Eric A. Stach received a B.S.M.E. degree from Duke University, Durham, NC, in 1992, a M.S.M.S.E. degree from the University of Washington, Seattle, in 1994, and a Ph.D. degree from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, in 1998.

He is an Associate Professor of Materials Engineering at Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, is the Director of Purdue’s Electron Microscopy Consortium and Scientific Director of the Electron Microscopy Facility at the Birck Nanotechnology Center.

Prior to his appointment to Purdue, he was Principal Investigator and Program Leader within the Materials Science Division and the National Center for Electron Microscopy, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

His research focuses on the development and application of advanced electron microscopy techniques for the realtime observation of nanostructured crystal growth and nanomaterials reliability.