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Celebrating a decade of raising awareness of energy issues, ND Energy is pleased to announce the 10th annual Notre Dame Energy Week from October 3 to 7! The week will feature academic lectures and interactive events with an emphasis on Notre Dame’s own initiatives to tackle the energy challenges. See the Energy Week Schedule for a complete listing of events!

The Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame (ND Energy) is a University Research Center whose mission is to foster and grow energy-related research toward sustainable and affordable energy solutions, to support energy-related education and outreach throughout the Notre Dame and surrounding communities, and to influence the national and global discussions of the most pressing energy policy issues and questions of our time. ND Energy plays a pivotal role in developing new and improved energy technologies and systems and focuses on developing engineers, scientists, entrepreneurs, and social scientists to be leaders in their disciplines and literate in the systems of energy production and use.


ND Energy Announces Final Plans for the 10th Annual Notre Dame Energy Week – October 3-7

September 23, 2016 • Categories: ND Energy


A full slate of energy-related events is being scheduled for the week of October 2nd as the Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame (ND Energy) prepares for its annual Notre Dame Energy Week. Celebrating its 10th year, the week will feature academic lectures and interactive events with the goal of increasing awareness of energy issues.

Jay LaVerne joins U.S. Department of Energy “Dream Team” to aid in Nuclear Waste Cleanup

September 23, 2016 • Categories: ND Energy


ND Energy affiliated faculty member, Jay LaVerne, professional specialist and concurrent professor of radiation physics, has joined a “dream team” of experts to study the chemical reactions that cause nuclear waste to change over time, with the goal of identifying safe, permanent storage for the radioactive material. The nuclear waste is left over from the Manhattan Project, a research and development project that produced the first nuclear weapons during World War II.

ND Energy Recognizes New Endowed Faculty Appointees William F. Schneider and Tengfei Luo

September 21, 2016 • Categories: Annual Report and ND Energy

Peter Kilpatrick, Matthew H. McCloskey Dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, recently announced and introduced the college’s new endowed faculty appointees. The honorees are Nitesh V. Chawla, Martin Haenggi, William F. Schneider, Nicholas J. Zabaras, Diogo Bolster, Tengfei Luo, Alexandros A. Taflanidis.…

Notre Dame to implement ‘ambitious, realistic’ sustainability plan

September 21, 2016

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University of Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., accepted Tuesday (Sept. 20) a committee’s recommendations for creating a comprehensive sustainability strategy for the University that is at once “ambitious and yet realistic.”

IDEA Center Created to Catalyze New Research, Innovation, Commercialization Initiatives

September 16, 2016

The University of Notre Dame will create new innovation and commercialization initiatives under a new entity to be known as the IDEA Center — standing for Innovation, Discovery and Enterprise Acceleration.

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Science Sunday at ND-LEEF

Sun Sep 25, 2016 • 1:00PM - 4:00PM

Enjoy science demos & hands-on activities for all ages!  The Notre Dame Linked Experimental Ecosystem Facility (ND-LEEF), a unique environmental research collaboration between t...

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CBE Seminar: A Chemical Engineer’s View of Air Quality in the Mid-Atlantic

Tue Sep 27, 2016 • 12:30PM - 1:30PM

Dr. Sheryl H. Ehrman University of Maryland, College Park Abstract: Over the past two decades, anthropogenic pollutants have been successfully reduced in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United Stat...

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