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

Nearly 150% growth in invention disclosures since 2009

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in areas of University historic strength and priority investment

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Developing Biometric Identification for the Eye


Current types of iris identification applications can confirm whether or not two eyes match, but not necessarily why that is. To overcome this issue, Notre Dame researchers have developed software that analyzes iris features, called crypts, for identification and presents...

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with world-class facilities and state-of-the-art laboratories and equipment

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