Sustainability


Congratulations to Jian on his recent publication titled “Perovskite Photovoltaics: Life-Cycle Assessment of Energy and Environmental Impacts” in Energy & Environmental Science! EES has an impact factor of 20.523, making it the #1 ranking journal in three ISI Web of Science subject categories: Chemical Engineering, Energy & Fuels, and Environmental Science. Besides, this paper was selected as a cover of July 2015 issue of Energy & Environmental Science. This work is covered/highlighted by a number of news media that include, […]

Journal cover and media coverage of perovskite paper


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 Net

Shale gas paper in the news


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 leading researchers and experts in this area from 21 countries. These chapters cover a variety of topics, including energy systems design, CO2 capture and utilization, sustainable/energy supply chain optimization, and […]

Sustainability book published



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). http://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 not limited to, the following ones: Argonne National Laboratory Headline Northwestern Press Release National Geographic Chemistry World New York Times Businessweek China Daily  

Paper featured in Nature


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” of AIChE. Area 23C includes a number of sessions on engineering sustainability and sustainable energy systems.

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


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 of Area 10A: Systems and Process Design of the CAST Division in 2016. This area includes a number of conventional sessions on process and product design, as well as emerging […]

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



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 University Press Release.

Prof. You receives Northwestern-Argonne Early Career Award


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 workshop homepage.

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


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 and his co-chair are responsible for ensuring that the scientific papers at FOCAPO 2012 continue FOCAPO’s tradition of presenting research results that are both timely and of the highest quality. […]

Prof. You named technical papers co-chair for FOCAPO