developing, and testing aircraft fuel systems and wheel and brake systems.

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  205. Samuel Njoroge

    Center for Research Computing (CRC)

    Senior Research Programmer

    Samuel Njoroge

    Center for Research Computing (CRC)

    Senior Research Programmer

    Samuel.W.Njoroge.5@nd.edu
    Website
    829 Flanner Hall

    Samuel Njoroge joined the Center for Research Computing as an intern in 2010. In his current role as a senior research programmer, his focus is on full stack development and supporting development stacks and tools. Njoroge holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from Indiana University South Bend, as well as a master's degree from the University of Notre Dame.

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  206. Matthew Noffsinger

    Center for Research Computing (CRC)

    Product Owner

    Matthew Noffsinger

    Center for Research Computing (CRC)

    Product Owner

    mnoffsin@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-6071
    B51C Walsh Family Hall

    Matt Noffsinger joined the Center for Research Computing in 2022 as a Product Owner. Noffsinger graduated from Indiana University South Bend in 2019. While there he received his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, an Associate’s Degree in Business and a certification in Advanced Computer Programming. After college he received a certification in Swift development.

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  207. Jacque Norris

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Senior Research Contracts Program Manager

    Jacque Norris

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Senior Research Contracts Program Manager

    jnorris2@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-4315
    940 Grace Hall

    Jacque Norris is a Certified Research Administrator who joined Notre Dame Research in 2022 as a Senior Research Contracts Program Manager responsible for drafting, reviewing, and negotiating research-related agreements and sub-awards. Prior to joining Notre Dame, Jacque was part of the Office of Research Administration at Indiana University where she was a Contract Officer responsible for negotiating and executing research-related agreements. Prior to her work in Research Administration, Jacque worked at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division as a Logistics Analyst and Acquisition Quality Manager. Jacque earned her MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University, with a BFA in the History of Art and BA in Design from the University of Kansas.

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  208. Kristian Olsen

    Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study (NDIAS)

    Communications and Fellowships Assistant Director

    Kristian Olsen

    Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study (NDIAS)

    Communications and Fellowships Assistant Director

    kolsen1@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-2830
    1123 Flanner Hall

    Kristian Olsen is the Assistant Director of Communications and Fellowships at the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study. Prior to joining the Institute in 2018, he worked at Notre Dame’s Nanovic Institute for European Studies, earned his Ph.D. in philosophy at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and worked as a postdoctoral instructor and researcher at the University of New Hampshire. He has published several articles on contemporary ethical theory and has taught numerous courses on ethics, philosophy of religion, and logic. When he’s not working at the Institute or reading philosophy, Kristian enjoys playing the piano, swimming, and running. According to his wife, he also enjoys writing sentences with too many parentheses (but she's wrong).

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  209. Tatyana Orlova

    Integrated Imaging Facility (IIF)

    Electron Microscopy Specialist

    Tatyana Orlova

    Integrated Imaging Facility (IIF)

    Electron Microscopy Specialist

    torlova@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-1042
    234 Stinson-Remick Hall

    Tatyana Orlova joined Notre Dame Research in 2009 and is the Electron Microscopy Specialist in the Notre Dame Integrated Imaging Facility. She is responsible for all of the day-to-day operations within the EM facility of the NDIIF. She works closely with users to coordinate project development specifically with a strong emphasis on SEM imaging and FIB instrumentation, safety, and compliance within the facility, maintenance of the instruments, as well as inventory management. 

    In addition, Tatyana works closely with the faculty and students to provide services that will enhance their research in the field of Electron Microscopy keeping up to date with current trends and evolving technologies.

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  210. Rich Osgood

    NDTL Propulsion & Power

    Project Manager

    Rich Osgood

    NDTL Propulsion & Power

    Project Manager

    rosgood@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-2581
    202 Turbomachinery Laboratory, 1165 Franklin Street, Suite 200

    Rich joined NDTL in 2011, He currently is a Project Manager for multiple projects with many of them related to the academic portfolio that are used to help promote the research of the University, Rich has worked in many roles since starting at the university with NDTL including Design and Test Engineer, Turbo Machinery Designer. Before working at the university Rich was a Design Engineer and Program Manager for Parker Hannifin Sensor Business Division. Rich has a B.S. degree from DeVry University as well as a Journeyman Mold Maker card with over 20 years of experience in machining and making molds for the plastic and diecast industry. Rich is also a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.

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  211. Christopher Owsianowski

    IDEA Center

    Prototyping Specialist

    Christopher Owsianowski

    IDEA Center

    Prototyping Specialist

    cowsiano@nd.edu
    159F Leighton and Quinn Halls

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  212. Jill Pentimonti

    Research Development, Senior Leadership Team

    Executive Director of Research Advancement

    Jill Pentimonti

    Research Development, Senior Leadership Team

    Executive Director of Research Advancement

    jpentim2@nd.edu
    Washington Office

    Jill Pentimonti serves as Executive Director of Research Advancement and is responsible for strengthening the University's impact and reach with federal research agencies by tracking agency trends and funding priorities, as well as coordinating faculty engagements with research communities of interest. In this role, Jill also continues to pursue her own line of research through managing her current research portfolio of grants and pursuing new funding opportunities. She has expertise in quantitative methods and data analysis, with a focus on examinations of applied issues in language and reading development, to include the development of instruments to assess cognitive skills and empirical investigations of evidence-based interventions in educational settings. Jill brings over twenty years of experience in a variety of educational settings to the role, to include over a decade of experience conducting federally-funded research within both university and non-profit research firm settings. She currently serves as a board member of The Science Coalition, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization of more than 50 of the nation’s research universities dedicated to sustaining the federal government’s investment in fundamental scientific research. Jill holds a bachelor's degree in finance from the University of Notre Dame, a master's degree in education from Northwestern University, and a master's degree in reading education from the University of Virginia. In addition, she completed her PhD in education and human ecology from The Ohio State University. 

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  213. Alexander Perry

    NDTL Propulsion & Power

    Senior Test Engineer

    Alexander Perry

    NDTL Propulsion & Power

    Senior Test Engineer

    aperry5@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-9740
    202 Turbomachinery Laboratory, 1165 Franklin Street, Suite 200

    Alexander Perry is a Senior Test Engineer for the NDTL. He joined the lab in January 2015 as an entry Test Engineer working with a great team in the Transonic Research Turbine test cell at the White Field research facility. At NDTL, Alex has expanded and shared his skills in advanced instrumentation, data acquisition, data analysis, and controls. Alex is currently acting as test lead for small-scale compressor programs and providing expertise and guidance for his direct colleagues, the lab in general, and its sponsors. Alex earned a BSME degree from Purdue University in Spring 2014.

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  214. Brett Peters

    Environmental Change Initiative (ECI), Linked Experimental Ecosystem Facility (LEEF)

    Assistant Director

    Brett Peters

    Environmental Change Initiative (ECI), Linked Experimental Ecosystem Facility (LEEF)

    Assistant Director

    bpeters2@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-9365
    720 Flanner Hall

    Brett Peters is the Assistant Director of the the Linked Experimental Ecosystem Facility (ND-LEEF).  Brett manages the day-to-day operations at ND-LEEF including the coordination of research, maintenance and construction activities. Additionally, Brett develops and administers much of the outreach programming at ND-LEEF, which includes educational programs for k-12 students and presentations and tours for internal and external partners and organizations. 

    Brett Received his M.S. in Biology from the University of Notre Dame in 2010 and a B.S. in Fisheries and Wildlife Management from Michigan State University.

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  215. Jeff Pethick

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Senior Grant Financial Program Manager

    Jeff Pethick

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Senior Grant Financial Program Manager

    jpethick@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-1789
    100A Galvin Life Sciences Center

    Jeff joined Notre Dame Research in 2010 and is a Senior Grant Financial Program Manager. His responsibilities include developing financial projections, creating project budgets, reviewing financial transactions, and supporting purchase and reimbursement requests. Jeff has been with the University since 1992, where he served the Office of Student Financial Services as a member of the Senior Management Team and was responsible for administering the University’s scholarship program. He is also “Double Domer,” holding an undergraduate degree in accounting and a master’s degree in administration from the University of Notre Dame.

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  216. David Pettifor

    Center for Research Computing (CRC)

    Software Development Manager

    David Pettifor

    Center for Research Computing (CRC)

    Software Development Manager

    dpettifo@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-8688
    M: +1 574-971-0053
    831 Flanner Hall

    David Pettifor is a software developer manager with the Center for Research Computing (CRC). In this role, he focuses on fostering growth among his team members, expanding their skill sets, and using his experience as a senior software developer to mentor and bring solutions to multiple research projects. Pettifor originally joined the CRC in 2011 through an internship and became a full-time staff member shortly thereafter, serving in various programming and management roles. He is a 2011 graduate of Indiana University South Bend, with a bachelor's degree in computer science, and he has taken several computer science and engineering graduate courses at the University of Notre Dame.

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  217. Michael Pfrender

    Genomics and Bioinformatics Core Facility (GBCF)

    Faculty Director

    Michael Pfrender

    Genomics and Bioinformatics Core Facility (GBCF)

    Faculty Director

    michael.pfrender.1@nd.edu
    Website
    P: +1 574-631-0591
    109B Galvin Life Science Center/Freimann Life Science Center

    Michael Pfrender joined the University of Notre Dame in 2009. He has been the Director of the GBCF since 2010. He is a Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and currently serves as the Associate Chair. His research lab is interested in a broad range of topics in the area of evolutionary and ecological genomics. Projects include investigation of the molecular genetic basis of adaptive traits and phenotypic plasticity, and the relationship between genetic diversity and ecosystem function. Understanding the impacts of alterations in natural ecosystems, and using this knowledge to predict future consequences and preserve biodiversity, is a major challenge for 21st-century Biologists with direct relevance to human health and well-being. Michael received B.S. and M.S degrees from the University of Michigan and completed his Ph.D. degree at the University of Oregon in 1998. Prior to coming to Notre Dame, Michael was an Associate Professor at Utah State University.

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  218. Jessica Piser

    NDTL Propulsion & Power

    Financial Program Manager

    Jessica Piser

    NDTL Propulsion & Power

    Financial Program Manager

    jpiser@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-1877
    940 Grace Hall

    Jessica Piser joined NDTL in 2019 as the Financial Program Manager. She manages financial support for sponsored research projects including budgeting, financial management, and projections, as well as financial management for the lab. Jessica graduated from Saint Mary’s College with a bachelor's degree in Business and Communications and Indiana University with a master's degree in accounting. Before joining NDTL, Jessica worked at Saint Mary’s College and Crowe Horwath.

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  219. Victoria A. Ploplis

    W. M. Keck Center for Transgene Research

    Associate Director

    Victoria A. Ploplis

    W. M. Keck Center for Transgene Research

    Associate Director

    vploplis@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-8996
    230B Raclin-Carmichael Hall

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  220. Kinsey Poland

    Center for Research Computing (CRC)

    Research Programmer

    Kinsey Poland

    Center for Research Computing (CRC)

    Research Programmer

    kpoland@nd.edu
    829 Flanner Hall

    Kinsey Poland joined the CRC as an associate research programmer in October 2020. She is a contributing member of the Velocity Raptors software development team. Her previous employment was as a web developer in the Office of Online Learning at the University of Georgia where she also graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Astrophysics in May 2020.

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  221. Olivia Poole

    IDEA Center

    Assistant Director, Communications and Social Media

    Olivia Poole

    IDEA Center

    Assistant Director, Communications and Social Media

    opoole@nd.edu
    370G Leighton And Quinn Halls

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  222. Swarna Pothur

    Research Administration and Compliance

    IRB Coordinator

    Swarna Pothur

    Research Administration and Compliance

    IRB Coordinator

    spothur@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-8161
    924 Grace Hall

    Swarna Pothur joined Notre Dame Research in 2018 as Compliance Education and Quality Assurance Program Coordinator. She is responsible for the design and implementation of ongoing education activities of the Human Research Protection Program (HRPP). She is also responsible for planning and implementing a Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement program for human subjects. Before joining NDR, Swarna worked as an IRB Specialist at the University of Miami. Swarna has a Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy from Osmania University in Hyderabad, India and a Master's degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Aston University, UK.

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  223. Sylwia Ptasinska

    Radiation Lab (Rad Lab)

    Associate Research Professor

    Sylwia Ptasinska

    Radiation Lab (Rad Lab)

    Associate Research Professor

    sptasins@nd.edu
    Website
    P: +1 574 631-2819
    101 Radiation Research Building

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  224. Ethan Pérez

    NDTL Propulsion & Power

    Research Scientist

    Ethan Pérez

    NDTL Propulsion & Power

    Research Scientist

    eperez6@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-9650
    202 Turbomachinery Laboratory, 1165 Franklin Street, Suite 200

    Ethan Pérez is a Senior Research Scientist at the Notre Dame Turbomachinery Laboratory. His responsibilities include mechanical and aerodynamic design, data processing, numerical analysis, software development, and turbomachinery testing. Pérez graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2014 with a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering.

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  225. Nicole Quartiero

    Research Operations and Facilities

    Research Project Management Director

    Nicole Quartiero

    Research Operations and Facilities

    Research Project Management Director

    nquartie@nd.edu
    P: +1 480-789-9415
    M: 480-789-9415
    940 Grace Hall

    Nicole Quartiero joined Notre Dame Research in 2022 as its first Director of Research Project Management. She leads the Research Project Management Team and oversees all research project management strategies and initiatives. In addition, she serves on the DEI Committee. Nicole graduated from Arizona State University with a bachelor’s degree in Biology and a Master’s Degree in Clinical Research Management. She is a Certified Research Administrator (RACC) and Certified Clinical Research Professional (SOCRA). Before joining NDR, Nicole has spent over a decade learning the ins and outs of research administration as a lifecycle research administrator in both academic and clinical settings. She has recently been selected as Future of the Field Rising Star (FOTF; 2021) by the Society of Research Administrator’s International (SRAI), the FOTF Subcommittee Chair, and is an active member and presenter for NCURA and SRAI.

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  226. Swapna Krishnakumar Radha

    Center for Research Computing (CRC)

    Assistant Cybersecurity Professional

    Swapna Krishnakumar Radha

    Center for Research Computing (CRC)

    Assistant Cybersecurity Professional

    sradha@nd.edu
    832B Flanner Hall

    Swapna Krishnakumar Radha joined Notre Dame Center for Research Computing in February 2017 as an Assistant Cybersecurity Professional. Swapna holds a Masters degree in Computer Science from Indiana University South Bend. Prior to joining Notre Dame, Swapna was working for Deloitte Support Services Pvt Ltd, Hyderabad, India as an Information Technology Analyst.

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  227. Alyssa Rausch

    University of Notre Dame Environmental Research Center (UNDERC)

    Research Technician

    Alyssa Rausch

    University of Notre Dame Environmental Research Center (UNDERC)

    Research Technician

    arausch3@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-7186
    Flanner Hall

    Alyssa Rausch joined Notre Dame Research in the beginning of 2023 as a Research Technician for The University of Notre Dame’s Environmental Research Center (UNDERC). For six months of the year, she supports students in diverse research projects at Notre Dame’s biological research station located in northern Wisconsin. She further assists in field monitoring, data collection, and interpretation of analytical and evaluative research data. Alyssa is a 2019 graduate of Albion College, with a B.A. in Environmental Studies, Spanish, Anthropology, and Sociology. While pursuing her degree, she attended the School for Field Studies located in Costa Rica. In the Escazú mountains, she assisted in ecological research to better understand how altered environments from human impact negatively affect bird diversity. Following graduation, she served as an AmeriCorps volunteer for the Tongass National Forest in Juneau, Alaska. In 2022, she received her M.Sc. in Ecosystem Science and Management at the University of Michigan - School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS). She completed her master’s research in Costa Rica while working for Coopedota R.L., a coffee cooperative. The research was centered around the concepts of carbon sequestration and biomass gasification. She is passionate about conservation and sustainability and looks forward to supporting, participating in, and learning from the research UNDERC has to offer.

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  228. Noel Recla

    Center for Research Computing (CRC)

    Research Programmer

    Noel Recla

    Center for Research Computing (CRC)

    Research Programmer

    nrecla@nd.edu
    830 Flanner Hall

    Noel Recla joined the Center for Research Computing in 2017. His work focuses primarily on the Wellbeing at Work project as a full stack developer. Recla graduated from Michigan State University with a B.A. in psychology and spent the first part of his career in social services working with school-aged children. Deciding to make a change, he received two computer programming certificates from Indiana University South Bend and started software development in 2013.

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  229. Michael Reger

    Eck Institute for Global Health (EIGH)

    Associate Professor of the Practice

    Michael Reger

    Eck Institute for Global Health (EIGH)

    Associate Professor of the Practice

    mreger2@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-9970
    917 Flanner Hall

    Michael Reger currently serves as an Associate Professor of the Practice in the Eck Institute for Global Health, after joining the University of Notre Dame in the Summer of 2022. He earned his B.S. in Health Sciences from Purdue University, and his MPH and PhD in Epidemiology from Indiana University.  From 2014 to 2022 he was an assistant/associate professor of public health at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, MI.  There he established a broad background in public health teaching and course development, working in many different areas of public health including epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental health, public health nutrition, health behavior and health promotion, and others.  Working at a teaching institution for eight years allowed him to shape his general teaching philosophy, which consists of approachability and availability to students, as well as the belief that a professor should be a resource for student success.  At Notre Dame, his research will focus on chronic disease epidemiology, specifically understudied, modifiable nutritional factors working towards the goal of primary prevention.    

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  230. Megan Reid

    Genomics and Bioinformatics Core Facility (GBCF)

    Laboratory Technician

    Megan Reid

    Genomics and Bioinformatics Core Facility (GBCF)

    Laboratory Technician

    mreid5@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-1902
    019 Galvin LIfe Science Center

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  231. Martha Reilly

    Research Communications

    Web & Social Media Program Manager

    Martha Reilly

    Research Communications

    Web & Social Media Program Manager

    mreill14@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-4638
    900 Grace Hall

    Martha Reilly joined Notre Dame Research in 2024 as its Web and Social Media Program Manager. She works to publicize NDR's range of research outcomes, communicating key discoveries and breakthroughs to audiences and stakeholders. Martha is an alumna of Saint Mary's College, where she studied Political Science and English Literature. She also earned her Master's degree in Politics and Communication from the London School of Economics. Prior to joining NDR, she advanced research communications and strategic branding initiatives at William & Mary's Global Research Institute.

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  232. Patti Reinhardt

    IDEA Center

    Director of Student Engagement, Competitions and Events

    Patti Reinhardt

    IDEA Center

    Director of Student Engagement, Competitions and Events

    preinhar@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-2499
    372D Leighton And Quinn Halls

    Patti Reinhardt is the Director of Student Engagement, Competitions and Events for the IDEA Center. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and a Master’s degree in Leadership and Organizational Management from Trine University.

    Patti has been at the University of Notre Dame since 2003 and within entrepreneurship academia since 2012. Her team manages Notre Dame's McCloskey New Venture Competition each spring and throughout the year she ensures that students across campus are aware of the resources available to them at the IDEA Center. Patti especially loves watching students grow in their confidence and skill sets, as they encounter the many hands-on opportunities provided by the IDEA Center.

    Additional passions include public speaking, mentoring and raising awareness in the fight against cancer.

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  233. Caleb Reinking

    Center for Research Computing (CRC)

    Software Development Assistant Director

    Caleb Reinking

    Center for Research Computing (CRC)

    Software Development Assistant Director

    creinkin@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-8215
    807 Flanner Hall

    Caleb Reinking is the assistant director for software development at the Center for Research Computing (CRC). Caleb graduated from LeTourneau University in 2010 with a bachelor's degree in computer science and a minor in business administration. After finishing his degree, Caleb spent three years in Iowa developing embedded aircraft avionics systems. Caleb joined the CRC in 2013 as a research programmer. In his current role, Caleb oversees the software project portfolio and acts as the first point of contact for potential projects. Caleb is also a certified Scrum Master and Scrum Product Owner.

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  234. Jessica Reyes

    Research Operations and Facilities

    Research Project Program Manager

    Jessica Reyes

    Research Operations and Facilities

    Research Project Program Manager

    Jessica.Reyes.50@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-7433
    B06B McCourtney Hall

    Jessica Reyes serves as a grants program manager with Notre Dame Research. Jessica previously served as Notre Dame Turbomachinery Lab's business program coordinator. Jessica also worked part-time for NDR pre-award several years ago. Jessica is a graduate of Indiana University South Bend, receiving a bachelor's degree in anthropology in 2015.

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  235. Jeffrey F. Rhoads

    Senior Leadership Team

    Vice President for Research

    Jeffrey F. Rhoads

    Senior Leadership Team

    Vice President for Research

    jrhoads2@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-8384
    317 Main Building

    Jeffrey F. (Jeff) Rhoads was appointed vice president for research in 2023. In this role, he has oversight for all of Notre Dame’s research infrastructure, including supporting programs in all areas of research, scholarship and creative endeavor. He also holds the position of professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering.

    Prior to joining Notre Dame, Rhoads served as executive director of the Purdue Institute for National Security and as a professor in the School of Mechanical Engineering. He previously served as the director of the Ray W. Herrick Laboratories, associate director of the Purdue Energetics Research Center, and director of practice for the Mechanical Engineering Education Research Center at Purdue University.

    Rhoads is a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and a member of the American Society for Engineering Education and the National Defense Industrial Association. Rhoads earned a bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree, and a doctoral degree, each in mechanical engineering, from Michigan State University.

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  236. Kelley Rich

    IDEA Center

    Executive Director

    Kelley Rich

    IDEA Center

    Executive Director

    krich2@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-0515
    366 Leighton And Quinn Halls

    Kelley Rich is an experienced intraprenuer with over 15 years of innovation and marketing experience with leadership roles across a wide-range of cross-function areas including: new business creation, product development, market testing, brand management, e-business and licensing. She is a forward-thinking, creative team leader with a passion for innovation and a drive for results.

    Most recently, Kelley was Senior Category Manager for Whirlpool Corporation’s innovation incubator (WLabs) where she managed the very successful crowdfunding launch of Zera™ Food Recycler on Indiegogo. While at SC Johnson, she led the first cross-functional team in a newly created “Breakthrough Innovation” organization focused on pioneering new customer discovery and ideation processes to identify highly incremental new product innovation opportunities. Her brand management experience includes: WhirlpoolⓇ, AmanaⓇ, KitchenAidⓇ, ZiplocⓇ, RaidⓇ, and GladeⓇ.

    Passionate about education and developing the next generation of leaders, she has held key positions on corporate high school internship and innovation challenge programs. She also serves on the Project Committee of the St. Joseph Public Schools Foundation.

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  237. Benjamin Riggles

    NDTL Propulsion & Power

    Test Engineering Manager

    Benjamin Riggles

    NDTL Propulsion & Power

    Test Engineering Manager

    briggle3@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-6106
    202 Turbomachinery Laboratory, 1165 Franklin Street, Suite 200

    Ben Riggles joined the Notre Dame Turbomachinery Laboratory as Test Engineering Manager in August of 2023. Prior to joining NDTL, he was the Test Engineering and Site Manager of the Badger Propulsion Test Facility for Sierra Space in North Freedom, Wisconsin. There he managed the testing of space propulsion systems as well as the operations and maintenance of the test site. Prior to his work at Sierra Space, Ben served in the United States Air Force for 12 years in explosive ordnance disposal and engineering. Ben holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.

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  238. Justin Rittenhouse

    Center for Research Computing (CRC)

    HPC System Engineer

    Justin Rittenhouse

    Center for Research Computing (CRC)

    HPC System Engineer

    jrittenh@nd.edu
    814 Flanner Hall

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  239. Ryan Rivard

    NDTL Propulsion & Power

    Associate Test Engineer

    Ryan Rivard

    NDTL Propulsion & Power

    Associate Test Engineer

    rrivard@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-9924
    202 Turbomachinery Laboratory

    Ryan Rivard joined NDTL in 2021 as an Associate Test Engineer. He is primarily focused on planning and executing test programs at NDTL's on-campus facilities. Ryan is a 2020 graduate of the University of Central Florida with a degree in Aerospace Engineering and is currently pursuing a Master's Degree in Thermofluid Aerodynamic Systems from the same institution in his spare time.

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  240. Photo of Abigail Rodriguez is missing

    Abigail Rodriguez

    Berthiaume Institute for Precision Health (BIPH)

    Program Assistant

    Abigail Rodriguez

    Berthiaume Institute for Precision Health (BIPH)

    Program Assistant

    arodri46@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-1048
    B02E McCourtney Hall

    Abby Rodriguez joined Notre Dame Research in 2023 as a Program Assistant for the Berthiaume Institute for Precision Health. Abby oversees event planning, marketing, and social media for the institute. Abby is a 2023 graduate of Baylor University and has received her bachelor's degree in marketing.

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  241. Abbigail Rohmiller

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Research Contracts Program Manager

    Abbigail Rohmiller

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Research Contracts Program Manager

    arohmill@nd.edu
    P: +1.574-631-4429
    940 Grace Hall

    Abby Rohmiller joined Notre Dame Research in 2022 as a Research Contracts Program Manager. In this role, Abby is on a team responsible for drafting, reviewing, and negotiating research-related agreements and sub-awards. Abby came to Notre Dame in 2019 as a Legal Associate in the Office of General Counsel before transitioning to Notre Dame Research. Prior to joining Notre Dame, Abby was a practicing attorney in a small law firm. She received her B.A. in History and Spanish from Valparaiso University and her J.D. and M.A. in History from the University of South Dakota.

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  242. Mark H. Ross

    NDTL Propulsion & Power

    Academic Program Manager

    Mark H. Ross

    NDTL Propulsion & Power

    Academic Program Manager

    mross@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-9744
    202 Turbomachinery Laboratory, 1165 Franklin Street, Suite 200

    Mark H. Ross is a Senior Research Scientist at the NDTL where he leads fundamental research efforts in the Front-Stage Core Compressor (FSCC) and Advanced Noise Control Fan (ANCF) facilities. He serves as a technical advisor to NDTL project teams on test engineering, experimental methods, and data analysis.

    Ross holds a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Notre Dame (2014). His doctoral research focused on developing a physics-based approach to circumferential groove casing treatment design for transonic axial compressors. His research interests include casing treatment technologies for aerodynamic, aeromechanical, and aeroacoustic applications in compressors. He is also interested in aerodynamic and aeromechanical impacts of distorted inflows on fans and compressors, reacting flows, and novel control technologies for noise reduction from vehicles and propulsors. 

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  243. Elinor Rowe

    NDTL Propulsion & Power

    Associate Test Engineer

    Elinor Rowe

    NDTL Propulsion & Power

    Associate Test Engineer

    erowe3@nd.edu
    1165 Franklin Street, Ste. 200

    Elinor Rowe joined the NDTL as an Associate Test Engineer in December of 2021. She is responsible for test process development and documentation, design, calibration, and troubleshooting of instrumentation, software, and hardware for the various test rigs that partner with NDTL. In her short time with NDTL, she has been involved in the development and testing of 13 different projects. Elinor graduated from Oklahoma State University in May of 2021 with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering.

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  244. Sarah Rucker

    Center for Research Computing (CRC)

    Senior Research Programmer

    Sarah Rucker

    Center for Research Computing (CRC)

    Senior Research Programmer

    srucker1@nd.edu
    828 Flanner Hall

    Sarah Rucker joined the Center for Research Computing (CRC) in 2018 as a research programmer. She collaborates on software projects that build decentralized blockchain applications and integrated circuit designs. Rucker is a 2013 graduate of the Indiana University South Bend, with a bachelor's degree in informatics. Prior to joining the CRC, she worked as a software engineer at EMU Technology in South Bend.

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  245. Liz Rulli

    Research Administration and Compliance, Senior Leadership Team

    Associate Vice President for Research

    Liz Rulli

    Research Administration and Compliance, Senior Leadership Team

    Associate Vice President for Research

    lrulli@nd.edu
    940 Grace Hall

    Liz Rulli was appointed Associate Vice President for Research in 2008 with an emphasis on research administration. She leads all research-related aspects of pre- and post-award operations, compliance and is responsible for the financial and administrative affairs of all units reporting to Notre Dame Research. Liz has more than 20 years experience in university and research administration; prior to joining Notre Dame Research, Liz was Director of Financial Affairs for the Vice President for Research at Purdue University. Liz has a Bachelors of Science in Management and a Masters of Science in Management from Purdue University.

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  246. Michael Rulli

    NDTL Propulsion & Power

    Facility Engineer

    Michael Rulli

    NDTL Propulsion & Power

    Facility Engineer

    mrulli@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-8953
    202 Turbomachinery Laboratory, 1165 Franklin Street, Suite 200

    Mike Rulli joined NDTL in 2014 as the Facility Engineer. He provides critical support for the design, implementation, construction, and operation of the testing facility. Mike holds relationships with key suppliers and University stakeholders to provide needed materials, equipment, and services to meet the unique and time-sensitive needs of the research programs, and to promote compliant and safe operations. Before joining NDTL, Mike spent five years as the research and science procurement specialist in ND’s Procurement department and has over 20 years of experience with Caterpillar, Inc. in application engineering, logistics, and procurement. Mike holds a Bachelor of Science in Public and Environmental Affairs from Indiana University and a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering Technology from Purdue University.

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  247. Samuel Rund

    Center for Research Computing (CRC)

    Assistant Research Professor

    Samuel Rund

    Center for Research Computing (CRC)

    Assistant Research Professor

    srund@nd.edu
    Website
    P: +1 574-631-3249
    914 Flanner Hall

    Samuel Rund specializes in issues of mosquito and other biting insect disease-vectors. He researches the role circadian rhythms play in shaping disease transmission. Through his work on several projects and initiatives, he facilitates the use of surveillance and other forms of data in combating disease transmission. Sam completed his B.A. at DePauw University and his Ph.D. in Biology at the University of Notre Dame. He joined the Notre Dame faculty in 2021.

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  248. Brady Russo

    W. M. Keck Center for Transgene Research

    Postdoctoral Fellow

    Brady Russo

    W. M. Keck Center for Transgene Research

    Postdoctoral Fellow

    brusso3@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-2316

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  249. Kamal Saha

    Center for Research Computing (CRC)

    HPC Engineer User Support

    Kamal Saha

    Center for Research Computing (CRC)

    HPC Engineer User Support

    ksaha@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-0402

    Kamal Saha joined Center for Research Computing (CRC) in 2014 as an HPC engineer. In addition to his regular HPC user-support and user-classroom training at CRC, he has been a critical part of an exascale research project at the Department of Energy's PSAAP II center (C-SWARM) at Notre Dame, where he puts his effort into improving the scaling performance of a multi-scale and multiphysics-involved finite element code (called PGFem3D) on hundreds of thousands of cores on U.S. National Labs resources. In his previous positions at the University of Delaware, Oak Ridge National Lab (ONRL), and Max Planck Institute in Germany, he worked on algorithmic and large-scale parallel code development projects in massively supercomputer architectures to model and simulate quantum transport properties of various nano-scaled devices. At ORNL, he was the main developer in advancing NEGF-DFT transport code for multiprobe molecular electronics. Saha received his Ph.D. in physics from Jadavpur University, India. He has published 22 articles in top-ranking journals, including Physical Review Letters and Nano Letters, and he also owns a U.S. Patent relating to biosensors.

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  250. Photo of Susan Sampsell is missing

    Susan Sampsell

    Research Planning and Business Operations, Senior Leadership Team

    Senior Director of Finance, Planning, and Business Operations

    Susan Sampsell

    Research Planning and Business Operations, Senior Leadership Team

    Senior Director of Finance, Planning, and Business Operations

    ssampsel@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-6150
    900 Grace Hall

    Susan Sampsell is the senior director of finance, planning, and business operations. In this role, Susan drives development and implementation of short- and long-term strategic decisions for the University’s research enterprise. She also oversees the core functions essential to achieving the strategic goals of NDR, including finance, operations, and human resources. Prior to joining NDR, Susan served as director of finance and business for Purdue Research and the Purdue Applied Research Institute. She has dedicated her career to finance in higher education and has previously worked at Penn State University, George Washington University, Juniata College, and Carlow University. She is a Certified Public Accountant and holds both a bachelor of science in accounting and master’s degree in higher education administration from Penn State University.

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  251. Bradley Sandberg

    Center for Research Computing (CRC)

    Software Development Manager

    Bradley Sandberg

    Center for Research Computing (CRC)

    Software Development Manager

    bsandber@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-0275
    835 Flanner Hall

    Brad Sandberg joined the Center for Research Computing in 2019 as a research programmer, focusing on software support, middleware, and interface developments. He creates tools in Python, Java, C, C++, SQL to support scientific applications, databases, and analysis of data. Before joining Notre Dame, Brad served as technology manager and senior developer for ABI Attachments.

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  252. Sheri Sanders

    Genomics and Bioinformatics Core Facility (GBCF)

    Associate Director of Bioinformatics

    Sheri Sanders

    Genomics and Bioinformatics Core Facility (GBCF)

    Associate Director of Bioinformatics

    ssander5@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-1448
    252 Galvin Life Science Center/Freimann Life Science Center

    Sheri Sanders joined Notre Dame Research in 2023 as the Associate Director of Bioinformatics for the Genome and Bioinformatic Core Facility, with an appointment in the Department of Biological Sciences as an Associate Professor of the Practice in Bioinformatics. She is responsible for providing bioinformatic support for biological research on campus and bridging that research into the educational opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students as well as staff and faculty. Sheri is a 2016 PhD graduate from the Department of Biological Sciences here at University of Notre Dame and has completed additional certificate programs in teaching and data science. Before returning to South Bend, she served as the Director and Lead Bioinformatician of the National Center for Genome Analysis Support (NCGAS) and worked as an independent research consultant.

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  253. Brian Sands

    Engineering and Design Core Facillity (EDCF)

    Software Engineer

    Brian Sands

    Engineering and Design Core Facillity (EDCF)

    Software Engineer

    bsands@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-2668
    630F Flanner Hall

    Brian Sands arrived at the University of Notre Dame from the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright Patterson AFB. Sands has over 10 years of experience in Applied Physics research, with a background in Physics and Computer Science. Brian brings to the EDCF a knowledge of software development with instrumentation hardware and automated data acquisition and control. He has experience in high-level control system design all the way down to low-level FPGA programming.

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  254. Jason Sass

    NDTL Propulsion & Power

    Turbomachinery Technician

    Jason Sass

    NDTL Propulsion & Power

    Turbomachinery Technician

    jsass2@nd.edu
    1165 Franklin St, Ste 200

    Jason Sass joined NDTL in 2022 as a Turbomachinery Technician. Before joining NDTL, Jason spent 25 years working as a Master ASE automotive technician in both the private and public sectors. Jason is also a Master ASE heavy equipment technician. Jason specialized in emergency vehicles, including unique projects involving hybrids and compressed natural gas.

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  255. Kelly Sauerwein

    Research Operations and Facilities

    Research Project Program Manager

    Kelly Sauerwein

    Research Operations and Facilities

    Research Project Program Manager

    ksauerwe@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-6140
    940 Grace Hall

    Kelly Sauerwein recently joined Notre Dame Research as a Research Project Manager. Kelly began her career in research while in graduate school at the University of Pittsburgh. She holds a B.S. in Biology and a M.S. in Exercise Physiology, with a focus in clinical research. Her career spans from working with human subjects, developing consent forms, working with IRBs, as well as post-market surveillance and grants management. Prior to joining Notre Dame Research, Kelly served as Senior Grants Manager for a small educational non-profit in Colorado, Keystone Symposia on Molecular and Cellular Biology. Here, she oversaw the federal grant portfolio and was the primary point of contact with Program Officers and Grants Specialists at the NIH. She also worked with scientists from across the globe on grant submissions, as well as with other funders, such as Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Burroughs Wellcome Fund.

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  256. Jessica Schiller

    Research Operations and Facilities

    Research Project Program Manager

    Jessica Schiller

    Research Operations and Facilities

    Research Project Program Manager

    jschill2@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-7923
    940 Grace Hall

    Jessica Schiller joined Notre Dame Research in 2017 as a Grants Program Manager. She provides post-award support to the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Harper Cancer Research Institute, W.M. Keck Center for Transgene Research, Radiation Laboratory, and Warren Center for Drug Discovery.
     
    Prior to joining Notre Dame Research, Jessica was an Assistant Director in the Office of Financial Aid at the University of Notre Dame. She is also an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Saint Mary’s College. Jessica received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Saint Mary’s College, a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Notre Dame, and a Doctor of Education in Educational Practice and Leadership from the University of North Dakota. Her dissertation topic focused on identifying areas of administrative burden in federal research grant management.
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  257. Photo of Mary Scott is missing

    Mary Scott

    IDEA Center

    Director of Innovation Education and Corporate Engagement

    Mary Scott

    IDEA Center

    Director of Innovation Education and Corporate Engagement

    mcalash1@nd.edu
    370A Leighton And Quinn Halls

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  258. Alan Seabaugh

    Notre Dame Nanoscience and Technology (NDnano)

    Faculty Director

    Alan Seabaugh

    Notre Dame Nanoscience and Technology (NDnano)

    Faculty Director

    aseabaug@nd.edu
    Website
    230A Fitzpatrick Hall Of Engineering

    Alan Seabaugh is a professor of electrical engineering at the University of Notre Dame and director of Notre Dame Nanoscience and Technology (NDnano). He received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, in 1985. Before joining the faculty at Notre Dame he held research positions at the National Bureau of Standards (1979 to 1986), Texas Instruments (1986 to 1997), and Raytheon (1997 to 1999). He has authored or coauthored more than 300 papers and holds 24 U.S. patents. He was elected Senior Fellow at Raytheon in 1999 and IEEE Fellow in 2003. He received the Int. Symp. on Comp. Semicon. Quantum Devices Award in 2011 for seminal contributions and leadership in semiconductor devices and circuits based on quantum mechanical tunneling. His research interests are in in nanoelectronic devices and circuits including the use of ferroelectric and ionic polymer dielectrics for memory, and steep transistors for low voltage computing and imaging.

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  259. Photo of Ryan Shaffer is missing

    Ryan Shaffer

    NDTL Propulsion & Power

    Turbomachinery Technician

    Ryan Shaffer

    NDTL Propulsion & Power

    Turbomachinery Technician

    rshaffe1@nd.edu
    1165 Franklin Street, Suite 200

    Ryan Shaffer joined NDTL in 2023 as a turbomachinery technician. Before joining NDTL, Ryan 4 years as a HVAC service/install technician, 4 years as a residential electrician, and another 6 years in property management rehabbing houses.

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  260. Alex Sheardy

    Integrated Imaging Facility (IIF)

    Staff Scientist

    Alex Sheardy

    Integrated Imaging Facility (IIF)

    Staff Scientist

    asheardy@nd.edu
    B10 Stinson-Remick Hall

    Alex Sheardy is a Staff Scientist in the Notre Dame Integrated Imaging Facility (NDIIF), with a primary focus on electron microscopy (EM). In addition to working with students and external users for instrument training, method development, and data acquisition, he also specializes in advanced data analysis, including automation and machine learning. Alex joined the University of Notre Dame as a postdoctoral research associate in 2022 and transitioned to a staff scientist role in 2024. He graduated with a Ph.D in Nanoscience from the University of North Carolina – Greensboro in 2020 and was an adjunct professor teaching organic and physical chemistry at Texas Woman’s University prior to joining Notre Dame. His research interests include the synthesis, characterization, and computational modeling of novel nanoparticles for a wide range of potential applications.

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  261. Megan Sheraton

    Research Operations and Facilities

    Research Technologies and Support Program Director

    Megan Sheraton

    Research Operations and Facilities

    Research Technologies and Support Program Director

    mujdak@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-6939
    940 Grace Hall

    Megan Sheraton joined Notre Dame Research in 2012 as a Grants Program Manager. In 2018, she transitioned into a new role as the Research Technologies and Support Program Director, where she has oversight for all core facilities and serves as the project manager for the Avidity Science Pulse alarm and monitoring system in the campus research labs. Megan is certified in research administration and has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of Notre Dame. Since beginning her career at the University in 1998, she has held various positions within Human Resources, University Health Services, and the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.

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  262. Benjamin Sheyko

    IDEA Center

    Technology Validation Manager

    Benjamin Sheyko

    IDEA Center

    Technology Validation Manager

    bsheyko@nd.edu
    356 Leighton And Quinn Halls

    As Technology Validation Manager, Ben assesses the technical readiness of a wide range of early-stage technologies and defines appropriate milestones and associated validation studies to achieve proof of concept. Ben has worked on the development and de-risking of various technologies while at the IDEA Center, including biotechnology, advanced materials, medical devices, and manufacturing/process innovations.

    Prior to his current role at the IDEA Center, Ben worked as a scientist in Technical Operations at Siemens Healthcare, where he supported the manufacturing, process/product development, and quality systems of an array of point of care diagnostic medical devices. After his time with Siemens, Ben functioned as the assay development lead of an early-stage molecular diagnostic startup, AgenDx Biosciences. Here Ben gained experience in early-stage company formation, fundraising, and operations.

     

     

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  263. Subhash L. Shinde

    Materials Characterization Facility (MCF), Notre Dame Energy (NDE)

    Associate Director

    Subhash L. Shinde

    Materials Characterization Facility (MCF), Notre Dame Energy (NDE)

    Associate Director

    sshinde@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-1425
    115E Stinson-Remick Hall

    Subhash L. Shinde joined the Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame (ND Energy) in November 2016 as the Associate Director. He has extensive experience in research programs development and leads ND Energy’s research initiatives in global development and corporate programs. Subhash is an affiliate of the iNDustry Labs at Notre Dame. Prior to joining the University, Subhash held various research staff and management positions within Sandia National Laboratories requiring strong leadership capabilities, extensive technical knowledge, and the acumen to organize well-functioning and productive teams. Prior to Sandia, he held various leadership positions in research at I.B.M. Microelectronics Division and Research for eighteen years. Subhash is an accomplished author with several publications, including three edited books and a book chapter, and has sixty-three U.S. and eighteen international patents. He is regularly invited to speak at national and international conferences and has received several awards for his work. Subhash received his Ph.D. in Materials Science from Stanford University and his B.Tech and M.Tech in Physical Metallurgy from the Indian Institute of Technology. His research interests are in fundamental and applied interdisciplinary research on advanced materials for energy applications. Subhash is a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Subhash is also the co-chair (organizer) of the Spring 2019 Conference of the Materials Research Society to be held in Phoenix, Arizona, and is on the editorial board of the MRS Bulletin.

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  264. Júlia Simon

    Center for Research Computing (CRC)

    DevOps Engineer

    Júlia Simon

    Center for Research Computing (CRC)

    DevOps Engineer

    jsimon8@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-9437
    810E Flanner Hall

    Júlia Simon joined the Center for Research Computing (CRC) in 2022 as a Research Computing DevOps Engineer. Her duties include deploying and maintaining different third-party applications along with HPC user support. Before joining the CRC, Simon worked as a software engineer in the industry. She holds a bachelor's degree in Mathematics and a master's degree in teaching Mathematics and Physics from ELTE, Budapest.

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  265. Bradley Smith

    Integrated Imaging Facility (IIF)

    Faculty Director

    Bradley Smith

    Integrated Imaging Facility (IIF)

    Faculty Director

    smith.115@nd.edu
    Website
    P: +1 574-631-8632
    340J Mccourtney Hall

    Bradley D. Smith, Emil T. Hofman Professor of Science, joined the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Notre Dame in 1991. He became the Director of the Notre Dame Integrated Imaging Facility in 2008.

    Smith teaches organic chemistry at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and his research interests encompass the areas of Supramolecular and Bioorganic Chemistry. His specific research projects are diverse and include topics such as organic synthesis, membrane biophysics, photonics, and small animal imaging. A major aim is to develop novel molecular imaging probes that can detect dying cells in culture, and tumors and bacterial infection in living animals.

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  266. Shaylee Smith

    Research Operations and Facilities

    Research Operations Associate

    Shaylee Smith

    Research Operations and Facilities

    Research Operations Associate

    ssmith58@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-6611
    900 Grace Hall

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  267. James E. Smous

    Engineering and Design Core Facillity (EDCF)

    Lead Engineer

    James E. Smous

    Engineering and Design Core Facillity (EDCF)

    Lead Engineer

    jsmous@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-8127
    632 Flanner Hall

    Jim Smous joined Notre Dame Research in 2016 as Lead Engineer in the EDCF. Smous is responsible for developing prototype instrumentation, engineering consultation, and directing the activities of the facility. He has a B.S. in Opto-Electronic Engineering from the University of Houston, a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University, and holds 13 patents from mixed fields. He is a creative engineer with broad knowledge of electronics, hardware, optics, and software technologies and he specializes in machine vision and interdisciplinary design. For the 20 years prior to joining Notre Dame, James was owner and Principal Engineer at Jamestown Engineering Inc.

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  268. Abdul-Nasah Soale

    Children's Environmental Health Initiative (CEHI)

    Research Statistician

    Abdul-Nasah Soale

    Children's Environmental Health Initiative (CEHI)

    Research Statistician

    asoale@nd.edu
    Website
    1022 Flanner Hall

    Nasah is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics (ACMS) and a research statistician at the Children's Environmental Health Initiative (CEHI) at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. He received his Ph.D. in Statistics in 2021 from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and his  M.S. in Mathematical Science in 2016 from East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee.  Prior to graduate school, he received his B.S. in Actuarial Science in 2012 from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana.

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  269. John Speybroeck

    NDTL Propulsion & Power

    Assistant Director, Engineering Operations

    John Speybroeck

    NDTL Propulsion & Power

    Assistant Director, Engineering Operations

    jspeybr1@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-9757
    202 Turbomachinery Laboratory, 1165 Franklin St Suite

    John Speybroeck joined the Notre Dame Turbomachinery Laboratory as Engineering Operations Manager in September 2019. He comes to NDTL from Honeywell Aerospace with an extensive background in Engineering Management, Product Development, and Project Management. John holds a BSME from Valparaiso University and an MBA from the University of Notre Dame.

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  270. M. Sharon Stack

    Harper Cancer Research Institute (HCRI)

    Ann F. Dunne and Elizabeth Riley Director

    M. Sharon Stack

    Harper Cancer Research Institute (HCRI)

    Ann F. Dunne and Elizabeth Riley Director

    sstack@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-4100
    A200D Harper Hall

    M. Sharon Stack received her PhD degree in Biochemistry from the University of Louisville, completed post-doctoral training in biochemical pathology at Duke University Medical Center, and served for several years as a Research Assistant Professor in Pathology at Duke. In 1994, she joined the faculty in the Department of Cell & Molecular Biology at Northwestern University where she rose through the ranks to tenured Professor. While at Northwestern, Stack was also Program Leader of the Tumor Invasion, Metastasis and Angiogenesis Program of the NCI-designated RH Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center (RHLCCC, 1999-2007) and a member of the RHLCCC Executive Committee. She joined the University of Missouri in 2007 as the Mulligan Endowed Professor and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences. She is currently (since 2011) the Kleiderer-Pezold Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the Ann F. Dunne and Elizabeth Riley Director of the Harper Cancer Research Institute, University of Notre Dame.

    Stack’s honors include appointment as a Fulbright Fellow in 1982 and election as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2012. She serves as a full member of the NIH/NCI Tumor Progression and Metastasis study section for a second term (2019-2025), on review panels for many other funding agencies, and recently completed a term on the Department of Defense Ovarian Cancer Research Program (DOD OCRP) Integration Panel and Vision Setting Panels (2012-2017). She has been on the Editorial Board of Cancer Research since 2001 and is a retired member of the Journal of Biological Chemistry and Biochemical Journal Editorial Boards.  Her overall research focus is in the area of molecular mechanisms of metastasis in ovarian and oral cancers. Understanding the molecular mechanisms by which tumor cells integrate multiple micro-environmental cues to regulate metastatic dissemination is the major focus of the laboratory. She has published over 175 peer-reviewed research articles and reviews. Her laboratory has been continuously funded by the NIH/NCI since 1989.

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  271. Melissa Stephens

    Genomics and Bioinformatics Core Facility (GBCF)

    Assistant Director

    Melissa Stephens

    Genomics and Bioinformatics Core Facility (GBCF)

    Assistant Director

    stephens.49@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-0338
    021 Galvin Life Science Center

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  272. Austin Stewart

    NDTL Propulsion & Power

    Associate Turbomachinery Technician

    Austin Stewart

    NDTL Propulsion & Power

    Associate Turbomachinery Technician

    astewa13@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-4456
    101 Turbomachinery Laboratory, 1165 Franklin Street, Suite 200

    Austin Stewart joined NDTL in 2016 as an Associate Turbomachinery Technician. He manages the logistics operations involved in shipping and receiving for the organization, as well as sourcing and acquiring components and supplies for NDTL’s research activities.

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  273. Will Stewart

    NDTL Propulsion & Power

    Senior Design Engineer

    Will Stewart

    NDTL Propulsion & Power

    Senior Design Engineer

    wstewar4@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-9743
    202 Turbomachinery Laboratory, 1165 Franklin Street, Suite 200

    Will Stewart is an experienced engineer who joined NDTL in 2016 as a senior design engineer. He has been the design lead on several compressor rig projects. Additionally, Will has designed some of the Lab's facilities, including a 1.5-meter diameter annular exhaust restriction valve for compressors.

    With over 25 years of experience as an engineer in the aerospace and automotive sectors, Will is well-versed in the fields of mechanical design, structural analysis, heat transfer, and manufacturing methods. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University and a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan.

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  274. Emily Stoler

    IDEA Center

    Risk Assessment Program Manager

    Emily Stoler

    IDEA Center

    Risk Assessment Program Manager

    epeter15@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-5158
    363 Leighton And Quinn Halls

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  275. Kevin Stout

    Research Operations and Facilities

    Facilities Associate Program Director

    Kevin Stout

    Research Operations and Facilities

    Facilities Associate Program Director

    kstout@nd.edu
    P: +1 (574) 631-1759
    154C McCourtney Hall

    Kevin Stout serves as the Facilities Associate Program Director at McCourtney Hall. His responsibilities include receiving and shipping, building access, nitrogen and dry ice availability, and maintenance issues. Kevin has been with the university since 2006. Prior to joining the NDR Facilities team, he was a Senior Turbomachinery Technician at the Notre Dame Turbomachinery Laboratory.

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  276. Jessica Stroud

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Senior Research Contracts Program Manager

    Jessica Stroud

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Senior Research Contracts Program Manager

    jessica.stroud@nd.edu
    P: N/A
    Remote

    Jess Stroud joined Notre Dame Research in 2021 from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where she served in a number of different roles, first as a senior pre-award specialist in the Office of Sponsored Programs, with the primary responsibility of submitting grants to a variety of private, state, and federal sponsors; then as the contracts manager position of reviewing, negotiating, and drafting all incoming and outgoing research-related agreements and compliance oversight of the conflict of interest program and export controls; later becoming the manager of grant support in the College of Engineering and Applied Science. Prior to UWM, she was part of the research contracts team at the University of Iowa. At Notre Dame, Jess is a senior contracts program manager, responsible for drafting, reviewing, and negotiating research-related agreements.

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  277. Meghan Sullivan

    Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study (NDIAS)

    Faculty Director

    Meghan Sullivan

    Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study (NDIAS)

    Faculty Director

    sullivan.329@nd.edu
    Website
    P: +1 574-631-1343
    1113 Flanner Hall

    Professor Sullivan currently serves as Director of the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study. She is also a member of the Philosophy Department, the Director of Notre Dame's God and the Good Life Program, and the Principal Investigator of the Mellon Foundation’s Philosophy as a Way of Life grant (2018-2021) and the Templeton Foundation’s Philosophy and Religion Engaged with the Public pilot program.

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  278. Joey Summers

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Business Process Manager

    Joey Summers

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Business Process Manager

    jdreitzl@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-1095
    940 Grace Hall

    Joey Summers serves as the senior administrative assistant for Notre Dame Research in Grace Hall. In her role, she supports the associate vice president for research and the NDR Administration and Compliance organizations. Previously, Joey was the office and events coordinator for NDR, as well as the administrative assistant at the Harper Cancer Research Institute. She earned a bachelor’s degree in public and non-profit administration from Grand Valley State University, and her Executive Master of Nonprofit Administration from the University of Notre Dame.
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  279. James Sutton

    NDTL Propulsion & Power

    Test Engineer

    James Sutton

    NDTL Propulsion & Power

    Test Engineer

    jsutton5@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-7664
    202 Turbomachinery Laboratory

    James Sutton joined the NDTL in early 2021. Prior to joining NDTL, James worked as a Product Development Engineer at Whirlpool Corporation. While with Whirlpool, James developed and implemented novel technologies to further advance high speed spin control algorithms, helped launch new product lines around the world, and obtained his OpEx Black Belt certification. James graduated from the University of North Dakota in 2018 with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering.

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  280. Gina Svarovsky

    Center for Broader Impacts (CBI)

    Faculty Director

    Gina Svarovsky

    Center for Broader Impacts (CBI)

    Faculty Director

    gsvarovsky@nd.edu
    Website
    P: +1 574-631-3829
    307P Carole Sandner Hall

    Gina Navoa Svarovsky is the Faculty Director of the Center for Broader Impacts (CBI) and an Associate Professor of the Practice at the University of Notre Dame’s Center for STEM Education. For nearly two decades, she has been interested in how young people learn science and engineering in both formal and informal learning environments. Specifically, her research centers on exploring how youth and families from traditionally underrepresented populations in engineering are able to develop engineering interest, skills, knowledge, and ways of thinking as a result of engaging in authentic engineering activities within a wide range of learning contexts. Prior to joining the faculty at the Center for STEM Education, she worked as a Senior Evaluation and Research associate at the Science Museum of Minnesota, where she led several research and evaluation studies focused on exploring informal STEM learning. Dr. Svarovsky earned her BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and her PhD in Educational Psychology from the University of Wisconsin.

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  281. Christopher Sweet

    Center for Research Computing (CRC)

    Cyberinfrastructure Development Associate Director

    Christopher Sweet

    Center for Research Computing (CRC)

    Cyberinfrastructure Development Associate Director

    csweet1@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-7883
    804 Flanner Hall

    Chris Sweet is the associate director for cyberinfrastructure development at the Center for Research Computing at the University of Notre Dame. Sweet also holds a concurrent position as an assistant research professor in the University's Department of Computer Science and Engineering. He received a bachelor's degree in mathematics and his Ph.D from the University of Leicester.

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  282. James Sweet

    Center for Research Computing (CRC)

    Research Scientist

    James Sweet

    Center for Research Computing (CRC)

    Research Scientist

    jsweet@nd.edu
    832H Flanner Hall

    James Sweet joined the Center for Research Computing as a computational scientist in 2018, focusing on research involving hardware accelerators, primarily graphics processing units. His current work focuses on a number of areas, including mobile applications, blockchain, containerization, and machine learning. Sweet completed his B.S. in computer games programming at Staffordshire University, UK and his M.S. and Ph.D. in computer science at the University of Notre Dame.

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  283. Nathan Swenson

    University of Notre Dame Environmental Research Center (UNDERC)

    Faculty Director

    Nathan Swenson

    University of Notre Dame Environmental Research Center (UNDERC)

    Faculty Director

    nswenson@nd.edu
    094 Galvin Life Science Center/Freimann Life Science Center

    Nathan Swenson is the Gillen Director of the University of Notre Dame Environmental Research Center and a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences. Swenson completed his undergraduate degree at St. Olaf College before going on to complete his masters of science at New Mexico State University. His PhD, from the University of Arizona, was in ecology and evolutionary biology with a focus on global change. Swenson then went to Harvard University to complete a National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellowship. He joined Notre Dame in 2021.

    His research ​studies woody plant ecology and evolution in a dynamic world. Specifically, his research group leverages information regarding intra- and inter-specific variation in tree performance to understand and predict the past, present and future distribution of forest biodiversity. In pursuit of these research goals, the group follows two guiding principles. First, the team believes that the grand challenges facing scientists today require integrative approaches that draw from the concepts and techniques from many fields. The team achieves this within the lab by attempting to tackle problems from genomes to forest canopies. Second, the research approach necessitates the collection and analysis of large datasets that document the distribution and dynamics of plant species on a global-scale. These data allow the team to quantify the drivers of tree distributions and demography, which is an essential step for predicting the fate of individual species and forests in the future

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  284. Cortney Swift

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Senior Grants Program Manager

    Cortney Swift

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Senior Grants Program Manager

    swift.7@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-2966
    940 Grace Hall

    Cortney Swift is a Senior Grants Program Manager. In this role, she establishes award budgets, develops account projections, and communicates notifications and requests to sponsors.

    Prior to joining Notre Dame Research in 2012, she was Assistant Director in the Office of Student Financial Services, where she provided analysis, consultation, and administration of financial aid services to ensure eligibility and compliance with all policies and regulations. Cortney also holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Notre Dame.

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  285. Nick Swisher

    IDEA Center

    Director, Marketing, Communications and Events

    Nick Swisher

    IDEA Center

    Director, Marketing, Communications and Events

    nswisher@nd.edu
    372B Leighton And Quinn Halls

    Nick Swisher was one of the four founders of the IDEA Center and currently serves as its first director of marketing, communications and events.

    Prior to joining the University of Notre Dame in 2017, Swisher worked in the same role for six years at the University of Utah's Technology Commercialization Office during the time when it was the top academic commercialization office in the United States. Prior to that, Swisher worked in three startup companies at the onset of their operations, one of which went on to IPO in 2021 for over $300 million.

    Before joining the world of startups and entrepreneurs, Swisher worked for Utah Governor Gary Herbert in special projects while also getting his master's degree. Before that he worked for Nelson Motivation, a consultancy, for eight years and in the U.S. Senate for two.

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  286. Joshua D. Szczudlak

    NDTL Propulsion & Power

    Senior Research Scientist

    Joshua D. Szczudlak

    NDTL Propulsion & Power

    Senior Research Scientist

    jszczud1@nd.edu
    202 Turbomachinery Laboratory

    Joshua D. Szczudlak is a Senior Research Scientist at NDTL where he leads a variety of experimental and numerical projects. He has extensive experience in running high energy, complex test programs, which include single-stage axial and centrifugal compressors, high speed propulsion components and systems. He led the development of NDTL’s simulated high Mach direct connect facilities including the high-speed combustion and turbine-based combined cycle (TBCC) engine test cell.

    Szczudlak received his Ph.D. in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame (2019) under the direction of Scott C. Morris. His doctoral work focused on the study of complex flow interactions present in turbomachines, focusing on the aero and thermal performance of turbine nozzles.

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  287. Kunci Szentes

    IDEA Center

    Venture Acceleration Manager

    Kunci Szentes

    IDEA Center

    Venture Acceleration Manager

    kszentes@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-8531
    365F Leighton And Quinn Halls

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  288. Photo of Jennifer Szymanowski is missing

    Jennifer Szymanowski

    Research Operations and Facilities

    Facility Staff Scientist

    Jennifer Szymanowski

    Research Operations and Facilities

    Facility Staff Scientist

    jszymanowski@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-4380
    301 Stinson-Remick Hall

    Jennifer joined Notre Dame in 2001 and is currently a staff scientist within the Actinide Research Laboratories (Stinson Remick Hall). She is responsible for managing the laboratory program, safety compliance and training within the facility, providing technical expertise and support to multiple research projects, and maintaining multiple scientific instruments. Jennifer has Bachelor of Science degrees in Environmental Sciences and Biology from Virginia Tech and a Master of Science in Biological Sciences from the University of Alabama.

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  289. Jennifer Tank

    Environmental Change Initiative (ECI), Global Adaptation Initiative (GAIN), Linked Experimental Ecosystem Facility (LEEF), Senior Leadership Team

    Faculty Director

    Jennifer Tank

    Environmental Change Initiative (ECI), Global Adaptation Initiative (GAIN), Linked Experimental Ecosystem Facility (LEEF), Senior Leadership Team

    Faculty Director

    jtank@nd.edu
    Website
    P: +1 574-631-3976
    192 Galvin Life Science Center/Freimann Life Science Center

    Professor Jennifer Tank is the Director of the University of Notre Dame Environmental Change Initiative (ND-ECI). Tank has been actively involved at ND-ECI since it's inception, previously serving as the principle investigator of the Land Use Program and the Director of the Notre Dame Linked Experimental Ecosystem Facility (ND-LEEF). 

    Tank is the Ludmilla F., Stephen J., and Robert T. Galla Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Notre Dame. Her research focuses on nutrient and carbon cycling in streams and rivers and the influence of human activities on water quality and stream health.

    Tank’s extensive research experience aims at better understanding the role that small streams play in removing nitrogen from the water and to prevent it from polluting downstream ecosystems. Her research was recently featured on the University of Notre Dame’s “What Would You Fight For?” series.

    An international authority on the cycling of nutrients in freshwater ecosystems, Tank has published over 160 peer-reviewed journal articles on nitrogen and carbon cycling in streams and rivers. She received her doctoral degree from Virginia Tech and was a 2013 Leopold Leadership Fellow.

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  290. Ian Taylor

    Center for Research Computing (CRC)

    Research Professor

    Ian Taylor

    Center for Research Computing (CRC)

    Research Professor

    itaylor1@nd.edu
    914 Flanner Hall

    Ian Taylor is a computational scientist at the Center for Research Computing and a research professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Notre Dame. Taylor is also a professor at Cardiff University, where he obtained a degree in computing science, a Ph.D. studying neural networks applied to musical pitch, and designed and implemented the data acquisition system and Triana workflow system for the GEO600 gravitational wave project. He now specializes in blockchain, open data access, web dashboards/APIs and workflows. He has published over 180 papers (h-index 43) with more than 9000 citations, three books, and has won the Naval Research Lab best paper award in 2010, 2011 and 2015. Taylor also acts as general chair for the WORKS workshop on workflows at the annual Supercomputing Conference and, in 2018, he was on ICO Alert's list of "Top 40 Blockchain Influencers."

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  291. Scott Thompson

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Regulated Research Program Director

    Scott Thompson

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Regulated Research Program Director

    sthomps8@nd.edu
    940 Grace Hall

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  292. Sunny Thompson

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Senior Grants Program Manager

    Sunny Thompson

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Senior Grants Program Manager

    ethomp25@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-2275
    N/A

    Sunny Thompson joined Notre Dame Research (NDR) in May 2022. Sunny is a Certified Research Administrator with seasoned experience in higher education. Her career began at Arizona State University and includes positions at both UT Health San Antonio (UTHSA) and Texas Lutheran University. She has worked in leadership roles at varied levels ranging from managing an individual research group up to central administration including pre-award, post-award, and lifecycle research administration. Sunny is an active member of the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA), the Colleges of Liberal Arts Sponsored Programs (CLASP) group, and the Research Administration Demonstration (RAD) group all working to hone best practices and share this knowledge. She is a graduate of Arizona State University with a bachelor’s degree in Communication and History.

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  293. Kelly Thomson

    Research Planning and Business Operations

    Business Management Associate

    Kelly Thomson

    Research Planning and Business Operations

    Business Management Associate

    kthomson@nd.edu
    940 Grace Hall

    Kelly Thomson joined Notre Dame Research in 2023, serving as the Business Management Associate. She will support NDR's business operations functions, including staffing and position management, annual budgeting, and data management. Prior to her work with Notre Dame Research, Kelly worked as the Business and Operations Coordinator at Notre Dame's Eck Institute for Global Health, and as a Wellness Program Specialist at FirstPerson in Indianapolis. Kelly holds a Master of Science in Health Promotion from Indiana University and a Bachelor of Science from Marian University.

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  294. Kaitlyn Thrasher

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Pre-Award Program Manager

    Kaitlyn Thrasher

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Pre-Award Program Manager

    kthrash2@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-1173
    940 Grace Hall

    Kaitlyn Thrasher joined Notre Dame Research in 2019 and is a Pre-Award Program Specialist. She is responsible for assisting faculty and principal investigators with grant applications and other pre-award activities. Kaitlyn is a 2014 graduate of Oklahoma State University, with a bachelor’s degree in history. She worked for Oklahoma State University from 2015 to 2019 in the offices of Scholarship and Financial Aid and Grants and Contracts Financial Administration before moving to Indiana.

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  295. Jeff Tolly

    Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study (NDIAS)

    Assistant Director of Educational Initiatives

    Jeff Tolly

    Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study (NDIAS)

    Assistant Director of Educational Initiatives

    jtolly@nd.edu
    P: +1 704-578-5927
    1122 Flanner Hall

    Jeff Tolly earned a B.A. in philosophy from Davidson College and a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Notre Dame. His writing explores the role of reliability in producing knowledge as well as the relationship between rationality and religious belief. Tolly’s research has been profoundly shaped by his interdisciplinary experience as a postdoctoral fellow in science-engaged philosophy of religion at Rutgers University. There, he collaborated with psychologists to bring the empirical findings of cognitive science to bear on philosophical questions regarding religious belief formation.

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  296. Joshua Tootoo

    Children's Environmental Health Initiative (CEHI)

    Director of Training and Geospatial Sciences

    Joshua Tootoo

    Children's Environmental Health Initiative (CEHI)

    Director of Training and Geospatial Sciences

    jtootoo@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-8043
    1012 Flanner Hall

    Joshua Tootoo serves as CEHI's Director of Training and Geospatial Sciences. His work and responsibilities involve the coordination of CEHI's GIS capacity building efforts and the management of the group's geospatial projects. A certified Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP), he completed his Masters in Environmental Planning from the University of Rhode Island and also holds dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Botany and Forest Ecology from North Carolina State University.

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  297. Alex Topalovic

    iNDustry Labs

    Strategic Operations Coordinator

    Alex Topalovic

    iNDustry Labs

    Strategic Operations Coordinator

    atopalov@nd.edu

    Alex Topalovic, a native of Belgrade-Serbia, studied Global Management (‘19) at Earlham College in Richmond, IN. Prior to attending Earlham, Alex participated in a student exchange program at Richmond High School. As an Earlham student, he was a starter on the varsity basketball team and served in several campus leadership positions, including a two-year role as the Residence Hall Director. Through internships at Richmond Baking Company and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Alex gained valuable experience in manufacturing which led to his success in the ASCM Deloitte and Conexus Rolls-Royce supply chain competitions. As a co-founder of an IT startup that promotes digital leadership and technology skills development in high school students, Alex has developed a passion for product development and entrepreneurship. His inspiration came from a year-long research on digitalization in manufacturing and its economic outcomes.

    Thus, Alex embraces enFocus’ mission and believes that enFocus has a tremendous opportunity to impact the South Bend-Elkhart region through its industrial innovation projects. Alex is excited to leverage his technical expertise and work collaboratively with iNDustry Labs and local business leaders to help improve their business performance and turn risks into opportunities.

    In addition to speaking fluent English and Serbian, Alex also speaks German. Outside of work, Alex likes to play sports, read, hike, and coach basketball.

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  298. Ben Tovar

    Center for Research Computing (CRC)

    Senior DevOps Engineer

    Ben Tovar

    Center for Research Computing (CRC)

    Senior DevOps Engineer

    btovar@nd.edu
    810 Flanner Hall

    Ben Tovar joined the Center for Research Computing (CRC) in 2023 as a Senior DevOps Engineer. Ben is responsible for designing and implementing systems, tools, and algorithms to allow scientific computations to run at scale. Ben graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a PhD in Computer Science. Before joining the CRC, Ben worked at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Notre Dame, developing open source tools for large-scale high-throughput computing.

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  299. Susan Tuskan

    Senior Leadership Team

    Executive Associate

    Susan Tuskan

    Senior Leadership Team

    Executive Associate

    stuskan@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-3902
    317 Main Building

    Susan Tuskan joined Notre Dame Research in 2016 as the Executive Associate to the Vice President for Research. In this role, she is responsible for providing executive administrative assistance and operational support to the Vice President and Senior Leadership team. In addition, Susan executes administrative and logistical support for the office including special events, projects, and initiatives. She acts as a liaison with members of the University community, including executive administration and leadership, faculty, staff, students, and outside constituents. Susan also manages the administrative support staff within the office.

    Susan returned to Indiana after living in Charleston, South Carolina for six years. Previously, she was the Executive Assistant to the CEO of Forbes Books and held the role of executive assistant to the President at the College of Charleston.

     

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  300. Tony Van Avermaete

    IDEA Center

    Assistant Director, Innovation Lab

    Tony Van Avermaete

    IDEA Center

    Assistant Director, Innovation Lab

    avanaver@nd.edu
    159E Leighton and Quinn Halls

    Tony serves as the assistant director of the Innovation Lab, with lead roles in industrial design and physical prototyping. In his six years at Notre Dame, Tony has co-authored six peer reviewed manuscripts, holds one U.S. Patent, and has designed over 1000 parts and products on behalf of Innovation Lab stakeholders. Tony has co-founded three companies, including In Vivo Concepts (2014), Laser2You (2019), and Irish Woodworks (2020).

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  301. Jessie VanDeVeire

    IDEA Center

    Associate Director, Events & Community Relations

    Jessie VanDeVeire

    IDEA Center

    Associate Director, Events & Community Relations

    jlacay1@nd.edu
    370D Leighton And Quinn Halls

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  302. Matthew Vander Werf

    Center for Research Computing (CRC)

    HPC System Administrator

    Matthew Vander Werf

    Center for Research Computing (CRC)

    HPC System Administrator

    mvanderw@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-0692
    Union Station

    Matt Vander Werf joined the Center for Research Computing (CRC) in 2014 as an HPC system administrator, working in the HPC operations group at Union Station. His responsibilities include security and compliance, virtualization, cloud, system monitoring and provisioning, and general HPC system administration. Before joining the CRC full-time, Vander Werf was a student intern with the CRC HPC operations group. He has a B.S. in computer science from Indiana University South Bend.

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  303. Charles Vardeman

    Center for Research Computing (CRC)

    Assistant Research Professor

    Charles Vardeman

    Center for Research Computing (CRC)

    Assistant Research Professor

    cvardema@nd.edu
    911 Flanner Hall

    Charles F. Vardeman II is a computational scientist at the Center for Research Computing (CRC) and a research assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. He graduated from Notre Dame with a B.S. in chemistry and Ph.D. in theoretical chemistry, with a research focus on molecular dynamics simulations of nano-metallic and glassy-metallic systems. Since joining the CRC in 2009, Vardeman has pursued a research program focused on connecting data to computational models using linked data and semantic web principles. As part of this research, he has explored using an artificial intelligence-based approach called Ontology Design Patterns that aids in conceptualizing data and computational models facilitating greater integration and discovery. He is additionally interested in connecting knowledge representation to machine learning approaches via the application of emerging research in symbolic neural networks.

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  304. Joseph Venanzio

    Center for Research Computing (CRC)

    Research Programmer Associate

    Joseph Venanzio

    Center for Research Computing (CRC)

    Research Programmer Associate

    jvenanzi@nd.edu
    831 Flanner Hall

    Joseph Venanzio joined the CRC as an associate research programmer in 2022. He is a contributing member of the Velocity Raptors software development team. His previous employment amplified his skills in the areas of Program Engineering and Full Stack development. He also graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Indiana University South Bend in May 2020.

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  305. Barbara A. Villarosa

    Notre Dame Energy (NDE)

    Business and Communications Program Director

    Barbara A. Villarosa

    Notre Dame Energy (NDE)

    Business and Communications Program Director

    bvillaro@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-4776
    115B Stinson-Remick Hall

    Barbara Villarosa joined the Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame (ND Energy) in November 2006 as the Business and Communications Program Director. She has been a member of the Notre Dame family since October 2001, serving in various capacities within the Office of Human Resources, the Office of the Vice President for Graduate Studies and Research, and the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. Previous to Notre Dame, she spent over 15 years in healthcare administration, working with senior executives at both Beacon Health System (Indiana) and Trinity Health (Michigan). Throughout her career, Barbara has demonstrated expertise in program management and research administration, budget and financial planning, marketing and communications, and conference planning and organization. Barbara received her Bachelor of Science in Management and Administration from Indiana University, South Bend. She also completed the following certificate programs at the University of Notre Dame: Project Management, Leading with Impact, Frontline Supervision, and Research Administration, as well as the Fundamentals of Sponsored Projects Administration through the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA).

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  306. Alexander Vorobiev

    NDTL Propulsion & Power

    Senior Test Engineer

    Alexander Vorobiev

    NDTL Propulsion & Power

    Senior Test Engineer

    avorobie@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-9749
    202 Turbomachinery Laboratory, 1165 Franklin Street, Suite 200

    Alexander Vorobiev joined the NDTL in 2016 as a Senior Test Engineer. Alexander Vorobiev holds a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Notre Dame (2010) and M.S. in Applied Physics from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (1992).

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  307. Catherine Wagner

    Center for Broader Impacts (CBI)

    Education and Workforce Development Program Director

    Catherine Wagner

    Center for Broader Impacts (CBI)

    Education and Workforce Development Program Director

    cwagne10@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-3413
    307F Carole Sandner Hall

    Catherine Wagner serves as the Education and Workforce Development Program Director for the Center for Broader Impacts (CBI). She works to support the planning and implementation of the programmatic efforts housed within the CBI, including the campus-wide Research Experiences for Teachers program mentor training and the STEM Teacher Residencies program orientation. She also provides additional support to the CBI team by coordinating grant proposal workshops and special events, conducting literature reviews, and contributing to data collection, analysis, and dissemination on CBI-led grant projects. Catherine earned her Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences with an Interdisciplinary Minor in Poverty Studies from the University of Notre Dame in 2017 and her Master of Education from Notre Dame through the Alliance for Catholic Education in 2019. Prior to joining Notre Dame Research, she served as the Associate Program Director for the Center for STEM Education in the Institute for Educational Initiatives.

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  308. Photo of John Waller is missing

    John Waller

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Senior Research Contracts Program Manager

    John Waller

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Senior Research Contracts Program Manager

    jwaller2@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-0057
    N/A

    John Waller joined Notre Dame Research in 2022 as a Senior Research Contracts Program Manager, and is responsible for drafting, reviewing, and negotiating research-related agreements. John graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2008 with a bachelor's degree in Biology and Political Science, and received his juris doctor from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 2011. Prior to joining Notre Dame, John supported the research enterprise at UW-Madison in various administrative roles in the Office of Industry Relations, Office of Industrial Partnerships, and Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, and spent some time in the private sector as an Attorney at a small health technology law firm.

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  309. Brian Wanbaugh

    Environmental Change Initiative (ECI), Global Adaptation Initiative (GAIN)

    Program Manager

    Brian Wanbaugh

    Environmental Change Initiative (ECI), Global Adaptation Initiative (GAIN)

    Program Manager

    bwanbaug@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-9103
    713 Flanner Hall

    Brian Wanbaugh earned a Master of Environmental Sustainability from Indiana University Bloomington O’Neill School for Public and Environmental Affairs and also holds a B.A. in Sociology from Butler University (IN) and a Transition to Teaching Certificate from Indiana University South Bend. At Indiana University Bloomington, Brian focused on municipal sustainability initiatives and indicators, specifically in urban greening policies. He is interested in understanding the interlinked socio-ecological dimensions of climate change adaptation, including how forest conservation and climate change adaptation initiatives can be put in place and strengthened. Along with ND-GAIN, he will be working with Dr. Daniel Miller and FLARE (Forest & Livelihoods: Assessment, Research and Engagement) as the Program Manager at the University of Notre Dame. While not in the office, Brian enjoys hiking with his wife, finding new musical artists and gardening.

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  310. Photo of Aubrey Ward is missing

    Aubrey Ward

    Freimann Life Science Center (FLSC)

    Registered Veterinary Technician

    Aubrey Ward

    Freimann Life Science Center (FLSC)

    Registered Veterinary Technician

    award23@nd.edu
    P: 574-631-0873

    Aubrey began her career as a Registered Veterinary Technician at the Freimann Life Science Center in October 2023. She holds a degree in applied science of veterinary technology from Brown Mackie College. Her career in veterinary medicine has focused on small animals in private practice.

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  311. Jessica Weaver

    Senior Leadership Team

    Senior Administrative Assistant and Office Coordinator

    Jessica Weaver

    Senior Leadership Team

    Senior Administrative Assistant and Office Coordinator

    jweaver8@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-0635
    317 Main Building

    Jessica Weaver is the Senior Administrative Assistant and Office Coordinator for members of the Senior Leadership Team located in the Main Building. She assists with scheduling and planning NDR events. Jessica previously worked as a Research Technician for the Lu Lab in Biological Sciences. She received her B.S. in Biochemistry from Indiana University in 2022.

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  312. Matthew Webber

    Berthiaume Institute for Precision Health (BIPH)

    Acting Director

    Matthew Webber

    Berthiaume Institute for Precision Health (BIPH)

    Acting Director

    mwebber@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-4246
    105F McCourtney Hall

    Matthew J. Webber, the Keating-Crawford Collegiate Professor of Engineering and associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the University of Notre Dame, is director of the Berthiaume Institute for Precision Health. An internationally recognized expert in supramolecular engineering, Webber also serves as a concurrent associate professor in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry. His research focuses on applying supramolecular principles, leveraging defined and rationally designed non-covalent interactions, to prepare biomaterials and drug delivery technologies. Webber received a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern University under the direction of Prof. Samuel Stupp. Subsequently, he was an NIH NRSA postdoctoral fellow at MIT in the labs of Profs. Robert Langer and Daniel Anderson.

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  313. Tim Weber

    Eck Institute for Global Health (EIGH)

    Associate Director

    Tim Weber

    Eck Institute for Global Health (EIGH)

    Associate Director

    tweber5@nd.edu
    4143 Jenkins and Nanovic Halls

    Tim Weber is the associate director of the Eck Institute for Global Health (EIGH), where he leads a portfolio of strategic initiatives while overseeing day-to-day operations. Before joining EIGH, Tim served in the U.S. Navy for 33 years, specializing in healthcare management and resourcing, strategic planning, crisis management, and legislative affairs.

    Tim served in various executive leadership positions during his military career, including as the chief executive officer of the U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa, Japan. He also served as the U.S./NATO senior advisor to the Afghan National Police healthcare system and its surgeon general. Before his military retirement in 2022 at the rank of rear admiral, Tim led U.S. Navy Medicine’s Pacific Region. In this role, he oversaw 10 naval hospitals, two dental centers, and eight medical research and development laboratories in 11 countries and territories. Concurrently, Tim was responsible for the professional development of 3,100 Navy officers in 31 different clinical, scientific, and administrative specialties.

    A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, he also received a master of science degree from the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA. Tim completed Notre Dame’s Inspired Leadership Institute fellowship with studies in global health, international development, peace studies, and political science.

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  314. Heidi Wegner

    NDTL Propulsion & Power

    Senior Business Assistant

    Heidi Wegner

    NDTL Propulsion & Power

    Senior Business Assistant

    hmadigan@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-4796
    102 Turbomachinery Laboratory

    Heidi Wegner joined NDTL in 2019 as a business assistant. She manages the day to day operations in the front business office as well as coordinates travel, manages the internship program and handles purchasing and invoicing. Heidi is a 2006 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point with a fine arts degree in graphic design. Before joining NDTL, Heidi spent 4 years at Adidas in Indianapolis, IN.

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  315. MaryBeth Wegner

    IDEA Center

    Derisking Manager

    MaryBeth Wegner

    IDEA Center

    Derisking Manager

    mwegner2@nd.edu
    355 Leighton And Quinn Halls

    MaryBeth Wegner is the Derisking Manager at The IDEA Center at the University of Notre Dame. She and her team focus on Problem Validation and Customer Validation, ensuring that the ideas coming through the Center are solving critical problems for one or more customer segments, and that those customers will buy the solution.

    MaryBeth joined the IDEA Center from the oil & gas industry where, as a geologist, she worked for a couple oil & gas companies before moving to the service sector. In her roles in software Technical Sales Management she focused on problem discovery, customer needs & wants, and solving the problems through a customer-first, empathetic approach that created trust, strong relationships, and repeat-customers.

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  316. Brandon Welsch

    IDEA Center

    Graphic Designer

    Brandon Welsch

    IDEA Center

    Graphic Designer

    bwelsch2@nd.edu
    159G Leighton and Quinn Halls

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  317. Michael Wentzel

    NDTL Propulsion & Power

    Turbomachinery Designer

    Michael Wentzel

    NDTL Propulsion & Power

    Turbomachinery Designer

    mwentzel@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-9745
    202 Turbomachinery Laboratory, 1165 Franklin Street, Suite 200

    Michael Wentzel was born in South Bend, Indiana. During his time at LaSalle High School one of the classes he enjoyed was drafting. After a year and a half, his teacher recommended him to the instructor of the ICT group, which placed students with work in the trade industry. Soon after, he interviewed for a job using AutoCAD. Never having used AutoCAD during his classes in school, he ended up getting the job in October 1984 and has been using various CAD systems his whole career.

    Outside of work, Mike spent his early years bowling and spending time with his family. Now in his later years, he still spends time with the family and travels with his wife, Kathie. All though they do not travel far, he enjoys exploring places they have never been.

    During the summer months, he spends time at his in-law’s cottage at the lake, watching the boats and others fishing. He enjoys the peaceful time at the lake, especially in the mornings when it is quiet. Overall, Mike is dedicated to his work and family.

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  318. Shaun Whitfield

    Center for Research Computing (CRC)

    Research Programmer Associate

    Shaun Whitfield

    Center for Research Computing (CRC)

    Research Programmer Associate

    swhitfie@nd.edu
    832O Flanner Hall

    Shaun Whitfield started at the CRC as an intern and later joined the team as a full-time developer. He graduated from Indiana University South Bend with a bachelor's degree in computer science. Prior to coming to the CRC, Shaun worked in IT for a non-profit called Church World Service and volunteered as an instructor for the South Bend Code School where he taught introductory web design to kids and teenagers. Shaun grew up in the area and currently resides in Mishawaka with his wife and two daughters. In his spare time, Shaun enjoys games of all kinds and spending time with his family.

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  319. Katrina Wicks

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Grants Program Manager

    Katrina Wicks

    Research Administration and Compliance

    Grants Program Manager

    kwicks1@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-1203
    940 Grace Hall

    Katrina Wicks is a Grants Program Manager, having joined Notre Dame Research in 2015. Currently, she is responsible for providing post-award management services for faculty in departments within the Colleges of Science and Arts and Letters. She also supports the ICTSI (Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute) program. Katrina is a proud Domer, having received a Master’s Degree in Executive Masters of Nonprofit Administration from University of Notre Dame. She received a Bachelor of Arts in public relations and Sociology from Valparaiso University. Prior to coming to Notre Dame, Katrina supported inner-city education in Indianapolis as the Grants Manager for the first turnaround school operator in secondary education in Indiana.

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  320. Robert Wieck

    Center for Research Computing (CRC)

    Software Product Specialist

    Robert Wieck

    Center for Research Computing (CRC)

    Software Product Specialist

    rwieck@nd.edu
    Website
    828F Flanner Hall

    Robert Wieck joined the Center for Research Computing (CRC) in 2014 as an associate research programmer developing for the VectorBase project, which he continues to develop and leads. He holds a B.S. in mathematics from Grand Valley State University and two computer programming certificates from Indiana University South Bend. Prior to working at the CRC, Wieck was a high school mathematics teacher.

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  321. Daniel Williams

    Radiation Lab (Rad Lab)

    Scientific Instrumentation Engineer

    Daniel Williams

    Radiation Lab (Rad Lab)

    Scientific Instrumentation Engineer

    dwilli30@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-8205
    120B Radiation Research Building

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  322. Rick Williams

    NDTL Propulsion & Power

    IT Solutions Consultant

    Rick Williams

    NDTL Propulsion & Power

    IT Solutions Consultant

    Rick.Williams@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-6396
    M: 574-631-6396
    100 White Field Research Building

    Rick joined NDTL in 2010, where he currently serves as the IT Solutions Consultant. Before taking the role in IT, Rick worked for 9 years as a Turbomachinery Technician for NDTL supporting running and building test programs for the group. In his current role, Rick solely leads all IT support functions for the group including server management, data security and compliance, hardware specifications and purchasing, remote systems management, AV, hardware repair, and networking. Before coming to Notre Dame, Rick worked in mostly technical fields such as repairing large electric motors while he was an apprentice for Koontz Wagner electric out of South Bend as well as working as a technician for Jordan Toyota in Mishawaka.

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  323. Douglas Wise

    NDTL Propulsion & Power

    Senior Technical Program Manager

    Douglas Wise

    NDTL Propulsion & Power

    Senior Technical Program Manager

    dwise1@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-3543
    202 Turbomachinery Laboratory

    Douglas Wise joined NDTL in November 2020 as Project Leader for the Carrier alternative working fluids test cell construction project. He now serves as Sr. Technical Program Manager responsible for schedule, budget and customer relationship on several turbine testing programs. Douglas is a 1986 graduate of the University of Dayton with a degree in mechanical engineering. Before joining NDTL, Douglas spent 32 in the aerospace industry with Honeywell International in various project engineering, product development and customer service engineer roles. While with Honeywell he also earned an Executive MBA degree in 2009 from the University of Notre Dame.

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  324. James Wittendorf

    iNDustry Labs

    Engineer-in-Residence, iNDustry Labs

    James Wittendorf

    iNDustry Labs

    Engineer-in-Residence, iNDustry Labs

    jwittend@nd.edu
    M: 5746063026
    157B Leighton And Quinn Halls

    Jim Wittendorf is an Engineer-in-Residence at iNDustry Labs. In this capacity, he serves as a problem solver, translator, and bridge-builder for companies in the region. He regularly visits companies, articulates industry challenges, and identifies available resources through the LIFT Network to help drive regional industry advancement.

    Jim’s extensive experience in advanced manufacturing and electronics spans over 30 years with engineering leadership and product design roles with several leading automotive sensor companies including CTS, American Electronic Components, Siemens VDO, and Continental Automotive.

    Most recently, Jim was the Director of Engineering Core Competencies at CTS Corporation, where he was responsible for the global execution of core enabling technologies used by product lines for application in their end products. He also helped to significantly expand CTS’ cooperative education program through LIFT Network and EARN Indiana programs. Prior to joining CTS, he served as Director of Global Process Engineering at Harman International.

    Jim holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Tri-State University and a Masters of Business Administration from Bethel University.

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  325. Kristi Wojciechowski

    Research Planning and Business Operations

    Finance and Administration Program Director

    Kristi Wojciechowski

    Research Planning and Business Operations

    Finance and Administration Program Director

    kwojciec@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-3061
    904A Grace Hall

    Kristi Wojciechowski joined Notre Dame Research in 2021 as the Finance and Administration Program Director. In this role, she manages financial, operational, and human resources functions for units reporting to the Vice President for Research. Before joining Notre Dame Research, Kristi spent eight years at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, serving as the Business Manager for the past five years. Kristi earned a Bachelor of Science in Business from Indiana University South Bend and double majored in Finance and Business Management.

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  326. Danielle Wood

    Environmental Change Initiative (ECI), Global Adaptation Initiative (GAIN)

    Project Director

    Danielle Wood

    Environmental Change Initiative (ECI), Global Adaptation Initiative (GAIN)

    Project Director

    dwood5@nd.edu
    Website
    P: +1 574-631-1442
    712 Flanner Hall

    Danielle Wood received her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Urban and Regional Planning with a minor in public management. She also holds her M.S. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her B.S. from Purdue University. Her dissertation research examined how quality of life and sustainability indicator systems have been used to facilitate change in local communities, and how engagement strategies, organizational capacities, and structural design are part of building collective impact. Wood has research interests in community engagement, asset-based community development, collective impact, and resilience planning and evaluation.

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  327. Elizabeth Wood

    Eck Institute for Global Health (EIGH)

    Director of Master of Science in Global Health (MSGH) Program

    Elizabeth Wood

    Eck Institute for Global Health (EIGH)

    Director of Master of Science in Global Health (MSGH) Program

    ewood4@nd.edu
    921 Flanner Hall

    Elizabeth “Liz” Wood currently serves as the Director of the Master of Science in Global Health program within the Eck Institute of Global Health, where she is also an Associative Professor of Practice. She is joining Notre Dame from the University of Florida where she was a Clinical Assistant Professor and served as the Director of Public Health Outreach and Engagement for the College of Public Health & Health Professions, and the Bachelor of Public Health Program Director for five years prior to that.

    As a scholar, instructor, and administrator, Dr. Wood builds human and institutional capacity to foster engagement within low- and middle-income countries. Her areas of specialization include integrating community-based participatory research within service learning, innovations in teaching and learning through international collaboration, and field research methods and building capacity in low-resourced contexts.

    Dr. Wood’s research has engaged populations through community-based participatory research methods to provide voices to marginalized areas of need. Her background in development informs her global health research in maternal and child health, WASH, nutrition, and gender dynamics. In the classroom, her students are able to see this applied global public health work as well as participate through experiential learning (e.g. study abroad, practicum, and virtual exchange). As an active contributor to internationalizing higher education, her field courses are grounded in systems-based methods to generate alternative solutions to complex challenges that impact individuals in diverse contexts, while also seeking the comparative potential to connect ideas and ingenuity through global collaboration. Through this model she has been able to provide funded research opportunities for students to develop interdisciplinary research skills that will be required of the next generation of change agents. 

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  328. Aviva Wulfsohn

    Harper Cancer Research Institute (HCRI)

    Administrative Coordinator

    Aviva Wulfsohn

    Harper Cancer Research Institute (HCRI)

    Administrative Coordinator

    awulfsoh@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-4100
    A200 Harper Hall

    As the Administrative Coordinator, Aviva Wulfsohn assists the Directors of HCRI in various capacities and also coordinates aspects of HCRI events. 

    Prior to joining HCRI, Aviva was the administrative coordinator for the Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development in the Keough School of Global Affairs. There she oversaw the administrative operations of NDIGD and supported logistics for training programs and events; managed department databases; assisted with proposal development and reporting; and contributed to department communication efforts.

    Aviva joined Notre Dame in 2012 in the Office of Information Technologies as a learning management technician. She developed and maintained documentation for the Sakai Learning Management system, while also assisting faculty and staff through consultations and workshops. Aviva also worked as a database coordinator in the University's Department of Development. Prior to Notre Dame, Aviva was a technical writer for many years, working primarily in software development environments.

    Aviva holds a bachelor's degree in human resources and family studies from the University of Illinois and a Master of Education from Loyola University Chicago.

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  329. Mackenzie Young

    IDEA Center

    Student Team Event Coordinator & Administrative Support

    Mackenzie Young

    IDEA Center

    Student Team Event Coordinator & Administrative Support

    myoung26@nd.edu
    370F Leighton And Quinn Halls

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    Stanley Zee

    IDEA Center

    Managing Principal, Pit Road Fund

    Stanley Zee

    IDEA Center

    Managing Principal, Pit Road Fund

    szee@nd.edu
    352 Leighton And Quinn Halls

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  331. (Pierre) Dominique Zephyr

    Children's Environmental Health Initiative (CEHI)

    Statistician

    (Pierre) Dominique Zephyr

    Children's Environmental Health Initiative (CEHI)

    Statistician

    pzephyr@nd.edu
    1022 Flanner Hall

    Dominique Zéphyr serves as a statistician at CEHI. His responsibilities include supporting the development and application of statistical methods to assess how environmental and social exposures affect health and developmental outcomes across time and space. He is involved in the design, planning, and implementation of research projects and data analysis. Before joining CEHI, from 20012 to 2020, he worked as a Senior Data Analyst in the Applied Statistics Lab (ASL), a unit of the Dr. Bing Zhang Department of Statistics at the University of Kentucky. He has been a core research team member of the National Longitudinal Survey of Public Health Systems (NALSYS) and the National Health Security Preparedness Index, projects funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). At the Applied Statistics Lab, he also provided statistical support to faculty and graduate students across campus. From 2006 to 2012, Dominique Zéphyr worked as a Chief Data Analyst and Research Coordinator for the Latin American Public Opinion Project (LAPOP), a unit of the Political Science Department at Vanderbilt University that carries out public opinion surveys in 26 countries in the Americas, including the United States and Canada. He has received specialized training on survey sampling, analysis of complex sample survey data, multi-level modelling, structural equation modeling, and analysis of experimental and non-experimental data at the University of Michigan. He completed his graduate studies at Vanderbilt University, where he obtained two Master’s degrees, one in Economics, and the other in Latin American Studies.

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  332. Maksym Zhukovskyi

    Integrated Imaging Facility (IIF)

    TEM Program Director

    Maksym Zhukovskyi

    Integrated Imaging Facility (IIF)

    TEM Program Director

    mzhukovs@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-0226
    M: +1 574-220-2015
    233 Stinson-Remick Hall

    Maksym Zhukovskyi joined Notre Dame Research in 2019 and is the Program Director of TEM imaging in the Notre Dame Integrated Imaging Facility. He is responsible for the oversight of the TEM facility, developing protocols, methods, and procedures for use on the TEM instruments, maintaining instrumentation, as well as training individuals both internal and external to the University of Notre Dame. Maksym also provides administrative support to the Director of the NDIIF, as well as other senior leadership.

    Before joining NDR, Maksym earned a PhD with a major in surface chemistry and nanomaterials from the University of Notre Dame. In general, his strengths lie in the colloidal synthesis, modification and characterization of novel low dimensional inorganic nanomaterials for optical, electronic, and photocatalytic applications.

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  333. Christina Zimmerman

    Research Administration and Compliance

    IACUC and IBC Program Coordinator

    Christina Zimmerman

    Research Administration and Compliance

    IACUC and IBC Program Coordinator

    nzimmer2@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-8159
    940 Grace Hall

    Nina Zimmerman joined the Notre Dame Research in 2019 as the IACUC and IBC Program Coordinator. She is primarily responsible for assisting investigators in the preparation of IACUC and IBC applications, as well as coordinating those applications for presentation to the IACUC and IBC at scheduled monthly meetings. Nina is a 2015 graduate of North Carolina State University, with a bachelor’s degree in Zoology. Before arriving at Notre Dame, she worked as an IACUC assistant for 2.5 years with NC State University.

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  334. Alisa Zornig Gura

    Center for Broader Impacts (CBI)

    Associate Director

    Alisa Zornig Gura

    Center for Broader Impacts (CBI)

    Associate Director

    azornig2@nd.edu
    P: +1 574-631-8175
    100S Carole Sandner Hall

    Alisa Zornig Gura joined Notre Dame Research in 2023 as the Associate Director in the Center for Broader Impacts (CBI). She is responsible for overseeing CBI's daily operations and consulting with faculty and proposal teams about broader impacts opportunities to enhance the societal benefits of their research efforts. Alisa graduated from Indiana University South Bend with a Master of Public Affairs and a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. Before joining Notre Dame Research, she gained experience in academic community engagement at Notre Dame as Managing Director of the College of Engineering's Center for Civic Innovation, Science and Engineering Academic Community Engagement Program Manager in the Center for Social Concerns/College of Science/College of Engineering, and Executive Director of the Northern Indiana Regional Science and Engineering Fair. In addition, her committee and volunteer work include broadening participation of underrepresented groups in STEM.

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