Building value collaborations between industry and the broad materials expertise of PCCM faculty is the basis of PCCM's industrial outreach program. The programs goals include:

  • Establish and advance broad based communications networks among PCCM faculty, students, external research partners and visiting collaborators.
  • Reciprocal hosting of members of PCCM with industry and other sector collaborators.
  • Promote and execute high value collaborations between industry & government labs and the broad materials expertise of PCCM faculty.
  • Capitalize outreach projects with industry and other sector to instill interaction and training of PCCM students interested in pursuing careers in the business sector.
  • Create valuable intellectual property assets and effective technology transfer emanating from outreach communication and collaboration activities.
  • Promote follow on projects between Industry and members of PCCM.
  • Expand utilization, membership, support and education programs to external users of the PCCM Imaging Analysis Center (IAC) shared access facility.

The PCCM industrial outreach program targets companies that overlap with research underway in the IRGs and seeds. Areas of particular interest include magnetic and semiconductor materials, molecular interfaces, self-assembled nanostructure and quantum materials and structures. In coordination with the Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials (PRISM), we are able to expand our industrial collaborations. PRISM reflects a major commitment by Princeton University to explore the science and technology of materials, and builds in forging collaborations with industry to develop a host of new products and technologies. PCCM makes use of the PRISM industrial affiliates program to offer a multi-tiered, flexible membership agreement with categories of general member, partner, affiliate and non-profit/government.

Industrial AND gOVERNMENT lABS Seminar Series (Fall 2019 - Spring 2020) 

PCCM hosts an Industrial and Government Lab Seminar Series that provides an opportunity for students and postdocs to meet with industry and government lab leaders. Designed by PCCM Industrial Outreach Director, Nan Yao, the seminars expose students and research scholars to industrial and government lab scientists, who talk about their fields and the intersection of science, industry, and government research. 

11:45 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 
Location: Maeder Hall 103 (92 Olden Street), (closest entrance is at the corner of Olden and Prospect Street)
"Industrial Innovation: Materials, Catalysis and Energy Systems"
Dr. Mark M. Disko
, Distinguished Research Associate, Corporate Strategic Research, ExxonMobil  Research and Engineering Company

11:45 a.m.  Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019
Location: Maeder Hall 103 (92 Olden Street), (closest entrance is at the corner of Olden and Prospect Street)
"Spotlight on Leadership at Integra LifeSciences, Inc.: Global Leadership Competencies in a Highly-Matrixed R&D Organization"
Dr. Mike DiCicco
, Senior Manager, Analytical Services Laboratory (ASL) Integra Life Sciences Corporation

11:45 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019
Location: Maeder Hall 103 (92 Olden Street), (closest entrance is at the corner of Olden and Prospect Street)
"Science in the National Interest: Working at a National Laboratory and Overview of Research in the Quantum Simulations Group at LLNL"
Dr. Vincenzo Lordi
, Group Leader, Quantum Simulations Group, Materials Science and Physics Divisions, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)

11:45 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020
Location: Maeder Hall 103 (92 Olden Street), (closest entrance is at the corner of Olden and Prospect Street)
"A journey from block copolymer nanolithography to managing a tech start-up"
Dr. Miri Park
, Chief Operating Officer and Co-founder Chromis Technologies

11:45 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020
Location: Maeder Hall 103 (92 Olden Street), (closest entrance is at the corner of Olden and Prospect Street)
"Work and Research in Industry - Perspective from a Consumer Product Company"
Dr. Guofeng Xu
, Director, Oral Care Product Development, Colgate-Palmolive Company

11:45 a.m. Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Location: Maeder Hall 103 (92 Olden Street), (closest entrance is at the corner of Olden and Prospect Street)
"A journey from the physics of atoms at Cornell University to the structure of cells at the National Institutes of Health"
Dr. Richard Leapman
, Scientific Director, Cellular Imaging and Macromolecular Biophysics (LCIMB), NIH

11:45 a.m. Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Location: Maeder Hall 103 (92 Olden Street), (closest entrance is at the corner of Olden and Prospect Street)
"From atoms to microprocessor"
Dr. Ling Pan, Engineering TD Director, Corporate Quality Network (CQN) Labs, Intel Corporation


Industrial and Government Labs Seminar Series (Fall 2018 - Spring 2019)
Industrial Seminar Series (Fall 2017 - Spring 2018)
Industrial Seminar Series (Fall 2016 - Spring 2017)

PCCM visits Industrial Collaborators

MSE 505 class and PCCM graduate students visit ExxonMobil
On April 20, 2017, the MSE 505 class and PCCM graduate students participated in a tour at the ExxonMobil research center in Annandale, New Jersey.

ExxonMobil_visit_04-20-2017

MSE 302 class and PCCM graduate students visit Bristol-Myers Squibb
On November 8, 2016, the MSE 302 class and PCCM graduate students participated in a tour at Bristol-Myers Squibb in North Brunswick. The trip was led by Nan Yao, Industrial Outreach Director of PCCM and Rodney Priestley, Associate Director of PCCM.

MSE 302 class and PCCM graduate students with Nan Yao, Industrial Outreach Director of PCCM and Rodney Priestley, Associate Director of PCCM