The 2013 Annual Report of the Institute for Molecular Engineering has been released and can be downloaded here.
A colorful chronicle of the year’s highlights, the report underscores the many advances made by IME in the last year:
4 new senior faculty members
20 new IME fellows
1 new PhD program in molecular engineering
1 new undergraduate minor in molecular engineering
1 new Water Research Initiative established as a partnership among the University of Chicago, Israel’s Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, and Argonne National Laboratory
1 new office in the Chicago Innovation Exchange on 53rd Street
1 new research facility in the Energy Sciences Building at Argonne National Laboratory
Illustrated with the spectacular artwork of molecular structures produced by Peter Allen, the report celebrates IME’s progress and articulates its vision to transform research and education, solve major technological problems of global significance, and inspire creative applications of molecular-level science.
“Our mission,” said Pritzker Director Matthew Tirrell, “is to translate discoveries in physics, chemistry, biology, and medicine into solutions to important societal problems, and to create a research and teaching environment to enhance and transmit these capabilities to future generations.”