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

News

Of Synergy and Science

Author: Andy Fuller

Change sometimes happens slowly, then all at once. On the northeast side of Notre Dame’s campus, a new quadrangle has emerged on space that seemingly just days ago was occupied by a parking lot and sidewalks. Anchoring this new quad on its east side is the state-of-the-art, 220,000 square foot McCourtney Hall of Molecular Science and Engineering. Its opening comes as shifts in the broader research community are hastening a change in how scientific discoveries are taking place.

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Applications Now Open for the Naughton Fellowships

Author: Joanne Fahey

The University of Notre Dame has opened its annual competition for the Naughton Fellowships. The prestigious international fellowships provide funding for exceptional Ph.D., masters, or undergraduate students with an aptitude for the STEM disciplines to complete research or study in Ireland or at Notre Dame.

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Fighting for Better Cancer Detection

Author: Brandi Klingerman

In the United States alone, there are nearly 240,000 breast cancer diagnoses each year, and one in eight women will develop breast cancer at some point in her lifetime. To date, mammograms are the best diagnostic technology for breast cancer. A mammogram’s ability to detect tumors at early stages has made breast cancer one of the most treatable forms of cancer, but there are still almost 50,000 missed diagnoses every year.

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Events

CV Deadline: CTSI Pre-Doctoral Training in Translational Research

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The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) is seeking applicants for special predoctoral training awards in translational research. In biomedical terminology translational research refers to what is popularly termed "bench to bedside", the process by which research in the lab "translates" into patient treatment. Translation may involve applying discoveries made during research (in the lab, through animal studies, etc.) to the development of clinical trials and studies in humans, or carrying out research aimed at enhancing the adoption of best practices, or both. These two types of translational research are usually described as consisting of either “T1 research” (basic biomedical research, e.g. study disease at a molecular or cellular level, as it progresses to the development of new treatment options at the clinical level) or “T2 research” (enhancing access to and the adoption of evidence- based strategies in clinical and community practice, institutionalizing programs, products, and services to improve health). These awards are aimed at predoctoral students whose research is at any point along this spectrum. Funding is for two years (with the 2nd year of funding contingent upon satisfactory progress).

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Seminar: Global Technology Outlook 2016 and the Role of Big Data in a Cognitive Business

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Location: Hesburgh Center Auditorium

Presented by Radha Ratnaparkhi
Vice President of Research Impact
IBM TJ Watson Research Center

The talk will focus on the journey of the Big Data initiative in commercial enterprises and the role it plays as a foundation for Cognitive Business Solutions. Current global technology trends with data and its applicability to the Internet of Things, as well as industry based examples of Big Data powering cognitive solutions, will be discussed.…

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Application Deadline: CTSI Pre-Doctoral Training in Translational Research

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Location:

The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) is seeking applicants for special predoctoral training awards in translational research. In biomedical terminology translational research refers to what is popularly termed "bench to bedside", the process by which research in the lab "translates" into patient treatment. Translation may involve applying discoveries made during research (in the lab, through animal studies, etc.) to the development of clinical trials and studies in humans, or carrying out research aimed at enhancing the adoption of best practices, or both. These two types of translational research are usually described as consisting of either “T1 research” (basic biomedical research, e.g. study disease at a molecular or cellular level, as it progresses to the development of new treatment options at the clinical level) or “T2 research” (enhancing access to and the adoption of evidence- based strategies in clinical and community practice, institutionalizing programs, products, and services to improve health). These awards are aimed at predoctoral students whose research is at any point along this spectrum. Funding is for two years (with the 2nd year of funding contingent upon satisfactory progress).

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