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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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2023 Garth L. Wilkes Interdisciplinary Scholar Awards

Congratulations to our 2023 Garth L. Wilkes Award Winners: Dr. Michael J. Bortner and Zhenghao Zhai!

Wilkes Award
Wilkes Award

SYENSQO Seminar Series

January 24, 11:15 AM

"Phase Change Induced Liquid Droplet Actuations on Structured Surfaces - Applications in Colloidal Manipulations and Additive Manufacturing"

Jiangtao Cheng 

January 31, 11:15 AM

“ARO Polymer Chemistry Program Overview”

Robert Lambeth
Army Research Office

February 7, 11:15 AM

"Towards Sustainable Materials from Biological Matter: Leveraging Macromolecular Composition, Bonding Motifs and Hierarchical Structure to Tailor Mechanical Performance"

Eleftheria Roumeli
University of Washington

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


Solvay Specialty Polymers Logo

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

Our Vision

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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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