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Call for Sustainability and Energy Curriculum ProposalsCelebrate Earth Week 2015NU Students are Finalists at CGI U!ISEN Names New Co-DirectorISEN researchers discover new catalyst for clean manufacturingISEN Awards $75,000 to Early Career Investigator SOTU Shoutout to Solar Fuels Chicago Named Resilient CityCheck out the most recent Office for Research publication!SiNode Systems awarded $300,000 at ICEF AwardsISEN Visits NASAMeet ISEN's Executive CouncilNorthwestern named lead institution on two newly-funded DOE Energy Frontier Research CentersCongratulations to Mark Ratner! Northwestern announces $3.75B fundraising campaign

Call for Sustainability and Energy Curriculum Proposals

ISEN is seeking proposals for new courses in the fields of sustainability and energy. Full details about eligible course topics and the application process can be found at the link below.

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Celebrate Earth Week 2015

Earth Week 2015 is here. Events will be held on campus throughout the week to celebrate the environment and sustainability. Check out the full list of events at the link below.

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NU Students are Finalists at CGI U!

Northwestern University students attended the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) event from March 6-8 at the University of Miami, where two students were honored by members of the Clinton family.

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ISEN Names New Co-Director

ISEN is pleased to welcome Yip-Wah Chung, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, as a new ISEN Co-Director. Professor Chung is the instructor for ISEN 220 and also participates in the Wanxiang Fellows Program.

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ISEN researchers discover new catalyst for clean manufacturing

Chemists Mercouri G. Kanatzidis and Abhishek Banerjee discover new catalyst that could make the process of producing 200 million tons of ammonia annually (mainly for fertilizer) dramatically more energy-efficient.

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ISEN Awards $75,000 to Early Career Investigator

T. David Harris receives the 2015 ISEN Early Career Investigator Award for his proposal to use metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) for the isolation and study of reactive chemical species, with the ultimate goal of developing new catalysts.

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SOTU Shoutout to Solar Fuels

President Obama gives a shoutout to solar fuels in his State of the Union address, among remarks on emissions, renewables, and climate resilience.

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Chicago Named Resilient City

Chicago selected as winning city in Rockefeller Foundation's 100 Resilient Cities Challenge!

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Check out the most recent Office for Research publication!

The fall 2014 issue highlights a deeply interdisciplinary portfolio of energy and sustainability research at Northwestern.

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SiNode Systems awarded $300,000 at ICEF Awards

SiNode Systems, an advanced battery materials company that spun out of Northwestern, was named a finalist at the Illinois Clean Energy Fund Awards.

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ISEN Co-Director David Dunand assisted experiments under zero gravity within the NASA KC135 on July 28. The team grew materials for electrodes of dye-sensitized solar cells. More on the origins of the project from last year:

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Meet ISEN's Executive Council

The Council, comprised of energy and sustainability leaders in industry, government, academia and the non-profit sector, guides ISEN's programming and strategic direction.

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Northwestern named lead institution on two newly-funded DOE Energy Frontier Research Centers

The Argonne-Northwestern Solar Energy Research Center (ANSER) was renewed for a 4-year term. The newly-created Center for Bio-Inspired Energy Science (CBES) was also awarded. NU and MIT are the only two universities leading two EFRCs.

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Congratulations to Mark Ratner!

ISEN Co-Director Mark Ratner has been named interim dean of WCAS for the 2014-15 academic year. ISEN wishes him much success in his new role.

Northwestern announces $3.75B fundraising campaign

Prioritization of securing ISEN's endowment was named a major initiative under the "Discovery and Creativity" section of the announcement

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Trash Mountain Highlights Recycling and Waste for NU's Earth Day Festivities

Apr 24, 2015 | 

This year, the campus generated 9.2 tons of trash every day and recycled 5 tons of materials, up from 4.3 tons last year. That puts Northwestern University in the middle range of schools across the c [...]

Northwestern Spinouts Take Home Big Cash at 2015 Clean Energy Challenge

Apr 17, 2015 | 

Standing in front of a sold out crowd at this year’s Clean Energy Challenge, Northwestern spinout companies Ampy and NuMat Technologies received the latest in a growing collection of big checks.

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