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Jennifer Dunn

McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

Research Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering
Director of Research and Senior Fellow, Northwestern Argonne Institute of Science and Engineering (NAISE)

About

Areas of Focus

  • Environmental impacts of emerging technologies
  • Life-cycle analysis
  • Land use and land use changes

Work/Research

  • Conducts life-cycle analysis to evaluate the energy and environmental impacts of emerging technologies, including biofuels and bioproducts, automotive lithium-ion batteries, fuels and chemicals made from waste gaseous carbon and natural gas liquids
  • Works to understand emerging technologies’ potential to contribute to air/water pollution and greenhouse gas emissions
  • Uses remote sensing, computer vision and economic models to characterize land use and land use change