Eric Stach is the Robert D. Bent Professor of Engineering in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania, having joined in the Fall of 2017.
Before his appointment at Penn, he has held several different positions, including Electron Microscopy Group Leader at the Center for Functional Nanomaterials, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Associate and then appointed Full Professor at Purdue University, and Staff Scientist and Principal Investigator at the National Center for Electron Microscopy, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
His research interests focus on developing and applying electron microscopy techniques to solve a wide range of materials problems, with the most recent emphasis on catalysis, energy storage materials, solar photovoltaics, and nanostructure growth.
He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, the Materials Research Society, and the Microscopy Society of America, and recently completed a term as Secretary of the Board of Directors for the Materials Research Society. He has received several awards, including being named an ISI Highly Cited Researcher (Cross Field) in 2018, the Microscopy Society of America’s Eli F. Burton (Young Scientist) Award, and Purdue University’s Faculty Scholar, Early Career Research Excellence, and the Reinhardt Schumann, Jr. Undergraduate Teaching Awards. He is the author of over 300 peer-reviewed publications and has given over 250 invited lectures at conferences and university, government, and corporate laboratories.
He is also a co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Hummingbird Scientific, a nanotechnology company that enables advanced experimentation for electron and ion microscopes.