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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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MII Technical Conference & Review

October 2-4, 2023

Solvay Seminar Series

September 13, 11:15 AM

"Polymerizations in Emulsions to Prepare Composites for Energy Management"

Emily Pentzer 
Texas A&M

September 20, 11:15 AM

“Vitrimers and Vitrimer Nanocomposites: Thermomechanical and Self-Healing Properties”

Dhriti Nepal
Air Force Research Laboratory

October 18, 11:15 AM

"Sustainability, Recycling, and Circularity -- Styrenics & INEOS Styrolution"

Jarrett Rowlett
INEOS Styrolution

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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