The Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials (PRISM) is an interdisciplinary research center at Princeton University. Our mission includes graduate and undergraduate education and research, which will have a long-term impact on society. The key element of PRISM is the integration of the sciences and engineering, with work spanning from fundamental theory through applications and entrepreneurship. PRISM interacts closely with industry, government laboratories and other academic institutions.
The compact size of Princeton University insures a close interaction between scientists and engineers across industrial and academic boundaries. Those outside of Princeton, especially industry, bring important long-term challenges to us and provide a path by which our discoveries and advances can be translated into practice to have a large impact on society. Such interaction is promoted by the two central research facilities. The Micro/Nano Fabrication Lab (MNFL) and the Imaging and Analysis Center (IAC) are multi-user facilities open to our industrial collaborators, other academic institutions, our industrial affiliates and joint research programs.