In 1882, an ambitious Notre Dame student named Albert Zahm built what might have been the first wind tunnel in the United States so that he could study the lift and drag of various wing shapes.
Researchers at the University of Notre Dame are committed to advancing human understanding through research, scholarship, and creative endeavor in order to be a repository for knowledge and a powerful means for doing good in the world.
Notre Dame Research supports and encourages innovation in more than twenty core facilities and resources, as well as in a number of key areas of research, including cancer, environmental change, global health, and many more, with faculty finding their homes in one of Notre Dame’s seven colleges or schools.
$128 Million in annual research awards in FY16
Ranked #1 in the country for NEH Fellowships since 1999
Over 130% growth in invention disclosures since 2009
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Twenty-seven University of Notre Dame students were awarded Fulbright grants in the 2016-17 program.
Notre Dame junior Katie Portman spent summer 2015 doing archaeological fieldwork while living on the M.V. Pitsiulak, a 50-foot longliner, off the coast of subarctic Canada. Despite weather issues, engine malfunctions, and permit-related delays, the experience caused her to fall...
This is a vital step toward developing new forms of biorobotics and novel treatment approaches for muscle-related health problems such as muscular degenerative disorders, arrhythmia and limb loss.
with world-class facilities and state-of-the-art laboratories and equipmentSee All Core Facilities