• Schultz Research Lab

    Studying protein receptor recognition relevant cellular signaling by leveraging enhancements associated with plasmon resonances in gold nano structures. Figure: Tip-enhanced Raman microscopy of functionalized nanoparticles provides new insight into protein ligand interactions in cells.

  • Notre Dame Nanofabrication Facility

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


Thirteen finalists selected for Notre Dame's 2016 undergraduate nanotech research competition

Author: Heidi Deethardt

The Center for Nano Science and Technology at the University of Notre Dame (NDnano) will host the following finalists who have been selected for the sixth annual NDConnect undergraduate nanotechnology research competition:

  • Joseph Burkhart, a senior studying chemistry at St. Olaf College. His research, conducted at Indiana University under the direction of Prof. Sara Skrabalak, is "Calculated packing-dependent optical behavior of Au octopods."  

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Panel on University and City Partnerships and Research


Location: McKenna Hall Auditorium, University of Notre Dame

Smart Cities. Big Ideas. National Partnerships: The MetroLab Network at Work in South Bend
Light Refreshments 3:30 - 4:00 p.m. in McKenna Atrium


Becca Blais, Vice President of the Student Body, University of Notre Dame


Martin O’Malley, Chair of MetroLab Network, 61st Governor of Maryland and 47th

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2016 Notre Dame Energy Week

Location: University of Notre Dame

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Mark your calendar for the 2016 Notre Dame Energy Week – October 3 to 7!

Celebrating its 10th year, the week will feature academic lectures and interactive events with the goal of increasing awareness of energy issues. This year’s emphasis will be on our own campus and many of the initiatives Notre Dame is taking to tackle the energy challenge here and around the world. It also will kick-off the Solar Series, which will be a series of discussions on solar energy, starting with a panel of experts in the field, and What’s It Really Like

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Notre Dame-Purdue Symposium on Soft Matter & Polymers and Poster Session


Location: Eck Visitors Center - Auditorium and Atrium

The Notre Dame-Purdue Symposium on Soft Matter & Polymers and Poster Session will be held on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at Eck Visitors Center at Notre Dame. 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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