About the Molecular Engineering & Sciences Institute

The Molecular Engineering & Sciences Institute brings together faculty teams from across the University of Washington campus to catalyze translational research in the Clean Tech and Biotech areas. It is intended to serve both as an intellectual accelerator to bring fresh approaches and ideas to societal challenges and as a physical incubator where interdisciplinary teams can come together in a shared space. The Institute has more than 115 members from 14 departments.

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FacilitiesThe Institute is located in the new Molecular Engineering and Sciences Building, a facility specially designed to promote collaborative molecular-scale research. The building houses more than 16 faculty members, 4 institutes and research centers, and 4 major instrumentation centers. Together these centers provide state-of-the-art instrumentation for molecular characterization and analysis for the use of the UW research community and the larger non-profit and tech communities in Seattle.

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The Molecular Engineering and Sciences Institute is also creating and coordinating interdisciplinary education programs for undergraduate and graduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Engineering. Drawing on the expertise of multiple departments, these programs  teach students the fundamental aspects of molecular-level engineering through core courses and top-notch research opportunities.

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