University of Chicago

Institute for Molecular Engineering

Graduate Program in Molecular Engineering


Wieboldt Hall 205A,1050 E. 59th Street

Pick Hall 301

Chicago, IL 60637

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Institute for Molecular Engineering (IME) conducts research at the intersection of chemical, electrical, mechanical, and biological engineering as well as materials, biological, and physical sciences. This exciting new field involves the incorporation of synthetic molecular building blocks- including electronic, optical, mechanical, chemical, and biological components- into functional systems that will impact technologies from advanced medical therapies to quantum computing. The institute partners with Argonne National Laboratory, bringing scientists, engineers, and world-class facilities to the endeavor, including the Advanced Photon Source, the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility, and the Center for Nanoscale Materials. Our new PhD program has an innovative curriculum bringing together elements of engineering education that are complimentary to the strong existing science curriculum already existing at UChicago. IME has developed an innovative program transcending traditional engineering disciplines. The educational objective is to provide graduate students with interdisciplinary expertise and skill sets that would enable them to tackle big technological challenges facing society in areas such as health care, energy and water resource management and information technology.


Since 1913, the University of Chicago has been continuously accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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