Summary of Activities/Interests
Research Interests: Assembling polymer-based nanostructures for energy harvesting and storage. Using polymer electrolytes for 2D nanoelectronic devices. Investigating the molecular-level structure and mobility of polymer-based nanomaterials using neutron scattering.
B.S. Pennsylvania State University, 2002 (Chemical Engineering)
Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University, 2009 (Chemical Engineering)
Dr. Susan Fullerton joined Notre Dame in Fall 2009 after completing her Ph.D. at Penn State University in Chemical Engineering. Susan's dissertation was titled "A unified approach to understanding conductivity enhancement in nanoparticle-filled solid polymer electrolytes for lithium-ion batteries." She conducted a portion of her research at the NIST Center for Neutron Research in Gaithersburg, MD. Susan was a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, and in 2009 she was awarded the Frank J. Padden Jr. Award for Excellence in Polymer Physics Research by the American Physical Society.