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Center for Engineering Sustainability and Resilience

Engineering a sustainable future through interdisciplinary research and education

CESR Life Cycle Assessment Workshop, August 9-11

The Center for Engineering Sustainability and Resilience (CESR) is hosting a workshop on Life Cycle Assessments from August 9th through 11th, 2022. The event is intended for graduate students in engineering and the sciences.   The event’s objective is to provide participants with the foundation needed to apply life cycle assessment as part of their graduate work.

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About the Center

The Center for Engineering Sustainability and Resilience at Northwestern Engineering aims to tackle complex sustainability challenges like climate change, water quality, clean energy, and pollution through research and educational efforts that span multiple departments and disciplines.


Learn about our research that focuses on sustainable use of materials in the construction of engineered systems.

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Discover the groups with whom the center combines and amplifies efforts with across campus.

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Meet the Center for Engineering Sustainability and Resilience's advisory board and affiliated faculty.
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Explore funding and job opportunities, fellowship and award opportunities, a reference library, proposal resources, and white papers.

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The Center for Engineering Sustainability and Resilience is part of the McCormick School of Engineering.


CESR Seed Grants

Seed Funding Awards support innovative, high-risk, and/or collaborative research to enhance engineering sustainability and resilience in the field at large.

News & Events


CESR Newsletter 5.27.22

Sustainability Poster Session brings together 16 presenting groups; faster crop growth through carbon fixation; seminars and funding opportunities

CESR Newsletter 5.13.22

CESR Sustainability Poster Session on Tuesday, May 17th, Northwestern Receives Top Sustainability Designation


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