The Engineering & Design Core Facility (EDCF) is a centralized group of highly skilled, on-campus engineers who work closely with faculty and staff on research projects 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, 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.

User Rates

The current hourly user rates for the Engineering and Design Core Facility are as follows:

Notre Dame users: $84.00/hour

External users: $123.00/hour

Begin a Project

To start a project with the Engineering and Design Core Facility, please email Jim Smous.