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. 


Professor Bruce Huber Named Robert and Marion Short Scholar

July 22, 2016

Professor Bruce Huber

Bruce Huber, associate professor of law, has been appointed the Robert and Marion Short Scholar, a three-year rotating appointment for pre-tenure faculty members.

The gift will help facilitate Huber’s research activities through 2019.

“This is a real honor and I’m deeply grateful to the Short family,” Huber said. “It will help me continue my current work on natural resource management issues, as well as expand my research into new areas.”…

Christensen Named Editor-in-chief of Measurement Science and Technology

July 21, 2016

Kenneth Christensen

Kenneth T. Christensen, the Collegiate Professor of Fluid Mechanics and assistant dean of faculty development in the College of Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, has been named the editor-in-chief for Measurement Science and Technology.

Steve Corcelli named ACS Fellow

July 19, 2016

Steven Corcelli

ND Energy congratulates Dr. Steven Corcelli, ND Energy Affiliated Faculty, on being named a 2016 American Chemical Society (ACS) Fellow.

Steven Corcelli, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, has been selected as a member of the 2016 Fellows of the American Chemical Society. The American Chemical Society (ACS) announced the news today in Chemical & Engineering News.…

Plasma Electrochemistry: Transforming Greenhouse Gases

July 18, 2016

Greenhouse Gas
Notre Dame researcher uses plasma electrochemistry
to transform greenhouse gases.
Photo courtesy of the Electrochemical Society

Reutilizing Carbon Dioxide to Produce Clean Burning Fuels
David B. Go has always seen himself as something of a black sheep when it comes to his scientific research approach, and his recent work in developing clean alternative fuels from carbon dioxide is no exception.…

New Wind Tower Structure overcomes Energy Efficiency Challenges

June 15, 2016 • Categories: ND Energy

An innovative wind turbine tower design could reduce costs and change the energy landscape. Through a seed grant funded by ND Energy, the Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame, researchers are working together to design a non-traditional structure for wind turbines that will both increase efficiencies and decrease energy costs. 

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STEM Fellowship Summer Support Program

Wed Aug 3, 2016

Our summer support program focuses on the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)—one of the largest, most lucrative, and most prestigious external mu...

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