Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame

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***Attention Notre Dame Students!***  Applications are open from now until Dec. 9 for ND Energy's Student Energy Board. All undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to apply to serve as a core leader, assistant leader, or supporter. Contact with questions.

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.


Creating a Culture For All Students

November 23, 2016 • Categories: Annual Report and ND Energy


Notre Dame dual degree programs open doors for women and minorities in engineering
DIVERSITY ON CAMPUS REQUIRES more than a diverse student body, and the University of Notre Dame is excelling at encouraging diversity by supporting students and faculty with everything they need to succeed.

Eli Lilly Faculty Fellowship Provides Drug Discovery Experience

November 21, 2016

Diabetes is a metabolic disease in which the body has an inability to produce enough insulin. In the United States alone, it is estimated that the illness affects nearly 30 million diagnosed and undiagnosed people, and treatment often includes patients using an intravenous or IV method to get insulin into their system. This uncomfortable and inconvenient form of treatment can require anywhere from two to four injections a day, but a Notre Dame researcher is working to combat this problem with a less frequent, oral delivery system.

ND-ECI to Host Virginia Tech Researchers Who Exposed the Flint Water Crisis

November 15, 2016

Interested in how citizen science, laboratory experimentation, investigative reporting and social media helped a team of Virginia Tech researchers uncover lead-contaminated water in Flint, Michigan? Dr. Kelsey Pieper, postdoctoral researcher, and Siddhartha Roy, doctoral student, both members of Virginia Tech’s nationally renowned Flint research team will visit campus this weekend (Nov. 18-19). Two public events during the Notre Dame vs. Virginia Tech football festivities will offer an inside look at the science and developments behind the Flint water crisis.

Geologists find key indicator of carbon sources in Earth's mantle

November 09, 2016

Antonio Simonetti

Results of a new study led by Antonio Simonetti show evidence of varying ratios of boron isotopes in igneous rocks, known as carbonatites, of different ages.

ND Energy Announces New Associate Director to Lead and Advance its Global Research Initiatives

November 08, 2016 • Categories: Annual Report and ND Energy

Subash Shinde

In a recent announcement, ND Energy Director Prof. Peter C. Burns introduced Dr. Subhash L. Shinde, newly appointed associate director of the Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame. Shinde will lead ND Energy’s initiatives to advance global research development and corporate programs effective November 14, 2016.

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Science Alive 2017!

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Mark your calendars for the next Science Alive event at the St. Joseph County Public Library in Downtown South Bend.  St. Joseph County Public Library will celebrate 25 Years of STEM during o...

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