The Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering is at the forefront of engineering research and education and there is no better time to influence the future of the field. Our degree programs aim at providing unique educational experiences through innovative ways of discovering, disseminating and distributing knowledge. Our curriculum provides our students broad exposures not only to various science and engineering disciplines but also in product design, entrepreneurship, and communication with flexibility to tailor for individual student’s interests and inspirations.

As the Institute for Molecular Engineering, we began accepting applications to our doctoral program in the Fall of 2013 and matriculated our first class of graduate students in the following Fall. In the Spring of 2015, we added a robust and challenging major to our undergraduate curriculum. This is the first engineering undergraduate program to be implemented at the University of Chicago. Undergraduates are now able to pursue both a minor and a major in Molecular Engineering.  In addition to a rigorous scientific curriculum, all of our academic programs provide design- and project-based learning opportunities, as well as product development and entrepreneurship training.

Pritzker Molecular Engineering (PME) continues to grow and plan for emerging academic programs, graduate and undergraduate student researchers are an important asset. Students from all backgrounds and education levels have the opportunity to collaborate with our leading faculty in revolutionary research areas and facilities. Our interdisciplinary nature encourages those from physics, biology, and chemistry to use their expertise to find applications that address pressing real-world issues.



Rovana Popoff

Senior Associate Dean and Acting Dean of Students


Prof. Paul Nealey

Brady W. Dougan Professor in Molecular Engineering

and Deputy Director for Education and Outreach


David Taylor

Associate Dean of Students


Lisa Abston-Leftridge

Assistant Dean of Students 


Tierra Kilpatrick

Student Affairs Coordinator

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