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Attention Undergraduate Students!  Thank you for attending our 2nd Annual Undergraduate Sustainability Research Expo.  If you are still interested in getting involved with research, applications are being accepted through February 15th.  Click here for more information.

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. 


ND Energy’s Mishawaka High School Interns Highlighted on WNDU’s ‘Schools Rule’!

February 02, 2016 • Categories: ND Energy

Mishawaka High School was highlighted on WNDU’s Friday morning edition of ‘Schools Rule’ on January 29, 2016.  ND Energy currently has eight high school students who are participating in research internships in four ND Energy affiliated labs on campus. ​Currently in its fourth year, the partnership between ND Energy and Mishawaka High School engages young scientists with graduate students to experience research and scientific methods first-hand. …

Video: Aerospace Research Expertise Continues to Grow at the Notre Dame Turbomachinery Laboratory

February 02, 2016

The Notre Dame Turbomachinery Laboratory (NDTL), a 25,000 square foot facility located in South Bend’s Ignition Park, is a world-class research and testing facility for turbomachinery research. Researchers in the NDTL study and test components for gas turbine engines, which are used by commercial and military aircraft, power plants, and the oil and gas industry.

Engineer named editor-in-chief of journal

January 22, 2016


Joseph M. Powers, an AIAA Associate Fellow, and professor and associate chair of the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, with a concurrent appointment to the Department of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana, has been appointed editor-in-chief of the Journal of Propulsion and Power (JPP). Powers succeeds Douglas Talley of the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory.

Thomson Reuters Names Five Notre Dame Faculty among the Top 1 Percent of Highly Cited Scholars

January 22, 2016

Five Notre Dame faculty members have been named to the Thomson Reuters’ 2015 Highly Cited Researchers list, the top 1 percent of the almost 9 million scholars and scientists, accounting for more than 2 million journal papers, who publish their academic findings every year.

Notre Dame team among 10 awarded "Atoms to Products" grants from DARPA

January 11, 2016

EE Times reports that the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) has funded 10 projects, including one at Notre Dame, to advance new technologies to fill the gap in atomic-to-micrometer assembly methods that render nanoscale properties in macroscale structures. For the ND project, "Holographic Assembly of Reconfigurable Plasmonic and Photonic Elements" researchers are using 3D halographic assembly of nanoparticles lattices to develop microelement feedstocks with reconfigurable, heterogenous optical properties that can impart new functionality (like optical cloaking) at the macroscale.  Prof. Paul Bohn

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Science Alive!

Sat Feb 6, 2016 • 10:00AM - 4:00PM

Visit the Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame (ND Energy) Special Science Activities from 10:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m. in the 3rd Floor Presentation Room Why is energy so important? How can ...

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Seminar: Clifford P. Kubiak (University of California @ San Diego)

Mon Feb 8, 2016 • 4:00PM - 5:00PM

"Catalytic Reduction of Carbon Dioxide", presented by:  Clifford P. Kubiak, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and Harold C. Urey Chair in Chemistry, University of Californ...

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