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Jennifer Dionne

Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Associate Professor, by courtesy, of Radiology

Senior Fellow at the Precourt Institute for Energy

(650) 736-2286


Ph. D., Applied Physics, California Institute of Technology
B.S. Physics & Electrical and Systems Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis

Research Interests

Our research group is a diverse team of materials scientists, chemists, applied physicists, electrical engineers, chemical engineers, bioengineers and mechanical engineers, researching new ways to control light-matter interactions.

We imagine a world where diseases like cancer, Alzheimer’s and tuberculosis are detected and cured with light; where solar cells provide abundant clean energy; and where cell phones compute at the speed of light. We then strive to make that future a reality through development of new nanophotonic materials, methods, and devices.

Through the design of new optical materials and microscopies, we observe physical, chemical and biological processes as they unfold with nanometer scale resolution. We then use these observations to improve energy-relevant processes (such as photocatalysis and energy storage); medical diagnostics and therapeutics; and classical and quantum computing.


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