Natural and Engineered Materials for Energy, Environment, and Sustainability

As the world continues to undergo rapid urbanization with an increasing human impact on the earth, a deeper understanding of natural resources and the development of advanced engineered materials are both critical to address the needs of energy, environment, and sustainability. Scholars in PRISM study natural and synthetic materials and material systems in the context of advanced technology for renewable energy, infrastructure, water treatment, storage, and other key societal areas. In the quest for solutions to these challenges, our materials research community expands knowledge in associated disciplines such as, materials under extreme conditions in earth and planetary sciences, or the study of materials used in the arts, architecture, and technology throughout history.

Associated Faculty

Craig B. Arnold
Susan Dod Brown Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Director, Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials.
Elie R. Bou-Zeid
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Director, Program in Environmental Engineering and Water Resources.
Ian C. Bourg
Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the High Meadows Environmental Institute.
Samuel A. Cohen
Director, Program in Plasma Science and Technology, P.I., Magnetic Nozzle & FRC Experiments. Lecturer with the rank of Professor in Astrophysical Sciences.
Sujit S. Datta
Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Emily C. Davidson
Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Luc Deike
Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and the High Meadows Environmental Institute.
Thomas S. Duffy
Professor of Geosciences
Claire F. Gmachl
Eugene Higgins Professor of Electrical Engineering. Associate Chair, Department of Electrical Engineering. Head of Whitman College.
John T. Groves
Hugh Stott Taylor Chair of Chemistry. Professor of Chemistry.
Mikko P. Haataja
Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
M. Zahid Hasan
Eugene Higgins Professor of Physics
Peter R. Jaffé
William L. Knapp '47 Professor of Civil Engineering. Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
Antoine Kahn
Vice Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Science. Stephen C. Macaleer '63 Professor in Engineering and Applied Science. Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Bruce E. Koel
Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Andrej Košmrlj
Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Chung K. Law
Robert H. Goddard Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Yueh-Lin (Lynn) Loo
Theodora D. '78 and William H. Walton III '74 Professor in Engineering. Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering. Director, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment.
Satish C. Myneni
Professor of Geosciences
Tullis C. Onstott
Professor of Geosciences
Athanassios Z. Panagiotopoulos
Susan Dod Brown Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering. Chair, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering.
Catherine A. Peters
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Chair, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Director, Program in Geological Engineering.
Rodney D. Priestley
Pomeroy and Betty Perry Smith Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering. Vice Dean for Innovation.
Barry P. Rand
Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment
Richard A. Register
Eugene Higgins Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering. Director of Graduate Studies.
Zhiyong (Jason) Ren
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment. Associate Director for Research, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment.
Alejandro W. Rodriguez
Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Director, Program in Materials Science and Engineering.
Michele L. Sarazen
Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Gregory D. Scholes
William S. Tod Professor of Chemistry. Chair, Department of Chemistry.
James S. Smith
Lecturer, Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials.
Howard A. Stone
Donald R. Dixon '69 and Elizabeth W. Dixon Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Chair, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.
Salvatore Torquato
Professor of Chemistry and the Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials
Michael A. Webb
Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Claire E. White
Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment
Nan Yao
Senior Research Scholar, Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials. Director, Imaging and Analysis Center. Lecturer with the rank of Professor in the Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials.