• The Rise of Nanotechnology Research at Notre Dame

  • Undergraduate researchers recap their summer nanotechnology 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


Researchers to study the impact of toxic properties on the environment

Author: Brandi Klingerman

More advanced manufactured materials are being produced in the 21st century, including, for example, engineered nanoparticles whose exact impact on the environment and human health are unknown, but whose effects could be quite negative. To better understand such threats, researchers are using the Notre Dame Linked Experimental Ecosystem Facility (ND-LEEF) to study how these engineered nanoparticles will move and spread in the natural environment.

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Additive manufacturing may hold key to transforming nanomaterials into multifunctional devices

Author: Nina Welding

Yanliang Zhang and his team in the Advanced Manufacturing and Energy Lab are developing an innovative and highly scalable additive manufacturing process that may hold the key to transform the nanomaterials into multifunctional devices. Their work aims to fabricate high-performance and flexible energy harvesters, sensors and electronic devices.

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Naughton Fellowship Masters and PhD Deadline


Location: Online

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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Naughton Fellowship ESTEEM Program Deadline


Location: Online

Irish students can earn a Master's degree in one year through the Engineering, Science, and Technology Entrepreneurship Excellence Master's program, ESTEEM.

Applications close on Monday, February 26, 2018 by 11:59 p.m. 

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