Our Six Departments
Chemical and Biological
化学和生物工程处理人类健康的一系列问题, 能源生产, materials science and industrial processes. OPE体育官网的卓越领域包括:应用数学和计算数学, 生物工程, environmental and energy science and technology, materials synthesis and processing, process 工程 and science, thermodynamics and statistical mechanics, and transport phenomena.
Civil and Environmental
土木和环境工程研究解决与建筑环境相关的基本问题, the natural environment, and interactions between the two. Focus areas include design of civil 工程 systems; water resources and the hydrologic cycle, civil 工程 materials, environmental and structural monitoring; air quality and water quality; urban environments, including smart cities; the impacts of climate change on water resources and natural hazards; impacts of energy technology on the environment and structural art and design.
Princeton has been at the forefront of computing since Alan Turing, Alonzo Church and John von Neumann were among its residents. 这个部门, now in a period of major growth, has strong groups in artificial intelligence and machine learning, 理论, programming langu年龄s, graphics and vision, systems and networking, computer architecture, computational biology and neuroscience, 安全, 隐私, and information technology policy.
Princeton's electrical 工程 program, started in 1889 as one of the first in the United States, remains at the forefront of the field, with research aimed at improving human health, energy and environmental systems, computing and communications, 和安全. Specific areas of research include the physics of semiconductors; electronic and optical devices; the design of computers and networks; materials science and nanotechnologies; algorithms and structures for information; and biological technologies.
Mechanical and Aerospace
OPE体育的机械和航空航天工程师在推进方面发挥了主导作用, 燃烧, fluid modeling and measurement, laser technology and materials, environmental science, and aerospace dynamics over the past half century. With ties to many other areas of science and 工程, MAE 教师 also have a major impact in pollution and alternative fuels; energy use and stor年龄; materials science; satellite technology and propulsion; stability and control of vehicles; aircraft performance; and instrumentation.
Operations 研究 and Financial 工程
The Operations 研究 and Financial 工程 department's research, teaching and professional service focuses on the foundations of data science, probabilistic modeling, and optimal decision-making under uncertainty, with principal applications in communications, 金融, energy and the environment, 社会, 行为, physical and biological sciences, robotics and cyberphysical systems, 社交网络, and transportation.
Interdisciplinary 研究 Centers
Center for Information Technology Policy
信息技术政策中心是一个技术专业知识的纽带, 工程, public policy and the 社会 sciences. In keeping with the University tradition of service, the center's research, 教学和活动在数字技术与社会互动的同时，也在关注数字技术. 它产生了领先的研究，以及在技术和政策的十字路口的问题的实际示范. CITP integrates graduate and undergraduate students at all levels of its work, 包括与凯勒中心合作提供的本科证书.
OPE体育官网材料科学与技术研究所(棱镜)整合了基础理论和应用研究，研究和发明了在能源领域具有广泛重要性的材料, 医学, 电子产品, information technology and many other fields. 棱镜 offers an undergraduate program leading to a Certificate in Materials, which includes core courses within 棱镜, 系所提供的选修课和广泛的教师互动和研究机会. 在研究生阶段，棱镜提供了与学术部门合作的多学科项目. 棱镜 also conducts extensive educational outreach programs.
工程 研究 Highlights
How Everyday Things Inspire Breakthroughs in Fluid Dynamics
In Howard Stone's lab, 一杯咖啡, gelatin and ice act as model systems to study pattern formation in liquids.