• Erin Stache Wins 2023 Bayer Early Excellence in Science Award

    Bayer Foundation

    Every year, the Bayer Foundation awards early career scientists in the fields of Biology, Chemistry, Data Science, and Medical Science with the Early Excellence in Science Award.

    Erin was awarded with the Chemistry Award in 2023, and was celebrated at a ceremony in Leverkusen, Germany in February 2024. Check out the following video highlighting the awardees, featuring clips from our lab.

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  • Erin Stache Receives DOE Early Career Award

    Stache Receives DOE Early Career Award

    Wendy Plump

    Princeton University
    Department of Chemistry

    Erin Stache, an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and one of its newest faculty members, has been awarded funding for next-generation STEM leaders from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science Early Career Research Program.

    Stache is one of 93 early-career scientists from across the country to receive the prestigious award, which carries funding of $875K for her lab across the next five years.

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  • Under the Scope interview of Erin Stache by Aidan Looby (Episode 45)

    “Under The Scope” Podcast Featuring Erin Stache

    Interview By Aidan Looby

    Under The Scope, Podcast Ep. 45

    Join us for a fun and wide-ranging interview of Professor Erin Stache by University of Houston chemistry graduate student, Aidan Looby.

    Aidan’s Under The Scope podcast provides student researchers and faculty a platform to discuss their research in a digestible and accessible fashion. Interviewees discuss the importance of their research and its impact within the field and out in the wider world.

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  • Professor Stache and two members of her research team

    Stache Opens New Depolymerization Path with LED Light and Quantum Dots

    Wendy Plump

    Princeton University
    Department of Chemistry

    Using photothermal energy to advance chemical recycling, the Stache Lab announces a depolymerization method that relies on heat generated by nanoparticles to affect a broad level of spatial and temporal control.

    In research published this week, the team activated carbon quantum dots, which they introduced into bulk polymers, with LED light. Upon irradiation, the nanoparticles generated localized thermal gradients capable of depolymerizing certain commercial plastics – in which only the portion of the material proximate to the nanoparticles is unzipped.

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  • Professor Erin Stache and her research team

    Erin Stache Joins Princeton Chemistry Faculty

    By Wendy Plump

    Princeton University
    Department of Chemistry

    The Department of Chemistry is pleased to welcome Erin Stache as assistant professor. Stache joins Princeton Chemistry from her position as assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Cornell University. She will open her lab here in the catalysis/synthesis subfield with a focus on photothermal catalysis.

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