IMSE eventThe IMSE Highlight Seminar Series is one of our flagship, community-building activities.

We bring eminent speakers from around the world, from universities, thinktanks and industry, to increase awareness of areas where molecular science and engineering can make a valuable contribution. The visits boost our level of interaction with other centres of excellence.

See how world-leading researchers are applying molecular science and engineering to solve problems. Watch previous seminars here:


Dr Evi Petavratzi (British Geological Survey, UK) Towards sustainable and responsible supply of technology metals: Drivers, tools, finding and the importance of interdisciplinarity (19 May 2022) Petavratzi BGS website

Dr Patrick Keil (BASF Coatings GmbH, Germany) Corrosion protection: Challenges and opportunities (7 Apr 2022)

Professor Robert Vacha (Ceitec, Czech Republic) How Proteins or Nanoparticles Can Enter Cells (16 Mar 2022) Vacha lab website

Professor Demetrios Anglos (University of Crete and Associated Researcher at IESL-FORTH, Greece) Laser and Optical Technologies in Heritage Science - How Smart can we get? (22 June 2021)

Professor Pattie Maes (MIT, USA) Cognitive Enhancement (13 April 2021)

Professor Koon Gee Neoh (National University of Singapore) Antimicrobial Surfaces via Molecular Engineering Strategies for Biomedical Applications: Opportunities and Challenges (23 February 2021)

Professor Emma Kendrick (University of Birimingham, UK) Sustainability in Batteries; Materials, Electrode and Cell Design to Recycling (9 December 2020)

Jocelyn Blériot (Ellen MacArthur Foundation, UK) The Circular Economy Model (14 October 2020)

Professor George Malliaras (University of Cambridge, UK) Electronics on the Brain (24 September 2020)