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. 


New paper describes novel synthesis of hyperbranched polymers

July 23, 2015

Haifeng Gao

A new paper by a team of researchers that includes Haifeng Gao, an assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Notre Dame, presents, for the first time, a one-pot, one-batch synthesis of hyperbranched polymers with tunablemolecular weights, uniform size and high degree of branching using an efficient click polymerization technique.

STEM research leaders call for change in undergrad education

July 21, 2015

Undergraduates in 2012 Dan Philpott course

Immediate change is needed at all levels to improve the quality of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education in research universities, according to a paper on undergraduate STEM learning and teaching co-authored by Zachary Schultz, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Notre Dame, that appears in a special July issue of the journal Nature.

Four College of Engineering faculty awarded $1.8M in DURIP grants

July 17, 2015

Department of Defense

Four faculty members from the College of Engineering at the University of Notre Dame have received Defense University Research Instrumention Program (DURIP) grants from the Department of Defense for 2015, totaling more than $1.8 million. These highly competitive awards will enable the purchase of new state-of-the-art equipment in support of the foundational research being conducted in defense-critical areas at the University.

ND-GAIN still accepting Corporate Adaptation Prize applications

July 10, 2015


The Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index (ND-GAIN) at the University of Notre Dame is continuing to accept applications for the ND-GAIN Corporate Adaptation Prize, which recognizes projects that have made measurable contributions in creating resilience or adaptation to climate change, until July 31 (Friday).

Agreement between Engineering, Universidad de Chile encourages academic exchange

July 10, 2015

Universidad de Chile

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (CBE) at the University of Notre Dame has entered into a five-year agreement with the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology (DIQBT) of the College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences at the Universidad de Chile in Santiago, Chile, that encourages academic exchange and collaborative initiatives at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

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Film Screening: Tambien la Lluvia (Even the Rain)

Tue Sep 15, 2015 • 7:00PM - 9:00PM

Documentary followed by discussion about the privatization of water supplies in Bolivia and the struggles of native peoples for water rights.

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Departmental Seminar: Nancy Grimm

Tue Sep 22, 2015 • 4:00PM - 5:00PM


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