Experience and Interests
As a science advisor, I provide support and guidance for division scientific programs, communications, and operations by working with division management and technical staff. I help promote external communication of division programs through the division website, by developing promotional materials, and by helping staff identify the most relevant forums to market their work. I also support the division programs and operations internally by creating and maintaining the internal website with relevant information on technical resources, division operations and safety, as well as other communication centered duties.
My technical interests and experience are in the areas of Fourier transform infrared and Raman spectroscopy and imaging, confocal microscopy, dual mode optical coherence tomography and two-photon fluorescence imaging, and quantitative image analysis for biosystems and materials.
2011 - 2013: Co-champion of Innovations in Measurement Science Award for Shape Metrology Proposal
2007: Department of Commerce Gold Medal for Distinguished Achievement in Federal Service for Creating and Implementing Rigorous Testing Protocols and Benchmarks Needed to Ensure the Security and Integrity of the New US ePassport
Biomaterials and Regenerative Medicine
Lafarge, T., Pateiro Lopez, B., Possolo, A., Dunkers, J. "R Implementation of a Polyhedral Approximation to a 3D Set of Points using the Alpha-Shape." Journal of Statistical Software, 56(4), (2014)
McDonough, W., Dunkers, J., Forster, A., Heckert, N. A., Kim, J. H., Wight, S., Holmes, G., "Investigation and Characterization of Co-Polymer Aramid Ballistic Fibers." Journal of Materials Science, submitted
Biosystems and Biomaterials Division
October 2012-present: Science Advisor, Biosystems and Biomaterials Division
1993 - present: Physical Scientist, Polymers Division, NIST
2005 - 2007: Project leader, Biomechanics Project, Polymers Division,
2002 - 2005: Project leader, Multimodal Imaging and Quantitative Visualization Project, Polymers Division, NIST
Ph.D., Macromolecular Science, Case Western Reserve University
M.S., Macromolecular Science, Case Western Reserve UniversityB.S.E., Macromolecular Science with Honors, Case Western Reserve University
Phone: (301) 975-6841