Nanotechnology is what we make with our ability to image and manipulate matter at the nanoscale. (A nanometer is one billionth of a meter. A human hair is about 100,000 nanometers wide.) At this scale, matter is governed by quantum mechanics, and extraordinary new phenomena are manifest, like tunneling, spin, and superconductivity.
NDnano Undergraduate Research Fellowships (NURF)
Each year, NDnano awards several fellowships for up to 10 weeks of summer undergraduate research in the areas of nanoscience and nanoengineering.
The 2017 NURF application process is now closed. Application material is provided for reference only. Check back in January for summer 2018 research opportunities!
2017 NURF Program
2016 NURF Program
2015 NURF Program
2014 NURF Program
2013 NURF Program
2012 NURF Program
2011 NURF Program
- 2011 NURF Project Summaries
- Article: NDnano's undergrad fellows present research at summer poster sessions
- Articles: Saint Mary's College features NURF students, faculty
2010 NURF Program
The Hesburgh Libraries at Notre Dame have a variety of library resources available to assist students in their nanotechnology-related research.