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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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Join us for the annual Covestro Lecture on February 7th!

Gregg Beckham from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory will present "Challenges and opportunities in plastics recycling and redesign"

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Solvay Seminar Series

February 1, 11:15 AM

"Advanced Energy Storage Solutions Incorporating a Rigid and Charged Double Helical Polyamide"

Lou Madsen 
VT MII

March 22, 11:15 AM

"Exploring New Platforms and Methods for Soft Polymer Editing"

John Brantley
UT Knoxville

April 5, 11:15 AM

"Engineering Polymer Physics and Processing for Advanced Materials – Fibers and 3d Printing"

Jay Park
UMass Lowell

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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Research

Interdisciplinary, Collaborative Research

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

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Learning

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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