Launching the Molecular Engineering Revolution

November 8, 2013

In the years to come, molecular engineering will reshape the economy, education, and our very relationship with the physical world. Though the field is still in its infancy, Matt O’Donnell predicts that it will eventually yield tools that could spark a revolution as far-reaching as the one we have recently witnessed in information technology. Now, with the launch of its Molecular Engineering and Sciences Institute, the UW is harnessing its existing strengths in the areas of cleantech and biotech to position itself at the leading edge of this revolution. O’Donnell, a scientist and engineer with a long interest in interdisciplinary work, describes his vision for the collaborative nature of molecular engineering at UW.
Matt O’Donnell, Frank and Julie Jungers Dean of Engineering University of Washington