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

  • 9.16.15: Record highs for Notre Dame research funding. More
  • 9.11.15: Introducing Mary Galvin, dean of the College of Science. More
  • 9.9.15: Registration, abstract submission now open for ND Symposium on Electronics and Photonics. More
  • 9.8.15: New awards stimulate cutting-edge biomedical and environmental research at Notre Dame. More
  • 9.8.15: New oxide offers promising options for low-voltage, high-performance transistors. More
  • 9.8.15: Steven Schmid and David Hoelzle receive America Makes grants. More
  • 9.3.15: Faculty research support grants from Notre Dame Research now open for applications; due October 26. More
  • 8.31.15: Anthony Hoffman receives NSF Early Career Award. More
  • 8.25.15: Marya Lieberman awarded USAID grant seeded by CTSI Core Pilot Program. More
  • 7.28.15: Pinar Zorlutuna and Joel Boerckel receive CTSI awards. More
  • July 2015: Buck Bourdon - The boy who built his sister a time machine. More
  • 7.15.15: David Go to receive inaugural ECS Toyota Young Investigator Award. More
  • 7.15.15: New paper co-authored by Haifeng Gao describes novel synthesis of hyperbranched polymers. More
  • 7.7.15: Peter Kogge receives Gauss Award. More
  • 6.19.15: Research spotlight - Dr. David Go: The Plasma-Water Interaction: Evidence of Things Not Easily See. More
  • 6.16.15: Mary Galvin appointed dean of the College of Science. More
  • 6.9.15: Molly Duman Scheel receives Grand Challenges Explorations Grant. More  |  WSBT news item
  • 6.4.15: Marya Lieberman receives inaugural Partners for Progress Prosperity Award from the American Chemical Society. More
  • 6.4.15: William Phillip named to 2015 Class of DuPont Young Professors. More
  • 6.2.15: Join NDnano and Notre Dame Research at the June 5 Roam the Dome Reunion Event. More
  • 5.12.15: NDnano now accepting applications for NDConnect undergraduate research competition. More
  • 5.7.15: Gregory Snider receives Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C., Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. More
  • 5.1.15: NDnano's Susan Fullerton to join University of Pittsburgh's Swanson School of Engineering. More
  • 4.30.15: Profs. Orlov, Boerckel and Fay receive Internal Grants Program Awards from Notre Dame Research. More
  • 4.23.15: NDIIF announces awards for best imaging publications. More
  • 4.14.15: Winners announced in NDNF Olympus Optical Micrograph Competition. More
  • 4.8.15: NDnano announces recipients of the 2015 NDnano Undergraduate Research Fellowships. More
  • 4.7.15: IBM's John E. Kelly III among leaders receiving honorary degrees at ND's 2015 Commencement in May. More
  • 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



Nano Impacts Discussion: Nanotechnology Policy - Evolving and Maturing (?)


Location: 258 Fitzpatrick Hall

Discussion leader:  Kathy Eggleson

Description:  Dr. Eggleson is one of the panelists at the American Chemical Society (ACS) Science & the Congress panel ‘Nanotechnology Policy: Evolving and Maturing’ held in Washington, D.C. on October 9, 2015. She will discuss the proceedings of this event with the community on October 12.  …

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NDnano Center Meeting


Location: McNeill Room, LaFortune Student Center


Anthony Hoffman
Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering…

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2nd Annual Notre Dame Soft Polymer Materials Symposium & Poster Session


Location: Jordan Hall of Science

The 2nd Annual Notre Dame Soft Polymer Materials Symposium and Poster Session will be held on Thursday, October 22, 2015 at Jordan Hall.  This one-day symposium addresses the general synthesis and characterization of synthetic soft materials and their broad application in biomedical fields.

In addition, the symposium will include a Science Forum and Tour targeting the participation of local high school and college students/teachers.…

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