Sustainability


Media coverage of perovskite PVs papers

Congratulations to Xueyu on his recent paper titled “Life Cycle Energy Use and Environmental Implications of High-Performance Perovskite Tandem Solar Cells” in Science Advances. This work is also highlighted by a number of news media outlets in several languages: Cornell Chronicle New Scientist C&E News ScienceDaily All About Circuits 2051.FR […]


AIChE GPE Award

Professor Fengqi You has been awarded the 2020 Innovations in Green Process Engineering Award by American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and Green Process Engineering Association. This award recognizes an individual for contributions to the field of green process engineering for sustainable energy and environment. Professor You was selected for […]


“Science” paper on LCA

Our co-authored paper, titled “Global carbon intensity of crude oil production” (Science 31 Aug 2018: Vol. 361, Issue 6405, pp. 851-853), was recently published in Science Magazine. This paper reports the results of a multi-institutional collaboration to quantify and rank the countries by the life cycle greenhouse gas emissions of […]


ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. Lectureship Award

The American Chemical Society (ACS) announces today that Prof. You is a winner of the prestigious 2018 ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering Lectureship Award. The ACS has more than 158,000 members in all fields of chemistry, chemical engineering, and related fields, and it is the world’s largest scientific society by […]


AIChE Sustainable Engineering Research Award

Prof. You has been selected to receive the 2017 AIChE Sustainable Engineering Research Excellence Award (formerly named “Research Excellence in Sustainable Engineering Award”). This award is presented annually to recognize an individual with significant contributions to research activities on sustainability, and it is most prestigious award given by AIChE honoring […]


Shale gas paper in the news

Jiyao’s recent paper “Shale Gas Supply Chain Design and Operations toward Better Economic and Life Cycle Environmental Performance” published in ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. has drawn some media attentions. These include, but are certainly not limited to, the following ones: Northwestern News R&D Magazine ScienceDaily Phys.org Big Ten Network Manufacturing […]


Sustainability book published

A recent book edited by Prof. You was recently published by Elsevier. This book titled “Sustainability of Products, Processes and Supply Chains: Theory and Applications” presents recent method developments and applications on the interface between sustainability and process systems engineering. The 25 chapters of this book are contributed by 90 […]


Paper featured in Nature

Our recent article on life cycle environmental and economic comparative analysis of solar panel manufacturing (Solar Energy, vol. 105, pp. 669–678, 2014) has been highlighted in Nature News (Nature, vol. 510, pp. 317, 2014). https://www.nature.com/news/seven-days-13-19-june-2014-1.15417#/trend This work is also covered by a number of media outlets that include, but are […]


Prof. You chairs Area 23C: “Sustainable Energy”

Prof. You was recently elected to chair the Programming Area 23C of the Sustainable Engineering Forum (SEF) at AIChE for 2014-2015. Similar to his role as the 2016 CAST 10A chair, Prof. You will involve in the programming and will coordinate the sessions and program of Area 23C: “Sustainable Energy” […]


Prof. You elected to chair 10A: “Systems and Process Design”

Prof. You was recently elected to be a programming chair for the Computing and Systems Technology (CAST) Division of AIChE. This is the first time that program coordinators are selected by a division-wide open voting process. Prof. You will involve in the programming and will coordinate the sessions and program […]


Prof. You receives Northwestern-Argonne Early Career Award

Prof. You was recently selected to be the recipient of 2013 Northwestern-Argonne Early Career Award. This award recognizes extraordinary early career scientist in energy research. One recipient per year was selected by a committee with members from both Northwestern University and Argonne National Laboratory. More details are available in the Northwestern […]


Prof. You invited to an EPA-NSF Workshop on Sustainability Science

Prof. You was invited by the Environmental Protection Agency and National Science Foundation to attend a scientific workshop entitled “Design of Sustainable Product Systems and Supply Chains.” The 50 participants of this workshop are sustainability science experts selected globally from government, academia and industry. For more information, please see the […]


Prof. You named technical papers co-chair for FOCAPO

Prof. You is the co-chair of the Technical Papers Program at Foundations Of Computer-Aided Process Operations 2012. The Technical Papers Program is the lead component of the prestigious FOCAPO conference series, which has for many years attracted the international community in process operations, optimization and sustainable enterprise management. Prof. You […]