About us

The Institute for Molecular Science and Engineering (IMSE) was founded in 2015 to develop multidisciplinary collaborations that tackle the broad range of challenges the world faces.


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IMSE transcends interdisciplinary boundaries to bring together Imperial’s world class engineers, scientists, clinicians and business researchers to find innovative molecular-based science and engineering solutions to societal challenges. We are agnostic to application area; we support and promote the molecular science and engineering approach.


To achieve enduring excellence in research and education at the interface of molecular science and engineering, for the benefit of society. 


Accelerating innovation by transcending disciplinary boundaries in engineering, science, medicine and business to transform research and education.

The institute is led by an Operations Team comprised of our Co-Directors, from a range of Departments across the College, supported by a small team of dedicated professionals that assist in building connections, coordinating projects and highlighting successes.

The work of the institute is also informed and supported by our Strategic Advisory Board alongside our Management Board.