Stephen Dahunsi earned his Bachelors in Electrical/Electronic Engineering from the Abubarkar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, Nigeria in 2003 and MS degree in Nuclear and Radiological Engineering here at the University of Tennessee in 2016. He is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Energy Science and Engineering with the Bredesen Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education. In Nigeria, Stephen worked as a Project Manager with SocketWorks Global Limited for the implementation of Federal Polytechnic collegePortalTM, the Nigeria National Immigration Management System (NIMS) that brought about the deployment of the Nigerian ePassport and later as a pioneering member of staff for the Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission (NAEC) before joining the University of Tennessee as a graduate student. He is an Alumnus of the World Nuclear University (WNU) and a Professional Engineer registered with the Council for the Regulation of Engineering practice in Nigeria (COREN).
His present research is focused on supporting international initiatives in nuclear security and nonproliferation aimed at decreasing nuclear materials inventory and enrichment reduction of research and test reactors. Stephen is also providing Subject Matter Expert (SME) support to the Oak Ridge National Laboratory's US Department of State (DOS) and Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) on various chemical, biological and nuclear security projects as a Research Associate through the University of Tennessee Institute for Nuclear Security (INS). Stephen is a member of the Watts Bar Community Action panel, a group that provides oversite for the America’s newest nuclear reactor.