IMSE eventOne of IMSE's flagship activities is our Highlight Seminar Series.

The Highlight Seminar Series brings eminent speakers from across the globe to Imperial to increase awareness of areas where molecular science and engineering can make a valuable contribution, and to promote exchanges with academic and industrial centres of excellence.

Our first Highlight Seminar speaker was Professor Emily Carter, Director of the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment at Princeton University, who visited Imperial in September 2015, to deliver a talk titled 'Overcoming Grand Challenges in Energy'. Since then we have hosted a number of high-profile guests including Professor Andy Cooper FRS (University of Liverpool)Professor Paula Hammond (MIT), Professor Tom McLeish FRS (Durham University), Professor Clare Grey FRS (University of Cambridge) and Professor Lee Cronin (University of Glasgow).


201718 Highlight Seminar Series
Professor Adah Almutairi Rare earth metals in medicine. Thursday 12 October 2017, 14.00 to 15.00
Professor Clare Grey FRS Developing and applying new tools to understand how materials for Li and “beyond-Li” battery function. 16 November 2017, 14.00 to 15.00
Professor Lee Cronin Artificial-intelligence-driven synthesis and the digitisation of chemistry 11 January 2018, 14.00 to 15.00
Professor Jas Pal Badyal FRS Functional nanocoatings for technological and societal applications 22 February 2018, 14.00 to 15.00
Professor Matt Tirrell Polyelectrolytes in multivalent ionic media: new physics and new materials 8 March 2018, 14.00 to 15.00
Professor Frances Arnold Innovation by evolution: bringing new chemistry to life 21 May 2018, 14.00 to 15.00
Professor Philip Withers Completing the picture: correlative multimodal information across length and timescales 7 June 2018, 14.00 to 15.00
Professor Sophia Haussener Modelling, experimentation and scaling of solar fuel processing devices 21 June 2018, 14.00 to 15.00
For more information please contact Hannah Barclay
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201617 Highlight Seminar Series
Professor Bill David FRS Energy storage and the chemical bond. 20 October 2016
Professor Ellis Gartner Mineral binders: chemical and physical challenges in cement and concrete science. 3 November 2016
Professor Andy Cooper FRS Energy Structure Function Maps – Designing Functional Materials ‘From Scratch'. 26 January 2017
Professor Tom McLeish FRS Global Low Frequency Protein Motions in Long-Range Allosteric Signalling. 9 February 2017
Professor Michael Ward Stopping Crystal Growth in its Tracks: Pathways to Therapies for Pathological Crystallization. 23 February 2017
Professor Julian Eastoe Surfactants at the Design Limit. 23 March 2017
Professor Paula Hammond Nanolayered Drug Release Systems for Regenerative Medicine and Targeted Nanotherapies. 27 April 2017. This event was kindly sponsored by BASF SE.
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