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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

We look forward to resuming in-person seminars in Fall 2021! Please check back in late summer for full details about our seminar schedule. Information about previous semesters' seminars is available at 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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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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