All Research Areas

Our faculty work within and beyond the disciplines of engineering and foundational science. Our approach to teaching and research is, by design, highly interdisciplinary. We collaborate across academic areas, within the larger university, and with colleagues in academia, industry, government and public service organizations beyond Harvard.

Prospective Ph.D. students looking for a primary research advisor may consider the Assistant Professors, Associate Professors, and Professors listed on this page. Faculty members listed on this page as “Affiliates” have primary appointments in other departments at Harvard. These affiliated faculty members can serve on advisory committees, and can co-advise a Ph.D. student, but cannot serve as the primary research advisor.

Applied Mathematics

Applied Physics


Computer Science

Electrical Engineering

Environmental Science and Engineering

Materials and Mechanical Engineering

Science, Technology, Innovation, and Public Policy