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.


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.
Saturday, Dec 17, 2016
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.
Saturday, Nov 12, 2016
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!