Stacey F. Bent

Stacey F. Bent

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Stacey F. Bent

Jagdeep and Roshni Singh Professor in the School of Engineering

Bert and Candace Forbes University Fellow in Undergraduate Education

Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs

Professor of Chemical Engineering
Chemistry (by courtesy)
Electrical Engineering (by courtesy)
Materials Science and Engineering (by courtesy).

Stacey Bent received a B.S. in chemical engineering from U.C. Berkeley in 1987 and a Ph.D. in chemistry from Stanford University in 1992. She was a postdoctoral fellow at AT&T Bell Laboratories and assistant professor of chemistry at New York University before moving to Stanford University in 1998. Stacey Bent's research is focused on understanding surface and interfacial chemistry and materials synthesis, and applying this knowledge to a range of problems in sustainable energy, semiconductor processing, and nanotechnology. Her group currently studies new materials and processes for nanoelectronics, solar cells and solar fuels, batteries, and catalysts.

Stacey Bent is a Senior Fellow in the Precourt Institute for Energy and is an Affiliated Faculty Member of the Woods Institute for the Environment. She served as the Director of the TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy for 10 years and is the former co-Director of the Center on Nanostructuring for Efficient Energy Converstion (CNEEC), a DOE Energy Frontier Research Center.

She has also written an autobiographical chapter about her life and work in the book Mom the Chemistry Professor, published in 2018. The chapter can be found through Springer, and Stanford affiliates can access it through Stanford Libraries.


Braskem Award for Excellence in Materials Engineering and Science (AIChE) (2021); ALD (Atomic Layer Deposition) Innovator Award (2021); Dorn Lecturer, Northwestern University (2021); Racheff Award Lecturer, University of Illinois (2021); SRC Technical Excellence Award (2020); National Academy of Engineering (2020); ACS Award in Surface Chemistry (2018); Morino Lecturer (2017); Reilly Lectureship (2016); Bert and Candace Forbes University Fellow in Undergraduate Education (2013); Fellow of the American Chemical Society (2013); Stanford Medal for Faculty Excellence Fostering Undergraduate Research (2013); Jagdeep and Roshni Singh Chair (2012); Fellow of the World Technology Network (2011); AVS Fellow (2006); Tau Beta Pi Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching (2006); Coblenz Award for Molecular Spectroscopy (2001); Frederick E. Terman Faculty Fellow (1998); Peter Mark Memorial Award from AVS (2000); Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar (1998); Research Corporation Cottrell Scholar (1998); Beckman Young Investigator Award (1997); National Science Foundation CAREER Award (1995).

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