Accelerating Molecular Engineering through Modern Infrastructure

The Molecular Engineering & Sciences Building accommodates sophisticated molecular-scale engineering research – its location and design minimize vibration and electromagnetic interference that could otherwise impact sensitive equipment and experiments. Located at the heart of UW’s campus, the MolES building is ideally situated to catalyze cross-departmental research and educational collaborations, which are essential to advancing an interdisciplinary field like molecular engineering.

The open layout of MolES lab and office spaces promotes interaction among scientists, creating a fertile environment for new ideas and collaborations. The upper floors of the building were designed to be easily reconfigured to accommodate an evolving research landscape. The ground floor is home to the Molecular Analysis Facility (MAF), an advanced characterization facility available to scientists and engineers at UW, outside academic institutions, and industry.

The Rise of MolES

Time-lapse of MolES construction ›




Groundbreaking for the 90,300 square-foot state-of-the-art building took place on October 9, 2009 and was completed during the summer of 2012.

A sustainable approach

The Molecular Engineering & Sciences Building is LEED gold certified and features a natural ventilation system in its offices. 

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