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Welcome to the MRes in Molecular Science and Engineering

The course is taught by world-class researchers from several Imperial departments, and includes a six-month industry-focused research project. In this way, students obtain a unique, transdisciplinary and collaborative research education, and graduates are equipped with an unparalleled perspective – as well as a set of fundamental and applied skills – as they embark on their future careers.

The course is particularly relevant to:

  • Scientists wanting to focus on the practical applications of their research.
  • Engineers wanting to better understand the fundamentals of molecular science.
  • Students wanting to gain practical experience in industry.

Recent projects
Project nameIndustrial partnerAcedemic supervisor
Conducting Polymers BASF Martin Heeney (Chemistry), Jason Hallett (Chemical Engineering)
Equation of State Phase Equilibrium Modelling BASF George Jackson (Chemical Engineering), Niall Mac Dowell (Centre for Environmental Policy)
Characterisation of Disperse Systems BASF Jason Riley (Materials), Jerry Heng (Chemical Engineering)
Factors Driving Phase Instability P&G Claire Adjiman (Chemical Engineering), Paul Luckham (Chemical Engineering)
Ionic Liquid Modelling via Molecular Dynamics STFC Patricia Hunt (Chemistry), George Jackson (Chemical Engineering)
Industrial ingredient specification interpretation, chemical speciation models, and database tools and methods P&G  George Jackson (Chemical Engineering), Mimi Hii (Chemistry)
Data generation procedures for the accurate parameterization of reactive SAFT EoS  P&G, PSE Amparo Galindo (Chemical Engineering), Fernando Bresme (Chemistry)
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Applications for the 2019 intake of MRes students will soon be open. If interested please see our page for more information and how to apply:

Watch: How the MRes can benefit you.

The MRes in Molecular Science and Engineering is an innovative, one-year course designed to create a new generation of 'multilingual' scientists and engineers who can work seamlessly between traditional academic disciplines. Graduates who can work effectively within the exciting and ever-expanding field of molecular science and engineering are increasingly in-demand, to help tackle pressing problems in society.