The Engineering and Design Core Facility (EDCF) is a centralized group of highly-skilled engineers who work closely with faculty, staff, and students to develop custom instruments and equipment that enables world-class research across a wide range of disciplines. 

With the goal of enhancing the scope and pace of experimental programs in all areas of engineering and science across Notre Dame, the EDCF offers extensive experience in the development of custom hardware and equipment. From consultation to detailed design work to rapid prototyping and testing, EDCF employees facilitate the process of going from concept to construction by providing professional engineering support for researchers wishing to develop cutting-edge technologies.

Assistance in the areas of electrical, mechanical, optical, software, and systems engineering is currently available. The EDCF welcomes users from all departments at the University of Notre Dame, as well as other academic and industrial institutions.

The EDCF is a resource within Notre Dame Research.

Why work with EDCF?

  • Turn research ideas into functional systems
  • Gain insights and support over the full life of a project - consultation, design, prototypes, and testing
  • Reduce costs and development time
  • Collaborate with a team experienced in developing cutting-edge technologies


To acknowledge support from the EDCF, please include the following citation:

"This research was supported in part through a service agreement with Notre Dame’s Engineering and Design Core Facility (EDCF).  We specifically acknowledge the assistance of [EDCF STAFF MEMBERS] for [SPECIFIC WORK PROVIDED]."