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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 1.27.23

Certify Your Lab with SustainNU's Green Labs Program; job and summer internship opportunities; funding opportunities from NSF, Packard Foundation, Joyce Foundation

CESR Newsletter 1.17.23

Seed Funding Awards announced; JMCA Names Torkelson Paper Among 50 Most Popular of 2022; funding at NETL, DOE, NSF; Internships and Job Opportunities for undergraduates and junior faculty


POSTPONED: WED@NICO SEMINAR: Alina Arseniev-Koehler, Purdue Unive...

March 8
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Winter Classes End

March 11
All Day

Professional Development Series: Motivate, Recognize, and Energiz...

March 15
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Spring Break Begins

March 18
All Day

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