• The Rise of Nanotechnology Research at Notre Dame

  • Undergraduate researchers recap their summer nanotechnology projects

Notre Dame's Center for Nano Science and Technology

NDnano is a world-class, collaborative research center that includes faculty from seven departments across the colleges of Engineering and Science. The Center is focused on developing, characterizing, and applying new nanotechnology-based materials, processes, devices, and solutions that will better society.

NDnano’s mission is to promote, enable, and advance multidisciplinary nanotechnology education and research to include:

  • defining, manipulating, and controlling the properties of new nano-materials
  • collaborating with peer universities, industry, and government to accelerate advances in the field of nano science
  • developing solutions and applications that help address society's global issues while representing a force for good in the discussion on the ethics and possible societal impacts of the new science


A New Class of Spin-Wave-Based Devices May Improve Overcrowded Electromagnetic Spectrum

Author: Nina Welding

Grocery stores. Coffee shops. Even some cities offer public WiFi. Add to those access points the number of private WiFi networks that exist and it’s easy to understand why the allocation and usage of the electromagnetic spectrum — the number of “channels” available for wireless communication — is stretched to its limits. The impending demand of machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices will put even more of a strain on spectrum usage. Possible solutions to this problem, such as dynamic spectrum access and cognitive radios, have been proposed but their success is based upon a more efficient use of the spectrum.

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NDnano Center Meeting


Location: 202 LaFortune


Prof. Matt Leevy
Research Associate Professor, Dept. of Biological Sciences
Director of Biological Imaging, Notre Dame Integrated Imaging Facility (NDIIF)
Title: "Strategies for in vivo imaging of nanoparticle constructs"

Prof. Yanliang Zhang
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

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