Bioengineers at Princeton bring together fundamental questions about how living systems work with an engineering approach to solving problems. While much work in bioengineering aims to improve human health, advances in the field also help address other global challenges, such as sustainable food, energy, water, and materials.
The use of robots is moving rapidly beyond controlled environments such as factories to complex environments in the midst of human activity, demanding a nimble cross-disciplinary approach. Princeton engineers are advancing the productive, safe, and ethical use of robotics in society by building and connecting expertise in sensing, artificial intelligence, neuroscience, public policy, and other fields.
The Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials (PRISM) is a multidisciplinary research center driving advances in materials science and photonics. A particular strength is research that combines expertise in "hard" materials such as conventional semiconductors and ceramics with knowledge of "soft" materials such as plastics, biological molecules, and fluids. Integrating these conventionally distinct areas yields breakthroughs in fields from telecommunications to energy to biotechnology. The institute brings together physicists, chemists, biologists, and engineers, as well as industry partners, to bring fundamental advances to market.