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.


Ten Years Hence lecture series examines climate change and innovation

January 19, 2017

Ten Years Hence Lecture Series

The annual speaker series explores issues, ideas and trends likely to affect business and society over the next decade.

Tengfei Luo Named 2016 DuPont Young Professor

January 18, 2017

Tengfei Luo has been named to the 2016 Class of DuPont Young Professors, one of only eight young faculty to receive the honor this year.

Annual index reveals biggest movers in climate change adaptation

January 12, 2017

ND-GAIN Biggest Movers

The annual ND-GAIN Country Index ranks 181 countries on vulnerability to extreme climate events such as droughts, superstorms and other natural disasters as well as readiness to successfully implement adaptation solutions. The top five countries showing the biggest amount of improvement in preparedness over the last year were Ghana, Solomon Islands, Cape Verde, Sri Lanka and Myanmar.

Reuters Names Timothy Beers and Prashant Kamat 2016 Highly Cited Researchers

December 20, 2016

Thomson Reuters has named Timothy Beers, the University of Notre Dame Chair of Astrophysics, and Prashant Kamat, the Rev. John A. Zahm, C.S.C., Professor of Science, to its 2016 Highly Cited Researchers list. After Reuters analyzed Essential Science Indicators that included 128,887 highly cited papers ranked in the top 1 percent by total citations, the work of Beers and Kamat stood out as being among the most valuable and significant in their fields.

Bryan Ritchie Appointed Vice President for Innovation at Notre Dame

December 19, 2016

Bryan Ritchie

In this role, Ritchie will lead the University’s new IDEA Center initiative and coordinate the University’s innovation and entrepreneurship programs.

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Our Energy Future: The Influence of Climate Change

Fri Jan 20, 2017 • 10:40AM - 12:10PM

A lecture by Professor Frank Incropera, H. Clifford and Evelyn A. Brosey Professor Emeritus and Matthew H. McCloskey Dean Emeritus, College of Engineering, University of Notre Dame. Professor Inc...

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The Intersection of Foresight and Social Entrepreneurship Through the Eyes of Climate Change

Fri Jan 27, 2017 • 10:40AM - 12:10PM

A lecture by Matt Manos, Founder & Managing Director, Verynice Verynice is a design strategy consultancy that gives half of its work away for free to nonprofit organizations. Veryn...

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