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Frontiers of molecular engineering

27 - 28 September 2018, Chicago, United States

Join us in Chicago to discover how molecular engineering approaches are driving significant breakthroughs across a broad range of research disciplines and applications, from batteries to biotechnology, and learn of the key challenges for the future. Attendees will be exposed to the current state of the art across diverse areas of research, with an emphasis on the development of an interdisciplinary approach.

This two-day symposium is supported by Molecular Systems Design & Engineering, The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the Institute for Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago.

The programme will feature invited speakers plus a poster session.

Topics will include
  • Energy storage and conversion
  • Biotechnology
  • Computational material design
  • Capture and separations technologies
  • Assembly of soft and biological materials
  • Catalysis
  • Machine learning and data science in material design


Abstract Submission
Poster abstract submission is now closed.
Registration fees are noted below:
Non-member  $200
Member  $160
Student non-member  $50
Student member  $40

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University of Chicago

Institute of Molecular Engineering (IME), University of Chicago, 5640 South Ellis Avenue, Chicago, 60637, United States

Preferential rates have been secured at nearby hotels for delegates to book themselves.

InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile 505 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611 Group Name: University of Chicago MSDE Symposium Room Block Group Code: EU6 Cutoff date: 27 August 2018 Hotel phone number: 1-800-628-2112 (312-944-4100 X 2 for International Calls). Guest should call and refer to the group name or code* The link is not tablet or mobile friendly. The link automatically populates the contracted dates of September 26th - 29th, 2018; guest should click on "change search" to personalize their dates. If they would like to book dates that are outside of that date range the group rate may not populate- please contact Regan Murray – 312-321-8713 or $249

The WhiteHall Hotel 105 E. Delaware Place, Chicago, IL 60611 Name of Event: MSDE Symposium 2018 Cutoff date: 27 August 2018 Hotel phone number: 312-573-6277 during the business hours of 7:30a-5:30p M-F or the central reservations line 24 hours a day at 1-866-408-4041 *Please mention the group name in order to receive this special rate. $189

Club Quarters Hotel, Central Loop 111 W. Adams Street, Chicago, IL 60603 Group Code: MSDE09 Member Services can be reached at or at 203-905-2100 during the hours of: Mon. - Fri. 7 am – 11 pm Sat. 9 am – 5 pm Sun. 10 am – 6 pm $189

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