The International Materials Institute for Solar Energy and Environment (IMI-SEE) was launched in Fall 2009 by Northwestern University in partnership with Louisiana State University and a network of ten universities in China. The Institute is funded under the NSF International Materials Institute (NSF-IMI) program managed by the NSF Division of Materials Research, Office of Special Programs. The role of an NSF-IMI is to coordinate collaborative research and education among international partners and establish programs and mechanisms that support this goal. For more information, visit the NSF website.
Our mission is to foster leading edge materials research in critical areas of solar energy conversion and environmental protection through global cooperation and global leadership training.
Our research and education programs focus on three topical areas, with a cross-cutting focus on nano-structured materials:
Our education programs emphasize (a) the development of courses and lectures to be shared by our partners and (b) global leadership development for graduate students, postdocs, and junior faculty.
Programs and Activities
IMI Affiliates and Participating Institutions
The IMI is headquartered at Northwestern University and has a Chinese office at Tsinghua University in Beijing. The IMI currently includes researchers from 15 affiliated institutions in the US and 12 affiliates in China.
In addition to these affiliated institutions, IMI programs and events have engaged participants from the following organizations.
We are expanding our multisector partnerships in both countries. In particular, we aim to build strong industrial partnerships to ensure the relevance of our research and education programs.
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