Industrial Collaborations

Industrial and Government Labs Seminar Series (Fall 2023 - Spring 2024) 

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 who discuss their fields and the intersection of science, industry, and government research. Designed by PCCM Industrial Outreach Director, Professor Nan Yao, the seminars began with the 2016-2017 academic year and have enrolled over 779 attendees in the series history (115 attendees in 2022-2023). 

Registration will be required. An email announcement will be sent prior to each seminar with additional details.

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

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

11:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 20, 2023 
Location: Andlinger Center, Room 103
Title: Making a Career in Surface Analysis / Material Characterization Services in Semiconductor Industry
Dr. Alan Wan,’00 *07, Manager, Electronic Materials, EAG, Eurofins Materials Science

11:30 a.m.  Friday, Nov. 10, 2023
Location: Andlinger Center, Room 103
Title: Machine Learning to Predict Structure-property Relationships from AFM Images:  The Latest Adventure in an Industrial Chemist Career from Fortune 500 to a Startup
Dr. Dalia Yablon
, Founder, SurfaceChar LLC., Journal of American Chemical Society, Spotlights writer

11:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 15, 2023
Location: Andlinger Center, Room 103
Title: Bringing Science to Climate and Energy Policy
Dr. Elena Kriege
r, *13, Director of Research at PSE Healthy Energy

CANCELED- 11:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 19, 2024. (Will be rescheduled)
Location: Andlinger Center, Room 103
Title: Research Career Path at US Synchrotron Light Sources: What we do and whom we look for
Dr. Yong Chu
, Program Manager, Imaging & Microscopy Program, National Synchrotron Light Source II, Brookhaven National Laboratory

11:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 23, 2024
Location: Andlinger Center, Room 103
Title: Applying Your Science and Engineering Degree to the Legal Field
Sharonmoyee Goswami ’09, J.D.,Partner, Litigation, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

11:30 a.m. Friday, March 22, 2024 
Location: Andlinger Center, Room 103
Title: Magnetic Processes at the Nanoscale Observed Using in-situ Lorentz Transmission Electron Microscopy
Dr. Amanda K Petford-Long,
 Division Director, Materials Science Division, Argonne Distinguished Fellow, Argonne National Laboratory

11:30 a.m. Friday, April 5, 2024. (rescheduled from January 19th)
Location: ROOM CHANGE TO: MAEDER HALL, Andlinger Center, Room 102
Title: Research Career Path at US Synchrotron Light Sources: What we do and whom we look for
Dr. Yong Chu
, Program Manager, Imaging & Microscopy Program, National Synchrotron Light Source II, Brookhaven National Laboratory

11:30 a.m. Friday, April 19, 2024
Location: Andlinger Center, Room 102
Title: How I turned my lifelong research on iron into a thriving entrepreneurial journey
Dr. Xi Huang
, Founder and President, i-On Skincare


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.

Seminar Series (Fall 2022 - Spring 2023)
Seminar Series (Fall 2021 - Spring 2022)
Seminar Series (Fall 2020 - Spring 2021)
Seminar Series (Fall 2019 - Spring 2020)
Seminar Series (Fall 2018 - Spring 2019)
Seminar Series (Fall 2017 - Spring 2018)
ISeminar 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