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SiNode Systems awarded $300,000 at Illinois Clean Energy Fund AwardsPresident Obama Visits NorthwesternNorthwestern Joins Clinton Global Initiative UniversityISEN Visits NASAMeet ISEN's Executive CouncilNorthwestern named lead institution on two newly-funded DOE Energy Frontier Research CentersCongratulations to Mark Ratner! Risky Business ISEN-funded Research: Geographic Life-cycle Assessment of Solar Panel ManufacturingNorthwestern announces $3.75B fundraising campaign

Check out the most recent Office for Research publication! This issue highlights a deeply interdisciplinary portfolio of energy and sustainability research at Northwestern.

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SiNode Systems awarded $300,000 at Illinois Clean Energy Fund Awards

SiNode Systems, an advanced battery materials company that spun out of Northwestern, was named a finalist at the Illinois Clean Energy Fund Awards. The team will use the funding to optimize prototypes and scale up production.

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Nathaniel Stern, assistant professor of physics and astronomy at the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, received the 2014 Northwestern-Argonne Early Career Investigator Award for his proposal to investigate the use of monolayer semiconductor quantum dots to improve solar efficiency, while minimizing cost.

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President Obama Visits Northwestern

The President highlighted how investment in clean energy technologies was a cornerstone of a prosperous American economy.

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Northwestern Joins Clinton Global Initiative University

Northwestern has joined CGI U. ISEN invites students to submit Commitments to Action on sustainability issues impacting their communities. Register for an info session on September 24/25.

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ISEN Visits NASA

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.

Risky Business

The Risky Business Project released a report titled "The Economic Risks of Climate Change in the United States" on June 24. Its accompanying interactive websites explores climate-related issues in each region of the country.

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ISEN-funded Research: Geographic Life-cycle Assessment of Solar Panel Manufacturing

Joint Northwestern / Argonne National Laboratory analysis finds that silicon panels manufactured in China have twice the carbon footprint, 20-30% longer energetic payback vs. those made / installed in Europe

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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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Divvy bicycle sharing wheeling into Evanston

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Divvy, already the nation’s largest bike sharing program, is coming to Evanston thanks to persistence and hard work of the City’s team.

DivestNU Letter to the Editor: A true commitment to sustainability starts with divestment

Nov 18, 2014 | 

Campus group DivestNU meets with Northwestern University Trustees Nov 20 to discuss $17 million of endowment invested in coal.

 
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