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Argonne National Laboratory

CROCUS Collaboration

CROCUS is a collaborative research effort funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Biological and Environmental Research and led by Argonne National Laboratory.

Academic Partners

Our team’s academic partners deliver the highest-caliber science and technology talent including senior staff, early-career staff, postdoctoral researchers, and students. They also provide diverse sources of talent to support the future national science workforce and build science capacity at minority-serving institutions and historically Black colleges and universities.

  • Chicago State University
  • City Colleges of Chicago
  • North Carolina A&T State University
  • Northeastern Illinois University
  • Northwestern University
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Illinois Chicago
  • University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of Texas – Austin
  • University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • Washington University in St. Louis

Community Partners

CROCUS uses community input to identify the questions related to urban climate change that we should investigate. The team includes community collaborators to identify and test sustainable solutions that will bring about just transitions to clean energy and green infrastructure. Our goal is to ensure that our research directly benefits local residents while also informing a broader scientific community.

  • Blacks in Green
  • Greater Chatham Initiative
  • Metropolitan Mayors Caucus 
  • Puerto Rican Agenda 

Civic and Industry Champions

Civic and industry leaders provide additional management insight, connections with regional planning and local business, and resources to support CROCUS workforce development and community initiatives.

  • Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
  • ComEd
  • JC Decaux
  • Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago
  • Museum of Science and Industry
  • Shedd Aquarium
  • World Business Chicago