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2023

December

Linda Broadbelt

Seeking Sustainable Solutions

December 14, 2023 – from McCormick Engineering News
Addressing the global plastic crisis is the focus of research for Northwestern's Linda Broadbelt, who works to capture value from and improve recyclability of existing plastics

November

Earth arial view

Sustainability on the World Stage

November 16, 2023
Trienens Institute Senior Managing Director Demetria Giannisis reflects on Northwestern's presence at the United Nations annual climate change conference (COP28) and her attendance of the Africa Climate Summit

October

solar panels

Creating a More-efficient Perovskite Solar Cell

October 25, 2023 – from McCormick Engineering News
Trienens Institute Co-Executive Director Ted Sargent of Northwestern Engineering and members of his lab have developed a solution that combines both efficiency and stability in perovskite solar cells
UNFCC's COP28 will be held in Dubai, UAE

Northwestern Sends Third Delegation to COP28

October 13, 2023 – from Buffett Institute for Global Affairs
For a third year, a delegation of faculty, graduate students, and staff will be sent to attend the United Nations Framework Convention's Climate Change 28th Conference of Parties (COP28)
Chicagoland Climate Investment Alliance

Launch of the Chicagoland Climate Investment Alliance

October 5, 2023 – from World Business Chicago
Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker and Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson introduced the Chicagoland Climate Investment Alliance earlier this month. The Trienens Institute is proud to join the initiative, which will bring climate innovation and investment to the region
2023 Global Engineering Trek students in Chile

Trek to Chile Widens Northwestern Students’ Perspective

October 2, 2023 – from McCormick Engineering News
Students on the Fall 2023 Global Engineering Trek visited the world's largest source of lithium and copper, met with mining and policy experts, and learned of Chile's role in the green energy transition

September

Profile of Northwestern's Daniel E. Horton

Science for a Changing Climate

September 5, 2023 – from Northwestern Magazine
Trienens Institute Faculty Affiliate Daniel E. Horton studies the intersection of climate change and public health, Northwestern Magazine recounts how his recent work is shaping the future of environmental policy
Trienens Institute Co-Executive Director with students on rooftop with solar panels

Accelerating Global Sustainability and Energy Innovation

September 4, 2023 – from Northwestern Magazine
A transformative $25M grant to Northwestern University will fund critical investment in research, education, and engagement for climate science, the energy transition, and the development of resilient communities, Northwestern Magazine shares

August

Kernza®, a perennial wheat, grows in a field research site in Mettawa, Illinois at the Kurtis Conservation Foundation.

Rooting for Sustainable Agriculture

August 16, 2023
Scientists emphasize adopting sustainable practices like Kernza® for long-term food security and soil health, discussed at the National Science Foundation-funded New Roots annual meeting

July

raindrops on a window

Rainfall Consistency is Changing Across the United States

July 25, 2023
New research from Northwestern University tracks the year-over-year regularity of rainfall levels across the US, an issue altering the outlook for agriculture and water resource management as well as impacting the wellbeing of ecosystems and wildlife

June

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March

fermentation diagram

Building Out the Biobased Economy

March 13, 2023
New Life-Cycle Assessment research evaluates greenhouse gas emission and environmental impact of 15 promising biochemicals

February

CMQT logo

CMQT Announces Research Thrust Leaders

February 7, 2023
CMQT, a US DOE-funded Energy Frontier Research Center, named three members as thrust leaders to enhance collaboration among interdisciplinary teams refining quantum-to-quantum transduction for impactful quantum information science

January