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.


Energy Studies Minor 2017 Graduating Class

April 21, 2017

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The number of students graduating from Notre Dame with the Energy Studies Minor continues to rise. On May 19, ND Energy will host its first reception for 22 graduates and their families. As in the past, the minor, housed in the College of Engineering, attracts students from across the University. Many plan to work in the energy sector, while others joined to become more informed about issues they are passionate about. All agree that the variety of course offerings allowed them the freedom to examine aspects of the energy challenge from many different angles.  

ND Energy's Community Outreach

April 21, 2017

Energizing the Alumni during Winter Sports Weekend

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Thanks to Andrew Schranck,
Anshumaan Bajpai, Erik Foster
and Tyler Spano for giving up their
Saturday afternoon to help out.

Beginning the New Year with a new partnership, ND Energy participated in the Alumni Association’s roll out of “ND for the Environment.” On Saturday, January 7, while undergraduates were still home on break, alumni and friends of the University spent time on campus for the annual “Winter Sports Weekend.” Before heading to the men’s basketball victory over the Clemson Tigers, 250 visitors stopped by the Jordan Hall of Science to learn about energy research on campus and other sustainability efforts. Graduate students affiliated with ND Energy provided hands-on activities related to their solar and fuel cell research in addition to a demonstration of separation techniques and their usage to create new materials. Our popular “smoothie bike” gave visitors the chance to transfer some of their energy into a blender for a delicious treat.…

ND Energy's Campus Outreach

April 20, 2017

Distinguished Lecture Series ’16-‘17: The Solar Series

This year’s distinguished lecture series evolved out of a survey showing that the number one energy topic of interest to students was solar energy. Beginning during Energy Week in October and finishing up just after spring break, four events examined solar from a variety of angles: policy, technology, history, business, even psychology. …

Student Fellowships in Energy-related Research Announced for 2017

April 20, 2017


ND Energy has announced the recipients of the prestigious fellowship awards in energy research for 2017. Students compete annually for The Vincent P. Slatt Fellowship for Undergraduate Research in Energy Systems and Processes, The Forgash Fellowship for Research in Solar Energy

Nitesh Chawla named recipient of 1st Source Bank’s 2017 Commercialization Award

April 19, 2017

Nitesh Chawla

Chawla received the award, which carries a $20,000 cash prize, for innovating a new data science software, Aunsight, allowing data scientists and business analysts to deliver on the business value proposition of big data analytics.

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GreeND Spring Sustainability Festival

Fri Apr 21, 2017 • 3:30PM - 5:30PM

Come celebrate Earth Day at the GreeND Sustainability Festival on North Quad on Friday, April 21st, from 3:30-5:30pm! Enjoy a farmer's market, sustainable crafts and games, and learn about opportu...

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CBE Seminar: “The Challenges with Model Catalysts”, presented by Dr. Mark Barteau

Tue Apr 25, 2017 • 12:30PM - 1:30PM

Dr. Mark Barteau University of Michigan Abstract: Anchoring of molecular catalysts to solid supports has long offered the prospect of creating heterogeneous catalysts with uniform sites. We have e...

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