Welcome to the University of Notre Dame’s Center for Nano Science and Technology.
With expert scientists, research facilities and the latest equipment, the University of Notre Dame’s Center for Nano Science and Technology is one of the leading nanotechnology centers in the world. Our mission is to understand how to manipulate and control the properties of materials, devices and their interface to living systems at the nanoscale. With this knowledge, we aim to be a force for good.
The Center for Nano Science and Technology promotes collaboration among participating faculty from seven departments, as well as industry, government and university partners.
POROD TO SERVE AS AAAS ANNUAL MEETING PANELIST. NDnano director Wolfgang Porod will be a featured panelist for a session titled "Nanoelectronics for Renewable Energy: How Nanoscale Innovations Address Global Needs" at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Feb. 13-17 in Chicago. More
APPLICATION PROCESS NOW OPEN FOR NDnano's SUMMER UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS. Looking for a summer research experience in the exciting fields of nanoscience and nanoengineering? The Center for Nano Science and Technology at Notre Dame is now taking applications for its 2014 NDnano Undergraduate Research Fellowship (NURF) program, with nearly 30 projects to choose from. Students from any college or university are welcome to apply for the 10-week fellowships. The stipend is $5,250, and the deadline for applications is February 7. More.
XING RECEIVES U.S. DOE'sADVANCED RESEARCH PROJECTS AGENCY-ENERGY GRANT. A team led by Huili (Grace) Xing, professor of electrical engineering at the University of Notre Dame, has been awarded a $2.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) program for projects aimed at developing next-generation power conversion devices that could dramatically transform how power is controlled and converted through the grid. More.
UC-RIVERSIDE STUDENT CLAIMS FIRST PRIZE IN NDCONNECT NANOTECHNOLOGY POSTER SESSION. Claire Tran, an undergraduate student majoring in bioengineering at the University of California, Riverside, won first place and a $3,000 prize in the 2013 Competition in Nanoscience and Nanoengineering and Campus Tour (NDConnect). More.
NOTRE DAME RESEARCHERS REPORT DUAL APPROACH TO ACHIEVING RECORD TFET DEVICE PERFORMANCE. Researchers at the University of Notre Dame have produced tunnel field effect transistors (TFETs) with record-high drive current. The results were presented on December 12 at the International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM 2012) in San Francisco. The reported approach in realizing TFETs with record performance builds on previous work at Notre Dame, where the team created a new vertical structure. The new findings reported at IEDM show how to improve the TFET on-current in two ways. More
NOTRE DAME STUDY EXPLORES THE POTENTIAL BENEFITS AND THREATS OF NANOTECHNOLOGY RESEARCH, AND THE ASSOCIATED RESPONSIBILITIES OF RESEARCHERS. Every day scientists learn more about how the world works at the smallest scales. While this knowledge has the potential to help others, it’s possible that the same discoveries can also be used in ways that cause widespread harm. A new article in the journal Nanomedicine, authored by Kathleen Eggleson, a research scientist in Notre Dame's Center for Nano Science and Technology, and born out of a Federal Bureau of Investigation workshop held at the University of Notre Dame in 2012, tackles this complex "dual-use" aspect of nanotechnology research. More