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Welcome to the Macromolecules Innovation Institute!

A university-wide research and education institute dedicated to fostering an interdisciplinary understanding of the macromolecular sciences and technologies.

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Solvay Seminar Series

January 26, 11:15 AM

"Surpass the Modulus- Extensibility Trade-off of Elastomers: Go Beyond the State-of-Art"

Pengfei Cao, Oak Ridge National Laboratory


February 16, 11:15 AM

"Olefin Metathesis–Based Chemically Recyclable Polymers: From Monomer Design to Material Properties"

Junpeng Wang, University of Akron

In person

February 23, 11:15 AM

"Physics, chemistry, and mechanics-based modeling of plastics degradations"

Maryam Shakiba, VT MII

In person

To view the full semester's schedule, click the link below!


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MII appreciates the support of Solvay Specialty Polymers for making the Solvay Seminar Series possible.

Our Vision

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Model Research Institute

Molecules to Manufacturing Paradigm

Our faculty and students transcend traditional boundaries with use-inspired basic research, from molecules to advanced manufacturing.

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Interdisciplinary, Collaborative Research

Solving grand challenges on the global scale demand teamed discovery and innovation.

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Training the Next Generation

Future research leaders are trained in an interdisciplinary fashion with industrial partnerships, co-advising, and shared facilities. 

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