Department of Chemistry

Dalton Research Group





Stephanie Benight


Graduate Student


  • Ph. D. student, Chemistry and Nanotechnology, 2006-present, University of Washington
  • B. S., Chemistry, 2006, Stanford University

Graduate Research: University of Washington, Department of Chemistry            2006 to present
Research Advisor:  Larry R. Dalton

  • Synthesis and characterization of electro-optically active chromophore systems

Undergraduate Research: Stanford University, Department of Chemistry                  2005 -2006
Research Advisor:  Robert M. Waymouth

  • Kinetic Studies of alcohol elimination from the methanol adduct of a triazolyidene carbene

Academic Awards:

  • Bing Fellowship for Undergraduate Research from Stanford University, Summer 2005
  • The Families of Jack Silver and Samuel Silver Scholarship Fund, 2005-2006, Stanford University


  • Illinois State Champion in the discus, 2002
  • Former member of the Stanford Track and Field team, discus throw, 2002-2006
  • Ten years study of classical piano including Chopin, Mozart, Khachaturian, Bach
  • Other interests: rowing, weight training, playing the piano and guitar, cycling, traveling

1. Alcohol Adducts of N-Heterocyclic Carbenes: Latent Catalysts for the Thermally-Controlled Living Polymerization of Cyclic Esters. Olivier Coulembier, Bas G. G. Lohmeijer, Andrew P. Dove, Russell C. Pratt, Laetitia Mespouille, Darcy A. Culkin, Stephanie J. Benight, Philippe Dubois, Robert M. Waymouth, and James L. Hedrick
Macromolecules, 2006, 39(17) 5617 – 5628.

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