Record-Breaking 14 SBU Students Receive Prestigious Fulbright Scholarships

Mikaela dunkinMikaela Dunkin

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.

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