PhD Program

The Molecular Engineering & Sciences Institute launched one of the first Ph.D. programs in molecular engineering in 2014, drawing on disciplinary expertise from across the University of Washington (UW) to create a unique education and research opportunity for trainees.

The Molecular Engineering (MolE) Ph.D. program at the UW offers students the opportunity to engage in impactful, cutting-edge research in collaboration with world-class faculty, all within reach of Seattle's thriving science and technology scene. MolE students work on everything from developing better battery materials for a clean energy future to designing de novo proteins that selectively bind targets to treat or prevent disease. MolE graduates are prepared for careers in many different sectors including energy, manufacturing, drug development, and more.