Future Science: Small Scale, Big Impact

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What if we could cure cancer with a vaccine that activates the immune system to kill the dangerous cells and prevent them from spreading? What if sensors could provide new data to help solve global concerns relating to energy, climate and rapid urbanization? What if we could create new forms of matter and information storage to transform entire industries and vastly improve our quality of life?

These are just a few of the game-changing ideas that the world-class scientists and engineers of the University of Chicago’s Institute for Molecular Engineering are pioneering. Searching for solutions at molecular levels, IME researchers, in partnership with scientists at Argonne National Laboratory, are tackling some of the world’s most intractable problems in energy, the environment and human health. IME’s revolutionary solutions promise to redefine industries—from micro-electronics and computing to manufacturing and pharmaceuticals—as its faculty educate the next generation of innovators.   
 
Join IME experts for a series of short talks about their groundbreaking work. An audience Q&A will follow.

Speakers will address the following questions:

  • What future technologies will quantum science make possible?
  • Does immunotherapy hold the key to curing cancer?
  • What new devices and technologies will self-assembling materials make possible and how might they boost manufacturing?
  • How will the explosion in data analytics and promising new nanotechnologies help improve quality of life and access to food, clean water and energy?

An audience Q&A will follow.

Moderator


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Dean and Pritzker Director, Institute for Molecular Engineering, The University of Chicago; Deputy Laboratory Director for Science, Argonne National Laboratory
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Speakers

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Liew Family Professor, Institute for Molecular Engineering and the College, Deputy Director, Institute for Molecular Engineering, The University of Chicago
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Professor in Molecular Engineering, Institute for Molecular Engineering and the College, The University of Chicago; Director, Nanoscience and Technology Division, Argonne National Laboratory
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Brady W. Dougan Professor, Institute for Molecular Engineering and the College, The University of Chicago
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MelodySwartz (FINAL)_1.jpgMelody Swartz
William B. Ogden Professor, Institute for Molecular Engineering and the College, The University of Chicago
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