Dr. Jennifer Dunn studies emerging technologies, their energy and environmental impacts, and their potential to influence air pollutant and greenhouse gas emissions, water consumption, and energy consumption at the economy-wide level. Particular technologies of interest include biofuels and bioproducts, automotive lithium-ion batteries, fuels and chemicals made from carbon capture and utilization technologies and from natural gas liquids. She applies life cycle analysis as a key tool to evaluate emerging technologies.
Jennifer holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan where she was introduced to life cycle analysis through earning her Master’s degree in Sustainable Chemical Engineering Systems. Her undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering is from Purdue University. She is the Director of Research of the Northwestern-Argonne Institute of Science and Engineering and is the Associate Director of the Center for Engineering Sustainability and Resilience at Northwestern University.