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 10-week fellowships for summer undergraduate research in the areas of nanoscience and nanoengineering. Complete information on the summer 2016 application process is available at the following links:

2016 NURF program overview and application instructions

2016 NURF project descriptions 

Applications will be accepted through February 5, 2016.

2015 NURF Program

2014 NURF Program

2013 NURF Program

2012 NURF Program


2011 NURF Program

2010 NURF Program

Library resources

The Hesburgh Libraries at Notre Dame have a variety of library resources available to assist students in their nanotechnology-related research.

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