• Professor Gary Bernstein

    Named 2014 Indiana Master of Innovation by IEDC and Forbes, Inc.

  • NDnano Undergrad Researchers

    2014 summer research fellows share project highlights

  • NDConnect 2014 winners announced!

    16 students compete in ND's undergraduate research competition in nanotechnology

  • 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

  • 11.20.14: Gary Bernstein named 2014 Indiana Master of Innovation. More
  • 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
  • 6.23.14: Prashant Kamat named one of the world's most influential scientific minds by Thomson Reuters. More
  • 6.9.14: Peter Kogge receives 2014 Babbage Award. More
  • 6.3.14: Marya Lieberman receives Grand Challenges Explorations grant for research in global health and development. More
  • 5.23.14: Prashant Kamat receives Research Achievement Award at President's Dinner. More
  • 5.22.14: Lei Liu and THz Circuits and Systems group research featured in Electronics Letters. More
  • 5.22.14: NDnano fellowship students Kyle McCall and Craig Cahillane among top College of Science seniors. More
  • 5.15.14: Nanoelectronics pioneer Evelyn Hu to receive honorary degree at Notre Dame's 169th Commencement ceremony. More
  • 5.9.14 South Bend Tribune: NDnano fellowship student John Szajko among first nanotech grads at Ivy Tech. More
  • 5.9.14: Haifeng Gao receives research award from the Department of Army. More
  • 5.6.14: NDnano to sponsor 4th annual NDConnect undergraduate research contest. Apply by June 8. More

 

Events

NDnano Center Meeting

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Location: McNeill Room, LaFortune Student Center

Faculty presenters: Jeremy Fein…

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Nano Impacts Discussion

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Location: 258 Fitzpatrick Hall

Topic: Unexpected Societal Impacts of Globalizing Communication Technologies

For our January meeting, we will use a Level 3 (Allenby and Sarewitz) lens—where the contingencies and complexities of technological and human systems preclude prescience—to examine a 2015 snapshot of life with globalized communication technologies.  What have the unexpected benefits and drawbacks been?  How profoundly has society changed in ways attributable to the uses and misuses of these technologies?  Does what we have learned so far inform present and future stewardship?  In 2005, 2006, and 2007, Thomas L. Friedman published versions of The World is Flat:  A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century

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