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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

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

156 Fitzpatrick Hall • 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


Midwest Institute for Nanoelectronics Discovery

275 Fitzpatrick Hall • Notre Dame, IN 46556
Phone: 574-631-0279 • Fax: 574-631-4393

One of only four centers funded by the Semiconductor Research Corporation’s Nanoelectronics Research Initiative, the Midwest Institute for Nanoelectronics Discovery at Notre Dame seeks to develop the next nanoscale logic device, the building block of future computers. A collaborative team of universities, national laboratories, and other researchers, led by College of Engineering faculty, is organized around two themes: energy-efficient devices and energy-efficient systems.

MIND 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: 574-631-1425 • Fax: 574-631-8366

The Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame (cSEND) plays a pivotal role in developing new and improved energy technologies and systems, including processes, markets, policies, and their interactions. The center also 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. Through research and education, the center creates opportunities and promotes informed choices for socially responsible and ethical energy production and use, internationally, nationally, locally, and individually.

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