Hometown: Bussey, Iowa
Major/Degree: PhD in Materials Science and Chemical Engineering
Departmental advisors/research mentors: Esther Takeuchi, Amy Marschilok, Kenneth Takeuchi
Dunkin received a Fulbright Research Award to work at the MAX IV synchrotron light source in Lund, Sweden. This large-scale user facility provides scientists worldwide with exceptionally bright X-rays, enabling scientific discoveries not always possible with other technologies. At MAX IV, she will work with scientists to run experiments, with a special focus on testing batteries under operating conditions, providing unique and synergistic information about their structure.
She is the previous recipient of a Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) fellowship at Stony Brook University and the 2021 Renate W. Chasman Award at Brookhaven National Laboratory.