The University of Notre Dame
The University of Notre Dame, founded in 1842 by Rev. Edward F. Sorin, C.S.C., of the Congregation of Holy Cross, is an independent, national Catholic university located in Notre Dame, Ind., adjacent to the city of South Bend and approximately 90 miles east of Chicago.Notre Dame prides itself on being an environment of teaching and learning that fosters the development in its students of those disciplined habits of mind, body, and spirit that characterize educated, skilled, and free human beings. In addition, the University seeks to cultivate in its students not only an appreciation for the great achievements of human beings but also a disciplined sensibility to the poverty, injustice and oppression that burden the lives of so many. The aim is to create a sense of human solidarity and concern for the common good that will bear fruit as learning becomes service to justice.
Notre Dame's character as a Catholic academic community presupposes that no genuine search for the truth in the human or the cosmic order is alien to the life of faith. The University welcomes all areas of scholarly activity as consonant with its mission, subject to appropriate critical refinement. There is, however, a special obligation and opportunity, specifically as a Catholic university, to pursue the religious dimensions of all human learning. Only thus can Catholic intellectual life in all disciplines be animated and fostered and a proper community of scholarly religious discourse be established.
Areas of interest:
The College of Engineering
Departments: Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering; Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering; Civil Engineering and Geological Sciences; Computer Science and Engineering; Electrical Engineering
Center for Microfluidics and Medical Diagnostics
The Center for Microfluidics is aggressively developing several patented technologies for commercialization by our spin-offs and industrial partners. Our A/C electrokinetic technologies are particularly well suited for microscale and nanoscale devices. They have no moving parts, are extremely reliable, and are controllable for precision applications.
Center for Nano Science and Technology (See Related Content)
The Center for Nano Science and Technology explores new device concepts and associated architectures that are enabled by novel phenomena on the nanometer scale. The Center catalyzes multidisciplinary research and education in nanoelectronics, molecular electronics, nano-bio and bio-fluidic microstructures, circuits, and architectures. The Center facilitates collaborations between participating faculty from the departments of electrical engineering, computer science and engineering, chemical engineering, chemistry and biochemistry, and physics. Director: Wolfgang Porod, Professor of Electrical Engineering