Grants and Finance

The Grants and Finance Team provides a variety of services to faculty, researchers, students, and administrators in the Institute for Molecular Engineering. These services include:

Grant & Contract Administration
Account Budgeting & Award Administration
Payroll Transactions
Purchasing & Procurement
Compliance & Conflict of Interest
Joint Appointments to Argonne National Laboratory

The Grants and Finance Team provides these services by assisting with the development and submission of grant and contract proposals; ensuring compliance with institutional, federal, and other relevant policies; monitoring, reporting, and adjusting spending to remain within the approved budget; overseeing the processing of payroll, purchasing, procurement, and reimbursement transactions; managing the administrative aspects of creating, maintaining, and closing accounts; and initiatig and implementing Joint Appointments to Argonne National Laboratory.

Detailed guidance and information may be found on the IME Grants & Finance Wiki.

Each research group in the IME is assigned to a primary contact for Grants and Finance services as outlined on the Grants and Finance Assignments.

The Institute for Molecular Engineering Grants and Finance Team:

Bismoy Dasgupta - Director, Grants and Budgets



Sarah Lippert - Financial Coordinator


Lydia Estrada - Finance Specialist

Please direct your comments or questions to Bismoy Dasgupta (

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