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Wolfgang  Porod

Wolfgang Porod

Frank M. Freimann Chair Professor

Department of Electrical Engineering

Frank M. Freimann Chair Professor
College of Engineering


Phone: 574-631-6376

Office: 203A Cushing Hall


Ph.D, Universität Graz, Graz, Austria, 1981

M.S., Universität Graz, Graz, Austria, 1979

Summary of Activities/Interests

Research Interests: Solid-state devices, computational electronics, and nanoelectronics.

Courses: Electromagnetic Theory


NDnano Announces New Center Director

January 15, 2018

Alan Seabaugh, the Frank M. Freimann Professor of Electrical Engineering, has been named the director of the University of Notre Dame’s Center for Nano Science and Technology.

A New Class of Spin-Wave-Based Devices May Improve Overcrowded Electromagnetic Spectrum

September 27, 2017

A team of researchers at the University of Notre Dame is putting a new “spin” on wireless communications, one that could significantly improve the efficiency of radio spectrum utilization [access and processing] while at the same time providing improved energy efficiency within devices.

Researchers at NDnano Look Two Steps Ahead to Stand Apart in a Competitive Field

August 24, 2017

Notre Dame’s nanotechnology research efforts date back to the 1980s, when the studies were mostly simulation-based and focused on computation advancements. In the three decades since, research at the University’s Center for Nano Science and Technology (NDnano) has grown and evolved in a forward-thinking and distinctive way.

Porod Named Editor-in-Chief for ENANO

October 29, 2015

Wolfgang Porod, the Frank M. Freimann Professor of Electrical Engineering and director of the University’s Center for Nano Science and Technology, has been named the founding editor-in-chief of the new Open Access IEEE Nanotechnology Express (ENANO), a publication of the IEEE Nanotechnology Council.

Notre Dame Spin-out Company Wins Big at International Conference on Microelectronics

December 3, 2014

Indiana Integrated Circuits, LLC (IIC), an Innovation Park-based company that was co-founded by Notre Dame faculty and researchers, has recently been awarded the highly coveted, $150,000 Elevator Pitch Prize from the MEMS (Microelectromechanical Systems) Industry Group. The prize is directed toward fabrication and prototyping services to be provided by MEMs foundry Rogue Valley Microdevices of Medford, Oregon.