Nanotechnology is what we make with our ability to image and manipulate matter at the nanoscale. (A nanometer is one billionth of a meter. A human hair is about 100,000 nanometers wide.) At this scale, matter is governed by quantum mechanics, and extraordinary new phenomena are manifest, like tunneling, spin, and superconductivity.
NDnano Undergraduate Research Fellowships (NURF)
Each year, NDnano awards several 10-week fellowships for summer undergraduate research in the areas of nanoscience and nanoengineering.
In 2012, 47 students from Notre Dame and several other universities participated in the NDnano Undergraduate Research Fellowship program. As part of the NURF program, each student prepared a research summary at the conclusion of their project. Visit the links below to "meet" NDnano's past summer researchers and learn about their fellowship experience.
2011 NURF Program
2010 NURF Program
The Hesburgh Libraries at Notre Dame have a variety of library resources available to assist students in their nanotechnology-related research.