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 application instructions and project descriptions

2017 NURF Program

2016 NURF Program

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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