Molecular engineering is an emerging field that employs molecular level precision to control macroscopic properties of materials that can impact a wide range of technologies. Developing such designer materials has major challenges from the synthesis, characterization, and computational standpoints, primarily because these materials and their associated physical phenomena span multiple length and time scales. This field has attracted interest from a broad community of researchers with expertise in-biofunctional and bioinspired materials, nanomaterials, organic electronics, polymer physics, surface chemistry, biophysics, condensed matter theory, statistical mechanics, molecular simulations, and software development, among others.
This molecular engineering workshop is to bring together scientific leaders that design and
characterize molecules and systems the process inspire new molecular designs for fields as diverse as energy, healthcare, or technology. The workshop will bring together researchers from academia, industry, and national labs with the goal to cross-pollinate research ideas, carve new collaborations, in an effort to continue to push the envelope of this exciting field of research.