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The Joule Archives by ND Energy

The Joule Archives by ND Energy

The Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame (ND Energy) highlights recent activity in energy-related research, education and outreach through its biannaul newsletter, The Joule. Beginning in 2011 and continuing today, these newsletters are archived here for visitors to read at their...
Annual Report History by ND Energy

Annual Report History by ND Energy

The Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame has a deep-rooted history with the University since 2005, when it was first established as a College Center within the College of Engineering. In 2010, the center became a University Research Center,...
Precious Joules:  Women in Energy at Notre Dame

Precious Joules: Women in Energy at Notre Dame

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...
Developing Broader Impacts through Community Engagement

Developing Broader Impacts through Community Engagement

Two words, community and engagement, simply and separately defined by Mirriam-Webster as a unified body of individuals with common characteristics and interests and an arrangement to meet or be present at a specified time and place, respectively. Alone, these words have...
Enriching Student Experiences through Mentoring

Enriching Student Experiences through Mentoring

January is National Mentoring Month, and according to mentoring.org, quality mentoring relationships have powerful positive effects on young people in a variety of personal, academic, and professional situations. Ultimately, mentoring connects a young person to personal growth and development and...
Student Spotlight:  Patricia Kay ’17

Student Spotlight: Patricia Kay ’17

Shining a Bright Light in 2016 and Looking Ahead with Clear Vision and Gratitude As another year draws to a close, it seems appropriate to give thanks for the many blessings we have at the University of Notre Dame. Our...
Creating a Culture For All Students

Creating a Culture For All Students

Notre Dame dual degree programs open doors for women and minorities in engineering DIVERSITY ON CAMPUS REQUIRES more than a diverse student body, and the University of Notre Dame is excelling at encouraging diversity by supporting students and faculty with...

Energy Week 2016: An Overview

It was an electrifying week, celebrating the 10th anniversary of Notre Dame Energy Week, seeing the intense thoughts circulating in the minds of the audience members and participants. Grabbing the attention of mostly students, events also drew faculty, staff, and...

Nanoparticles with a Big Environmental Impact

Consider that a human hair is anywhere from 60,000 to 80,000 nanometers in size. A plasmonic nanoparticle, which is a nanoparticle made of noble metals like gold and silver, at their largest are just 100 nanometers, but pack a big...

New Wind Tower Structure overcomes Energy Efficiency Challenges

An innovative wind turbine tower design could reduce costs and change the energy landscape. Through a seed grant funded by ND Energy, the Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame, researchers are working together to design a non-traditional structure for wind...

2016 Student Awardees for Research Fellowships in Energy Announced

Sixteen students have been awarded research fellowships by ND Energy to conduct energy-related research at the University of Notre Dame during summer 2016 and the 2016-2017 academic year. Eleven undergraduate students received The Vincent P. Slatt Fellowship for Undergraduate Research...

Lady Irish at Work: What's Next in Tech

Meet some of the next generation of innovators — the women of Notre Dame engineering. These faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, and alumnae are applying their dedication and drive to creating sustainable energy technologies, designing novel biomedical devices, developing novel cancer...

Junior Faculty Receive Prestigious NSF Early Career Awards

ND Energy congratulates Dr. Haifeng Gao and Dr. Vlad Iluc, assistant professors in Chemistry, for their prestigious CAREER awards from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The NSF Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) supports junior faculty who exemplify the role...

Graduate students on the clock to explain research, win competition

Nine University of Notre Dame graduate students will compete for prize money and a bid to the regional championships during the Three Minute Thesis competition on Wednesday (March 16). Known as 3MT, the competition features graduate students across all disciplines...

Research in 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...

Undergraduate Education in 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...

Community Outreach in 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...