Welcome to the Torquato Group!


Our current research topics of interest include unusual low-temperature states of matter, packing problems, structure and bulk properties of colloids, liquids, glasses, quasicrystals and crystals, hyperuniformity, novel photonic materials, discrete geometry, self-assembly theory, disordered heterogeneous materials, optimization in materials science, cancer modeling, and biophysics.

  • Simulated steady state flow through a Gaussian random field microstructure.

Our Research Areas



About Professor Torquato and the Complex Materials Theory Group

Professor Salvatore Torquato, Lewis Bernard Professor of Natural Sciences, is the Director of the Complex Materials Theory Group. Our research group is based at Princeton University in the Department of Chemistry, the Princeton Institute of Materials, and the Princeton Center for Theoretical Science. We also have affiliations with three other departments/programs: Physics, Applied and Computational Mathematics, and Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering. Research work in the group is centered in statistical mechanics and soft condensed matter theory.