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.

Summer 2023 NDnano Undergraduate Research Fellowships

The NDnano Undergraduate Research Fellowship program provides a generous stipend for a 10-week, on-campus, summer research experience. A variety of projects are available, ranging from nanofabrication, sensors, and therapeutics to membranes, modeling and design. The application process for summer 2023 is now closed; award notifications will begin in early March.


Is the Materials Science & Engineering PhD program right for you?

Notre Dame's Materials Science and Engineering PhD program is open to current graduate students in the following participating departments and programs:

  • Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
  • Bioengineering
  • Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Physics

With the support of their faculty advisor, current Notre Dame students already pursuing a PhD degree in one of these departments/programs can transfer into the Materials Science and Engineering program, generally in the first three years of their doctoral studies. Learn more to see if the new program is right for you! Information sessions coming in April.




NDnano to award center proposal development grants

Notre Dame Nanoscience and Technology (NDnano) is accepting proposals from Notre Dame faculty in the Colleges of Engineering and Science to assist faculty working on center proposals or large multi-faculty research proposals. Through these grants, NDnano aims to enhance the win probability in these multifaceted proposals, which could require research to fill critical gaps in theory, experiment, or benchmarking. To be eligible for these funds, the Request for Proposal submission deadline for the target center should occur in calendar year 2023 or 2024. The deadline for submission of development grants is May 15, 2023.