Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame


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.

Fourth annual Notre Dame Day – a global celebration of the University community

April 19, 2017

Notre Dame Day

The University of Notre Dame family will come together on campus and around the world on April 23-24 (Sunday-Monday) to celebrate the fourth annual Notre Dame Day.

NDRL Faculty Has Joined the Editorial Board of Plasma

April 03, 2017

Sylwia Ptasinska has joined the editorial board of Plasma – open access journal, which is published quarterly online by MDPI (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute).

Precious Joules: Women in Energy at Notre Dame

March 29, 2017 • Categories: ND Energy

In honor of Women’s History Month, we asked some of our women faculty to share their stories of how they became interested in science, engineering, and architecture, and in particular, what or who inspired them to focus on energy. Precious Joules is a collection of these stories from women in energy at Notre Dame written in their own words. Their brief introduction and personal remarks are sure to inspire the youngest of minds to consider STEM education as they demonstrate through their own personal experiences the value and opportunities aligned with this type of training.  …

Getting to Know our Neighbors: The Next Generation of Scientists and Engineers

March 29, 2017 • Categories: ND Energy

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After weeks of meeting in small working groups to brainstorm about ways to explain energy to fourth graders, 15 members of GreeND and ND Energy’s Student Energy Board spent a Friday morning at James Madison Primary Center

Efficiency Upgrades that Really Save

March 20, 2017

Peter Bauer
Dr. Peter Bauer

You may want a greener, more energy-efficient home because it’s good for the environment, but it’s also good for your wallet.

Energy is expensive, with the average American consumer spending nearly $2,000 per year on energy bills, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. About half of that number is spent on heating and cooling costs.…

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