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UIC Sustainability Spring'17 Internship program

Sustainability Internship Program is now being offered by Urban Studies for course credit. This course will be appearing in the catalog shortly. It is also cross-listed in Public Health. For more information, contact Eric…

Power Struggle: How the Energy Market Could Shift in 2016

Power Struggle: How the Energy Market Could Shift in 2016 “Power Struggle: How the Energy Market Could Shift in 2016.” Bloomberg.com. Bloomberg, 11 Nov. 2015. Web. Read the full article on Bloomberg BusinessWeek

The Digital Era & Energy

We live in an increasingly digital, connected and information-centric world, not only transforming the way we live and work every day, but also the foundation of our global economic market. “Shortly, hourly Internet…

Aquaponics: an introduction

Aquaponics has great potential both in industry and as an urban agricultural system.  Fish and plants are raised together without soil and utilizing the same water. Key to this arrangement is that plants…

How Batteries Can Help Personalize Our Energy System

Midwest Energy News conducted a Q & A session with George Crabtree, Professor of Physics at University of Illinois-Chicago and Senior Scientist in the Materials Science Division at Argonne National Laboratory(ANL), at the Energy Storage…

SiNode Systems Receives a $4 million Grant for EV Advancement

The United States Advanced Battery Consortium LLC (USABC) awarded SiNode Systems Inc. in Chicago, Illinois  a $4 million contract for the development of advanced silicon-graphene high-energy anode materials for automotive lithium-ion battery applications. Read more…

NEXT GENERATION ELECTROCHEMISTRY (NGenE) LAUNCHED

Presented by: University of Illinois at Chicago- Jordi Cabana, Director and George Crabtree, Supporting Director In partnership with: Argonne National Laboratory, Northwestern University, University of Chicago Sponsored by: Bio-logic USA Endorsed by: The Electrochemical…

To wrap or not to wrap?

While perusing Facebook recently, I came upon a picture posted by Captain Paul Watson of citrus fruits wrapped in plastic (I linked the post below). It reminded me of edible polymer films, which…