Imperial College London

Open call for Master’s project proposals


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Academics and industrial researchers are invited to submit project outlines for the 2022-23 Molecular Engineering MRes course

We invite you to submit outline proposals for Masters projects for the 2022-23. IMSE Master's course, the Molecular Engineering MRes at Imperial College London. The programme includes a 6 month cross-disciplinary research project with an industrial placement. Participation in MRes projects is a great opportunity to initiate, consolidate or develop links with industry and collaborations with colleagues in other departments at Imperial. These projects are also an excellent way to explore initial proof-of-concept studies, in advance of e.g. a CASE or CDT PhD proposal. There is no limit to the number of proposals that an academic or industrial partner can submit. 

This unique programme, in partnership with industry, trains graduates from physical science and engineering backgrounds to work in the field of molecular science and engineering. Students are equipped with a grounding in designing, making, manufacturing, modelling, characterising and measuring molecules and materials – from atomic scale to systems level. They then undertake a cross-disciplinary research project to address an industrially-relevant research challenge.  

Projects are planned in partnership with industry, to investigate a topic or challenge that is of value to both the academic and industrial sides. The student’s research placement with the industry partner is usually 3 months long, and can take place at a site in the UK, EU or overseas.   

IMSE can facilitate matching of academic supervisors with industry partners.   

The deadline for submitting the project outline form is 30th June – submit your proposal via the short electronic project outline form for academic-led proposals or industry-led proposals. Sponsorship from the industrial partner must be confirmed by September at the latest. 

This call is open to academics and Fellows (whose contract ends after September 2023) from any department at Imperial, and to companies who have a suitable research challenge and can host a student for the research placement.   

Please contact IMSE Institute Manager, Dr Steph Pendlebury, for more information. Titles of previous projects can be found here; if you have an idea for a project but you’re not sure if it’s suitable, please do get in touch. 


Dr Steph Pendlebury

Dr Steph Pendlebury
Faculty of Engineering

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