Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame

energy conversion and efficiency


Sustainable Bio-Fossil Fuels

nuclear power plant

Transformative Solar

Transformative Wind

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, support energy related education and outreach throughout the Notre Dame and surrounding communities, and 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. 

To support scientific advancements and new or improved sustainable energy technologies and systems, ND Energy provides world-class research facilities with state-of-the-art equipment and instrumentation. The Materials Characterization Facility (MCF) provides researchers with modern instrumentation and expertise for solid and liquid materials characterization by surface and thermal analysis and spectroscopic and spectrometric analytical methods, in-situ synthetic studies of complex actinide materials containing trans uranium elements, which is unique in the United States, and developing new functional materials engineered at the nanoscale to effectively capture solar radiation, interfaced with materials that can use that energy to drive useful chemical reactions.


Congratulations to ND Energy Faculty Award Recipients and Career Achievements

May 28, 2015

ND Energy congratulates and acknowledges Dr. Joan Brennecke, Dr. Steven Corcelli, Dr. David B. Go, Dr. J. Daniel Gezelter,  Dr. Eduardo Wolf, and Dr. Elaine Zhu for their outstanding achievements in research and other scholarly activities  at the University of Notre Dame!

Thirty percent of corporations say climate change has impacted business materially

May 14, 2015

Climate change

An inaugural survey examining how corporations are addressing the need to adapt their business operations to changing climate conditions reveals that 30 percent already have experienced a material impact to their business operations from climate events. It also found that 30 percent of respondents across a wide range of sectors don’t have a climate adaptation plan or strategies in place.

Faculty awards honor exemplary work in undergraduate teaching and advising

May 08, 2015

Presidential Seal

Twenty University of Notre Dame faculty members have received Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C., Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, and three have been honored with Dockweiler Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising.

The awards are presented by the Office of the Provost, but recipients are selected through a process that includes peer and student nominations.

ND Energy Announces the Recipients of 2015 Research Fellowships

May 06, 2015 • Categories: Annual Report

ND Energy offers competitive fellowships to undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral research associates at the University of Notre Dame. These fellowships support the advancement of new or enhanced energy-related research developments and help to broaden the educational experiences of the students and postdocs receiving the awards. ND Energy is delighted to announce the recipients of the 2015 fellowship awards and invite you to congratulate them on this outstanding achievement. …

Notre Dame Research Announces Internal Grants Program Awards

May 01, 2015


Thirty-two winners of the Internal Grants Program Awards were announced today by Notre Dame Research. The grants were awarded to faculty from five colleges and schools in three categories: Faculty Research Support (Initiation), Faculty Research Support (Regular), and Equipment Restoration and Renewal.…

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9th Annual Notre Dame Energy Week 2015

Mon Oct 5, 2015

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Monday, October 5 – Saturday,...

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