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.

News

Professor’s talk on American oil interests to air on C-SPAN 3

June 23, 2017

A spring lecture given by Darren Dochuk, associate professor of history at the University of Notre Dame, will be televised on C-SPAN 3 at 8 p.m. and midnight EDT Saturday, June 24. The lecture was part of a course titled The History of Oil in American Life, which offered a chronological, thematic, and contemporary examination of oil in modern America.

Researchers work to improve nuclear waste recycling

June 19, 2017

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Researchers within ND Energy are thinking creatively about problems surrounding nuclear materials and are searching for solutions to reduce waste, decrease the cost of nuclear energy production, and increase efficiency and safety of the entire process.

Celebrate World Environment Day on June 5 with ND Energy and ECI

June 02, 2017

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ND Energy and the Environmental Change Initiative (ECI) are coming together to celebrate #WorldEnvironmentDay on Monday, June 5th.  World Environment Day is sponsored by the United Nations (UN) and encourages worldwide awareness and action for the environment. This year, the host country is Canada, and the theme is Connecting People to Nature with a slogan of “I’m with Nature

Perdigão: Capturing the complexities of mountain winds

June 02, 2017

A team of close to 50 scientists, students and technical staff—including Harindra Fernando, Wayne and Diana Murdy Family Professor of Engineering at Notre Dame—is bringing an unprecedented assembly of equipment to Vale do Cobrão, a valley in eastern Portugal. Researchers at the valley are collecting data on multiple aspects of wind flow patterns shaped by meteorological forcing on intricate terrain through carefully planned field observations.

ND Energy Reaches Out to Raise Awareness and to Celebrate Student Achievements in Energy Studies and Research

June 01, 2017 • Categories: ND Energy

An important part of ND Energy’s mission is to support energy-related education and outreach throughout Notre Dame and its surrounding communities. The third week of April offered three opportunities to interact with students and the public to spread the word about energy research at Notre Dame. May was filled with excitement as we congratulated our Energy Studies Minor graduates and Mishawaka High School interns on successfully completing their respective programs.   …

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Events

America Oil Lecture by Notre Dame Professor Darren Dochuk to air on C-Span 3

Sat Jun 24, 2017 • 8:00PM - 9:15PM

Darren Dochuk A spring lecture given by Darren Dochuk, associate professor of history at the University of Notre Dame, will be televised on C-SPAN 3 at 8 p.m. and midnight EDT Saturday, June 24. T...

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“Sandia Materials Science Overview and Research Interests”

Thu Jun 29, 2017 • 3:30PM - 4:30PM

Michael Valley, Ph.D., P.E. Senior Manager, Materials Science R&D Group Materials Science and Engineering Center Sandia National Laboratories mtvalle@sandia.gov Abstract: Sandia seeks knowled...

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