Skip to content Skip to navigation

California State University, Northridge - Princeton MRSEC

Fostering Innovation and Education in Computational Materials Science

This PREM is a partnership between the multidisciplinary W. M. Keck Computational Materials Theory Center at California State University Northridge, a Hispanic-serving institution, and the Princeton Center for Complex Materials, the NSF-funded Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) at Princeton University.


  1. to initiate and expand collaborations on research and education for emergent materials
  2. to broaden participation in materials research and education through recruitment, retention and outreach programs involving high school students and teachers, undergraduate and graduate students
  3. to leverage and harness the intellectual power and research infrastructure to address grand challenges in emergent materials research
  4. to promote accessibility of multidisciplinary cutting-edge research and education experience to underrepresented groups
  5. to stimulate and develop strong industrial-university-national laboratory partnerships in materials research


The research emphasis will be on the development of physical models, numerical algorithms and robust simulation techniques for the study of:

  1. Interfacial Charge Transfer and Separation in Excitonic Photovoltaics
  2. Quantum Phenomena in Topological Materials
  3. Spintronics in Multifunctional Devices


Principal Investigator : 
Gang Lu