Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame

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  • If you did not attend the Undergraduate Sustainability Research Expo to complete an application for research, there's still time! Applications will be accepted now through February 15. Click here to apply.

  • If you would like to apply for a Slatt Fellowship in Undergraduate Research in Energy Systems and Processes, applications will be accepted now through February 29. Click here for more information and to apply.  

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. 


Supreme Court's suspension of Clean Power Plan a 'devastating loss' for Obama administration, expert says

February 11, 2016

Bruce Huber

Bruce Huber, associate professor of law at the University of Notre Dame, who specializes in environmental, natural resources and energy law, is shocked by the U.S. Supreme Court’s action Tuesday night (Feb. 10) to block the EPA from enforcing its Clean Power Plan, the centerpiece of the Obama administration’s climate change policy.

“The plan has been the subject of a swift and strong legal challenge, mounted by more than 20 states. Although the Court’s decision is temporary, it represents a major victory for these states and a devastating loss for the administration.

Why not recycled concrete?

February 09, 2016

Queens, NY

From paper towels to cups to plastic bottles, products made from recycled materials permeate our lives. One notable exception is building materials. Why can’t we recycle concrete from our deteriorating infrastructure for use as material in new buildings and bridges? It’s a question that a team of researchers at the University of Notre Dame is examining.

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.

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Seminar: Marion H. Emmert, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Fri Feb 12, 2016 • 1:00PM - 2:00PM

"Breaking Strong Bonds and Recovering Rare Earths:  Adventures in Sustainable Chemistry", presented by Marion H. Emmert, Assistant Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Worcester Polytechnic ...

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3rd Annual Sustainability Summit

Fri Feb 19, 2016

For the third year in a row, Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College will be hosting a Sustainability Summit for college students who are or want to become sustainability leaders ...

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