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 is available at the following links:
2015 NURF program overview and application instructions (Provided for reference only.)
2015 NURF project descriptions (Provided for reference only.)
The application process for summer 2016 fellowships will open in January.
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.