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To battle natural hazards, interdisciplinary research team turns to resilient, sustainable buildings

A team of North­eastern researchers has received a National Sci­ence Foun­da­tion grant to develop a deci­sion frame­work for designing build­ings that are both resilient and sus­tain­able in the face of mul­tiple envi­ron­mental haz­ards like earth­quakes, flooding, and heavy winds.


The secrets to success in urban design

Experts from acad­emia and the public and pri­vate sec­tors con­verged at North­eastern for a day­long sym­po­sium focused on how to design sus­tain­able cities for the future.

Sustainability Symposium

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For a complete list of faculty citations, please visit iRis, Northeastern’s digital archive.


New perspectives on nanomaterial aquatic ecotoxicity: Production impacts exceed direct exposure impacts for carbon nanotubes

(with Mauter, M.S., Isaacs, J.A., and Elimelech, M.) Environmental Science & Technology 46, 2902-2910.


Construction matters: Comparing environmental impacts of building modular and conventional homes in the United States

(with Quale, J., Williams, K.W., Sloditskie, G., and Zimmerman, J.B.) Journal of Industrial Ecology 16(2), 243-253.


Life cycle assessment of algal biodiesel: a model to guide process design for industrial production

(with Brentner, L.B. and Zimmerman, J.B.) Environmental Science & Technology 45(16), 7060-7067.

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