Notre Dame Nanoscience and Technology (NDnano) promotes collaborative research in science and engineering to address unsolved scientific and technical questions with an aim to promote the greater good. Advances in imaging and characterization, multi-physics modeling, synthesis, growth, and nanofabrication are enabling breakthroughs in all science and engineering disciplines. NDnano is where Notre Dame faculty, researchers, and students meet to broaden understanding, discuss multidisciplinary research opportunities, and shape future research directions.

Notre Dame launches materials science and engineering doctoral degree program

Students can now earn an interdisciplinary doctoral degree in materials science and engineering through Notre Dame's College of Engineering and the College of Science. The program equips students with the skills needed to address complex problems and aims to enhance student understanding in materials science and engineering by building on Notre Dame’s background and expertise in this area. Students apply through one of these departments and programs: Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Bioengineering, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences, Electrical Engineering, or Physics.

 

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NDnano announces 2020 Seed Grant projects

Six faculty have been awarded two grants through the NDnano Seed Grant Program. This year’s recipient projects focus on improved imaging of the brain to aid neurologists and neuroscientists, and better understanding and characterizing membranes in complex environments that are integral to many industrial and chemical processes.

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NDnano undergraduates' summer project important in securing new cancer research grant

As recipients of NDnano Undergraduate Research Fellowships in 2018, Mark Etzelmueller (left) and Stephen Bauer (right) worked with Notre Dame professor Thomas O’Sullivan to develop a micro-implantable monitoring system to provide real-time feedback from a tumor’s surrounding tissue. With a recent grant from the U.S. Department of Defense, O’Sullivan's team now hopes to develop the first “smart” breast marker clip—a sensor that continuously evaluates a breast tumor’s surrounding tissue and relays it to a handheld device. Etzelmueller (ND '19) and Bauer (Purdue '19) are now graduate students at Trinity College Dublin and UCLA, respectively. The 2020 class of NDnano undergraduate fellows will be announced in April.

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