Notre Dame's Center for Nano Science and Technology

NDnano is a world-class, collaborative research center that includes faculty from seven departments across the colleges of Engineering and Science. The Center is focused on developing, characterizing, and applying new nanotechnology-based materials, processes, devices, and solutions that will better society.

NDnano’s mission is to promote, enable, and advance multidisciplinary nanotechnology education and research to include:

  • defining, manipulating, and controlling the properties of new nano-materials
  • collaborating with peer universities, industry, and government to accelerate advances in the field of nano science
  • developing solutions and applications that help address society's global issues while representing a force for good in the discussion on the ethics and possible societal impacts of the new science

In the News

  • 10.13.15: Steep transistors workshop gathers experts from around the world. More
  • 10.7.15: Researchers use nanotechnology to fight breast cancer. More
  • 10.1.15: NDnano announces finalists for NDConnect 2015 undergrad research competition. More
  • 9.22.15: Prashant Kamat named to Thomson Reuters list of Highly Cited Researchers. More
  • 9.16.15: Record highs for Notre Dame research funding. More
  • 9.11.15: Introducing Mary Galvin, dean of the College of Science. More
  • 9.9.15: Registration, abstract submission now open for ND Symposium on Electronics and Photonics. More
  • 9.8.15: New awards stimulate cutting-edge biomedical and environmental research at Notre Dame. More
  • 9.8.15: New oxide offers promising options for low-voltage, high-performance transistors. More
  • 9.8.15: Steven Schmid and David Hoelzle receive America Makes grants. More
  • 9.3.15: Faculty research support grants from Notre Dame Research now open for applications; due October 26. More
  • 8.31.15: Anthony Hoffman receives NSF Early Career Award. More
  • 8.25.15: Marya Lieberman awarded USAID grant seeded by CTSI Core Pilot Program. More
  • 7.28.15: Pinar Zorlutuna and Joel Boerckel receive CTSI awards. More
  • July 2015: Buck Bourdon - The boy who built his sister a time machine. More
  • 7.15.15: David Go to receive inaugural ECS Toyota Young Investigator Award. More
  • 7.15.15: New paper co-authored by Haifeng Gao describes novel synthesis of hyperbranched polymers. More
  • 7.7.15: Peter Kogge receives Gauss Award. More
  • 6.19.15: Research spotlight - Dr. David Go: The Plasma-Water Interaction: Evidence of Things Not Easily See. More
  • 6.16.15: Mary Galvin appointed dean of the College of Science. More
  • 6.9.15: Molly Duman Scheel receives Grand Challenges Explorations Grant. More  |  WSBT news item
  • 6.4.15: Marya Lieberman receives inaugural Partners for Progress Prosperity Award from the American Chemical Society. More
  • 6.4.15: William Phillip named to 2015 Class of DuPont Young Professors. More
  • 6.2.15: Join NDnano and Notre Dame Research at the June 5 Roam the Dome Reunion Event. More
  • 5.12.15: NDnano now accepting applications for NDConnect undergraduate research competition. More
  • 5.7.15: Gregory Snider receives Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C., Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. More
  • 5.1.15: NDnano's Susan Fullerton to join University of Pittsburgh's Swanson School of Engineering. More
  • 4.30.15: Profs. Orlov, Boerckel and Fay receive Internal Grants Program Awards from Notre Dame Research. More
  • 4.23.15: NDIIF announces awards for best imaging publications. More
  • 4.14.15: Winners announced in NDNF Olympus Optical Micrograph Competition. More
  • 4.8.15: NDnano announces recipients of the 2015 NDnano Undergraduate Research Fellowships. More
  • 4.7.15: IBM's John E. Kelly III among leaders receiving honorary degrees at ND's 2015 Commencement in May. More
  • 3.25.15: NDnano to host April 22 documentary screening of "Fixed: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement" More
  • 3.25.15: NDnano hosts Kurt J. Lesker short course on vacuum technology and physical vapor deposition. More
  • 3.24.15: Notre Dame’s College of Engineering to educate students to meet 'Grand Challenges' More
  • 2.6.15: Greg Hartland elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. More
  • 2.1.15: Register now for FREE Kurt J. Lesker Co. one-day short course on vacuum technology and physical vapor deposition. More
  • 1.19.15: Call for student abstracts for College of Science Joint Annual Meeting (COS-JAM). More
  • 1.13.15: Applications now being accepted for summer 2015 NDnano Undergraduate Research Fellowships. More
  • 12.23.14: Memorial dedicated for Saint Mary's student Ziqi Zhang. More
  • 12.18.14: New Notre Dame paper offers novel insights into pathogen behavior. More
  • 12.12.14: Morten Eskildsen named a Fellow for the American Physical Society. More
  • 12.8.14: Notre Dame’s Reilly Center releases 2015 List of Emerging Ethical Dilemmas and Policy Issues in Science and Technology. More
  • 12.3.14: Notre Dame spin-out company wins big at International Conference on Micro-Electronics. More
  • 11.20.14: Gary Bernstein named 2014 Indiana Master of Innovation. More | South Bend Tribune
  • 11.18.14: Inside Indiana Business - Forbes: "There's a lot happening here" More
  • 11.18.14: ND hosts first annual Soft Polymer Materials Symposium. More
  • 11.3.14: Prashant Kamat named a Pravasi Fellow. More
  • 10.30.14: Northwestern student takes top prize in ND’s national undergraduate nanotech research competition. More
  • 10.29.14: Naughton gift fuels research on both sides of the Atlantic. More
  • 10.27.14: Notre Dame’s junior faculty achieve record success in nationally competitive awards. More
  • 10.27.14: Nano Impacts Public Lecture: "Is Responsible Nanotechnology Doomed to Failure?" More
  • 10.22.14: Jena receives 2014 MBE Young Investigator Award. More
  • 10.03.14: Groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate $35 million gift from McCourtneys for research facility. More
  • 9.22.14: Finalists announced in NDConnect 2014 undergrad nanotechnology research competition. More
  • 9.19.14: Notre Dame reports highest level of research funding in a non-stimulus year. More
  • 8.26.14: Two-time NDnano undergrad fellow publishes research on polymer electrolytes for batteries. More
  • 8.12.14: Notre Dame paper offers insights into a new class of semiconducting materials. More
  • 7.31.14: Symposium to highlight campus-wide summer undergrad research. More
  • 7.17.14: Notre Dame researchers to collaborate with Micron for the development of two-dimensional memory. More
  • 7.2.14: Jason Hicks receives 2014 CAREER Award. More



NDnano Center Meeting


Location: McNeill Room, LaFortune Student Center


Anthony Hoffman
Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering
Topic:  "New emitters for the mid- and far-infrared using intersubband transitions"

In addition, Mike Westrate (Program Director, Graduate School Office of Grants and Fellowships) will provide additional detail on the services his office provides, the breadth of graduate fellowships available to U.S. and non U.S. students, and address misconceptions regarding fellowship application timing.…

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2nd Annual Notre Dame Soft Polymer Materials Symposium & Poster Session


Location: Jordan Hall of Science - Room 322 and Galleria

The 2nd Annual Notre Dame Soft Polymer Materials Symposium and Poster Session will be held on Thursday, October 22, 2015 at Jordan Hall.  This one-day symposium addresses the general synthesis and characterization of synthetic soft materials and their broad application in biomedical fields.

In addition, the symposium will include a Science Forum and Tour targeting the participation of local high school and college students/teachers.…

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Notre Dame Symposium on Electronics and Photonics


Location: Room 310 • Jordan Hall of Science

We are pleased to announce the University of Notre Dame Symposium on Electronics and Photonics:

Thursday, October 22
12:30 - 5:00pm
310 Jordan Hall

The symposium is an excellent opportunity for researchers to share their latest results and to learn about research in the local community. Contributed talks will be 10 minutes long with 2 minutes for questions. Student presenters will be considered for Best Presentations, with cash prizes totaling $900. The topics for this year's symposium include:…

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