Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame


The Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame (ND Energy) is a University Research Center whose mission is to advance innovative energy related research, education and outreach programs to address the global challenges of creating a more sustainable energy future. ND Energy is built upon the foundations laid by the Notre Dame Energy Center (NDEC) – a College of Engineering research center (initiated in 2005) and the Sustainable Energy Initiative (SEI) – a Strategic Research Investment (funded by the University in 2010).




JINA Art 2 Science Camp Highlights

August 20, 2014 • Categories: cSend


Check out the highlights of the 2014 Art 2 Science Camp sponsored by the Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics at the University of Notre Dame. 

During the JINA Art 2 Science Camp from July 14-18, 2014 in the Jordan Hall of Science, over 175 children learned about the wonders of the physical universe and used their creativity to express their new knowledge by creating art and hands-on experiments.…

Notre Dame paper offers insights into a new class of semiconducting materials

August 13, 2014

Organic-inorganic “hybrid” perovskites

A new paper by University of Notre Dame researchers describes their investigations of the fundamental optical properties of a new class of semiconducting materials known as organic-inorganic “hybrid” perovskites.

ND-GAIN seeking applications for Corporate Adaptation Prize

July 24, 2014


The Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index (ND-GAIN) at the University of Notre Dame is accepting applications for the ND-GAIN Corporate Adaptation Prize, which recognizes organizations that have made measurable contributions in creating resilience or adaptation to climate change.

Thomson Reuters names three Notre Dame faculty among the world’s most influential scientific minds

July 21, 2014

Thomson Reuters The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds: 2014

University of Notre Dame faculty members Joan Brennecke, Bertrand Hochwald and Prashant Kamat have been named to Thomson Reuters’ list of “The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds: 2014.”

The list includes more than 3,200 scientists around the world who have published the highest number of articles that are cited the most frequently by other researchers. The list was compiled from two separate Thomson Reuters studies analyzed for publication and citation data from 21 broad fields of study, ranging from chemistry to social sciences.

Heino Nitsche Dies Unexpectedly

July 16, 2014 • Categories: Annual Report


It is with tremendous sadness that we report the death of chemistry professor, Heino Nitsche (member of the Center’s Technical Advisory Board since 2011), who died unexpectedly the morning of July 15. Born July 24, 1949 in Munich, Germany, Heino earned his Ph.D. in 1980 at the Free University of Berlin and joined the University of California at Berkeley

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