Engineering

The projects listed below include NDnano faculty research collaborations in several Engineering disciplines, including projects centralized at Notre Dame and those conducted with other universities.

Notre Dame

The impact of nanostructure geometry on photo-thermal evaporation processes
Tengfei Luo, Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering
Hsueh-Chia Chang, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Hirotaka Sakaue, Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering
Sponsor: Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS)

SpecEES: Chip-scale millimeter-wave spectrum/signal analyzer using spin-wave diffraction and interference
Wolfgang Porod, Electrical Engineering
Gary Bernstein, Electrical Engineering
Jonathan Chisum, Electrical Engineering
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Optically controlled waveguide architectures for advanced tunable and reconfigurable THz circuits
Lei Liu, Electrical Engineering
Patrick Fay, Electrical Engineering
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

A multi-scale investigation of transport of complex nanoparticles in complex flows: Integrating lab, field, and models to simplify complexity
Kyle Doudrick, Civil & Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences
Diogo Bolster, Civil & Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

RET site: Unconventional computing at the University of Notre Dame
Michael Niemier, Computer Science & Engineering
Wolfgang Porod, Electrical Engineering
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

IRES: U.S.-Hungary research experience for students on non-Boolean computer architectures
Michael Niemier, Computer Science & Engineering
James Schmiedeler, Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering
Wolfgang Porod, Electrical Engineering
Sharon Hu, Computer Science & Engineering
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

EAGER-SAVI: Computer architectures for 2020 and beyond
Wolfgang Porod, Electrical Engineering 
Michael Niemier, Computer Science & Engineering
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Scanned probe microscopy using single-electron device arrays
Greg Snider, Electrical Engineering
Alexander Mintairov, Electrical Engineering
Alexei Orlov, Electrical Engineering
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Advanced tunneling-based detectors and imaging systems for millimeter-wave and THz sensing and imaging
Patrick Fay, Electrical Engineering
Lei Liu, Electrical Engineering
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Direct measurement and modeling of the importance of bacterial adsorption of Cd in natural samples
Jeremy Fein, Civil & Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences
Joshua Shrout, Civil & Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Multi-university

Collaborative research: Programmable THz devices enabled by high-performance optical spatial modulation for advanced imaging and adaptive communications
Li-Jing Cheng, Oregon State, Electrical & Computer Engineering
Lei Liu, Notre Dame, Electrical Engineering
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Collaborative research: Opto-phononic-electronic materials and devices for the far-infrared
Daniel Wasserman, Texas, Electrical & Computer Engineering
Anthony Hoffman, Notre Dame, Electrical Engineering
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Collaborative research: Plasmonic nanoantenna electrode arrays (NEAs) for  massively multiplexed identification of stem-cell derived cardiac cells in regenerative therapies
Pinar Zorlutuna, Notre Dame, Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering
Ahmet Ali Yanik, UC Santa Cruz, Electrical Engineering
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Ferroelectric field effect transistor with steep switching slope and non-volatile functionality
Suman Datta, Notre Dame, Electrical Engineering
Sumeet Gupta, Penn State, Electrical Engineering
Sponsor: Semiconductor Research Corporation

Basic single-event and total-ionizing dose mechanisms in antimony (Sb)-based CMOS transistors with high-k dielectric
Suman Datta, Notre Dame, Electrical Engineering
Dale McMorrow, Naval Research Laboratory
Krishna Saraswat, Stanford, Electrical Engineering
Sponsor: Defense Threat Reduction Agency

Basic single-event and total ionizing dose mechanisms Ge/InGaAs-based CMOS transistors with ALD high-k dielectric
Suman Datta, Notre Dame, Electrical Engineering
C. Cress, Naval Research Laboratory
Krishna Saraswat, Stanford, Electrical Engineering
Sponsor: Defense Threat Reduction Agency

Collaborative research: Visual cortex on silicon
H.-S. Phillip Wong, Stanford, Electrical Engineering
Suman Datta, Notre Dame, Electrical Engineering
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Holographic assembly of reconfigurable nanoscale plasmonic and photonic elements
Paul Bohn, Notre Dame, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
David Go, Notre Dame, Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering
Anthony Hoffman, Notre Dame, Electrical Engineering
Ryan Roeder, Notre Dame, Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering
Greg Timp, Notre Dame, Electrical Engineering
Susan Fullerton, Pittsburgh, Chemical & Petroleum Engineering
Sponsor: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

GOALI: A low-voltage nonvolatile single transistor flash memory device based on ion transport in 2D
Susan Fullerton, Pittsburgh, Chemical & Petroleum Engineering
Alan Seabaugh, Notre Dame, Electrical Engineering
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Unconventional processing of signals for intelligent data exploitation (UPSIDE)
Wolfgang Porod, Notre Dame, Electrical Engineering
Gyorgy Csaba, Pazmany Peter Catholic University, Information Technology & Bionics
Sponsor: Defense Advance Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

Surface pressure measurement over free flight object in ballistic range facility
Hirotaka Sakaue, Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering
Sponsor: Tohoku University