Before joining RAEL in October 2015 Dr. Deborah A. Sunter was a AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow at the Department of Energy: Advanced Manufacturing Office.
Her interests include renewable energy systems, advanced manufacturing techniques, and the interaction of science and policy in academia, industry and government.
She received a B.S in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Cornell University. There she developed a nanosatellite mission that was successfully launched into orbit. Although fascinated by aerospace applications, the time-critical issue of global warming shifted her focus in graduate school to explore renewable energy. Specializing in computational modeling of thermo-physics in multiphase systems, she developed a novel solar absorber tube and received her Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. The need for a global environmental solution led her to do research abroad in both Japan and China.
Dr. Sunter is both a BIDS, Berkeley Institute for Data Sciences, Fellow, and will begin as an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Tufts University in July 2018.
Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Tufts University