Research

Higher Education Committee

Funding research in tight times

June 12, 2018

Research dollars will benefit all of North Dakota, University system officials tell legislators

Speaking to an audience at the Fargo Civic Center, UND President Mark Kennedy made his case for statewide research investment concerning UAS development. While other states have the means, North Dakota has the collaborative spirit, according to Kennedy. Photo by Connor Murphy/UND Today.

Kennedy: research universities key to staying ahead of unmanned curve

June 5, 2018

UND President among featured speakers at regional Drone Focus Conference in Fargo

The three ILMH 14 day mission crew, from left to right: UND biomechanical engineering student Nelio Nascimento; mission commander and UND Space Studies grad student Prabhu Victor; and Michael Castro, MD, a physician from Florida and the mission’s medical officer. Juan Pedraza/UND image

Demystifying Mars without leaving home

May 22, 2018

UND ‘Mars’ explorers emerge from two-weeks in sealed habitat after latest mission to test long-duration stays on the Red Planet

Jason Laumb and the EERC, are working with industry partners on a $6-million project to determining the cost of installing a carbon-capture system at a coal-powered utility plant, the Milton R. Young Station power plant near Center, N.D., northwest of Bismarck. The idea is to use such a facility to caputure carbon dioxide and use it to enhance oil recovery by injecting it deep into the ground, where it would be forever stored. Image courtesy of Kari Suedel of the EERC.

Drilling into a new economy?

April 12, 2018

EERC scientist, industry partners go big with $6M carbon-capture project that could lead to new jobs and enhance oil recovery

Thomasine Heitkamp, a proessor in the College of Nursing & Professional Development, focuses on addiction and prevention. Photo by Jackie Lorentz/UND Today.

Grand Challenges: investments in State’s future

April 10, 2018

North Dakota Gov. Burgum hears from UND innovators about bold proposals meant to spur meaningful growth

Driving world-changing developments of UAS in a way that reflects UND's values is one of five bold Grand Challenges that UND as put upon itself to help generate opportunity in North Dakota, address social issues and diversity the state's economy.

Igniting opportunity

April 5, 2018

Grand Challenges proposal could propel state growth

And fitness for all

And fitness for all

April 3, 2018

John Fitzgerald’s ‘Faster, Higher, Stronger’ research for athletes carries message of better health and longer life for everyone

UND Energy Institue; Mike Mann; battery; Yong Hon; Dakota Lithium Batteries; research commercialization; Clean Republic. Photo by Tyler Ingham/UND Today.

Power to the pedal

March 29, 2018

Not your grandfather’s Duracell: revolutionary UND-developed battery propels everything from e-bikes to fish finders

Inspired by her previous research exploring how boomtown communities are affected by changing populations, Liz Legerski, UND associate professor of sociology, saw an opportunity to connect with other faculty who are also researching natural resources development and social impact. Her research will be one of 12  studies featured during Energy Research Week March 26-29 at UND. Photo by Jackie Lorentz./UND Today.

Making connections

March 22, 2018

UND Energy Research Week champions grand challenges

An international research team, including biomedical specialists at UND's School of Medicine & Health Sciences, have developed a synthetic molecule that can kill five deadly types of multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacteria with limited side effects.

Squashing the superbugs

March 22, 2018

UND researchers help develop synthetic molecule to fight multidrug-resistant bacteria

Kerryanne Leroux, an EERC senior chemical engineer and oilfield operations team lead, is heading up research on a  private-public research partnership involving carbon-capture techniques at a Richardton, N.D.-based ethanol plant.

Catch and decrease

March 22, 2018

EERC partners with private industry on energy sustainability research in southwestern North Dakota

Vice President for Research and Economic Development Grant McGimpsey has a plan for research excellence at UND but the hunt for external federal funding is challenging and highly competitive among the country’s research universities.  Photo by Jackie Lorentz/UND Today.

Seeds sown, research grown

March 13, 2018

Seed funding programs provide nearly $3 million to propel UND research community efforts

EERC's Ted Aulich (center) and fellow UND scientists, such as Julia Zhao and John Hurley, are working on a three-year, $3.2-million research project to reducing the amount of energy needed to produce ammonia and associated carbon dioxide emissions. Image courtesy of a Kari Suedel,   EERC.

Harnessing value by keeping it local

March 13, 2018

New project, spearheaded by UND’s EERC, could produce ammonia locally while saving energy and decreasing emissions

Casey Kohs (right), a master's student in English, explains her research, “Out of the Woods,” during Graduate Research Achievement Day 2018. She was one of more than 150 graduate students sharing their research, scholarship and creative activity. Photo by Jackie Lorentz/UND Today

Graduate student gravitas

March 8, 2018

GRAD 2018 fosters interdisciplinary collaboration & communication, showcases research enterprise

Geology PhD student Marie Bergelin displays the UND banner at the site of her mentor Jaakko Putkonen's NSF-funded ice core operation. He's director of the Harold Hamm School of Geology & Geological Engineering. Photo courtesy of Jaakko Putkonen.

The oldest ice on earth?

March 8, 2018

UND geomorphologist Jaakko Putkonen continues the hunt in Antarctica