Stephanie

Stephanie

Chief, Applied Chemicals and Materials Division
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Stepahnie Hooker is a materials engineer whose diverse interests have kept her enthusiastic about science for 20+ years. From smart systems to nanotechnology, she is fascinated by how the right material can make virtually anything possible. Stephanie has built space experiments to qualify new materials, helped grow a high-tech startup, and, for the last decade, managed and promoted research in applied materials and chemistry at NIST. As manager, Stephanie aims to help her team of scientists pursue their passions and achieve great impact for the nation.