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Nanotechnology on the Emerald Isle

An endowment created by 1953 graduate John B. Clark Sr., former president and chief executive officer of Brown Plastics Engineering Company, and his wife, Fidelma, will support a research and educational exchange program between Notre Dame’s College of Engineering and Ireland’s University College in Cork and Trinity College in Dublin. Both of the Irish institutions have thriving nanotechnology programs that complement the work being conducted in the University’s Center for Nano Science and Technology.

Through a summer research program, participating students will work in Ireland on a variety of collaborative projects designed to give them a deeper insight into one of today’s most promising technologies. The research opportunities offered to undergraduates through this program will also give them an advantage when they graduate and compete for positions in industry or graduate school.

James L. Merz, the Frank M. Freimann Professor of Electrical Engineering, and Wolfgang Porod, the Frank M. Freimann Professor of Electrical Engineering and Director of the Center for Nano Science and Technology are the principal contacts for Notre Dame. Students wishing to find out more about the new program should contact Merz at