Partnership for Research and Education in Materials (PREM)

This PREM is a partnership between California State University Northridge, a Hispanic-serving institution, and the PCCM, the NSF-funded Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) at Princeton University.


  1. to initiate and expand collaborations on research and education of Quantum Materials.
  2. to broaden participation in materials research and education through recruitment, retention and outreach programs involving high school and community college students and teachers, undergraduate and graduate students.
  3. to leverage and harness the intellectual power and research infrastructure to address grand challenges in Quantum Materials research.
  4. to promote accessibility of multidisciplinary cutting-edge research and education experience to underrepresented groups.
  5. to stimulate and develop strong industrial-university-national laboratory partnerships in materials research.

The research emphasis will be on the development of physical models, numerical algorithms and robust simulation techniques for the study of:

  1. Quantum Phenomena in Topological and Strongly Correlated Materials.
  2. Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Properties of Hybrid Two-Dimensional Materials 
  3. Data Enabled Discovery of Novel Materials for Photovoltaic, Spintronic and Catalytic Applications.

For details, visit the CSUN PREM webpage.