• NDConnect 2014 finalists announced

    16 students have been named as finalists in the October 17 undergraduate research competition in nanotechnology

  • Multi-Chamber Sputtering System in ND Nanofabrication Facility

  • Prof. Ryan Roeder Research Lab

    TEM micrograph of silica encapsulated gold nanoparticles prepared by postdoctoral researcher Prakash Nallathamby and used as targeted probes for medical imaging research

  • Research Symposium

    NDnano Undergrad Research Fellows Showcase Summer Projects

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

  • 9.22.14: Finalists announced in NDConnect 2014 undergrad nanotechnology research competition. 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
  • 5.5.14: Michael Niemier among faculty honored for teaching excellence. More
  • 4.28.14: Eggleson speaks on societal trends influencing access to dual-use nanotechnologies. More
  • 4.25.14: Bilgicer research targets cancer. More
  • 4.23.14: Notre Dame faculty organize discussion of emerging transistor technologies. More
  • 4.16.14: Grace Xing named 2014 ISCS Young Scientist. More
  • 4.14.14: ND-Tyndall workshop explores collaboration opportunities. More
  • 4.1.14: Physics researchers provide new insights into quantum dynamics and quantum chaos. More
  • 3.31.14: ND Integrated Imaging Facility announces awards for best imaging publications. More
  • 3.28.14: NDnano to sponsor 14th International Workshop on Cellular Nanoscale Networks and their Applications, July 29-31. Conference website
  • 3.28.14: Congratulations! 2014 NDnano Undergraduate Research Fellowship recipients announced. More
  • 3.20.14: NDnano names David Balkin as managing director. More
  • 3.10.14: Notre Dame researchers discover new 2-D quasicrystals with unusual five-fold symmetry. More



ND Energy Center Seminar: The Materials Science Center at NREL: Multiscale Materials Design for the Nation's Clean Energy Future


Location: Room 200, Main Building

Dr. Nancy Haegel (ND '81)
Center Director, Materials Science Center
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory is the U.S. Department of Energy’s primary national laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficient research and development. The Materials Science Center, within the Materials and Chemical Science and Technology Directorate, provides fundamental and applied materials science discovery and problem-solving in support of the nation’s energy and environmental goals. Dr. Haegel will highlight recent activity in the Center’s areas of focus, including materials physics, electronic structure theory, microscopy and imaging, interfacial and surface science, materials discovery and thin film materials science and processing for photovoltaics and other energy applications. NREL works with a wide range of organizations, including universities, industry and other national laboratories, and Dr. Haegel will review mechanisms for collaboration and identify emerging partnership areas.…

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NDnano Center Meeting


Location: 258 Fitzpatrick Hall

Faculty presenters: Molly Scheel, Basar Bilgicer, Pinar Zorlutuna 

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IEEE/NDnano Photonics Symposium


Location: ND Room, LaFortune Student Center

Presentations by ND grad students and postdocs on electronic devices, photonic devices & integration, 2D crystals & low-dimensional systems, biophotonics & applied photonics, nanomagnetics 

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