Welcome to the University of Notre Dame’s Center for Nano Science and Technology.
With expert scientists, research facilities and the latest equipment, the University of Notre Dame’s Center for Nano Science and Technology is one of the leading nanotechnology centers in the world. Our mission is to understand how to manipulate and control the properties of materials, devices and their interface to living systems at the nanoscale. With this knowledge, we aim to be a force for good.
The Center for Nano Science and Technology promotes collaboration among participating faculty from seven departments, as well as industry, government and university partners.
UC-RIVERSIDE STUDENT CLAIMS FIRST PRIZE IN NDCONNECT NANOTECHNOLOGY POSTER SESSION. Claire Tran, an undergraduate student majoring in bioengineering at the University of California, Riverside, won first place and a $3,000 prize in the 2013 Competition in Nanoscience and Nanoengineering and Campus Tour (NDConnect). More.
NDnano SUMMER FELLOWSHIP RECIPIENTS RECAP RESEARCH PROJECTS. The NDnano Center awarded more than two dozen summer undergrad fellowships in 2013. The students have each summarized their research project. More.
NOTRE DAME RESEARCHERS REPORT DUAL APPROACH TO ACHIEVING RECORD TFET DEVICE PERFORMANCE. Researchers at the University of Notre Dame have produced tunnel field effect transistors (TFETs) with record-high drive current. The results were presented on December 12 at the International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM 2012) in San Francisco. The reported approach in realizing TFETs with record performance builds on previous work at Notre Dame, where the team created a new vertical structure. The new findings reported at IEDM show how to improve the TFET on-current in two ways. More
NOTRE DAME STUDY EXPLORES THE POTENTIAL BENEFITS AND THREATS OF NANOTECHNOLOGY RESEARCH, AND THE ASSOCIATED RESPONSIBILITIES OF RESEARCHERS. Every day scientists learn more about how the world works at the smallest scales. While this knowledge has the potential to help others, it’s possible that the same discoveries can also be used in ways that cause widespread harm. A new article in the journal Nanomedicine, authored by Kathleen Eggleson, a research scientist in Notre Dame's Center for Nano Science and Technology, and born out of a Federal Bureau of Investigation workshop held at the University of Notre Dame in 2012, tackles this complex "dual-use" aspect of nanotechnology research. More
NOTRE DAME TO BE PART OF $194 MILLION UNIVERSITY RESEARCH CENTER NETWORK FOCUSED ON NEXT-GENERATION MICROELECTRONICS. The University of Notre Dame has been selected to lead one of six new university microelectronics research centers that will share $194 million in funding from the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to support the continued growth and leadership of the U.S. semiconductor industry. Notre Dame's center is titled the Center for Low Energy Systems Technology (LEAST). More.
NOTRE DAME, PURDUE PHYSICISTS CREATE NOVEL NANOSTRUCTURE THAT HAS PROMISE FOR QUANTUM COMPUTATION. University of Notre Dame physicists Jacek Furdyna, the Aurora and Thomas Marquez Chair in Information Theory and Computer Technology; and Xinyu Liu, research assistant professor, have collaborated with Purdue physicist Leonid Rokhinson on constructing a novel nanostructure that has allowed them to observe a long-sought-after particle referred to as Majorana fermion. The existence of this particle was predicted by Ettore Majorana in the 1930s, but until now has eluded observation. More.