ND to Build Nation's Top Turbo Lab

Notre Dame is collaborating with five partners to build nation’s top turbine engine component research and testing facility

Dennis Brown | June 26, 2014 | Notre Dame News

The University of Notre Dame and five public and private partners announced Thursday (June 26) a $36 million project that will be the nation’s foremost research and test facility for advancing the technology used in the massive gas turbine engines used by commercial and military aircraft, power plants and the oil and gas industry.

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Construction in South Bend’s Ignition Park on a 43,000-square-foot building — of which 25,000 square feet will be for the Notre Dame Turbomachinery Facility — will begin this summer and be completed by March. The facility will be fully operational in July 2016.

“This venture will be a cutting-edge research and testing facility for the turbine engine industry as well as a tremendous economic driver for our region,” said Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., the University’s president. “Notre Dame is grateful to our partners for their support of this project and excited about all that it will mean to our University, the city and state, the industry as a whole and our nation.”

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Read the press reaction

Notre Dame to open $36 million jet engine lab (South Bend Tribune)

Multi-million dollar project breaking ground in Ignition Park (WNDU.com)

Nearly 60 high paying research jobs coming to South Bend's Ignition Park (WSBT.com)

Notre Dame professors explain turbomachinery research (WSBT.com)

Aviation Industry Continues Hot Streak (Inside Indiana Business)

 by Daily Domer Staff

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