From left to right, Sigrid Adriaenssens of civil and environmental engineering, Adam Finkelstein of computer science and Axel Kilian of architecture are collaborating on novel ways to control the interaction of light and buildings to save energy.

Interdisciplinary Approach

A Key to Innovation

At Princeton University, interdisciplinary research is the norm: a diversity of expertise leads to the most innovative ideas.

Research Collaborations

Across departments and across disciplines, Princeton faculty, postdocs, graduate students and undergraduates collaborate on a wide range of research projects year after year. Princetonians also take part in research all around the world (and beyond!) with colleagues at other companies, organizations and universities. Here are a few examples.