Graduate Programs

Ph.D. and Masters in Molecular Engineering

The Molecular Engineering (MolE) Ph.D. Program is a stand-alone degree program, housed within the Graduate School and administered by the MolES Institute. Molecular design has been an important element of many disciplines, including bioengineering, chemical engineering, electrical engineering, materials science, mechanical engineering, and chemistry. It provides an educational program of breadth in its fundamental molecular description of matter (including synthesis, modeling, and characterization), and depth in its specialization toward molecular systems.

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Dual Title Ph.D. in Nanotechnology & Molecular Engineering (NTME)

Formerly the Dual Degree in Nanotechnology

The NTME dual title degree allows current pre-doctorate students in the 11 participating departments the opportunity to earn a dual title Ph.D. degree in their home department as well as in Nanotechnology and Molecular Engineering. Participating students gain valuable research experience by completing an additional rotation in a nanotech or molecular engineering-related project, taking courses in this field, and participating in seminars.

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Undergraduate Program

Nanoscience and Molecular Engineering Option (NME)

The NME program integrates nanoscience and molecular engineering into existing science and engineering undergraduate curricula, with an early introduction to nanoscale principles in molecular engineering through courses, hands-on experience, and a strong interdisciplinary network. Participating departments include Bioengineering, Chemical Engineeering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Materials Science and Engineering.  The duration of the program is 2 – 2 1/4 years.

 

Activities

Nanotechnology and Molecular Engineering Student Association 

The Nanotechnology and Molecular Engineering Student Association (NaMESA) promotes interdisciplinary interactions among students from different disciplines and supports the Nanotechnology and Molecular Engineering education programs at the University of Washington. NaMESA develops and coordinates interactions between industry and UW groups, invites special seminar speakers, and engages students in outreach activities.