Engineering and Design Core Facility (EDCF)

Overview of Services

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.

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.


Jim Smous Engineering Mgr./Lead Eng. 574 631-8127 626 Flanner
Dr. Justin Crepp Faculty Sponsor      

Location and hours of operation

Hours Location

Monday - Friday 

8AM - 5PM

626 Flanner

Notre Dame, IN 46556

Links and Resources



Name Role Phone Email Location
Jim Smous
Engineering Mgr./Lead Eng.
626 Flanner

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