The Princeton Institute of Materials strives to give students a deep understanding of fundamental science and a great appreciation for technology development through our courses and research opportunities. Both undergraduate and graduate students alike are well-prepared for a wide variety of future career opportunities.
Students must apply to and be admitted to a specific academic department (not the Princeton Institute of Materials). They must fulfill all departmental and joint degree requirements, including a doctoral thesis related to materials. They may apply to the program at any time after matriculating in their home department but are encouraged to do so in their first year; those wishing to pursue the joint degree should speak to their graduate administrator.
The plan of study for students pursuing the joint degree is coordinated with input from their graduate administrator. All students must take a minimum of three courses approved by the Princeton Institute of Materials.
Please see the Princeton Institute of Material's website for a complete list of courses that fulfill the materials science course requirements.
The dissertation must have a clear materials focus and be approved by the Princeton Institute of Material’s program director. A member of the dissertation committee (either reader or examiner) must also be a Princeton Institute of Materials affiliated faculty member.
- Alejandro W. Rodriguez
- Sigrid M. Adriaenssens, Civil and Environmental Eng
- Craig B. Arnold, Mechanical & Aerospace Eng
- Robert H. Austin, Physics
- Andrew B. Bocarsly, Chemistry
- Sujit S. Datta, Chemical and Biological Eng
- Andrej Kosmrlj, Mechanical & Aerospace Eng
- Satish C. Myneni, Geosciences
- Glaucio H. Paulino, Civil and Environmental Eng
- Alejandro W. Rodriguez, Electrical & Comp Engineering
- Leslie M. Schoop, Chemistry
Sits with Committee
- James S. Smith
- Nan Yao
Courses listed below are graduate-level courses that have been approved by the program’s faculty as well as the Curriculum Subcommittee of the Faculty Committee on the Graduate School as permanent course offerings. Permanent courses may be offered by the department or program on an ongoing basis, depending on curricular needs, scheduling requirements, and student interest. Not listed below are undergraduate courses and one-time-only graduate courses, which may be found for a specific term through the Registrar’s website. Also not listed are graduate-level independent reading and research courses, which may be approved by the Graduate School for individual students.