Spring 2017:
Our Resilient World

The inaugural issue of empower takes readers from the Omani desert to the Empire State, through the eyes of the scientists, industry leaders, and entrepreneurs who are exploring solutions for building a more resilient world.

 

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Spring 2017 Featured Stories

Featured Stories

Horton

From Models to Main Street

Putting climate science to work where you live

Grid

Power Puzzles

Connecting solutions for grid resilience

Industrial Manufacturing

Carbon 2.0

Teaming nature and technology for climate solutions

Industrial Manufacturing

The Next Industrial R(evolution)

Digital innovation enables leaner, greener manufacturing solutions

Infrastructure

Investment Grade

Revitalizing US infrastructure with data-driven foresight, bold leadership, and strategic investment

Entrepreneurship

Living in a Materials World

Four Northwestern entrepreneurs bring sustainability and energy solutions to market
Alumni Profiles

Merfeld

Danielle Merfeld (McC '99)

Leading technology development with a customer-focused approach

Hill

David Hill (Law '88)

Exploring the complex future of the US energy sector

SDG

Genevieve Maricle (WCAS '02)

Helping map the path to global sustainable development

DeNaut

Jim DeNaut (WCAS '84)

Exploring financing a clean energy future

Davis

Andre Davis (KSM '05)

Taking a holistic approach to renewable energy solutions

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Research Spotlights

Fuel Cell

Building a Better Fuel Cell

The creation of new electrodes

Rubber

Reinventing the Wheel

A path towards recyclable rubber

Battery

New Battery Storage Material Shows Its Power

Batteries meet supercapacitors

Gravity

Solar Power in Zero Gravity

Deploying new methods for solar cell manufacturing

Chemicals

Energy-Neutral Chemical Manufacturing

A cleaner way forward
 

Materials

Finding Ideal Materials for Carbon Capture

A micro-solution to a macro-problem

Grid

Visualizing the Grid

A new way to imagine grid stability

ISEN Lab

Inside the ISEN Flex Lab

An inside look at Northwestern’s investment in collaborative innovation

Climate and Carbon

ISEN Announces $5.5 Million Gift

Creates Ubben Program for Climate and Carbon Science
Campus News: Sustainability and Energy

United Nations

Chemist Addresses United Nations

Dick Co highlights solar fuels during keynote address

HBN

Students Build a Smarter Home

Northwestern selected for national competition

Masanet

Engineer Joins COP 21 Discussions

Using sabbatical to combat climate change

Finite Earth

University Identifies “Finite Earth” as Strategic Theme

Defining Northwestern's global strategy

Year in Review

Sustainability Year in Review

Reducing Northwestern’s environmental impact

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