Industrial Collaborations

Industrial and Government Labs Seminar Series (Fall 2022 - Spring 2023) 

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, Professor 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. The seminars began with the 2016-2017 academic year and has enrolled over 664 attendees in the series history (124 attendees in 2021-2022). 

Registration will be required. An email announcement will be sent prior to each seminar announcing if in-person or remote. 

12 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. Lecture
12:45 p.m. - 1 p.m.   Q&A session

Friday, Oct. 21, 2022 
Location: Andlinger Center, Room A02
Title: Science Beyond the Lab: From Chemistry to Foreign Policy
Dr. Aubrey R. Paris *19, Policy Advisor, Secretary's Office of Global Women's Issues (S/GWI), U.S. Department of State (via Cherokee Federal)

Friday, Nov. 18, 2022
Location: Andlinger Center, Room A02
Title: Proactively Grapple with Opportunities from a Difficult and Challenging Future in the Workforce
Dr. Long Pan, Director of Technology, Colgate-Palmolive Company

Friday, Dec. 16, 2022
Location: Andlinger Center, Room A02
Title: Navigating the Leap from Academia to Pharmaceutical Development – An Early Career Perspective
Dr. Geoffrey Purdum *18, Principal Scientist, Chemical Process Development, Bristol Myers Squibb

Friday, Jan. 20, 2023
Location: Andlinger Center, Room A02
Title: A Perspective on Careers in Industry from a Quantum Engineer
Dr. Srikanth Srinivasan, *13, Manager of the Quantum Design and Simulation Group, IBM Thomas J Watson Research Center

Friday, Feb. 17, 2023
Location: Andlinger Center, Room A02
Title: Careers Outside the Lab
Dr. Mike Tyerech, Assistant Vice President, Patents at L'Oreal

Friday, March 17, 2023 
Location: Andlinger Center, Room A02
Title: Decarbonization at scale: Lessons learned from working at the intersection of big industry and venture capital in the US and China
Dr. Anthony Ku, *04, Chief Technology Officer, National Institute of Clean-and-Low-Carbon Energy America Research, Inc.

Friday, April 21, 2023
Location: Andlinger Center, Room A02
TBD

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 Materials Institute  (PMI), we are able to expand our industrial collaborations. PMI 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 PMI 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 2021 - Spring 2022)
Industrial and Government Labs Seminar Series (Fall 2020 - Spring 2021)
Industrial and Government Labs Seminar Series (Fall 2019 - Spring 2020)
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