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ND Energy Grants Science Fair Awards in Energy

February 29, 2016


The Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame (ND Energy) awarded two prizes at the 2016 Northern Indiana Regional Science and Engineering Fair (NIRSEF) held at the University of Notre Dame on February 28. The winner of the Junior Division was awarded $50 and the Senior Division winner $100.…

Research in Energy

February 26, 2016 • Categories: ND Energy


Celebrating a decade since its inception in December 2005, the Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame (ND Energy) is proud to have so many world-class faculty affiliated with the center and leading the way in new scientific advancements and discoveries that will have far-reaching impact on available energy sources and use, economic developments, and the wellbeing and health of our global and national environments. …

Undergraduate Education in Energy

February 26, 2016 • Categories: ND Energy


Undergraduate education is essential to the University and to the mission of ND Energy. At ND Energy, there are several opportunities for students to learn about energy, the impact it has on the environment, and what they can do to create a more sustainable energy future for all. Students interested in energy can enroll in the Energy Studies Minor, apply for research fellowships, and participate in hands-on activities during Energy Week. …

Community Outreach in Energy

February 26, 2016 • Categories: ND Energy


ND Energy reaches out to the local community and surrounding areas in an attempt to raise awareness and educate participants on the most critical energy issues and topics facing our nation and global economy today. Outreach programs take on many different forms and are tailored specifically to the audience. No matter the age, ND Energy believes that children and adults alike are confronted daily with decisions that will have a major impact on our global energy future. This is why community outreach is a priority for ND Energy. …

Kamat becomes editor-in-chief of ACS Energy Letters

February 23, 2016

Prashant Kamat

Prashant Kamat, the Rev. John A. Zahm Professor of Science in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Radiation Laboratory at the University of Notre Dame, will serve as the inaugural editor-in-chief of ACS Energy Letters, a new peer-reviewed journal from the American Chemical Society (ACS). ACS Letters will enable the rapid publication of advances in energy research.

Father Hesburgh's influence on science

February 23, 2016

Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C.

Father Hesburgh’s commitment to developing science research endures today.

As the celebration of the sesquicentennial of science comes to a close and the one-year anniversary of Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C.’s passing approaches, the University of Notre Dame reflects on the life of Father Hesburgh and his impact on the growth and development of the sciences and scientific research at the University during his tenure and beyond.

Science and Engineering Fair scheduled for Feb. 27

February 19, 2016

Northern Indiana Regional Science and Engineering Fair

The Northern Indiana Regional Science and Engineering Fair (NIRSEF) will take place Feb. 27 (Saturday) at the Stepan Center at the University of Notre Dame. The event is open to the public at 1:30 p.m., and parking is available in the D lot north of the Stepan Center.

ND Energy Surges Science Alive! 2016

February 17, 2016 • Categories: ND Energy


ND Energy, once again, occupied a third floor presentation room with “everything energy” during the annual Science Alive! event on Saturday, February 6th, in the St. Joseph County Public Library in downtown South Bend. Celebrating 24 years, this event has focused on providing hands-on science to create an exciting learning environment for school-age children and their families. This year, participants drove robots, smashed flowers, made electricity, fed chickens, and for those who visited the ND Energy room, experienced hands-on activities and demonstrations provided by Notre Dame faculty and their research groups!…

ND Energy Advances Undergraduate Research in Energy

February 17, 2016 • Categories: ND Energy


In spite of the frigid temperatures on campus, students overwhelmed the Sorin Room at LaFortune on the evening of January 25th for the 2nd annual Undergraduate Sustainability Research Expo. Hosted by the Campus Coalition on Research and Education for Sustainability (CREST), over 100 students filled the room with excitement and eagerness to learn as they meandered from table to table gathering information about current research and educational opportunities in energy, the environment, and other topics related to sustainability studies.

Conference explores Laudato Si’ and sustainable development

February 15, 2016

Mendoza College of Business

As part of the celebration of Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment Laudato Si’, the University of Notre Dame is hosting a two-day conference to explore the significance of the encyclical, as well as the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. (SDGs), key targeted environmental and developmental goals unanimously approved by world leaders in September.

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.