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Advanced Diagnostics
and Therapeutics

105 McCourtney Hall • Notre Dame, IN 46556
Phone: 574-631-7385 • Fax: 574-631-8366
E-mail: phifer.4@nd.edu

Advanced Diagnostics and Therapeutics (AD&T) 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.


Center for Civic Innovation

1400 E. Angela Blvd., Innovation Park, Unit 149
South Bend, IN  46617
Phone: 574-631-8810

The Center for Civic Innovation works with other research centers and individuals across Notre Dame to identify opportunities for collaboration that address pressing issues primarily in the South Bend/Elkhart region. The Center serves the community while generating new opportunities for scholarship on campus. The Center brings together academic researchers, city government officials, and other community stakeholders to identify needs and to assess and map University intellectual assets to addressing these needs. A key objective of the Center is to create a virtuous cycle wherein faculty and students analyze challenging problems facing the community and develop innovative solutions at the boundaries of existing disciplines that fosters advances in both innovation and research.


Enhanced Wind Energy Design (eWIND)


100 White Field • Notre Dame, IN 46556
Phone: 574-631-7077
E-mail: tcorke@nd.edu

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.




Center for Environmental Science and Technology (CEST)


152A Fitzpatrick Hall• Notre Dame, IN 46556
Phone: 574-631-9823 • Fax: 574-631-6940
E-mail: cest.1@nd.edu

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.


Center for Sustainable Energy (ND Energy)


115 Stinson-Remick • Notre Dame, IN 46556
Phone: 574-631-6247 • Fax: 574-631-3520
E-mail: gsigmon@nd.edu

The mission of the Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame (ND Energy) 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.

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.


Flow Physics and Control (FlowPac)

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.


Microfluidics and Medical Diagnostics

182 Fitzpatrick Hall • Notre Dame, IN 46556
Phone: 574-631-5581 • Fax: 574-631-8366
E-mail: Chang.2@nd.edu

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.


Notre Dame Nanoscience and Technology (NDnano)


206 Cushing Hall •
Notre Dame, IN 46556
Phone: 574-631-0279 • Fax: 574-631-4393
E-mail: NDnano@nd.edu

Notre Dame Nanoscience and Technology (NDnano) includes faculty from eight departments across the Colleges of Engineering and the College of Science. NDnano promotes collaborative research in science and engineering to address unsolved scientific and technical questions with an aim to promote the greater good. Advances in imaging and characterization, multi-physics modeling, synthesis, growth, and nanofabrication are enabling breakthroughs in all science and engineering disciplines. NDnano is where Notre Dame faculty, researchers, and students meet to broaden understanding, discuss multidisciplinary research opportunities, and shape future research directions.


Wireless Institute

267 Fitzpatrick Hall • Notre Dame, IN 46556
Phone: 574-631-8034 • Fax: 574-631-4393
E-mail: jnl@nd.edu

The 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.