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 announces significant growth in research funding

Researchers from the University of Notre Dame have received $180.6 million in research funding for fiscal year 2019 — $100 million more than 10 years ago and a more than 27 percent increase from last year. The awards received support a broad range of projects that tackle globally significant issues, including vector-borne diseases, cancer, psychology, nanotechnology, hypersonics and much more.

Learn More

Request for Proposals: NDnano Seed Grants

The Center requests multidisciplinary, multi-PI proposals from Notre Dame faculty to promote interdisciplinary research in nanoscience and technology. Of particular interest are proposals that address important scientific questions and grand technical challenges, and advance a Notre Dame research vision. Proposals are due January 15.

Learn More

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.

Learn More