Carl William Eisendrath Distinguished Service Professor in Chemistry, the James Franck Institute and the College
Steven Sibener specializes in chemical physics, materials research and nanoscience. He and his associates at four partner universities have established a center for chemical innovation to pursue a broad range of research aimed at spurring innovation and economic competitiveness. Called the Center for Energetic Non-Equilbrium Chemistry at Interfaces (CENECI), it is supported by a $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation. Sibener is former director of the UChicago James Franck Institute and Materials Research Science and Engineering Center, and the founding director of the multi-university Center for Materials Chemistry in the Space Environment. His honors include the Marlow Medal of the Royal Society of Chemistry.