Science & Engineering

The projects listed below include cross-college research collaborations in Science and Engineering, including NDnano faculty projects centralized at Notre Dame and those conducted with other universities.

Notre Dame

A tunable laser system for interfacial electron transfer measurements in reactive gas/liquid systems
David Go, Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering
David Bartels, Chemistry & Biochemistry
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Army

EAGER: An analog hardware system for solving Boolean satisfiability
Sharon Hu, Computer Science & Engineering
Zoltan Toroczkai, Physics
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Multi-university

Applications and Systems Driven Center for Energy-Efficient Integrated NanoTechnologies (ASCENT)
Suman Datta, Notre Dame, Electrical Engineering
Patrick Fay, Notre Dame, Electrical Engineering
Michael Niemier, Notre Dame, Computer Science & Engineering
Led by Notre Dame, with additional collaborators at Arizona State, Colorado, Cornell, Georgia Tech, Purdue, Minnesota, Stanford, UC Berkeley, UCLA, UC San Diego, and UC Santa Barbara.
Sponsor: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)/Semiconductor Research Corporation

Thermal evaporation around optically excited functionalized nanoparticles
Tengfei Luo, Notre Dame, Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering
Hsueh-Chia Chang, Notre Dame, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Annette Raigoza, Saint Benedict/Saint John’s, Chemistry
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Sequencing antibodies with a synthetic sub-nanometer pore
Greg Timp, Notre Dame, Electrical Engineering/Biological Sciences
Pavel Pevzner, UC San Diego, Computer Science & Engineering
Winston Timp, Johns Hopkins University, Biomedical Engineering
Sponsor: Open Philanthrophy Project

E2CDA-Type 1: Extremely energy efficient collective electronics (EXCEL)
Suman Datta, Notre Dame, Electrical Engineering
Sharon Hu, Notre Dame, Computer Science & Engineering
Zoltan Toroczkai, Notre Dame, Physics
Wolfgang Porod, Notre Dame, Electrical Engineering
Michael Niemier, Notre Dame, Computer Science & Engineering
Danny Chen, Notre Dame, Computer Science & Engineering
Led by Notre Dame, with additional collaborators at Georgia Tech, Penn State, UC Irvine, UC San Diego, and University of Chicago.
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

EFRI 2-DARE: Ultra-low power, collective-state device technology based on electron correlation in two-dimensional atomic layers
Joshua Robinson, Penn State, Materials Science & Engineering
James Freericks, Georgetown, Physics
Suman Datta, Notre Dame, Electrical Engineering
Eva Andrei, Rutgers, Physics
Roman Engel-Herbert, Penn State, Materials Science & Engineering
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

EFRI 2-DARE: Monolayer heterostructures: Epitaxy to beyond-CMOS devices
Grace Xing, Cornell, Electrical & Computer Engineering
Morten Eskildsen, Notre Dame, Physics
Jacek Furdyna, Notre Dame, Physics
Libai Huang, Notre Dame, Chemistry & Biochemistry
Debdeep Jena, Cornell, Electrical & Computer Engineering
Tengfei Luo, Notre Dame, Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

MICCoM – SSAGES ad COPSS packages
Jonathan Whitmer, Notre Dame, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Led by Argonne National Laboratory, with additional collaborators at Michigan, Northwestern, UC Davis, and University of Chicago.
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Energy

ALERT Center of Excellence in Explosives Research
Ken Sauer, Notre Dame, Electrical Engineering
Anthony Hoffman, Notre Dame, Electrical Engineering
Scott Howard, Notre Dame, Electrical Engineering
Led by Northeastern, with additional collaborators at Ben-Gurion University of Negev, Boston, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, New Mexico State, Puerto Rico, Purdue, Rensselaer, Rhode Island, Texas Tech, Tufts, and Washington State.
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Homeland Security