Jennifer Dionne is an assistant professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Stanford University. Her research investigates metamaterials - engineered materials with optical and electrical properties not found in nature - and their applications, ranging from high-efficiency solar energy conversion to bioimaging. Jen received her B.S. degrees in Systems Science and Engineering and in Physics from Washington University in 2003. Thereafter, she received her Ph.D. in Applied Physics at the California Institute of Technology, working with Prof. Harry Atwater. Prior to joining Stanford, she served as a postdoctoral
research fellow at the University of CA, Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, working with Prof. Paul Alivisatos. She has received the NSF CAREER Award, AFOSR Young Investigator Award, Hellman Faculty Scholar Award, Clauser Award for Best Caltech Thesis, and MRS Gold Award. In 2011, she was named one of Technology Review's TR35 - 35 international innovators under 35 tackling important problems in transformative ways.