Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago can be thought of as Materials Science & Engineering from a design-thinking approach. Why do we seem to ‘limit’ ourselves to materials? As you probably know, new and better materials are a game changer. 

Companies will benefit enormously by leveraging complementary resources here. These resources include:

  • Undergraduate molecular engineering student capstone projects
  • Internships and externships for graduate and undergraduate students at your company
  • Student and faculty consultants for companies
  • Advanced analytical instrumentation available for industry to use
  • Forming industry-university partnerships with creative and top-ranked faculty on federally funded projects
  • Partnerships with two national laboratories and access to their resources
  • Expanding your networking circles to leverage connections and talent
  • Getting a jump on the competition by better understanding how emerging horizon 2-3 technologies can help your company improve resilience and self-disruption
  • Executive education with certificate and Master's degree programs
  • Being plugged in to one of the premier universities and business schools in the world
  • Having dedicated people at the university help you find the right resources

Part of being a successful engineering school involves translating our discoveries into commercial space with the help of our industrial partners. Before that partnership can be nurtured and developed, there has to be a two-way value proposition for your company and the university. 

Being aware of tangible opportunities and knowing the tactics of how to leverage them lowers the barriers to access. Our Director of Corporate Engagement, Felix Lu, is here to help you learn about these opportunities and connect you with the right technical expertise. That could be with computational modelers, quantum-system engineers, immunoengineers, or experts in the design and characterization of sustainable materials.