Richard A. Register

Eugene Higgins Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering. Director, Princeton Materials Institute.


Office: E-Quad, A423

Phone: 609-258-4691

Research interests: Materials design: creation of new materials for specific function; polymer chemistry, physics, and engineering; nanoscience and nanotechnology; polymer thin films and membranes; block copolymers, polymer blends and composites, semicrystalline polymers, and ionomers.


  • Portrait of postdoctoral researcher Lauren Taylor.

    Lauren Taylor awarded 2023 Dale Grieb Safety Award

  • Black-and-white illustration with portrait and the words "William B. Russel 1945-2023"

    William Russel, groundbreaking engineer, cherished mentor, and tireless dean who championed graduate students, dies at 77

  • Robert Vanderbei and Richard Register

    Vanderbei and Register recognized for outstanding service and mentorship

  • Register, a leader in study of complex materials, named materials institute director

  • Graphic with text "Commendation for Outstanding Teaching".

    Faculty commended for outstanding teaching

  • Readying for graduation, Princeton engineering students reflect on their senior thesis experience


  • Energy and Environment

  • Materials Science and Engineering


  • Professor and student work together in lab setting.

    Chemical and Biological Engineering

  • Faculty member, seated at end of row of colleagues, leads panel discussion.

    Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment

  • Researchers, dressed in white suits, work in "clean room" lab under yellow light.

    Princeton Materials Institute