Welcome to Northwestern Scholars

Northwestern Scholars is a searchable database of research expertise across all disciplines at Northwestern University. Explore the profiles and research output (publications, visual works, performances, patents, etc.), citations, altmetrics, and grants of thousands of scholars. Learn about core research facilities at Northwestern. Discover the research expertise of Northwestern's wide-ranging schools, departments, institutes, centers, and graduate programs, and view collaboration networks among researchers within Northwestern and with external scholars.

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The silent impact of underground climate change on civil infrastructure

Using the Chicago Loop district as a case study, and based on computer simulations, Prof. Rotta Loria and his team have shown that underground climate change, technically known as subsurface heat islands, is causing ground deformations “so severe that they lead to problems for the performance of civil infrastructure and should be considered in future urban planning strategies to avoid possible structural damage and malfunction.”

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United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs)

The UN SDGs are a series of goals that form the core of the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, an urgent call for action by all countries to form a global partnership to address several critical challenges. Click on a goal tile to explore how Northwestern researchers and their work are contributing towards achieving it. To learn more about the UN SDGs visit: https://sdgs.un.org/goals.

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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