Eric Stach is a Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania, having joined in the Fall of 2017.
Prior to his appointment at Penn, he has held a number of 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 the development and application of electron microscopy techniques to solve a wide range of materials problems, with most recent emphasis on catalysis, energy storage materials, solar photovoltaics and nanostructure growth.
He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, the Materials Rsearch 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 250 peer-reviewed publications and has given over 200 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.