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.

Is the new Materials Science & Engineering Phd right for you?

This year, the University of Notre Dame introduced the interdisciplinary Materials Science and Engineering graduate program, open to students in the following seven participating departments/programs:

Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Bioengineering, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences, Electrical Engineering, or Physics.

With the support of their faculty advisor, current Notre Dame graduate students already pursuing a PhD degree in a participating department/program can transfer into the Materials Science and Engineering program (generally sometime in the first three years of their doctoral studies). Learn more to see if the new program is right for you!


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Engineers developing high-speed light detectors for closer look at the sun

For all that scientists have learned about the sun, plenty of unanswered questions remain about the brightest star in the sky. Advancements in solar astronomy have informed a basic understanding of the light spectrum and help predict geomagnetic storms capable of causing blackouts to electronic grid systems. Now, an interdisciplinary team of researchers at the University of Notre Dame is building a new class of fast, tunable imaging detectors with the ability to capture images of solar wavelengths invisible to the human eye.

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Materials Science and Engineering Doctoral Program announces 2020 fellows

Xiuyu Jin, doctoral student studying chemistry, and Lan Li, doctoral student studying bioengineering, are the inaugural recipients of fellowships for the Materials Science and Engineering Doctoral Program. Each fellow will receive a stipend for one year to support their research and dissertation as part of the new doctoral program that launched in 2020.

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