Jennifer Dumel


Faculty Mentor: Michael Short

Home University: Pennsylvania State University

Academic Department: Nuclear Science and Engineering


My name is Jennifer Dumel and I am second generation Haitian immigrant from Newark, NJ. I plan to graduate with a Nuclear Engineering degree from the Pennsylvania State University. As a principle investigator I enjoy studying nuclear materials, including those that extend the life and operation of nuclear reactors. One of my current research projects involves designing and building a carbon nanotube-based instrument for detecting gamma radiation. In my spare time, I love to paint, write stories, build transportation models, and swim.