Multi-disciplinary Research Integrating Science and Engineering
Based on deep foundations, PRISM research is focused on emerging areas at the intersections between traditional fields, such as the hard materials/soft materials interface. The work at PRISM is led by the faculty from nearly all of the academic departments in both the sciences and engineering. Research direction at PRISM falls broadly into four emerging themes.
Exploring near-atomic scale structures exhibiting quantum processes that can lead to fundamental new properties.
Developing materials with complex properties and functions from the nanoscale to the large-area macroscale for a diverse set of applications.
Enabling new limits in materials processing, imaging and sensing.
Using small and highly parallel structures to learn about biology on the level of a single cell through new clinical tools and probes.
Understanding the relationship between the macroscopic behavior of complex materials and their microstructures through analytic and numerical approaches.