Industry Partners

With eight current members, the MMLI is looking for additional partners to join the Industrial Partnership Program! 

The goal of this program is to provide the opportunity for a two-way exchange of information between the MMLI and industry researchers. We look forward to sharing tools and databases for more efficient synthesis and discovery of chemicals and materials for a wide range of applications. 

There is a two-tier membership structure with annual membership fees going into a seed grant fund that supports proof-of-concept projects and expands partnerships. Some benefits of joining the program include:

  • Invitation to the annual MMLI retreat to get a comprehensive overview of the MMLI research
  • Recruiting opportunities for graduate students and postdocs
  • Opportunity to sponsor directed research projects
  • Opportunities for licensing for Partner-level members

If you are interested in receiving more information about the program, please contact Huimin Zhao (MMLI Director) or Sabrina Abdulla (Outreach & Partnerships Coordinator). 

  • Participate in annual MMLI All-Institute Retreat
  • Engage with graduate students and postdocs at MMLI, participate in networking opportunities and early momentum engagement in their professional career 
  • Opportunity to sponsor directed research projects with negotiable rights under separate agreement 
  • Access to newsletters, technical review, annual reports and reprints of Institute-authored research 

All of the above PLUS:

  • Non-exclusive, royalty-free, non-commercial license for in-house use of patentable inventions or copyrightable materials developed under the auspices of the MMLI Seed Grant Program   
  • Serve on ad hoc Advisory Committee for Seed Grant Program and provide input on Seed Grant project selections and strategic plans 
  • Participate in quarterly meetings with MMLI
  • Priority access to MMLI facilities and instrumentation 
  • Priority opportunity for consulting with academic experts 


MMLI houses several notable faculty working on important areas of research at the intersection of molecular synthesis and artificial intelligence. If any of these projects interest you, reach out to find out more about sponsorship based project collaboration opportunities.


Create a new fellowship for MMLI trainees named after your company (or name of choice). Fellowship awardees will be selected from a pool of applicants based on your company input.

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