Researchers are key to the innovations of the future. They are the “what if” people who explore the boundaries of what is known to develop products and processes that will answer some of the most challenging and important questions of society and impact the world. At Notre Dame, our dedicated engineering faculty and ever-growing research infrastructure support not only this quest for knowledge but also our distinctive Catholic character and commitment to making the world a better place in which to live.
Research initiatives in the College of Engineering build upon traditional strengths while also encouraging the development of new areas of interest, interdisciplinary partnerships, and student development. At Notre Dame, it is not unusual to see faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates working side by side in state-of-the-art facilities … often with industry partners. In this way, we continue ongoing research while laying the foundation and providing hands-on experiences for future engineering innovators.