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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.
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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 8.12.22

CESR LCA Workshop Held August 9-11; Horton Develops Debris Flow Model for Post-Wildfire Landscapes; Funding Announcements and Opportunities


Summer Degrees Conferred

September 2
All Day

New Undergraduate Fall Registration

September 16
All Day

Welcome & Luncheon for New Full-time Graduate Students **Group 1 ...

September 19
11:15 AM - 1:00 PM

Welcome & Luncheon for New Graduate Students **Group 2 - see prog...

September 19
12:15 PM - 2:00 PM

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