Peter Schiffer

Professor of Physics
Dean for Research
323 Jadwin Hall

Peter Schiffer is professor of physics at Princeton University and Princeton’s Dean for Research. He received his Ph.D. in physics from Stanford University and then worked as a postdoctoral fellow at AT&T Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, New Jersey. He subsequently held faculty positions at the University of Notre Dame, Pennsylvania State University, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Yale University, where he was the Frederick W. Beinecke Professor of Applied Physics from 2019 to 2023. He also has served in various university leadership roles and was a senior fellow of the Association of American Universities from 2020 to 2023.  His research interests focus on experimental studies of magnetic materials and nanostructures, especially the class of materials known as geometrically frustrated magnets and the frustrated nanostructures known as artificial spin ice. He has more than 200 peer-reviewed publications and has served in various leadership roles in the American Physical Society, including the chair of both the Topical Group on Magnetism and its Applications and the Division of Materials Research, as well as on the Council of Representatives and the Board of Directors.

Selected Publications