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Center for Engineering Sustainability and Resilience

Engineering a sustainable future through interdisciplinary research and education

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.
Meet our People

Resources and Opportunities

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 5.13.22

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

CESR Newsletter 4.29.22

Sustainability Lecture Series Scheduled for May 26th; Advances in Thermoset Recycling; Steps Towards a Circular Bioeconomy


WED@NICO SEMINAR: Daniel Romero, University of Michigan "Networks...

May 18
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Registration for Fall 2022 begins

May 23
All Day

2022 Stephen H. Davis Lecture

May 25
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Memorial Day (no classes)

May 30
All Day

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