Rooney Family Associate Professor of Engineering
With an appointment in the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering and a concurrent appointment in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Professor Go leads the Small Scale Research Laboratory at Notre Dame, whose research into energy, fluid, and charge transport from millimeter to nanometer scales has applications ranging from early-stage detection of cancer to green energy projects. As such, Professor Go is also involved with the Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame, the Mike and Josie Harper Cancer Research Institute, Advanced Diagnostics and Therapeutics, the Center for Nano Science and Technology, and the groundbreaking iLocater project, which seeks to identify earth-like, potentially life-sustaining planets within our galaxy.
A native of South Bend, Professor Go received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Notre Dame before joining General Electric Aviation as a design engineer in their Edison Engineering Development Program, during which time he also completed his MS in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Cincinnati. He then earned his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue and returned to Notre Dame as a faculty member in 2008.
Professor Go’s innovative and far-reaching work has been honored with an Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator Research Award (2010) and a prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2013), and he was recently named an inaugural Electrochemical Society Toyota Young Investigator Fellow.
The Rooney Family Professorship was established by Notre Dame Trustee Emeritus Phillip B. Rooney and his wife, Sue. A member of the Ireland Advisory Council and past member of the College of Engineering Advisory Council, Phil is the chairman of Claddagh Investments, a private investment firm.