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2014

 

Michael Niemier among faculty honored for teaching excellence

By: Nina Welding
May 5, 2014
Michael Niemier was among 21 Notre Dame faculty members who received Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C., Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.
Full story on faculty teaching awards

Eggleson speaks on societal trends influencing access to dual-use nanotechnologies

April 28, 2014
Dr. Kathleen Eggleson represented NDnano at the 5th Annual International Symposium “Biosecurity and Biosafety: Future Trends and Solutions.” Dr. Eggleson spoke as an international scientific expert on Societal Trends Influencing Access to Dual-Use Nanotechnologies by Non-State Actors and also served as co-chair of the roundtable session on Nanotechnologies in the context of dual use.
Full story on Eggleson talk at symposium

Bilgicer research targets cancer

By: Michael Rodio
April 25, 2014

If chemotherapy could be focused on only cancerous cells, leaving healthy cells largely untouched, chemotherapy treatments would deliver a significantly improved patient outcome. Başar Bilgiçer, a researcher at the Harper Cancer Research Institute, has found a way to do just that.
Full story on targeting cancer

Notre Dame faculty organize discussion of emerging transistor technologies

April 23, 2014
Notre Dame Computer Science and Engineering faculty members X. Sharon Hu and Michael Niemier were the lead organizers of a special tutorial session on emerging transistor technologies at the Design, Automation and Test in Europe (DATE) conference.
Full story on transistor technologies tutorial session

Grace Xing named 2014 ISCS Young Scientist

By: Nina Welding
April 16, 2014
The International Symposium for Compound Semiconductors (ISCS) has named Huili (Grace) Xing the winner of the 2014 Young Scientist Award. Established in 1986, the award acknowledges technical achievements in the field of compound semiconductors by a scientist younger than 40 years.
Full story on Xing Young Scientist award

Irish eyes are smiling at expanded opportunities of collaboration

April 14, 2014
The College of Engineering recently hosted a collaborative workshop with several faculty from the Tyndall National Institute (Cork, Ireland) to identify opportunities for collaboration between the two universities.
Full story on ND-Tyndall workshop

Physics researchers provide new insights into quantum dynamics and quantum chaos

By: William Gilroy
April 1, 2014
A team of researchers led by University of Notre Dame physicist Boldizsar Janko has announced analytical prediction and numerical verification of novel quantum rotor states in nanostructured superconductors.
Full story on new insights

ND Integrated Imaging Facility announces awards for best imaging publications

March 31, 2014
The Notre Dame Integrated Imaging Facility (NDIIF) recognized Giles Duffield and Khachatur Manukyan for 2013 best imaging publications.
Full story on NDIIF imaging awards

NDnano to sponsor 14th International Workshop on Cellular Nanoscale Networks and their Applications, July 29-31

March 28, 2014
Conference website

Congratulations to the 2014 NDnano Undergraduate Research Fellowship recipients

March 28, 2014
NDnano is pleased to announce that the Center has awarded NDnano Undergraduate Research Fellowships (NURF) to several students for the summer of 2014. The students will work with the research team of an NDnano faculty member on a 10-week project in nanoscience or nanoengineering.
Full story on 2014 fellowship recipients

NDnano names David Balkin as managing director

March 20, 2014
Dr. David Balkin has joined Notre Dame's Center for Nano Science and Technology (NDnano) as the managing director, effective March 1. As a member of the NDnano executive committee, David will oversee the financial, strategic planning, public relations, and day-to-day activities of the Center.
Full story on Balkin appointment

Notre Dame researchers discover new 2-D quasicrystals with unusual five-fold symmetry

March 10, 2014
A group of Notre Dame researchers has discovered a new quasicrystalline material that results from the self-assembly of ferrocene carboxylic acid. When these small molecules form monolayers—single-molecule-thick coatings on surfaces—they exhibit highly unusual five-fold symmetry. The work is presented in a paper entitled “Self-Assembly of Hydrogen-Bonded Two-Dimensional Quasicrystals” in the March 6, 2014 issue of Nature.
Full story on 2-D quasicrystal discovery

South Bend Tribune: Innovation Park growing local businesses

By: Kevin Allen
March 10, 2014
Full story on Innovation Park

Perovskite solar cell research featured on the cover of C&E News

By: Stephanie Healey
February 27, 2014
Converting solar power into usable energy is not a new form technology, but researchers are constantly finding ways to improve it. In the last year and a half, researchers around the world, including Prashant Kamat, Rev. John A. Zahm Professor of Science in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, have put perovskite in the spotlight, resulting in a cover story on the solar cells in the February 24, 2014 issue C&E News.
Full story of Perovskite Solar Cell Research

Event: NDnano co-sponsors Reilly Center Forum with Klaus Mainzer

"CNN Philosophy: From Cellular Nonlinear Networks to Biologically Inspired Computing"
Prof. Klaus Mainzer, Technical University of Munich 
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 • 4:15p - 5:15p • 129 DeBartolo Hall
Free and open to the public 
More info on Reilly Center Forum

Wolfgang Porod to serve as AAAS Annual Meeting panelist

By: William Gilroy
February 12, 2014 
Wolfgang Porod, Frank M. Friemann Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, 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) Thursday-Monday (Feb. 13-17) in Chicago. 
Full story about Wolfgang Porod

Researchers identify a low-cost alternative material for next-generation solar cells

By: Stephanie Healey
January 24, 2014 
Researchers at the University of Notre Dame have identified a possible inorganic material for perovskite solar cells, which provides a lower-cost alternative to the organic polymers currently used in the cells. The study was published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society by Jeffrey Christians, a graduate student in Notre Dame's Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering; Prashant Kamat, Rev. John A. Zahm Professor of Science; and Raymond Fung, an undergraduate student at the University of Waterloo. 
Full story about low-cost alternative material

Application process for summer 2014 NURF program open through February 7

January 15, 2014
NDnano has several undergraduate research fellowships available for summer 2014. The NURF program offers undergraduates the opportunity to learn more about a specific area of research in nanoscience or nanoengineering, gain valuable skills inside and outside the lab as part of a faculty-led team, and interact with the other students in Notre Dame's summer research community. Nearly 30 projects are available to choose from. Each NURF position is full time (40 hours/week) and provides a total stipend of $5,250 over a 10-week period. 
Details and application instructions

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2013

Faculty hiring initiative supports Notre Dame's ongoing investments in research

By: William Gilroy
December 20, 2013 
Building on the momentum of its recent Strategic Research Investment initiative — which committed $80 million in internal resources to 14 research projects — the University of Notre Dame has announced the winning proposals in a new strategic hiring initiative.
Full story on faculty hiring initiative

Notre Dame's Reilly Center releases list of emerging ethical dilemmas and policy issues in science and technology

By: William Gilroy
December 9, 2013 
As a new year approaches, the University of Notre Dame's John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology and Values has released its annual list of emerging ethical dilemmas and policy issues in science and technology for 2014. 
Full story on list of ethical dilemmas

Grace Xing receives U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy grant

By: William Gilroy
December 4, 2013 
A team led by Huili (Grace) Xing, professor of electrical engineering at the University of Notre Dame, has been awarded a $2,496,428 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. 
Full story on Grace Xing

NDnano fellowship recipients share highlights of summer research experience

October 2013
The Center for Nano Science and Technology awarded NDnanoUndergraduate Research Fellowships to 29 students for summer 2013. Each student has prepared a summary of their 10-week research experience. 
2013 NURF project summaries

Best U.S. undergraduate researchers in nanotechnology win awards at Notre Dame

By: Arnie Phifer
October 21, 2013
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 University of Notre Dame Competition in Nanoscience and Nanoengineering and Campus Tour (NDConnect). 
Full story on nanotechnology awards

Undergraduates present summer research findings at symposium

By: Stephanie Healey
August 6, 2013
On Friday, Aug. 2, undergraduate researchers who spent their summers in laboratories at the University of Notre Dame, University of Michigan, and Ivy Tech Community College, presented their summer research projects at the Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Jordan Hall of Science. 
Full story on symposium

Notre Dame researchers put chemistry lab on paper to detect low-quality medicine

By: Marissa Gebhard
June 28, 2013 
Marya Lieberman, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Notre Dame, and her collaborators have recently published results that show the effectiveness of an inexpensive paper test card that could fundamentally change the balance of power between pharmaceutical buyers and sellers in the developing world.
Full story on chem lab on paper

Notre Dame and Trinity School partner for computer programming workshop

By: William Gilroy
June 24, 2013 
High school teachers and college professors from around the country are gathering at the University of Notre Dame this week (June 24-28) for a five-day workshop on teaching introductory computer programming. The workshop will employ MATLAB, a programming language widely used in engineering and science. Craig Lent, Notre Dame's Frank M. Freimann Professor of Electrical Engineering, will lead the workshop. 
Full story on partnership with Trinity School

Dobrowolska-Furdyna appointed to COS associate dean for undergraduate studies

By: Stephanie Healey
June 7, 2013 
Malgorzata Dobrowolska-Furdyna, the Rev. John Cardinal O'Hara, C.S.C. Professor of Physics, has been appointed to the position of associate dean for undergraduate studies in the College of Science. In this role, she will direct the undergraduate affairs of the College of Science, serve as chair of the college undergraduate committee, and will be the liaison to the Registrar's Office and the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
Full story on appointment to associate dean

NDnano awards summer fellowships to science and engineering students

By: Stephanie Healey
May 20, 2013 
The Center for Nano Science and Technology (NDnano) has awarded 29 undergraduate research fellowships for this summer. Each student will work with a faculty-led research team and complete a 10-week project in nanoscience or nanoengineering. 
Full story on summer fellowships

Reilly Center releases new publication on ethics and policy in science and technology

By: William Gilroy
May 7, 2013 
The University of Notre Dame's Reilly Center for Science, Technology and Values has released Reilly Center Reports, an online collection of essays addressing the ethical, social, legal and policy implications of science and technology. The short essays are intended for anyone interested in urgent and emerging issues in the ethics and policy of science, engineering and medicine. 
Full story on ethics and policy publication

Dobrowolska-Furdyna and Roeder among faculty honored for exemplary work in undergraduate teaching and advising

By: Michael Garvey
May 1, 2013 
The 18 winners of Joyce teaching excellence awards represent faculty who have had a profound influence on undergraduate students through sustained exemplary teaching.
Full story on faculty honors

Prashant Kamat named a 2013 Langmuir Lecturer

By: Stephanie Healey
April 23, 2013 
Prashant Kamat, Rev. John A. Zahm Professor of Science, has been named a 2013 Langmuir Lecturer. Kamat will deliver a plenary lecture in a special session of the Colloid and Surface Chemistry Division program at the 246th ACS National Meeting in Indianapolis in September.
Full story on Langmuir Lecturer

Hsueh-Chia Chang receives 1st Source Commercialization Award

By: William Gilroy
April 19, 2013 
Hsueh-Chia Chang, Bayer Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, has been named recipient of the 1st Source Commercialization Award celebrating research that has made it to the marketplace.
Full story on 1st Source Commercialization Award

Zachary Schultz named a 2013 Cottrell Scholar

By: Stephanie Healy
February 25, 2013
Zachary Schultz, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, has been named a 2013 Cottrell Scholar. Cottrell Scholar Awards are given to early-career professors who have developed excellent research programs and excellent approaches to undergraduate teaching.
Full story on Cottrell Scholar

David Go receives CAREER award

By: William Gilroy and Nina Welding
February 12, 2013 
David Go, assistant professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering, has been named a recipient of the 2013 National Science Foundation (NSF) Early Career Development (CAREER) Award. 
Full story on CAREER award

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. 
Full story on dual approach

Notre Dame study explores the potential benefits and threats of nanotechnology research, and the associated responsibilities of researchers

By: Arnie Phifer
January 28, 2013
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 Nanomedicineauthored 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 on benefits/threats of nano research

Notre Dame to be part of $194 million university research center network focused on next-generation microelectronics

By: William Gilroy
January 17, 2013
The University of Notre Dame has been selected to lead one of six new university microelectronics research centers that will share $194 million in funding from the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to support the continued growth and leadership of the U.S. semiconductor industry. Notre Dame's center is titled the Center for Low Energy Systems Technology (LEAST). 
More on research center network

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2012

Nanotechnology competition brings top undergraduate researchers from across U.S. to Notre Dame

By: Arnie Phifer
Date: October 11, 2012
Elisabeth Bianco, a senior chemistry major at Ohio State University, received the $3,000 first place award at the second annual Notre Dame Competition in Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, and Campus Tour (NDConnect). Bianco won for her exploration of the properties of a one-atom-thick layer of the semiconductor germanium, which she synthesized for the first time and then characterized.
Full story on nano competition

Notre Dame, Purdue physicists create novel nanostructure that has promise for quantum computation

By: Marissa Gebhard
Date: October 3, 2012
University of Notre Dame physicists Jacek Furdyna, the Aurora and Thomas Marquez Chair in Information Theory and Computer Technology; and Xinyu Liu, research assistant professor, have collaborated with Purdue physicist Leonid Rokhinson on constructing a novel nanostructure that has allowed them to observe a long-sought-after particle referred to as Majorana fermion. The existence of this particle was predicted by Ettore Majorana in the 1930s, but until now has eluded observation. Their findings were recently published in Nature Physics.
Full story on nanostructure

Jena receives DURIP grant for defense research

By: Nina Welding
Date: July 5, 2012
Associate professor Debdeep Jena has received a Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) grant from the Department of Defense for 2012. Jena, who serves as principal investigator along with John Cardinal O'Hara, C.S.C., Associate Professor Huili (Grace) Xing, co-investigator, and a number of senior investigators in the electronic materials and devices group at Notre Dame, will receive $400,000 for the purchase of a chemical beam epitaxy system for the growth of complex oxide materials and heterostructures.
Full story on DURIP grant

Nanoparticles engineered at Notre Dame promise to improve blood cancer treatment

By: Arnie Phifer
Date: June 15, 2012
Researchers from the University of Notre Dame have engineered nanoparticles that show great promise for the treatment of multiple myeloma (MM), an incurable cancer of the plasma cells in bone marrow.
Full story on nanoparticle promise

New research leads to sensors that detect contaminants in water

By: Marissa Gebhard
Date: June 5, 2012
Many organic contaminants in the air and in drinking water need to be detected at very low-level concentrations. Research published by the laboratory of Prashant V. Kamat, the John A. Zahm Professor of Science at the University of Notre Dame, could be beneficial in detecting those contaminants. The Kamat laboratory uses Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy to make use of silver nanoparticles to increase the sensitivity limit of chemical detection. 
Full story on senors for detecting contaminants

Graphene-based terahertz devices: The wave of the future

By: William Gilroy
Date: May 1, 2012
Researchers at the University of Notre Dame have shown that it is possible to efficiently manipulate terahertz (THz) electromagnetic waves with atomically thin graphene layers. This achievement, which was recently published in Nature Communications, sets the stage for development of compact, efficient and cost-effective devices and systems operating in the THz band.
Full story on terahertz devices

NDnano paper examines nanotechnology-related safety and ethics problem

By: Arnie Phifer
Date: April 27, 2012
A recent paper by Kathleen Eggleson, a research scientist in the Center for Nano Science and Technology (NDnano) at the University of Notre Dame, provides an example of a nanotechnology-related safety and ethics problem that is unfolding right now. The world of nanotechnology, which involves science and engineering down at billionths-of-a-meter scales, might seem remote. But like most new advances, the application of that technology to everyday experience has implications that can affect people in real ways.
Full storon nanotechnology-related safety/ethics

Related: Chicago Tribune July 10, 2012

More energy efficient transistors through quantum tunneling

By: Arnie Phifer
Date: March 26, 2012
Researchers at the University of Notre Dame and Pennsylvania State University have announced breakthroughs in the development of tunneling field effect transistors (TFETs), a semiconductor technology that takes advantage of the quirky behavior of electrons at the quantum level.
Full story on quantum tunneling

Team of physicists finds new path toward increasing semiconductor functionality

By: Marissa Gebhard
Date: February 23, 2012
Margaret Dobrowolska, professor of physics at the University of Notre Dame, has led a team of collaborators from Notre Dame, the University of British Columbia and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in an effort that has succeeded in identifying the mechanisms responsible for ferromagnetism in the semiconductor (Ga,Mn)As. This new understanding provides a handle for planning new strategies aimed at increasing the alloy's critical temperature, with an eye of making it ferromagnetic at and above room temperature, and thus opening the way toward realistic spintronic devices.
Full story on increasing semiconductor functionality

Brennecke elected to National Academy of Engineering

By: Nina Welding
Date: February 9, 2012
Joan F. Brennecke, the Keating-Crawford Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, has been elected a member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) for her innovation in the use of ionic liquids and supercritical fluids for environmentally benign chemical processing.
Full story on Brennecke election

New paper examines seawater's effect on nuclear fuel

By: William Gilroy
Date: February 3, 2012
The University of Notre Dame's Peter Burns, Henry J. Massman Professor of Civil Engineering and Geological Sciences, and Ginger Sigmon, managing director of the Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC), and colleagues from the University of California-Davis and Sandia National Laboratory have discovered a new manner in which seawater can corrode nuclear fuel, forming uranium compounds that could potentially travel long distances, either in solution or as small particles.
Full story on seawater effect

Dobrowolska and Furdyna named AAAS Fellows

By: College of Science staff
Date: January 25, 2012
Margaret Dobrowolska, the Rev. John Cardinal O'Hara, C.S.C., Professor of Physics, and Jacek Furdyna, Aurora and Thomas Marquez Professor of Information Theory and Computer Technology and professor of physics, are among the College of Science faculty members recently named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in honor of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.
Full story on AAAS Fellows

Lieberman receives Indiana CTSI 2011 Fall Core Pilot Grants

By: College of Science staff
Date: January 24, 2012
The Indiana Clinical and Translational Science Institute has announced the recipients of its biannual program to provide small grants to investigators whose project will benefit from access to cutting-edge scientific expertise and technology. Two faculty members from the College of Science, Giles Duffield, assistant professor of biological sciences, and Marya Lieberman, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, have received awards.
Full story on Core Pilot Grants

NDnano director to help review U.S. national nanotechnology efforts

By: Arnie Phifer
Date: January 13, 2012
University of Notre Dame professor Wolfgang Porod has been invited to serve on the committee conducting a comprehensive strategic review of the U.S. government's National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI). The NNI encompasses the nanotechnology-related activities of 25 Federal agencies and coordinates a portfolio of basic and applied research activities focused on advancing the economic and national security interests of the United States. 
Full story on US national nanotechnology efforts

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2011

Notre Dame researchers develop paint-on solar cells

By: Arnie Phifer
Date: December 21, 2011
Imagine if the next coat of paint you put on the outside of your home generates electricity from light—electricity that can be used to power the appliances and equipment on the inside. A team of researchers at the University of Notre Dame has made a major advance toward this vision by creating an inexpensive "solar paint" that uses semiconducting nanoparticles to produce energy.
Full story on paint-on solar cells

Notre Dame researchers demonstrate new DNA detection technique

By: William Gilroy
Date: December 16, 2011
A team of Notre Dame researchers, led by physicists Carol Tanner and Steven Ruggiero, have demonstrated a novel DNA detection method that could prove suitable for many real-world applications.
Full story on new DNA detection technique

Notre Dame and Department of Energy collaboration enables development of unique spectrometer

By: Marissa Gebhard
Date: December 8, 2011
A new, state-of-the-art instrument installed in the Radiation Laboratory will support a wide range of research at the University of Notre Dame. The AP-XPS (ambient pressure X-ray photoelectron spectrometer) was designed by Franklin Tao, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, in collaboration with the manufacturer. The instrument uses monochromated Al Kα instead of synchrotron radiation as an X-ray source. It is the first high-pressure reaction-cell type in-house AP-XPS to be built. 
Full story on spectrometer

Bang and Kamat publish new work on quantum dot solar cells

By: College of Science staff
Date: December 6, 2011
Jin Ho Bang of Hanyang University, a former postdoctoral associate of Prashant Kamat, has co-authored a paper with Kamat, the Rev. John A. Zahm Professor of Science, detailing an advancing understanding of semiconductor nanocrystals and another step towards the development of a more efficient generation of solar cells. 
Full story on solar cells

Undergraduate winners selected in national nanotechnology competition

By: Arnie Phifer
Date: October 6, 2011
Ryan Robinson, a senior at the University of Utah, won top honors and a $5,000 prize at the inaugural NDConnect undergraduate nanoscience and nanoengineering research competition at the University of Notre Dame. His project, on developing nano-sized “cages” made of gold as way of delivering cancer treatment drugs, was recognized by a panel of judges drawn from industry for its innovative contribution to biomolecular engineering and its potential application to the future of medical treatment. Students from the University of Washington-Seattle and Colorado School of Mines won second and third place.
Full story on nanotech competition winners | Finalists and sponsors (466k PDF)
Related: The Salt Lake Tribune | Deseret News

Notre Dame researchers awarded millions to develop radically new computers

By: Arnie Phifer
Date: October 10, 2011
Reflecting its worldwide leadership in the search for new computing technologies, the University of Notre Dame has received two of 12 prestigious grants for cutting-edge nanoelectronics research that were awarded recently by the Semiconductor Research Corporation's Nanoelectronics Research Initiative (SRC-NRI) and the National Science Foundation. Both projects involve NDnano faculty.
Full story on award for new computers

Notre Dame research group reports terahertz technology breakthrough

By: William G. Gilroy
Date: September 23, 2011
A team of Notre Dame researchers has harnessed graphene to control the terahertz portion of the electromagnetic spectrum. The Notre Dame research finding, described in the journal Applied Physics Letters,potentially is a significant step in ushering in new terahertz technologies. The team of researchers includes graduate students and faculty from the Department of Electrical Engineering and the Advanced Diagnostics and Therapeutics initiative.
Full story on terahertz technology
Related: Science Daily

Notre Dame nanofabrication facility installing new electron-beam lithography system

By: William G. Gilroy
Date: September 21, 2011
The University of Notre Dame has accepted delivery of a high-end Vistec EBPG 5200 electron-beam lithography system to campus. The multi-million dollar tool, purchased from Vistec Lithography Inc., will be installed in the Notre Dame Nanofabrication Facility (NDNF) in the Stinson-Remick Hall of Engineering. The equipment was purchased with the University's Strategic Research Initiative funding.
Full story on new lithography system 
Related: South Bend Tribune

Hartland, Kamat named American Chemical Society Fellows

By: College of Science staff
Date: July 12, 2011
Four members of the Notre Dame faculty have been named Fellows of the American Chemical Society. Seth Brown, Greg Hartland, Prashant Kamat and Anthony Trozzolo are the first Fellows from Notre Dame since the ACS board of directors started the program in 2008 to recognize members for outstanding achievements to science, the profession and the society. 
Full story on AAAS Fellows

Bohn appointed to joint position in engineering and science

By: College of Science staff
Date: July 7, 2011
Paul Bohn has been appointed to a joint position between the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, advancing opportunities for interdisciplinary research.
Full story on Bohn appointment

Furdyna presents plenary lecture at European Conference

By: College of Science staff
Date: July 6, 2011
Jacek Furdyna, the Aurora and Thomas Marquez Professor of Information Theory and Computer Technology in the Department of Physics, was invited to present a plenary lecture entitled "Exchange Coupling in Magnetic Semiconductor Superlattices and Multilayers" at the European Conference on the Physics of Magnetism 2011, held in Poznan, Poland.
Full story on Furdyna plenary lecture

PAD project seeks low-tech chemical field tests for developing countries

By: College of Science staff
Date: June 30, 2011
A collaborative research program involving faculty, graduate students, undergraduates and high school teachers and students is working to develop low–tech field tests for chemicals, with numerous applications in developing countries. 
Full story on PAD project

Notre Dame terahertz collaboration awarded major DoD grant

By: Arnie Phifer
Date: June 14, 2011
A group of faculty researchers involved in two of Notre Dame’s strategic research investments—the Center for Nano Science and Technology (NDnano) and the Advanced Diagnostics and Therapeutics initiative—has been awarded a $6.3 million grant from the Department of Defense’s Multidisciplinary Research Initiative (MURI) to develop new electronic devices that operate in the terahertz (THz) range of the electromagnetic spectrum.
Full story on DoD grant

Engineering professors receive MURI grant

By: William G. Gilroy
Date: June 2, 2011
Patrick Fay, professor of electrical engineering, won a $6.3 million Department of Defense (DoD) Multidisciplinary Research Initiative (MURI) grant to lead multi-institutional efforts in the development of electronic devices operating in the terahertz range.
Full story on MURI grant

Seabaugh to receive 2011 Quantum Devices Award

By: Nina Welding
Date: April 15, 2011
Alan Seabaugh, professor of electrical engineering, Frank M. Freimann Director of the Midwest Institute for Nanoelectronics Discovery (MIND) and associate director of the Center for Nano Science and Technology, has been named the recipient of the 2011 Quantum Devices Award by the International Symposium on Compound Semiconductors.
Full story on Seabaugh award

MIND receives contract extension

By: William G. Gilroy
Date: April 1, 2011
The Midwest Institute for Nanoelectronics Discovery (MIND) has received a contract extension for two more years to focus on nanomagnetic logic devices and tunnel field-effect transistors (TFETs).
Full story on MIND

Engineering faculty receive inaugural 1st Source Commercialization Award

By: Gail Hinchion Mancini
Date: March 30, 2011
University of Notre Dame engineers Peter Kogge and Jay Brockman have been named recipients of the inaugural 1st Source Commercialization Award celebrating research that has made it to the marketplace.
Full story on 1st Source award

Company developing nanocomposite bone substitute wins inaugural Nanotechnology New Ventures Competition

By: Phillip Fiorini
Date: March 28, 2011
LightSprite, led by Notre Dame physics professors Steven Ruggiero and Carol Tanner, finished second and received $15,000. 
Full story on new ventures competition winner

Finalists selected for inaugural Nanotechnology New Ventures Competition

By: Phillip Fiorini
Date: March 23, 2011
Five teams have been selected as finalists for the March 25 Nanotechnology New Ventures Competition, an inaugural business plan competition led by Purdue University and the University of Notre Dame with prizes totaling $57,000.
Full story on new ventures competition

State, national leaders to speak at Nanotechnology New Ventures event led by Purdue, Notre Dame

By: Phillip Fiorini
Date: March 11, 2011
Two leading nanotechnology industry experts and Indiana's top economic development officer will highlight a daylong focus on entrepreneurship at Purdue University next month, culminating with the inaugural Nanotechnology New Ventures Competition.
Full story on new ventures speakers

Nanotechnology and safety: truths and misconceptions

By: Nicole Resnick 
Date: Feb. 21, 2011 (South Bend Tribune)
NDnano faculty address concern over the safety and environmental issues that nanotechnology raises; Dr. Kathleen Eggleson appointed NDnano research scientist to focus on the environmental, health, safety, ethical, legal and social implications of nanotechnology.
Full story on nanotech safety

Brennecke, Kamat included in listing of top 100 chemists

By: William G. Gilroy
Date: Feb. 14, 2011
Joan F. Brennecke, Keating-Crawford Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and director of the Notre Dame Sustainable Energy Imitative, and Prashant Kamat, Rev. John A. Zahm Professor of Science in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Radiation Lab and concurrent professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, are on a list of the 100 top chemists published by the Times Higher Education group.
Full story on top 100 chemists

ND to host contest in undergraduate nanotechnology research

By: Arnie Phifer
Date: Feb. 7, 2011
The University of Notre Dame is holding a competition to recognize outstanding undergraduates from any university or college who are engaged in research in nanoscience and engineering.
Full story on contest

Tao on advisory board for new journal of the UK Royal Society of Chemistry

By: Department News
Date: Jan. 12, 2011
Franklin (Feng) Tao has accepted an invitation to serve on the advisory board of Catalysis Science and Technology, a new journal led by UK Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). 
Full story on Tao appointment

Spirit of cooperation ushers in 'a new era'

By: South Bend ON: Business and Technology News from South Bend
Date: Jan. 2011
In March, the Midwest Institute for Nanoelectronics Discovery at the University of Notre Dame will mark its three-year anniversary. And in the relatively short period of time that it has been in existence, MIND has made great strides, not only in terms of research, but also in the impact it has had on the South Bend community.
Full story on spirit of cooperation

MIND moves forward

By: South Bend ON: Business and Technology News from South Bend
Date: Jan. 2011
Here’s a closer look at how MIND is leading efforts to create a better and faster generation of nanoelectronic devices that may inexorably change the landscape of the nanoelectronics industry.
Full story on MIND's lead

Nanoelectronics expert praises South Bend

By: South Bend ON: Business and Technology News from South Bend
Date: Jan. 2011
Thanks to MIND, South Bend is on its way to becoming a vitally important center for nanoelectronics research, according to national nanoelectronics expert Jeffrey Welser, director of the Nanoelectronics Research Initiative. 
Full story on South Bend's role in nanotechnology

Turning inspiration into reality

By: South Bend ON: Business and Technology News from South Bend
Date: Jan. 2011
Two spinoffs have been formed based on technologies being developed at the University of Notre Dame. Indiana Integrated Circuits LLC, and LightSprite, represent the university’s strong commitment to commercializing faculty research.
Full story on spinoffs

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2010

Notre Dame receives TARDEC grant for next-generation batteries

By: Nina Welding
Date: Dec. 6, 2010
Faculty from the University of Notre Dame’s Colleges of Engineering and Science have been awarded more than $1.3 million from the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) in collaboration with research being conducted by Mississippi State University on the development of novel materials for improved battery technology.
Full story on TARDEC grant

Researcher Bilgiçer using nanotechnology to improve cancer treatment

By: William G. Gilroy
Date: Dec. 3, 2010
Research directed by Başar Bilgiçer, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and a member of the Advanced Diagnostics and Therapeutics initiative at the University of Notre Dame, could one day enable clinicians to deliver powerful chemotherapy drugs to tumors without deleterious side effects.
Full story on improved cancer treatment

Seabaugh appointed to editorial board of IEEE journal

By: Nina Welding
Date: Nov. 18, 2010
Alan C. Seabaugh, professor of electrical engineering, Frank M. Freimann Director of the Midwest Institute for Nanoelectronics Discovery (MIND) and associate director of the Center for Nano Science and Technology at the University of Notre Dame, has been appointed to the editorial board of the IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices.
Full story on Seabaugh appointment

DARPA grant to fund research into magnetic logic

By: William G. Gilroy
Date: Nov. 17, 2010
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded a team of researchers led by Wolfgang Porod, Freimann Professor of Electrical Engineering and director of the University of Notre Dame’s Center for Nano Science and Technology, a $9.9 million grant to explore logic in a magnetic system, which may open the door to all-magnetic information processing systems. The Notre Dame team includes Gary Bernstein and Gyorgy Csaba of Electrical Engineering, Sharon Hu and Michael Niemier of Computer Science and Engineering, and Joe Nahas, a visiting professor who previously has worked for Motorola and Freescale on magnetic memory chips.
Full story on DARPA grant

Related: IEEE Spectrum article

Go named to Air Force Young Investigator program

By: Nina Welding
Date: Nov. 15, 2010
David B. Go, assistant professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering at the University of Notre Dame, was recently selected by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFSOR) as one of 43 engineers and scientists who will participate in the 2011 Young Investigator Program (YIP).
Full storyon Air Force

Brennecke named editor of American Chemical Society journal

By: William G. Gilroy
Date: Nov. 5, 2010
Joan F. Brennecke, Keating-Crawford Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and director of the University of Notre Dame Energy Center, has been appointed editor of the American Chemical Society’s (ACS) Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data.
Full story on Brennecke appointment

Purdue, Notre Dame, IEDC join efforts on state nanotechnology business plan competition

By: Carol Elliott and Phillip Fiorini
Date: Oct. 25, 2010
The University of Notre Dame and Purdue University are teaming up with state officials to offer Indiana’s first business plan competition targeting startup ventures and emerging companies in nanotechnology. The Nanotechnology New Ventures Competition, scheduled for March 25, 2011, will offer prizes totaling $57,000 to the top researchers or entrepreneurs developing novel technologies or services based in nanotechnology.
Full story on business plan competition

Stinson-Remick receives LEED Gold Certification

By: William G. Gilroy
Date: Sept. 3, 2010
The University of Notre Dame’s Stinson-Remick Hall has received LEED Gold Certification from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).
Full story on LEED Gold Certification

Stinson-Remick dedication scheduled for Friday

By: William G. Gilroy
Date: Sept. 1, 2010
A new era in engineering research at the University of Notre Dame will be officially marked Friday (Sept. 3) with the dedication of Stinson-Remick Hall, a 160,000-square-foot facility that houses a nano technology research center, an 9,000-square-foot semiconductor processing and device fabrication clean room, and an undergraduate interdisciplinary learning center.
Full story on dedication

Bohn named 2010 Redwood Award winner

By: Nina Welding
Date: June 8, 2010
Paul W. Bohn, Arthur J. Schmitt Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, director of the Advanced Diagnostics and Therapeutics (AD&T) initiative, and concurrent professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Notre Dame, has been named the recipient of the 2010 Theophilus Redwood Award by the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Full story on Redwood Award

Henderson, Jena, Lieberman among faculty recognized for teaching excellence

By: Shannon Chapla
Date: May 7, 2010
Twenty University of Notre Dame faculty members have received Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C., Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and three faculty were honored with Dockweiler Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising.
Full story on faculty recognition

Notre Dame adds to its expertise in nanobiotechnology

By: William G. Gilroy
Date: Jan. 28, 2010
Gregory Timp has been named the Keough-Hesburgh Professor of Electrical Engineering and Biological Sciences at the University of Notre Dame. The first joint appointment between the College of Engineering and the College of Science, Timp’s position is indicative not only of the interdisciplinary nature of his work, but it also signifies the start of a new University program in synthetic biology, which is part of the biomedical initiative on campus. 
Full story on nanobiotechnology

Hartland named AAAS fellow

By: William G. Gilroy
Date: January 6, 2010
Three University of Notre Dame faculty members have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in honor of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.
Full story on Hartland

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2009

Brockman participates in first Frontiers of Engineering Education symposium

By: Nina Welding
Date: Dec. 3, 2009
Jay B. Brockman, associate dean for educational programs and associate professor of computer science and engineering at the University of Notre Dame, was one of only 49 engineering researchers and educators invited to participate in the National Academy of Engineering (NAE)’s first Frontiers of Engineering Education (FOEE) symposium.
Full story on Brockman

MIND to host workshop on computer architectures

By: William G. Gilroy
Date: August 11, 2009
The Midwest Institute for Nanoelectronics Discovery (MIND) will hold a workshop titled “Architectures for Post-CMOS Switches” on Aug. 18 (Tuesday) at 8 a.m. in the University of Notre Dame’s McKenna Hall. The one-day workshop will examine how emerging post CMOS switches studied in the Nanoelectronics Research Initiative (NRI) of the Semiconductor Research Corporation can be used most effectively in design. “Complimentary Metal Oxide Semiconductor” (CMOS) is the most widely used type of semiconductor.
Full story on MIND workshop

IEEE approves new chapter at Notre Dame

Date: August 2009
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has approved the formation of a new IEEE chapter at Notre Dame backed by the IEEE Electron Devices Society (EDS) and the IEEE Photonics Society. The Notre Dame chapter will bring distinguished speakers to Notre Dame and bring Notre Dame engineering students closer to IEEE researchers and corporate leaders.

Notre Dame hosts regional Undergraduate Research Symposium

By: Marissa Runkle
Date: July 31, 2009
The University of Notre Dame is hosting the fourth Regional Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium today (July 31) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Jordan Hall of Science. More than 150 undergraduate researchers from Notre Dame, Hope College and the University of Michigan will present the results of their summer research at the symposium.
Full story on research symposium

Physicist Furdyna receives medal from Polish Academy of Sciences

By: Marissa Runkle
Date: July 24, 2009
Jacek Furdyna, professor of physics at the University of Notre Dame, has been awarded the Nicolaus Copernicus Medal by the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, Poland. The medal is the Academy’s highest honor.
Full story on Furdyna medal

Kamat named to editorial position with new ACS journal

By: Marissa Runkle
Date: June 15, 2009
The American Chemical Society has named Prashant Kamat, professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Notre Dame, deputy editor of the forthcoming publication Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters. Addressing the most urgent research results across all areas of physical chemistry, the new journal will publish concise reports exclusively in an online format.
Full story on Kamat appointment

Porod named senior fellow of Institute for Advanced Study

By: William G. Gilroy and Nina Welding
Date: June 5, 2009
Wolfgang Porod, Frank M. Freimann Professor of Electrical Engineering and director of the Center for Nano Science and Technology at the University of Notre Dame, has been named a Han Fischer Senior Fellow by the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) at the Technische Universität München (TUM).
Full story on Porod appointment

MIND research center poised to meet demands of emerging nanotechnology

Date: March 20, 2009 (published in Nanotechnology Now)
The nanoelectronics industry has embarked on a quest for fundamental changes that will transform virtually everything it touches, according to Dr. Robert Doering, senior fellow and research strategy manager at Texas Instruments, one of the world's leading semiconductor companies. And the Midwest Institute for Nanoelectronics Discovery (MIND), headquartered at the University of Notre Dame, is uniquely positioned to serve as an essential catalyst in that transformation.
Full story on MIND research center

Merz elected fellow of Materials Research Society

By: William G. Gilroy and Nina Welding
Date: March 11, 2009
James L. Merz, the University of Notre Dame’s Frank M. Freimann Professor of Electrical Engineering, has been named a fellow of the Materials Research Society (MRS).
Full story on Merz election

Xing receives CAREER award

By: William G. Gilroy and Nina Welding
Date: February 22, 2009
Grace Xing, assistant professor, is one of two professors in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Notre Dame to be named a 2009 National Science Foundation (NSF) Early Career Development (CAREER) Award recipient.
Full story on Xing CAREER award

South Bend's high tech development projects promise economic growth

Date: January 26, 2009 (published in Business Wire)
Defiantly optimistic and audaciously hopeful, the administration of South Bend Mayor Stephen Luecke has seen the city’s future, and it’s high tech.

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