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Science & Engineering Complex
Robinson Hall

Tufts University
Medford, MA 02155

Tel: 617.627.3239
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Deborah Sunter
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Education

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of California-Berkeley, 2013
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of California-Berkeley, 2008
B.S., Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University, 2006

Professional Positions

2017-present Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tufts University

2015-2018 Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California-Berkeley

2014-2015 AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow, U.S. Department of Energy

Short Biography

After receiving her doctorate, Deborah Sunter advanced her understanding of energy policy as an AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow at the U.S. Department of Energy. Combining her interests in science and policy, she became a postdoctoral fellow in the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory at the University of California-Berkeley, and joined the technical advisory board for CalWave Power Technologies. Using computational modeling and data science techniques, she is able to explore the interface of technology innovation and policy for improved environmental sustainability. She will join the Tufts Department of Mechanical Engineering in the fall of 2018.

Professional Society Affiliations

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • American Solar Energy Society (ASES)