Microscopic and biological imaging is the most common experimental technique employed by science and engineering researchers at the University of Notre Dame. The Notre Dame Integrated Imaging Facility (NDIIF), is a state-of-the-art research core that consolidates the imaging capacity that is currently dispersed around campus and augments it with powerful new imaging modalities. The NDIIF creates an interactive network of research groups, who are connected by their interest in imaging technology, and allows them to cross-fertilize ideas and form interdisciplinary collaborations.
The NDIIF makes available to the Notre Dame science and engineering community an integrated suite of sophisticated microscopes and imaging stations that enable expert users to attack the most complex modern research problems and, equally important, resident professional staff (technicians and research specialists) to guide the non-expert users and allow them to conduct experiments that were previously beyond their limits.
The NDIIF brings together two conceptually different groups of science and engineering researchers, the inventors who design new materials and techniques and seek research problems that will test their inventions, and the discoverers who are always looking for improved technologies that can better test their hypotheses of how things work.
To learn more about current NDIIF projects and research, click on link below to download a pdf of our NDIIF Fall 2016 Newsletter.