Started in 1994, the Princeton Center for Complex Materials (PCCM) is an NSF-funded Materials Science and Research Center (MRSEC) at Princeton University dedicated to pushing the frontiers of complexity in materials science. PCCM brings together over thirty faculty from six departments in the natural sciences and engineering, and is centered in Bowen Hall at the eastern entrance to campus. PCCM currently has four Interdisciplinary Research Groups (IRGs) and several seed projects.
In addition to forefront materials research, the center sponsors an active educational outreach program involving elementary, middle and high schools, as well as a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) and a Research Experience for Teachers (RET) programs. Industrial collaboration is also an important aspect of PCCM research.