Eric Stach leads the Electron Microscopy Group in the Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN) at the Brookhaven National Laboratory.
He received his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Virginia. He has held positions as Staff Scientist and Principal Investigator at the National Center for Electron Microscopy at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and as Associate then Full Professor at Purdue University, where he retains an Adjunct appointment.
He is also a Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Hummingbird Scientific.
Scientist and Group Leader, Electron Microscopy Group, Center for Functional Nanomaterials, Brookhaven National Laboratory, 2010 to present
Adjunct Professor, School of Materials Engineering, Purdue University, 2010 to present
Professor, School of Materials Engineering, Purdue University, 2010.
Associate Professor (with tenure), School of Materials Engineering, Purdue University, 2007 to 2010.
Associate Professor (untenured), School of Materials Engineering, Purdue University, 2005 to 2007.
Program Leader, Metals Program, Materials Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2003 – 2004.
· Directed the Division’s Metals Program, focusing on correlated experimental and theoretical studies of the fundamental mechanisms of mechanical deformation.
Principal Investigator, 2003 to 2004.
Materials Staff Scientist, 1998 to 2002.
National Center for Electron Microscopy, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Doctor of Philosophy in Materials Science and Engineering, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, 1998
Dissertation: In-situ transmission electron microscopy studies of dislocation / defect interactions in SiGe / Si heterostructures.
Dissertation Advisor: Robert Hull
Master of Science in Materials Science and Engineering - University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1994
Thesis: Mechanisms for thermal stress relaxation in a model metallic film / ceramic substrate system.
Bachelor of Science in Engineering - Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Duke University, 1992.
Fellow, Microscopy Society of America, Class of 2013
Microscopy Society of America’s Eli F. Burton (Young Scientist) Award, 2009
University Faculty Scholar, Purdue University, 2009-2010
Reinhardt Schumann, Jr. Undergraduate Teaching Award, School of Materials Engineering, 2009
Purdue College of Engineering “Early Career Research Excellence Award”, 2007
IBM's Materials Research Community Best Paper Award , 2003
Outstanding Performance Award – Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2001Winner
Best Poster (Physical Sciences) – Microscopy and Microanalysis Meeting, 2000
Winner – Micrograph Competition – Microscopy and Microanalysis Meeting, 2000
IBM Cooperative Fellowship, 1997 – IBM Mentor: Rudolf M. Tromp
Graduate Student Award (Silver Medal) – Materials Research Society Spring Meeting, 1997
Brookhaven put out a press release linking to the work that Dmitri Zakharov and I have been conducting with Anatoly Frenkel and Yuanyuan Li from Yeshiva University. It was catalyzed by a press release from Yeshiva about Anatoly's recent successes, and some of our latest developments on closed-cell microscopy for catalysis. This was also picked up by "Innovation America", a magazine that reports on activities at the National Labs
Working with Judy Yang, Anatoly Frenkel, Duane Johnson and Ralph Nuzzo, we have described how Pt nanoparticles adopt both a crystalline and non-crystalline habit as size decreases, with this transition being strongly affected by both support and environment, as well as being a statistical, mesoscopic phenomenon. Published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society.
See this write-up as an "Editor's Choice" in Science.
Size-selected nanocrystals allow determination of the "catalytically active site". Our recent paper in collaboration with Christopher Murray's group at U Penn and Paolo Fornasiero's group at the University of Trieste was published in this week's Science Express.
Our recent paper in Applied Physics Letters investigates the "Indium clustering" question in InGaN Multiple Quantum Wells used in Solid State Lighting. Work in collaboration with Silvija Gradecak at MIT.