SIMES is an interdisciplinary institute. Our principal investigators are world-class scientists who may hold faculty appointments or staff scientist positions in several departments at Stanford as well as at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. Many faculty hold joint appointments both at Stanford and at SLAC.
SIMES research is largely funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, and many of our principal investigators enjoy research collaborations with scientists in other Stanford departments, centers, institutes and schools, with other universities, and with industry. SIMES principal investigators represent many scientific fields including physics, applied physics, materials science, chemistry, biology, geology, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering.