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Deborah Sunter

Visiting Assistant Professor
Mechanical Engineering

Deborah Sunter

Visiting Assistant Professor
Mechanical Engineering

Phone 617-627-3239
Anderson Hall, Science & Engineering Complex
200 College Avenue, Medford, MA
Research: 
computational modeling, electrical grid integration
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 2018.

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 Experience: 
2017-present:

Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tufts School of Engineering

2015-2018:

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California-Berkeley

2014-2015:

AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow, U.S. Department of Energy

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