• April 22 • 7:00p • Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

    Free but ticketed event.

    Director Regan Brashear is scheduled to appear in person.

  • Kurt J. Lesker Co. presents short course at Notre Dame

  • Multi-Chamber Sputtering System in ND Nanofabrication Facility

  • ND leads the way in low-power microelectronics

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

  • 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

 

Events

Riley Lecture: Nanotechnology and Bioengineering in an Evolving Chemical Engineering World

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Location: Eck Visitors Center Auditorium

Presented by Nicholas A. Peppas
University of Texas at Austin

Abstract: Nanotechnology and Bioengineering, have evolved out of chemical engineering  because of the need to address important societal problems. Emphasis in such areas has led to the solution of complex chemical engineering problems that required non-newtonian flows, non-ideal thermodynamics, multicomponent systems, macromolecular analysis and diagnostic/intelligent responsive systems. The introduction of these fields brought up also an emphasis on translational research, product engineering, development of devices/systems and processes and an associated emphasis on applications and commercialization. An unfortunate result of these changes was a shift of Chemical Engineering from fundamentals to applied sciences. I examine the underlying reasons for this shift, with emphasis on changes in societal needs in the 1970s to translational research that started in the late 1980s. I examine the impact of these changes on ChE education, including the academic shift towards applied sciences and the de-emphasis of fundamentals. We address  new  educational and research directions that will provide a corrective path towards convergence in chemical engineering.…

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NDnano Center Meeting

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Location: McNeill Room, LaFortune Student Center

Center news and faculty research overviews

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