• 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

Seminar - Reflections on Microscopy & Analysis: From Viewing the Small World to Leading on a Larger Stage

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Location: 126 DeBartolo Hall

Presented by David B. Williams, Ohio State University

Abstract: It is 150 years since Henry Sorby first viewed an alloy structure under a visible-light microscope and also invented micro-spectroscopy, the first combination of imaging and analytical techniques. I have spent my academic life studying alloys with various microscopy and spectroscopy techniques and recently was honored by the Henry Clifton Sorby Lifetime Achievement Award of the International Metallographic Society (IMS). “Lifetime” is a somewhat sobering adjective, so this timely confluence of anniversaries prompted me to think what I had learned in my professional life that might be of use to others, particularly younger academics and researchers early in their careers. By some standards, I have had a successful career spanning the range from assistant professor to president of a Carnegie Tier-I research university. So, rather than focusing on a historical microscopy talk (which is about all I am qualified to deliver) I will present lessons I have learned in the “bright field” of microscopy/materials research and the “dark field” of university administration and how each side can benefit from the other.…

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