Five Research Organizations, One Team

The ANSER Center was founded in July of 2007 to create a joint research effort at Northwestern University and Argonne National Laboratory with selected groups from Yale University, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the University of Chicago in the area of solar energy conversion and solar fuels production. In 2009, ANSER received a $19 Million Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC) grant from the U.S. Department of Energy.

Together, our five institutions offer a critical mass of world-class researchers, with unique capabilities and facilities in materials synthesis, characterization, and theory. The nature and complexity of these problems requires an integrated systems approach and focused, team-oriented interdisciplinary research with close communication and coordination among team members. read more


Research Areas

The ANSER Center is organized around three basic research thrusts, each dealing with a solar energy conversion chain culminating in a specific end use.

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