About

More than 25 years ago, a handful of Notre Dame professors started the research initiatives that have blossomed into the Center for Nano Science and Technology (NDnano). Notre Dame’s “nano” research facilities started in a 600-square-foot converted classroom space. Today, the University’s leadership in the field has expanded to include 70-plus faculty affiliates, a 9,000 sq. ft clean room with state-of-the-art tools and equipment, and laboratories across campus that offer wide-ranging capabilities.

NDnano is where Notre Dame faculty, researchers, and students meet to broaden understanding, discuss multidisciplinary research opportunities, and shape future research directions.

Mission

Notre Dame’s Center for Nano Science and Technology promotes collaborative research in science and engineering to address unsolved scientific and technical questions with an aim to promote the greater good. Advances in imaging and characterization, multi-physics modeling, synthesis, growth, and nanofabrication are enabling breakthroughs in all science and engineering disciplines. NDnano is where Notre Dame faculty, researchers, and students meet to broaden understanding, discuss multidisciplinary research opportunities, and shape future research directions.

NDnano is part of Notre Dame Research.

Resources: What is nano?

Several online resources are available that define nanotechnology and explain the specifics, challenges, and current/potential applications of working at the nanoscale. A small sample follows: