Molecular Design Research Network (MoDRN)

MoDRN (Molecular Design Research Network) is a Green Chemistry and Green Engineering initiative funded by the NSF (National Science Foundation), which focuses on the rational design of chemicals and materials to reduce toxicity. This multidisciplinary effort is led by four universities who are addressing one of the key questions in environmental science:         

How can we reduce the toxicity of new chemical substances?

The world we live in is made of chemicals. The man-made chemicals have had revolutionary benefits on our lives as well as untended consequences.

Our chemists, toxicologists, biologists and engineers are working to develop a robust, accurate and intuitive set of tools to both inform chemical toxicity levels and help scientists design less hazardous alternatives.

We have divided our efforts into three parts: Research, Outreach, and Education.