Robert D. Neal

Robert Neal

Adjunct Assistant Professor




357C Fitzpatrick Hall of Engineering

Areas of Interest

Prof. Neal works closely with the First-Year Engineering program and teaches “Engineering Design” and “Engineering Programming” courses. He also teaches “Solid Mechanics” (Strength of Materials) in the Department of Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering.

Before finishing his Ph.D., he worked as a graduate researcher in the Nanomaterials Fabrication Research Lab under Dr. Svetlana Neretina at Notre Dame. His research focused on the development of enhanced fabrication/manufacturing techniques at the nanoscale for creating highly-plasmonic noble metal nanostructures used for improved nanoparticle catalysts, functional plasmonic surfaces, and enhanced sensing technologies.


Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering/Materials Science, University of Notre Dame, 2022
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Notre Dame, 2020
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Georgia, 2017