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Stacey Bent

Stacey Bent

Jagdeep and Roshni Singh Professor in the School of Engineering, Senior Associate Dean for Faculty & Academic Affairs, Senior Fellow at Precourt and Professor, by courtesy, of Materials Science & Eng, of Electrical Eng and of Chemistry


The research in the Bent laboratory is focused on understanding and controlling surface and interfacial chemistry and applying this knowledge to a range of problems in semiconductor processing, micro- and nano-electronics, nanotechnology, and sustainable and renewable energy. Much of the research aims to develop a molecular-level understanding in these systems, and hence the group uses of a variety of molecular probes. Systems currently under study in the group include functionalization of semiconductor surfaces, mechanisms and control of atomic layer deposition, molecular layer deposition, nanoscale materials for light absorption, interface engineering in photovoltaics, catalyst and electrocatalyst deposition.


Professor, Chemical Engineering
Senior Fellow, Precourt Institute for Energy
Professor (By courtesy), Chemistry
Professor (By courtesy), Materials Science and Engineering
Professor (By courtesy), Electrical Engineering
Member, Bio-X
Senior Fellow, Precourt Institute for Energy
Director, The TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy
Affiliate, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Honors & Awards

CAREER Award, National Science Foundation (1995)
Beckman Young Investigator, Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation (1997)
Research Corporation Cottrell Scholar, Research Corporation (1998)
Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar, The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program (1998)
Terman Faculty Fellow, Stanford University (1998)
Peter Mark Memorial Award, American Vacuum Society (2000)
Coblentz Award, The Coblentz Society (2001)
Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, Tau Beta Pi (2006)
Fellow, AVS (2006)
Fellow, World Technology Network (2011)

Professional Education

PhD, Stanford University, Chemistry (1992)
BS, U.C. Berkeley, Chemical Engineering (1987)