Professor Giulia Galli with graduate students.


Founded on the principle of collaborative problem-solving, PME encompasses a team of researchers, innovators, and administrators who each bring a specialized skill set, expertise, and perspective to our research and educational endeavors. 

We select our community purposefully, bringing together individuals committed to finding solutions to pressing world issues and to moving forward the fast-growing and emergent field of molecular engineering.

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By the numbers

  • 400+

    Faculty, students, researchers, and research staff

  • 40+

    Faculty at PME

  • 25+

    Fellows and instructors across campus and Argonne

Researchers in Simon Lab

Experts from PME and beyond

In addition to world-class faculty within PME, students will have access to fellows, instructors, and UChicago Consortium for Advanced Science and Engineering (CASE) members from the University and partner institutions, who fulfill important roles and bring expertise from a wide range of disciplines.

Learn more about these experts and how you can collaborate with them, both in the lab and in the classroom.

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Meet our students

Bianca Edozie

Tay Lab


“I chose PME because it has an incredible collective of faculty interested in big research problems. I wanted to be immersed in an environment that’s making an impact.”


Cyrus Zeledon

Cyrus Zeledon

Awschalom Group
Quantum Engineering


“The true interdisciplinary research and conversations that occur between students and faculty sets PME apart from the rest.”

Lauren "Ande" Hesser

Nagler and Hubbell labs


“PME allows so many opportunities to try something you’ve never done before, or maybe even something that no one has ever done before.”