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Stanford Report, July 12, 2000

Stacey Bent receives Peter Mark Award from American Vacuum Society

Stacey F. Bent, assistant professor of chemical engineering and, by courtesy, of chemistry and of electrical engineering, will receive the 2000 Peter Mark Memorial Award from the American Vacuum Society (a division of the American Institute of Physics). This is one of the premier honors awarded by the society. Bent will be honored for the quality and impact of her work in vacuum science and technology.

The Peter Mark Award has been presented annually since 1980 to a young scientist or engineer (35 years of age or younger) for outstanding theoretical or experimental work, some of which must have been published in the Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology. It includes a cash prize of $6,500 and travel expenses to the 47th International AVS Symposium in Boston in October for the purpose of receiving the award and presenting the Peter Mark Award Honorary Lecture.

Bent received her doctorate from Stanford in 1992. She previously has received a National Science Foundation CAREER Award (1995); was a Beckman Young Investigator (1997) and a Cottrell Scholar (1998); and was named a Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar (1998).

A previous winner of the Peter Mark Memorial Award was Stacey Bent's late husband, Brian E. Bent, then an associate professor at Columbia University, who was honored in 1996. SR