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
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.
29 March 2019Polymer films for applications in nanotechnology
22 March 2019From the atom to the material
14 March 2019Using light to study and control biology
24 February 2019How machine learning can drive new material discovery
With IMSE's briefing paper series, we aim to highlight the power of an integrated molecular science and engineering framework for addressing our global grand challenges. These papers are circulated to funding agencies, policy makers and potential commercial partners.
Research translation and outreach
We aim to engage with industry, governement, the third sector, and the general public to develop innovative solutions and further education in the world of molecular science and engineering.