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. Check back in mid-January for application information on the 2015 NURF program.

2014 NURF Program

Margaret Best 2014 NURF

The 2014 application information is provided below for reference only. The 2015 application process will open mid-January. 

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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