As Notre Dame enters a new chapter in its history, there is a renewed focus on expanding its research enterprise. The Strategic Research Investments (SRI) outlined here are the first steps in a bold commitment of internal funds and other resources, supplementing funding from external grants and gifts, all intended to advance excellence in research. This select group of cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research initiatives promises to broaden our scholars’ contributions on key global issues and underscores our aspiration to serve society as a premier research university. close.
Notre Dame Integrated Imaging Facility
A state-of-the-art research core that consolidates the imaging capacity currently dispersed around campus and augments it with powerful new imaging modalities.
The Notre Dame Environmental Change Initiative (ND-ECI) will tackle the interrelated problems of invasive species, land use, and climate change, focusing on their synergistic impacts on water resources. The goal of ND-ECI is to provide solutions that minimize the trade-offs between human welfare and environmental health where trade-offs are unavoidable, and to discover win-win solutions where they are possible.
Sustainable Energy Initiative
The Sustainable Energy Initiative (SEI) will establish Notre Dame as a preeminent leader in three strategic areas: (i) the development of safer nuclear energy – focus on actinide materials stabilization, (ii) the design of cleaner fossil fuel processes – focus on materials for gas separations, and (iii) the creation of transformative solar energy technologies – focus on materials for conversion of solar to chemical energy. An interdisciplinary and multifaceted approach will be taken to expand Notre Dame’s international recognition in energy-related research and to provide an unsurpassed education to undergraduate and graduate students at Notre Dame.
Notre Dame Nanoelectronics Research Initiative
Explores new device concepts and associated architectures that are enabled by novel phenomena on the nanometer scale.
Additionally Funded Projects
A Cyber-Collaboratory for the National Risk Modeling and Assessment to Mitigate the Impacts of Hurricanes in a Changing Climate
A Focused Interdisciplinary Research Group in Nanostructured Solar Cells
Assessment of the Impact of Nanoparticles on Human Health and the Environment
Center for Children and Families
Center for Enhanced Wind Energy Design: eWiND
Center for Social Research
Contending with Modernity: Islam and Roman Catholicism in a Secular Age
HIV and HCV Antiviral Strategies
Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics Facility
Notre Dame Collaboratory for the Study of Adaptation to Climate Change
Advanced Diagnostics and Therapeutics
A broad initiative that brings Notre Dame engineers and scientists together to explore matter, energy, and living systems on extremely small scales and to turn discoveries in these areas into innovative tools for tackling some of the world's most pressing health and environmental problems.
Notre Dame Eck Institute for Global Health
The University of Notre Dame Eck Institute for Global Health is a university-wide enterprise that recognizes health as a fundamental human right and endeavors to promote research, training and service to advance health standards for all people, and especially people in low and middle-income countries who are disproportionately impacted by preventable diseases.
Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study
Research that is directed toward ultimate questions and questions of value through exploration of the relationship between the descriptive and the normative worlds, especially as they engage the Catholic intellectual tradition.