Stacey F. Bent is Director of the TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy and a Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Stanford University. She also holds courtesy appointments in the Departments of Materials Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Chemistry. She leads an active research group in semiconductor processing, surface science, and materials chemistry. She and her students and postdoctoral scholars work toward applications in renewable energy devices and next-generation microelectronics. She also co-directs a DOE Energy Frontier Research Center on Nanostructuring for Efficient Energy Conversion.