Materials science and engineering research integrates advances in theory and experimental breakthroughs, via a deeply interdisciplinary approach and extensive collaborations with industry. This work is aided by world-class facilities for imaging and analysis and nanofabrication. Areas of strength include bio- and bioinspired materials, computational materials science, materials for sustainable energy, mechanics of materials, nanotechnology, photonic materials and devices, polymers and soft materials, processing, quantum materials and structures, semiconductors and electronic devices, sustainable materials, and synthesis.

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News

  • Three researchers work with lab equipment

    Nanotech luminary Robert Prud’homme elected to National Academy of Engineering

  • Microscope image of tin crystals, showing protruding, jagged, smooth, and stunted 3-dimensional features.

    Researchers harness large language models to accelerate materials discovery

  • Multi-colored filaments sprayed across an orange background

    Cellular scaffolding rewired to make microscopic railways

  • A palm-sized octopus figurine made of hydrogel

    Reusable and recyclable, this new hydrogel squishes the old version’s environmental impact

  • A network of intricate fibers forms a structure with a bubble at its center.

    Researchers built a physical model to probe the creative destruction inside cells

  • Priestley in suit with orange tie and pocket square on steps of Clio Hall.

    Polymer expert Rodney Priestley elected APS Fellow

Events

  • March 04

    4:30 pm

    Intelligent Textiles for Physical Interactions

  • March 06

    12:00 pm

    Homogenization Enhanced by AI for Geomechanics

  • March 20

    12:00 pm

    Local to Meso-scale Order in Non-Linear Dielectrics Characterized by Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy

  • March 27

    12:00 pm

    Energy Conversion and Storage: Novel Materials and Operando Methods

  • April 03

    8:00 am

    Princeton Materials Institute Symposium

  • April 03

    4:00 pm

    Developing Strategies for Polymer Redesign and Recycling Using Reaction Pathway Analysis

Faculty

  • Ryan P. Adams

    Computer Science

  • Craig Arnold

    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

    Princeton Materials Institute

  • Ravindra Bhatt

    Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • Ian Bourg

    Civil and Environmental Engineering

    High Meadows Environmental Institute

  • Clifford Brangwynne

    Chemical and Biological Engineering

    Bioengineering Initiative

  • Pierre-Thomas Brun

    Chemical and Biological Engineering

  • Emily A. Carter

    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

    Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment

  • Stephen Chou

    Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • Daniel J. Cohen

    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

  • Emily Davidson

    Chemical and Biological Engineering

  • Nathalie de Leon

    Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • Pablo Debenedetti

    Chemical and Biological Engineering

  • Adji Bousso Dieng

    Computer Science

  • Jason Fleischer

    Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • Tian-Ming Fu

    Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Bioengineering Initiative

  • Maria Garlock

    Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • Claire Gmachl

    Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • David Graves

    Chemical and Biological Engineering

  • Mikko Haataja

    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

  • Kelsey Hatzell

    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

    Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment

  • Andrew Houck portrait

    Andrew Houck

    Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • Jerelle Joseph

    Chemical and Biological Engineering

    Bioengineering Initiative

  • Yiguang Ju

    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

  • Portrait of Antoine Kahn

    Antoine Kahn

    Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • Andrej Kosmrlj

    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

  • Sun-Yuan Kung

    Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • Lynn Loo

    Chemical and Biological Engineering

    Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment

  • Marcella Lusardi

    Chemical and Biological Engineering

    Princeton Materials Institute

  • Stephen Lyon

    Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • Jyotirmoy Mandal

    Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • Iain McCulloch portrait

    Iain McCulloch

    Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • Forrest Meggers

    Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment

    Architecture

  • Reza Moini

    Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • Celeste Nelson

    Chemical and Biological Engineering

  • Athanassios Panagiotopoulos

    Chemical and Biological Engineering

  • Rodney Priestley

    Chemical and Biological Engineering

  • Barry Rand

    Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment

  • Richard A. Register

    Chemical and Biological Engineering

  • Alejandro Rodriguez

    Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • Michele L. Sarazen

    Chemical and Biological Engineering

  • Kaushik Sengupta

    Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • Mansour Shayegan

    Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • Aditya Sood portrait

    Aditya Sood

    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

    Princeton Materials Institute

  • Howard Stone

    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

  • James Sturm

    Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • Jeffrey Thompson

    Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • Hakan Tureci

    Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • Claire White

    Civil and Environmental Engineering

    Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment

  • Saien Xie

    Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Princeton Materials Institute

  • Nan Yao

    Princeton Materials Institute