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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

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.


Chile Global Trek Blog

Follow along with the Global Engineering Trek: Energy Storage & Critical Minerals as they explore the technical and social issues of mining lithium and other minerals commonly used in sustainable energy projects

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 9.1.23

Funding opportunities with gener8tor, Department of Energy, USAID; Four Corners and SDEWES conferences; job opportunities at STRONG Manoomin, Stanford, and UC Davis


Fall classes begin (No Northwestern Monday in Fall)

September 19
All Day

Professional Development Series: Team Dynamics/Leading and Workin...

September 27
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

WED@NICO SEMINAR: Alexander Gates, University of Virginia "Beyond...

September 27
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

WED@NICO SEMINAR: Raissa D'Souza, University of California, Davis...

October 4
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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