We develop new, effective and sustainable solutions to a variety of global challenges.
The concept of molecular science and engineering – melding a deep understanding of molecular science with an engineering mind-set – is emerging as a powerful way to create novel, effective and sustainable solutions to a variety of grand challenges.
In this holistic approach, final function and end-use requirements become an integral part of the underlying scientific research. Commercially ready materials can be realised in an accelerated, flexible and economic manner.
IMSE co-ordinates a range of bespoke workshops and activities to bring Imperial's academics together around specific grand challenges problems and industrial needs.
Our current Grand Challenges
Making clean and affordable water supplies available to everyone around the world.
Inhibit the spread of infections and to limit the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance.
Clean green energy
Realising a viable and sustainable global energy supply to reduce the effects of climate change.
A greener plastic future
Our Affiliates look at the holistic integration of technology, design and policy for a greener plastic future.
We present an overview of the potential economic, technical and environmental benefits of additive manufacturing.
Our Affiliates are trying to understand how bacteria adapt to become resistant to antibiotics.
Carbon capture and utilisation
We report on the viability of different carbon capture and utilisation options for the UK.
Novel contact lens sensors
Contact lenses are being developed that that can monitor conditions and diseases in the eye.
Align your research
We encourage any Imperial academic whose work and interests align with IMSE's mission to become an Affiliate.
As an Affiliate, you will be provided with the opportunity to actively participate in our events and to thus meet, communicate and collaborate with other researchers from a diverse range of backgrounds. We currently have more than 100 Affiliates from Imperial's four faculties.
External partnerships are also integral to IMSE's work. As an IMSE partner, stakeholders have the opportunity to define workshop themes or pre-competitive challenges, to engage with Imperial-based experts, and to help educate and recruit high-level graduates.