Institute for Molecular Science and Engineering

IMSE

What we do

The Institute for Molecular Science and Engineering (IMSE) was founded in 2015 as one of Imperial College London's six Global Challenge Institutes.

The Institute transcends disciplinary boundaries and brings together Imperial's world class engineers, scientists, clinicians and business researchers to find innovative molecular-based science and engineering solutions to grand challenges facing our world. Such pressing challenges include the race to realise a viable 'green' energy supply and to tackle the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance.

As part of the gowing worldwide molecular science and engineering community, IMSE has a perfect home at Imperial. The College's existing culture of collaboration and research translation means ground-breaking transdisciplinary research can be conducted in conjunction with external partneres, for maximum societal benefits.

Our current Grand Challenges

water

Clean water

Making clean and affordable water supplies available to everyone around the world.

microbes

Fight infection

Inhibit the spread of infections and to limit the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance.

energy

Clean green energy

Realising a viable and sustainable global energy supply to reduce the effects of climate change.