Jennifer B. Dunn
Jennifer Dunn is a chemical engineer examining the cradle-to-grave energy and environmental implications of the production and use of transportation fuels and technologies. She leads the biofuels life cycle analysis team and examines the life cycle impacts of automotive lithium ion batteries. Dunn identifies the key factors driving environmental effects, such as greenhouse gas emissions, of these technologies. She then identifies possible burden shifting of environmental effects from one life cycle phase to another. Much of Dunn’s work is incorporated into Argonne’s Greenhouse Gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy Use in Transportation (GREETTM) model, which has more than 20,000 users worldwide.
Before joining Argonne in 2010, Dunn spent two years at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency at the interface of science and policy in the Air and Radiation Division. She then worked at URS Corporation as an environmental consultant in air quality and sustainability, including life cycle analysis. While at URS, Dunn spent a year at the company’s Brussels office gaining a European perspective on environmental management and sustainability.