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 Materials Institute 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 in the Office of the Dean for Research. Co-Leader, Princeton Alliance for Collaborative Research and 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. Head of Whitman College.
M. Zahid Hasan
Eugene Higgins Professor of Physics
Andrew A. Houck
Anthony H.P. Lee '79 P11 P14 Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Inaugural Co-director, Princeton Quantum Initiative.
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.
Marcella Lusardi
Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering and Princeton Materials Institute.
Jyotirmoy Mandal
Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Julia Mikhailova
Associate 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
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
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Director, Program in Materials Science and Engineering.
Gregory D. Scholes
William S. Tod Professor of Chemistry. Chair, Department of Chemistry.
Kaushik Sengupta
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Aditya Sood
Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and the Princeton Materials Institute.
Jeffrey D. Thompson
Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Salvatore Torquato
Lewis Bernard Professor of Natural Sciences. Professor of Chemistry and the Princeton Materials Institute.
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 Materials Institute.
Nan Yao
Professor of the Practice, Princeton Materials Institute. Director, Imaging and Analysis Center.
Mark A. Zondlo
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Director of Graduate Studies.