Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame

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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.


Solved: Decades-old Mystery in Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics

March 01, 2017

Researchers in the Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics group of Professor Boldizsár Jankó and collaborators have solved a decades-old mystery of fluorescence intermittency – blinking – that indicates classical physics behavior in a quantum mechanical system. 

Community + Engagement = Broader Impacts

February 27, 2017 • Categories: ND Energy

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Two words, community and engagement, simply and separately defined by Mirriam-Webster as a unified body of individuals with common characteristics and interests, and an arrangement to meet or be present at a specified time and place, respectively. Alone, these words have apathetic meaning, yet when combined, they create a dynamic and evolutionary term. An expression that embodies Notre Dame’s culture and identity and characterizes widely its institutional commitment for the common good. 

Wilderness, Reverence, and the Written Word

February 27, 2017

Barry Lopez’s work has taken him to more than eighty countries over the past fifty years, including some of the most inhospitable places on earth. But on March 9th, Lopez is coming home to his alma mater to discuss a topic both timely and close to his heart: the writer’s role in engaging the public on environmental issues.

Bohn to Receive 2017 ACS Electrochemistry Award

February 27, 2017

Paul W. Bohn has been named the recipient of the 2017 American Chemical Society Electrochemistry Award for his contributions to the field of electrochemical analysis.

College of Engineering Introduces New Minor Targeting Resiliency and Sustainability

February 27, 2017

Resiliency and sustainability

Every four years the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) issues a “report card” highlighting the status of the nation’s infrastructure: its roads; bridges and dams; drinking water; treatment of wastewater, solid waste, and hazardous waste; and more. When the organization last shared its assessment of America’s infrastructure, it was 2013. Not only did the country receive a poor grade (a D+), but the ASCE estimated that approximately $3.6 trillion would be needed to raise the grade and the quality and safety of the infrastructure.  

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Series: Integral Ecology, Lecture 1

Tue Mar 7, 2017 • 7:00PM - 8:15PM

Theological Anthropology: Identity and Mission – The first of a six-part lecture series by Terrence P. Ehrman, C.S.C. Made in the image of God, humans are actors not only in a div...

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The Writer and Social Responsibility: A Lecture by Barry Lopez

Thu Mar 9, 2017 • 5:00PM - 6:00PM

  Barry Lopez, an alumnus of Notre Dame, is the author of Arctic Dreams, which received the National Book Award for Nonfiction, and Of Wolves and Men, a National Book Award Finalist and win...

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