Two PME students share a moment during a class break


At the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering, we are scientists, engineers, and above all, global-problem solvers.

Here, you’ll bond with students and professors over everything from quantum technology to immunoengineering to the intersection of arts, sciences, and engineering.

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By the Numbers

  • 100%

    PhD students starting research in first year

  • 8+

    Science and engineering fields represented

  • 280+

    patents held by faculty members


Graduate Programs

PME is home to graduate students and faculty from diverse backgrounds and disciplines. Together, we make up an inclusive and intellectually rigorous community that aims to make big changes in the world by working at the nanoscale.

Our students tackle the problems that have yet to be solved. To find answers, they conduct research with top-tier faculty, engineer solutions in state-of-the-art facilities, and build devices to address society’s greatest challenges. On our campus, you’ll discover an inspiring culture focused on student success in the classroom, the lab, and beyond.

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Undergraduates on the quad

Undergraduate Program

Students enrolled at The College of the University of Chicago have the opportunity to major or minor in molecular engineering. 

Our forward-looking approach to education provides you with the essential engineering, math, science, and design skills you’ll need to succeed in a technological society. Additionally, you’ll get to customize your curriculum with classes from across the University, everything from economics to foreign languages and computer science to public policy.

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Educational Outreach

Pritzker Molecular Engineering’s educational outreach and student research programs inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers.

Through hands-on research and guided curricula, students from grade school through college benefit from the mentorship of professors and graduate-level researchers in one of the top molecular engineering programs in the world.

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