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Two organizations linked to:

  • Support and expand opportunities to collaborate and pursue transformative concepts, scientific discoveries, and technologies.
  • Advance Northwestern and Argonne’s scientific goals while expanding education and research opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students.
The Northwestern Argonne Institute of Science and Engineering (NAISE) brings together researchers at Northwestern University and Argonne National Laboratory to create powerful collaborations in fields such as energy, biological and environmental systems, data science and computation, materials, and national security.  NAISE provides students and post-doctoral scholars with unique educational and training opportunities.



  1. To engage with and support collaborative members at both organizations in pursuing and implementing joint projects
  2. To provide synergetic networking opportunities for Argonne National Laboratory and Northwestern researchers through workshops, seminars, and mini-sabbaticals
  3. Engage Northwestern University graduate and undergraduate students in research at Argonne National Laboratory

NAISE Centers

CHiMaD: Center for Hierarchical Materials Design

Center for Hierarchical Materials Design (CHiMaD) is a NIST-sponsored center of excellence for advanced materials research focusing on developing the next generation of computational tools, databases and experimental techniques in order to enable the accelerated design of novel materials and their integration to industry, one of the primary goals of the U.S. Government's Materials Genome Initiative (MGI).

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Center for Water Research

The Northwestern Center for Water Research was formed to link the University’s water research efforts in basic sciences, technology development, law and policy, and systems analysis and simulation.

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