The mission of the Center for Macro-molecular Modeling and Material Design is to develop collaborative interdisciplinary educational and research opportunities in molecular modeling, surface science, and engineered materials that will graduate students with the agility to adapt in a world that is seeing the traditional separation between science and engineering disappear.

In order to accomplish its mission, the Center is developing the support infrastructure for teaching and student-centric research initiatives, as well as industrial collaborations. This shared infrastructure, which includes both computational and experimental components, enables students and faculty to work at the intersections of their disciplines on collaborations that span multiple departments and colleges.