The Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame (cSEND) is a University Research Center whose mission is to advance innovative energy related research, education and outreach programs to address the global challenges of creating a more sustainable energy future. cSEND is built upon the foundations laid by the Notre Dame Energy Center (NDEC) – a College of Engineering research center (initiated in 2005) and the Sustainable Energy Initiative (SEI) – a Strategic Research Investment (funded by the University in 2010).
Peter Kilpatrick, Matthew H. McCloskey Dean of Engineering, recently announced three new endowed faculty appointments, two of which are members of the cSEND Faculty. We are delighted to join Dr. Kilpatrick in recognizing and congratulating Edward J. Maginn on his appointment to the Dorini Family Chair of Energy Studies…
Program aims to strengthen America's scientific workforce and focus scientists on critical mission areas.
Washington, D.C.—The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Office of Science announced today that 68 scientists from across the nation have been selected for five-year awards under the Office's Early Career Research Program. The five-year awards are designed to bolster the nation's scientific workforce by providing support to exceptional researchers during the crucial early career years, when many scientists do their most formative work.…
Notre Dame Science is the magazine of the College of Science, featuring faculty and student research, education, and news across the college. The digital version of the magazine allows readers to flip through each page and experience interactive content such as videos and links that complement each story. Viewers can enlarge sections, download and pass interesting sections onto other people.…
March 13, 2013
The University of Notre Dame will host “Climate Change and the Common Good,” a national conference addressing the multifaceted challenges presented by our changing climate, on April 8-10 (Monday-Wednesday). The event will engage nationally recognized scientists, ethicists and strategists in conversation with students, faculty, administrators and members of the broader community.
“We know that climate change will disproportionately impact the poor and vulnerable, those who have contributed the least to our present energy and environmental crisis,” said Rev. William M. Lies, C.S.C., vice president for mission engagement and church affairs at Notre Dame. “By coming together as a community to learn about these challenges and the paths to solutions, we can better answer God’s call for us to be stewards of the finite gifts of our planet.”
March 06, 2013
William Kamkwamba, author of “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope,” will be speaking at 7 p.m. March 18 (Monday) at the University of Notre Dame Conference Center, following a special performance from African singing troupe Voices of Mercy. The event is free and open to the public.
Kamkwamba was born in Malawi, a country where modern science was mystery in a land withered by drought and hunger. After being forced to drop out of school because his family could not afford tuition, he regularly visited his village’s library. There, he found the book “Using Energy,” and discovered an explanation of windmills. Kamkwamba dreamed of building a windmill that would bring his small village a set of luxuries that only 2 percent of Malawians could enjoy: electricity and running water.
Mon Jul 1, 2013
The Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy (SISE) is a two-week intensive workshop and lecture series geared towards individuals interested in the...