December 13, 2019
In this academic year, nine Northwestern University students will participate in a year-round curriculum including an international conference as a part of the 12th annual Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) program.
December 12, 2019
Joint effort will develop solutions related to ecosystem conservation and climate change
September 27, 2019
A team of Northwestern University researchers are the first to document the role chemistry will play in next generation computing and communication.
September 25, 2019
Researchers at Northwestern University recently unveiled two new classes of materials designed to remove several toxic contaminants from drinking water.
July 30, 2019
The 2019 recipients of the Resnick Family Social Impact Fund have been announced, showcasing academic teams whose work embodies key elements such as prototypes, international partnerships, and interdisciplinary collaboration. Administered by Northwestern University's Paula M. Trienens Institute for Sustainability and Energy, the Resnick Program provides funding for projects addressing critical sustainability and energy challenges on both local and global scales.
July 9, 2019
Approximately eight million metric tons of plastic pollution enter the ocean each year. That means that by 2050, the amount of plastic is expected to exceed fish in the ocean by mass.
July 1, 2019
Of the 8.3 billion metric tons of plastics generated since 1950, 79 percent of it has ended up in landfills and ecosystems. That adds up to more than 6.5 billion tons of plastics left to persist for hundreds or thousands of years in waterways and on land.
May 7, 2019
Approximately half of all plastic that is produced is designed to be used only once and then thrown away.
March 18, 2019
Resnick Family Social Impact Program funds new collaborative research on sustainable infrastructure planning
January 18, 2019
Benjamin Linzmeier: Earth Historian, Paleontologist, and Postdoctoral Researcher at Northwestern's Institute for Sustainability. He deciphers ancient climates through extinct organisms, revealing how past cataclysms shape today's carbon cycle.
January 10, 2019
A new era of growth in the field of perovskite solar cells began this month, with the publication of a paper by Mercouri Kanatzidis, Charles E. and Emma H. Morrison Professor of Chemistry at Northwestern University, in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).