Applied Physics

Work in this area seeks to enable new directions in research using a combination of theoretical and experimental investigations at the smallest scale.

Biological & Biomedical

Sophisticated interaction with biological systems is essential for advancing public health, environmental sustainability and scientific understanding.

Computing & Networking

We are creating the next generation of computer and system architectures, software and networks to meet the insatiable demand for computation.

Data & Information Science

Research into the underlying theories of data, information, networks and communication leads to a dazzling array of useful applications.

Energy & Environment

Environmentally responsible energy production, management and utilization requires work on a wide range of interdisciplinary technologies.

Integrated Circuits & Systems

By harnessing the strengths of emerging devices, architectures and algorithms, we realize the next generation of electronic applications.

Materials & Devices

Researchers in this area create pervasive nanotechnologies, impacting electronics, optics, optoelectronics, magnetics and biology.


Advances in nanoscale fabrication and materials enables researchers to create, propagate and trap light for use in cutting-edge technologies.

Quantum Engineering

Research in this area seeks to engineer a range of real-world devices that can store and process quantum states of information.

Robotics & Cyberphysical Systems

A confluence of technologies and theories must be developed to blend the cyber and physical worlds in extensive, seamless and meaningful ways.

Security & Privacy

Research in this area leverages a wide range of strengths to create a foundation of privacy and security in an information-rich world.

Interdisciplinary Research

At Princeton, interdisciplinary research means something different. We don't focus on finding convenient solutions, but rather understanding the complexity of the problems and integrating knowledge at the fundamental level.

Below is a list of research centers and institutions on campus that facilitate this goal.


Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment

Keller Center

Keller Center for Innovation in Engineering Education


Princeton Center for Complex Materials


Center for Information Technology Policy


Mid-Infrared Technologies for Health and the Environment


Princeton Neuroscience Institute


Princeton Materials Institute


Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics


Center for Statistics and Machine Learning