Stuart Licht

Stuart Licht

Address: Exploration Hall
20101 Academic Way
Ashburn, Virginia 20147
Phone: 703-726-8215

Areas of Expertise

Solar, environmental, and electrochemist Stuart Licht specializes in clean, renewable energy solutions. Former program director in the chemistry division of the National Science Foundation, Licht is a leading chemist in this field with expertise in the fields of solar energy, batteries, and fuel cells.


Lab Principal:
Chemistry - Renewable Energy R & D Solutions Laboratory


Current Research

Research Areas: Renewable energy chemistry, physical and analytical chemistry.



He has published more than 300 papers and holds patents ranging from novel efficient solar semiconductor/ electrochemical processes to the development of unusual, highest capacity batteries. Licht's books include the 2001 volume Semiconductor Electrodes and Photoelectrochemistry and in 2008 The Solar Generation of Hydrogen: Towards a Renewable Energy Future.


Licht, who received the 2006 Energy Award of the Electrochemical Society, was Chair of Chemistry at UMass, was a postdoc at MIT, has served as chair of a Massachusetts section of the American Chemical Society, and founded and served as chair of the Israel Section of The Electrochemical Society.