• Notre Dame-Purdue Symposium on Soft Matter & Polymers

  • 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


Notre Dame-Purdue symposium encourages networking, collaboration opportunities in soft materials and polymer research

Author: Heidi Deethardt

Notre Dame’s third annual symposium on soft materials research was expanded this year to a two-university event.  On October 8, nearly 70 faculty, postdoc and student researchers attended the first Notre Dame-Purdue Symposium on Soft Matter & Polymers at Notre Dame’s Eck Visitors Center.

“The symposium functions as a platform to share research between schools in Indiana, to network between research groups, and to seek opportunities for collaboration,” said event co-organizer Haifeng Gao, Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at Notre Dame.  “We plan to include other nearby research universities in future events, such as the next one at Purdue University,” said event co-organizer Jianguo Mei, Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Purdue University.…

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Collaboration yields new understanding of nano properties needed to build new materials

Author: Gene Stowe

A collaboration between Jon Camden, an associate professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, David Masiello of the University of Washington, and Philip Rack of the University of Tennessee has directly observed hybridized magnetic resonances in plasmonic nanostructures for the first time. The achievement is a critical step toward developing materials that interact with light in unexpected ways and that may someday cloak military equipment throughout the visible spectrum or underlie future PV technology optimized to capture energy from the sun’s infrared rays. 

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Indiana CTSI Notre Dame Retreat 2016


Location: Jordan Hall of Science

Presentation Topics: Community Health Engagement Program • Global Health • Molecular Therapeutics • Rare & Neglected Diseases • Team Science • Core Facilities

All are welcome to attend the Indiana CTSI Notre Dame Retreat on Friday, October 21, 2016 in the Jordan Hall of Science

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Fall Undergraduate Research Fair


Location: Jordan Hall Galleria

NDnano will participate in this year's Fall Undergraduate Research Fair, October 27 at Jordan Hall. Stop by our table between 7:00 and 8:00 pm to learn more about paid and unpaid undergraduate research opportunities for summer 2017!

More information about the Fair

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