- Over 500 visitors attended Materials Science Day on November 12, 2016, discovering and learning about hydrophobic materials, thin films, computer memories, quantum diamonds and much more!
- PCCM's annual Holiday Science Lecture was held Dec. 17, 2016, with Prof. Howard Stone, Prof. Bonnie Bassler and the PCCM team. This popular lecture featured the science of bubbles and surfaces, and why some love water and others hate it.
- 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.
- PCCM held the second annual Poster Night on October 19, 2016. The evening poster session featured 30 graduate students and postdocs presenting their cutting-edge research in materials science.
- Princeton researchers have observed an unusual collective behavior in electrons that suggests new ways of manipulating the charged particles, and may provide the basis for faster and more efficient electronic technologies.
- Photos, video, and stories from the news conference and reception held at Princeton University to celebrate the announcement of Professor Haldane's Nobel Prize in Physics award.
- The 2017 REU program will begin on Monday, June 12 and end on Friday, August 11. The application period for our Summer 2017 REU program is now open.
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.