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ISEN researchers discover new catalyst for clean manufacturingSiNode Systems awarded $300,000 at Illinois Clean Energy Fund AwardsNathaniel Stern receives NU-ANL Award for energy research; $100,000ISEN 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 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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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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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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Congrats to the 12 Northwestern teams accepted to Clinton Global Initiative University 2015!

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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! 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 receives NU-ANL Award for energy research; $100,000

Nathaniel Stern, assistant professor of physics and astronomy in WCAS, is awarded the 2014 Northwestern-Argonne Early Career Investigator Award to explore use of monolayer quantum dots to improve solar efficiency.

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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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President Obama highlights solar fuel research in State of the Union address

Jan 27, 2015 | 

Among strong remarks on climate and renewable energy sources during his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama made direct mention of solar fuels research.

Fall 2014 Booster Award Recipients

Jan 21, 2015 | 

ISEN is pleased to the recipients of its Fall 2014 Booster funding RFP.

 
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