Director's Message

Message from the Director                                                                                                                                      


Welcome to the Institute for Molecular and Nanoscale Innovation (IMNI) at Brown University.  As you browse our website you will discover that IMNI is a vibrant institute dedicated to interdisciplinary research and education.  Over 80 faculty members participate in IMNI, and they come from nine home departments or schools at Brown: Chemistry; Computer Science; Engineering (Biomedical, Chemical/Biochemical, Computer, Electrical, Fluids/Thermal, Materials, Solid Mechanics); Geological Sciences; Physics; Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology & Biotechnology; Neuroscience; Ecology & Evolutionary Biology; and Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.  IMNI serves as an umbrella organization that cuts across these disciplines, promoting and coordinating interdisciplinary research in the broad areas of advanced materials, molecular science and nanoscience, and serves as a focal point for internal and external interactions.  IMNI also manages major research facilities enabling this research.

Thank you for visiting, and please browse our website to learn about the latest research news, faculty expertise, facilities, research opportunities, collaboration opportunities, and much more.

Best wishes,

Prof. Nitin P. Padture
IMNI Director