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Eva Mutunga

Energy Materials


Supervising Faculty: Jason Fowlkes

Eva’s interest in energy materials was sparked by her research experience and renewable energy courses she took while pursuing her Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering. In her junior year, Eva started working with Dr. Kate Klein at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), where she mainly worked with the Orion® Helium Ion Microscope. Their research work was focused on helium ion-material interaction in both thin films and bulk substrates of various materials. Eva also enjoyed working in collaboration with other research groups of diverse disciplines, and is looking forward to the same rewarding experience offered at the Bredesen Center.


Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering – University of the District of Columbia

Awards and Recognitions

  • Microscopy and Microanalysis Conference Best Micrograph - August 2013
  • EIPBN Conference, Best Ion Micrograph - May 2013
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Washington, D.C. Chapter Scholarship Recipient - April 2012


Shida Tan, Kate Klein, Darryl Shima, Rick Livengood, Eva Mutunga and András Vladár. “Mechanism and Applications of Helium Transmission Milling in Thin Membranes.” EIPBN, May 2014 (Submitted).

Doudrick, Kyle, Shanliangzi Liu, Eva M. Mutunga, Kate L. Klein, Viraj Damle, Kripa K. Varanasi, and Konrad Rykaczewski. "Different Shades of Oxide: from Nanoscale Wetting Mechanisms to Contact Printing of Gallium-based Liquid Metals." Langmuir (2014).

E.M. Mutunga, S. Lockerman, A.E. Vladár, L.A. Stern and K.L. Klein. “Helium Ion Nanomachining in Membranes and Bulk Substrates.” Microscopy and Microanalysis, Volume 19, Supplement S2, August 2013.

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