Dr. Bonnie Gersten

Program Manager
Synthesis and Processing Science

Materials Sciences and Engineering Division
Office of Basic Energy Sciences
SC-32.2/Germantown Building, Rm F-411
U.S. Department of Energy
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20585-1290

Phone: (301) 903-0002
Fax: (301) 903-9513

Dr. Gersten’s Ph.D. thesis was on the thermodynamics and kinetics of the hydrothermal synthesis of perovskite materials. Her post-doctoral work was carried out as a fellow for the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) at the Army Research Laboratory (ARL) at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds. Subsequently, she became Materials Engineer for ARL. During the three years that she was there, she worked on bulk ceramic processing of ferroelectric materials for phase shifting antennas as well as carbon nanotube synthesis and their applications.

Prior to joining DMS&E, she was an assistant professor at Queens College of the City University of New York (CUNY) in the Chemistry and Physics Departments where she taught subjects such as Physical Chemistry and Nanomaterials. She held several grants including the New York State James D Watson Young Investigator Award for the study of DNA-based biosensors, an Army award for the synthesis of boron carbon nanopowder, and a CUNY award for quantum dot synthesis. She had a research team of ten people including post--doc, Ph.D., Master, undergraduate, and high school students. Her work has comprised both fundamental and applied research, which is documented in her authoring or co-authoring over 30 publications, a few patent applications, and giving many invited seminars as well as talks at international meetings.

Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, Rutgers University, 1999