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Institute for Molecular Engineering

Institute for Molecular Engineering

The mission of the Institute for Molecular Engineering at Argonne National Laboratory (IME@Argonne) is to translate advances in materials science, physics, chemistry, biology and computation into new tools to address important societal problems.

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IME @Argonne — a partner organization to the Institute for Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago — pulls together capabilities and resources from across Argonne’s multi-disciplinary research divisions and the University of Chicago to deliver breakthrough science and engineering that helps our external partners achieve their goals and makes the world a better place.


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Oleo Sponge: A Revolution in Oil Spill Cleanup

Argonne National Laboratory researchers have invented a technology for combating oil spills and other water contamination that surpasses current widely used technologies in multiple critical ways.

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With an unwavering focus on our mission, our researchers take an interdisciplinary approach to research, advancing their fields of study and generating new knowledge for the benefit of future generations.