Optical Materials and Light Matter Interactions

The interaction of light with matter and the development of novel materials that can manipulate light are foundational for numerous applications in sensing, communication, materials processing and characterization, imaging, and other technologies. The Princeton Institute of Materials faculty are leading the way in developing novel optical material architectures and using the interactions of light and materials in new and exciting ways that advance both technology and fundamental science.

Associated Faculty

Craig B. Arnold
Susan Dod Brown Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Vice Dean for Innovation.
Stephen Y. Chou
Joseph C. Elgin Professor of Engineering. Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Nathalie P. de Leon
Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Jason W. Fleischer
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Claire F. Gmachl
Eugene Higgins Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Associate Chair, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Interim Director, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment. Head of Whitman College.
M. Zahid Hasan
Eugene Higgins Professor of Physics
Andrew A. Houck
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Bruce E. Koel
Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Michael G. Littman
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.
Jyotirmoy Mandal
Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Julia Mikhailova
Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Loren N. Pfeiffer
Senior Research Scholar, Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Paul R. Prucnal
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Herschel A. Rabitz
Charles Phelps Smyth '16 *17 Professor of Chemistry
Barry P. Rand
Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment. Associate Director for External Partnerships, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment.
Alejandro W. Rodriguez
Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Director, Program in Materials Science and Engineering (on sabbatical AY23)
Gregory D. Scholes
William S. Tod Professor of Chemistry. Chair, Department of Chemistry.
Kaushik Sengupta
Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Aditya Sood
Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and the Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials.
Jeffrey D. Thompson
Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Salvatore Torquato
Lewis Bernard Professor of Natural Sciences. Professor of Chemistry and the Princeton Institute of Materials
Hakan E. Türeci
Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Marissa L. Weichman
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Gerard Wysocki
Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Saien Xie
Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Princeton Institute of Materials
Nan Yao
Professor of the Practice, Princeton Institute of Materials. Director, Imaging and Analysis Center.
Mark A. Zondlo
Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Director of Graduate Studies.