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Advanced Diagnostics
and Therapeutics

182 Fitzpatrick Hall • Notre Dame, IN 46556
Phone: 574-631-7385 • Fax: 574-631-8366

Advanced Diagnostics and Therapeutics (AD&T) at the University of Notre Dame is an interdisciplinary research initiative focused on developing diagnostic and therapeutic technologies for commercialization. Working on the nanoscale, the AD&T researchers design micro-sensing devices for personalized health care and environmental monitoring. These miniaturized systems can capture and detect a few distinct molecules, providing more accurate information for medical diagnoses or environmental assessments.

AD&T Personnel

Center for Enhanced Wind Energy Design

100 White Field • Notre Dame, IN 46556
Phone: 574-631-7077

The Center for Enhanced Wind Energy Design (eWIND) develops revolutionary designs that involve “virtual aerodynamic shaping” for enhanced wind energy systems. The outdoor laboratory, which features two wind turbines and a meteorological tower, provides a rich environment for multidisciplinary investigations including fluid dynamics, acoustics, fluid-structure interaction, design optimization, materials, failure modeling, system feedback and control, and atmospheric turbulence.

eWIND Contact Information

Environmental Science CESTand Technology

152A Fitzpatrick Hall• Notre Dame, IN 46556
Phone: 574-631-8376 • Fax: 574-631-6940

A cooperative effort between the colleges of engineering and science, the Center for Environmental Science and Technology (CEST) fosters interdisciplinary environmental research and education by promoting the cutting-edge analytical technologies and providing the advanced instrumentation needed to address complex environmental issues. The center plays a crucial role in research projects that involve departments across the University, such as biological sciences, civil engineering and geological sciences, chemical and biomolecular engineering, chemistry and biochemistry, the Notre Dame Radiation Laboratory, and anthropology.

CEST Personnel

Flow Physics and ControlFlowPAC

Hessert Laboratory for Aerospace Research
Notre Dame, IN 46556
Phone: 574-631-7007 • Fax: 574-631-8355

The mission of the Institute for Flow Physics and Control, which is operated through the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, is to develop techniques for modifying fluid flows to achieve a desired outcome in technologically important applications. Research areas encompass aero-acoustics, aero-optics, fluid-structure interactions, gas-turbine propulsion, multi-phase flows, and sensors and controls. Through the institute departments across the University work in tandem with industry and government partners to achieve research goals.

FlowPAC Personnel


Materials Science of Actinides

301 Stinson-Remick Hall of Engineering • Notre Dame, IN 46556
Phone: 574-631-5380 • Fax: 574-631-9236

One of the 46 Energy Frontier Research Centers established in 2009 by the Department of Energy Office of Science, the Center for the Materials Science of Actinides at the University of Notre Dame is composed of five universities and three national laboratories. Research in the center is focused on actinide-based materials and the properties of these materials in extreme environments, with a particular emphasis on energy-related issues.

NDEFRC Personnel


Microfluidics and Medical Diagnostics

182 Fitzpatrick Hall • Notre Dame, IN 46556
Phone: 574-631-5581 • Fax: 574-631-8366

Housed in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, the Center for Microfluidics and Medical Diagnostics brings together teams of professionals with expertise in microfluidics, nanofabrication, and microbiology in order to facilitate the transfer of ideas created at Notre Dame to industry partners. Researchers focus on environmental sensors, medical diagnostics, and drug delivery in order to improve the prevention, detection, and treatment of medical conditions as well as environmental hazards.

CMMD Personnel


Center for Low Energy Systems Technology

275 Fitzpatrick Hall •
Notre Dame, IN 46556
Phone: 574-631-3058 •
Fax: 574-631-4393

Established in 2013, the Center for Low Energy Systems Technology (LEAST) is a microelectronics research center funded by the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) and the Defense Advanced Projects Agency (DARPA) to support the continued growth and leadership to the U.S. semiconductor industry. In particular, LEAST researchers are developing devices that can work at lower voltages than traditional semiconductor devices and, thereby, dramatically lower the power of integrated circuits.

Notre Dame leads the 10-university LEAST center, which builds on research in tunnel field-effect transistors (TFETs) developed in the Midwest Institute for Nanoelectronics Discovery (MIND), a previously funded SRC center based at Notre Dame (2008-2012). The MIND Center provided the first demonstrations of compound semiconductor TFETs.

LEAST Personnel


Nano Science and Technology

206 Cushing Hall •
Notre Dame, IN 46556
Phone: 574-631-0279 • Fax: 574-631-4393

NDnano is a world-class, collaborative research center that includes faculty from seven departments across the colleges of engineering and science. The center is focused on developing, characterizing, and applying new technology-based materials, processes, devices, and solutions that will better society. Our mission is to promote, enable, and advance multidisciplinary nanotechnology education and research to include defining, manipulating, and controlling the properties of new nano-materials; collaborating with peer universities, industry, and government to accelerate advances in the field of nano science; and developing solutions and applications that help address society's global issues while representing a force for good in the discussion of the ethics and possible societal impacts of the new science.

NDnano Personnel

Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame

115 Stinson-Remick • Notre Dame, IN 46556
Phone: 574-631-6247 • Fax: 574-631-3520

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, support energy related education and outreach throughout the Notre Dame and surrounding communities, and 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. To support scientific advancements and new or improved sustainable energy technologies and systems, ND Energy also provides world-class research facilities with state-of-the-art equipment and instrumentation. The Materials Characterization Facility (MCF) provides researchers with modern instrumentation and expertise for solid and liquid materials characterization by surface and thermal analysis and spectroscopic and spectrometric analytical methods, in-situ synthetic studies of complex actinide materials containing trans uranium elements, and developing new functional materials engineered at the nanoscale to effectively capture solar radiation, interfaced with materials that can use that energy to drive useful chemical reactions.

NDEC Personnel


Wireless Institute

267 Fitzpatrick Hall • Notre Dame, IN 46556
Phone: 574-631-8034 • Fax: 574-631-4393

The newly created Wireless Institute engages faculty from the departments of electrical engineering, computer science and engineering, sociology, and finance. A total of 16 faculty, more than 35 graduate students and post-doctoral researchers and two technical and administrative staff share $2 million in annual research funding, 4,000 square feet of laboratory space and $4 million in laboratory equipment. They will be studying the economic, social, and regulatory aspects of widespread wireless usage, as well as the significant demand for creating new technologies that make more efficient use of the radio spectrum.

WI Personnel