The IME Administration provides the following support to our stakeholders:

Financial Management

  • Operational: Budgets, expenses, forecasting, reporting, procurement account payable, accounts receivable
  • Grant Administration: Pre- and post-award administration of all grants
  • Capital and Asset Management: Capital budgeting/administration, asset tracking and managing

Facilities Management

  • Management and maintenance of all IME physical facilities (both at University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory)
  • Safety, environmental protection, and sustainability initiatives
  • Access and security of all IME facilities
  • Coordinate with facilities on all repair and maintenance requests

Human Resource Services

  • Support the faculty and staff recruiting activities
  • Work with Human Resources services for necessary HR services such as job posting, recruiting activities, on-boarding, and unit orientation of new hires
  • Payroll
  • Benefits
  • Develop employees through training, job rotation, and project assignments
  • Talent searching and retention

Degree Program Administration

  • Student recruiting
  • Admission process support
  • Registration and Records
  • Financial aid and billing
  • Support core curriculum development by ensuring facility and staff support
  • Degree requirements
  • Convocation
  • Non-degree visitor support

Student Support

  • Registration
  • Financial support
  • Student life support
  • Career development services
  • Conflict resolution
  • Crisis response
  • Disciplinary actions
  • Alumni engagement


  • Access controls: CNet ID, ID Badge, etc.
  • International visitor services
  • Mail and deliveries
  • Office supplies
  • IT services
  • Event coordination
  • Visitor coordination


  • IME website and social media networks
  • IME publications
  • Outreach activities to stakeholders
  • Internal communications
  • Special events

Industrial Relations

  • Corporate partnership program
  • Chicago Innovation Mentors
  • Corporate-sponsored research program

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