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

Adiabatic systems for low power computation
Gregory Snider, Electrical Engineering
Alexei Orlov, Electrical Engineering
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Predicting mechanical strength properties of titanium from the powder bed fusion process
Tengfei Luo, Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering
Richard Billo, Computer Science & Engineering
Sponsor: Rolls Royce North America/V4 Institute

Department of Defense Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program
Gregory Snider, Electrical Engineering
Alexei Orlov, Electrical Engineering
Sponsor: Indiana Integrated Circuits/Department of Air Force

RET Site: Biologically and physically inspired computing models and systems
Michael Niemier, Computer Science & Engineering
Kevin Bowyer, Computer Science & Engineering
Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Energy harvesting approaches to low-temperature plasma generation for field applications
David Go, Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering
Seung-Kyun Im, Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering
Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Novel devices and circuits for side channels
Michael Niemier, Computer Science & Engineering
Xiaobo Sharon Hu, Computer Science & Engineering
Yiyu Shi, Computer Science & Engineering
Sponsor: Semiconductor Research Corporation

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)

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)

Multi-university

SemiSymBio: Cardiac muscle-cell-based couples oscillator networks for collective computing
Pinar Zorlutuna, Notre Dame, Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering
Hsueh-Chia Chang, Notre Dame, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Suman Datta, Notre Dame, Electrical Engineering
Nikhil Shukla, Virginia, Electrical & Computer Engineering
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

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)

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)

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)

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