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ISEN Futures Summit: Oct. 16, 2014ISEN Welcomes James Puricelli as new Institute Business AdministratorISEN 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

ISEN Futures Summit: Oct. 16, 2014

View the distinguished speaker lineup and register to attend:

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We're looking forward to new and returning faces in the Fall. Don't forget to check out ISEN's Fall Course Offerings:

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ISEN Welcomes James Puricelli as new Institute Business Administrator

Jim comes to ISEN from NU's Center for Catalysis and Surface Science (CCSS). He will lead ISEN’s business & research administration team, providing services to current and future sustainability and energy-related Institute research centers, including CCSS, ANSER and SOFI.

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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.

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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ISEN Welcomes James Puricelli as Institute's New Business Administrator

Sep 17, 2014 | 

ISEN is delighted to announce that James (Jim) Puricelli will join the Institute's growing team as its Business Administrator (effective September 15, 2014), reporting to ISEN’s Director of Operation [...]

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Check out ISEN at the Fall Workstudy Fair (9/22, 2:30-4pm, SPAC)!  We're looking to add 2-3 students interested in supporting energy and sustainability research, education and engagement.  You can also email if interested.

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