Graduated from the University of Rochester (1953-1957); Ph.D. in theoretical chemistry from Yale in 1958. The Ph.D. dissertation addressed the following topics: ion distributions in molten salts, the structure of electrical double layers at electrodes in concentrated salt solutions, the partition functions for quantum fluids, and a particle-size-coupling formalism for equilibrium distribution functions. in In September 1959 he joined the Research Area of Bell Labs in Murray Hill, NJ. Following the U.S. Justice Department's divestiture order for Bell Labs, Stillinger was transferred to a Lucent Technologies in 1996, where he experienced what he calls "impatient attitude toward basic research", and later to Lucent's spinoff, Agere Systems, where his employment was terminated in 2001. Since late 1996 Stillinger entered into a scientific collaboration with Princeton University.
- Autobiography of Frank H. Stillinger, J. Phys. Chem. B, 108 (51), 19571 -19573, 2004. 10.1021/jp0405310 S1089-5647(04)00531-0