When We Partner with Industry, the Impact is High

The University of Illinois is arguably the most interdisciplinary university in the country. Within the School of Chemical Sciences (SCS), the "Illinois model" of interdepartmental cooperation has a long history. And, we recognize the importance of cooperation between industry and academia in maintaining the leadership of both.

Fuel cell imageCollaboration with the best chemical engineers and chemists is a catalyst for new business opportunities. Whether you are interested in augmenting your internal research capabilities, investigating novel technologies or seeking talented employees, the Office of Corporate Relations in the School of Chemical Sciences (SCS), connects you with the resources you need to be successful in a rapidly changing business environment.


What We Offer

Student Talent

We have a long history of producing graduates at all levels (B.S., M.S., and Ph.D.) that have gone on to top careers.  Contact our Career Services office for more information on our talented students, currently 900 undergraduate and 400 graduate.


Our corporate partners have access to well-equipped and expertly staffed service facilities for high throughput screening, mass spectrometry, chemical microanalysis, NMR, x-ray diffraction, and more.

Faculty Expertise

Our two top-ranked departments contain 75 faculty with worldwide recognition. We have close collaboration with Fortune 500 companies in areas like energy and sustainability, human health, semiconductors, consumer products, etc. Our faculty engage companies in many ways including material transfer agreements, consulting, sponsored research agreements, technical advising, and small-company entrepreneurship.


LAS Corporate Relations

We listen to your needs in order to reach solutions by making connections with top-rated students, world-renowned faculty, cutting-edge research, and other resources including knowledgeable career counselors.

LAS Corporate Relations is here to assist you and your company in building strategic partnerships with the university in areas such as sponsored research, recruitment, technology transfer, and philanthropy. 

Your contact within the School of Chemical Sciences is Patricia Simpson, 217.300.3384