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The center is a catalyst and connector for Northwestern faculty and students to develop sustainable cities, infrastructure, and manufacturing processes while conserving water and mitigating climate change.

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CESR Seed Funding Awards

Thirteen interdisciplinary teams of faculty members have been awarded $60,000 each to support 18-month collaborative research projects.
CESR Seed Funding Winners

CESR Seed Funding Awards support innovative, high-risk, and/or enabling collaborative research to enhance engineering sustainability and resilience.  All projects represent new collaborations among the faculty members and provide support for graduate student(s) and/or postdoctoral fellow(s). Results from these projects will be presented at a Center for Engineering Sustainability and Resilience poster session in spring 2022 and will provide preliminary data to support proposals for funding from federal agencies, foundations and/or industry.

Read about each year's winning teams and projects below.

CESR Seed Grants
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