Fourteen student finalists from around the country competed in Notre Dame's fifth annual NDConnect undergraduate research contest. Students from Northwestern University, Hope College, and University of Nebraska took top honors.
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
Posters and presentations highlighted research on the synthesis, characterization, and applications of soft polymer materials on membrane separation, environmental remediation, cancer therapy, and advanced imaging and diagnostics.
Wolfgang Porod has been named the founding editor-in-chief of the new Open Access IEEE Nanotechnology Express (ENANO), a publication of the IEEE Nanotechnology Council.