Multidisciplinary Research Building
The 25,000-sq.-ft. Multidisciplinary Engineering Research Building, which opened in June of 2006, serves as the hub of the College of Engineering’s biomedical research activities. Although Notre Dame began biomedical research later than many universities, faculty and students have been very successful in teaming with other institutions, with medical schools, and with a variety of industry partners nationwide, including several major orthopedic manufacturers located in Warsaw, Indiana. This facility houses laboratories for nano-mechanical characterization, biomaterials processing and characterization, cell and tissue culture, and tissue engineering. A tribology laboratory, tissue mechanics lab, manufacturing area, biomedical imaging lab, and histology and specimen preparation area are also part of the facility.