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Stacey Bent

Stacey Bent

Vice Provost for Graduate Education & Postdoctoral Affairs, Jagdeep & Roshni Singh Professor in the School of Engineering, 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

ALD (Atomic Layer Deposition) 2021 Innovator Award, American Vacuum Society (2021)
Braskem Award for Excellence in Materials Engineering and Science, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (2021)
Member, National Academy of Engineering (2020)
SRC Technical Excellence Award, Semiconductor Research Corporation (2020)
ACS Award in Surface Chemistry, American Chemical Society (2018)
Bert and Candace Forbes University Fellow in Undergraduate Education, Stanford University (2013)
Fellow, American Chemical Society (2013)
Stanford Medal for Faculty Excellence Fostering Undergraduate Research, Stanford University (2013)
Jagdeep and Roshni Singh Chair, School of Engineering (2012)
Fellow, World Technology Network (2011)

Professional Education

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