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. PRISM 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. Director, Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials.
Stephen Y. Chou
Joseph C. Elgin Professor of Engineering. Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Nathalie P. de Leon
Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Jason W. Fleischer
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Claire F. Gmachl
Eugene Higgins Professor of Electrical Engineering. Associate Chair, Department of Electrical Engineering. 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. Director, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment.
Julia Mikhailova
Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Jason R. Petta
Eugene Higgins Professor of Physics
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
Alejandro W. Rodriguez
Associate 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
Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Director of Graduate Studies.
James S. Smith
Lecturer, Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials.
Jeffrey D. Thompson
Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Salvatore Torquato
Professor of Chemistry and the Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials
Hakan E. Türeci
Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Gerard Wysocki
Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Nan Yao
Professor of the Practice, Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials. Director, Imaging and Analysis Center.
Mark A. Zondlo
Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Director of Graduate Studies.