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Jennifer Dionne

Jennifer Dionne

Associate Professor
Senior Associate Dean of Research for Platforms/Shared Facilities, Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and, by courtesy, of Radiology (Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford)
PhD, California Institute of Technology, Applied Physics (2009)
MS, California Institute of Technology, Applied Physics (2005)
BS, Washington University in St. Louis, Physics (2003)
BS, Washington University in St. Louis, Systems Science and Mathematics (2003)

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(650) 736-2286

Jennifer Dionne is the Senior Associate Dean of Research for Platforms/Shared Facilities and an Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and of Radiology (by courtesy) at Stanford. Jen received her Ph.D. in Applied Physics at the California Institute of Technology, advised by Harry Atwater, and B.S. degrees in Physics and Systems & Electrical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis. Prior to joining Stanford, she served as a postdoctoral researcher in Chemistry at Berkeley, advised by Paul Alivisatos. Jen’s research focusses on nanophotonics - developing methods to control light at the nano- and molecular scale. She is especially interested in imaging chemical and biological processes as they unfold with nanometer scale resolution, and using these observations to help improve health and sustainability (including photocatalysis and medical diagnostics). Her work has been recognized with the Alan T. Waterman Award (2019), an NIH Director's New Innovator Award (2019), a Moore Inventor Fellowship (2017), the Materials Research Society Young Investigator Award (2017), Adolph Lomb Medal (2016), Sloan Foundation Fellowship (2015), and the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (2014), and was featured on Oprah’s list of “50 Things that will make you say ‘Wow!'"