Welcome to PCCM

The Princeton Center for Complex Materials (PCCM) is a National Science Foundation supported Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) at Princeton University.  Established in 1994, the PCCM is dedicated to pushing the frontiers of complexity in materials science - bringing together over thirty faculty from six departments in the natural sciences and engineering. Currently funded by the NSF (DMR-1420541), the PCCM supports three Interdisciplinary Research Groups (IRGs) and several seed projects. The current IRGs are focused on research in the newly discovered topological phases of electrons and materials, surface and dynamics in confined polymers, and the development of ultra coherent quantum materials. In addition to forefront materials research, the center sponsors an active educational outreach program involving elementary, middle and high schools, as well as a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) and teacher programs. Industrial collaboration is another important aspect of PCCM's research initiatives.


Thursday, May 4, 2017
Over 30 Princeton University Faculty members and researchers, and 500 people of the public, participated on April 8 in this fun, engaging and bilingual Science Day at the Public Library.
Thursday, May 4, 2017
On April 1, PCCM Professors Clifford Brangwynne, Rodney Priestley and their teams presented an exceptional show for families on the characteristics, differences and uses of biological and synthetic polymers.
Tuesday, Jan 10, 2017
Professor Jason Petta and physics graduate students David Zajac and Xiao Mi, built a device that is a step forward for silicon-based quantum computers, which when built will be able to solve problems beyond the capabilities of everyday computers.