Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame

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Transformative Wind

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Sustainable Bio-Fossil Fuels

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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 Celebrates Earth Day

April 27, 2016

Earth Day 2016

On April 22, ND Energy joined GreeND and other partners to celebrate Earth Day 2016 with a sustainability fair on North Quad. Among the local vendors and information tables, ND Energy’s Smoothie Bike was one of the most popular attractions. Transforming youthful enthusiasm for cleaner, renewable energy into pedal power, the bike powered a blender filled with fruit, yogurt, and juice. While waiting, students were also able to learn more about the Energy Studies Minor

Madison Primary Center Visits Notre Dame

April 22, 2016

Madison School Energy Class

April 15th was a beautiful blue day on the Notre Dame campus and the air was full of energy, in more ways than one. As part of an ongoing partnership with Madison Primary Center in downtown South Bend, ND Energy faculty, staff, and students welcomed about 100 third graders to campus for the day to teach them about science and college life in general.…

Notre Dame family to celebrate third annual Notre Dame Day

April 22, 2016

The Dome In The Spring

The celebration will launch at 18:42 (6:42 p.m. EDT), referencing the University’s founding year, on April 24 and end at midnight on April 25. The 29-hour live broadcast from LaFortune Student Center will share inspiring and entertaining Notre Dame stories from around the world through interviews and celebrity guests. It also provides members of the Notre Dame family the opportunity to give back to areas of the University they love most through an online fundraising competition.

What’s It Really Like? – Energy Research at Notre Dame

April 21, 2016

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While ND Energy’s Student Energy Board (SEB) was brainstorming about what kind of event would be most meaningful for students at Notre Dame, the consensus was that most undergraduate students didn’t know exactly what kind of energy research was being done on campus and what it would be like to work as a researcher. This lead to the creation of What’s It Really Like?—Energy Research at ND.

Junior faculty receive nationally competitive research awards

April 18, 2016


The National Science Foundation (NSF) has recognized six University of Notre Dame faculty from the Colleges of Engineering and Science for their accomplishments in research with an Early Career Development (CAREER) Award. The CAREER program was created to recognize and support outstanding junior faculty who exhibit a commitment to stimulating research while also providing educational opportunities for students. The program was established in 1995 and is the NSF’s most prestigious recognition given to junior faculty.

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Undergraduate Scholars Conference @ ND

Fri Apr 29, 2016 • 9:00AM - 2:00PM

Each year, on the Friday of reading days, the University of Notre Dame provides several venues to showcase and celebrate the depth and breadth of the research being conducted by undergraduates in a...

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MCF Workshop - Raman Spectroscopy

Fri May 6, 2016 • 10:00AM - 4:00PM

Friday, May 6th, 2016                    10:00 am – 4:00 pm 251 Nieuwland Science Hall

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