Dr. Stach brings more than two decades of experience in developing innovative solutions for in-situ experiments in the TEM, with experience in both national laboratories (National Center for Electron Microscopy / Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Center for Functional Nanomaterials / Brookhaven National Laboratory) and in academic environments (Purdue University, University of Pennsylvania ). His research interests focus on the development and application of electron microscopy techniques to solve materials problems in catalysis, energy storage, thin film, and nanostructure growth and materials deformation. The development and application of new instrumentation has been a critical component of his research focus.
Dr. Stach has received several awards, among them the Microscopy Society of America’s Eli F. Burton (Young Scientist) Award and Purdue University’s Faculty Scholar and Early Career Research Excellence Awards. He is also a fellow of the Microscopy Society of America and the American Physical Society. He is currently acting as Secretary for the Board of Directors for the Materials Research Society. Dr. Stach has published more than 250 archival journal publications in journals such as Science, Nature, Nature Materials, Physical Review Letters, Nano Letters, and Applied Physics Letters. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. His research group page can be accessed here.