University of Notre Dame cSEND
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This article prepared by: Gavin Forest, Duke University
Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame
Location: Notre Dame, Indiana
Mission: The Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame is a university-wide research center focused on expanding the sustainable energy activities at Notre Dame through increased inter-college participation, accelerated research and educational productivity, enhanced visibility, and ensured long-term financial viability.
- Great Facilities
- Combines industry and sustainability
- Interdisciplinary research
Student Outreach & Activities
Energy Engineering Minor: This minor is open to all undergraduate students in Engineering.
Energy Studies Minor: This minor is open to undergraduate students in all majors and colleges at the University of Notre Dame and offers two required energy courses and a technical and non-technical track of electives.
Research efforts associated with cSEND will include the three thrust areas named below, as well as other energy related areas such as technology and policy for energy efficiency, fuel cells, batteries, wind, geothermal, solar photovoltaics, biofuels, and smart grid.
Our Favorite Find: Notre Dame researchers develop paint-on solar cells A team of researchers at the University of Notre Dame has made a major advance toward this vision by creating an inexpensive “solar paint” that uses semiconducting nanoparticles to produce energy.
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