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ND Energy seeks to build and cultivate a strong energy-interested community at Notre Dame and throughout the local, national, and international regions of the world. Through synergistic activities and collaborations, these partnerships help to broaden our research capabilities and advancements in sustainable energy solutions, strengthen K-12 STEM education, and guide undergraduate and graduate students toward successful energy-related careers. This all contributes to creating a cleaner, more sustainable energy future for generations to come.


Meet Our Community

In addition to world-renowned faculty affiliates and their research associates, ND Energy partners with other internal groups to move its mission forward and to develop new programs focused on specific initiatives to raise awareness and sustain the trajectory toward innovative and transformative energy-related research and education at Notre Dame. 

ND Energy is a member of the University Energy Institute Collaborative (UEIC), comprised of over 150 university-based energy centers/institutes across the U.S. to collectively address the challenges and opportunities related to developing sustainable energy solutions and ensure students are well prepared to successfully implement and lead the U.S. toward a cleaner, more sustainable energy future.

Other external partners provide a myriad of relevant and unique opportunities for Notre Dame researchers and students to further their research programs and career opportunities. The following list represents University-wide partnerships and those who partner intentionally with ND Energy to advance energy-related research and education.

American Electric Power MIT Lincoln Laboratory
AmeriCorps National Energy Technology Laboratory
Argonne National Laboratory National Renewable Energy Laboratory
AT&T* Naval Nuclear Laboratory
Atlanta University Center Consortium Northern Indiana Regional Science and Engineering Fair
Bertrand Farm Northwestern University
Bethel College Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Boeing* Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Casa Pueblo Prairie Winds Nature Farm
chevron Purdue University*
City of South Bend* Regional Environmental Action Network, IU South Bend
Deloitte* Saint Mary's College
EDF Energy Sandia National Laboratories
enFocus Siemens
ExxonMobil South Bend Community School Corporation
Food Rescue US St. Adalbert Catholic School 
Fund for the Public Interest St. Joseph County Public Library
General Electric* Stanford University
Goshen College STARBASE Indiana, Department of Defense
IBM* Sustainability Office, IU South Bend
Indiana and Michigan Power The Nature Conservancy
Indiana University* Unity Gardens
Inovateus Solar LLC Universidad del Sagrado Corazon
Invenergy University of Arizona
Ivy Tech Community College University of New Mexico
KPMG* University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez
Let's Share the Sun Foundation University of Texas-Austin
Madison STEAM Academy University of Virginia
Marshall Traditional School Washington State University
Mishawaka Parks and Recreation Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative
Mishawaka School Corporation  


*University-wide partnerships through Notre Dame Research