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  • Nanomaterials characterization
  • Microscopy
  • Materials science

Kristin Bunker, Ph.D.

Senior Scientist

Kristin L. Bunker, Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, is currently a Senior Scientist at RJ Lee Group, Inc. where she specializes in the analysis and characterization of materials utilizing ultra high-resolution electron microscopy and X-ray spectroscopy techniques. She directs and conducts forensic examinations of particulate, nanomaterials, coatings, and thin films in advanced materials, environmental, manufacturing, and pharmaceutical projects. Dr. Bunker works closely with industry, national laboratories, and government agencies in the evaluation of nanoparticles from an industrial hygiene and environmental perspective. She is an expert in the characterization of various nanomaterials used in sensors, diagnostics, aerospace composites, architectural products and protective coatings among others.

From 2012-2014, Dr. Bunker served as the President of the internationally recognized Microanalysis Society (MAS). She is the author or co-author of more than 40 publications covering topics in semiconductors, life sciences, mineralogy, and nanomaterials. Prior to receiving her Ph.D., Dr. Bunker served as an expert witness in California courts for the analysis of Gunshot Residue (GSR).

 

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Education History

  1. 2004

    Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering

    North Carolina State University
  2. 2002

    M.S., Materials Science and Engineering

    North Carolina State University
  3. 1996

    M.S., Biotechnology

    Northwestern University
  4. 1995

    B.S., Physics

    Miami University of Ohio

Professional Experience

  1. 2006 - Present
    Senior Scientist
    RJ Lee Group, Inc.
  2. 2005
    Post-Doctoral Position in Materials Science and Engineering Department and Analytical Instrumentation Facility
    North Carolina State University
  3. 2000 - 2004
    Graduate Research Assistant in Materials Science and Engineering Department and Analytical Instrumentation Facility
    North Carolina State University
  4. 1996 - 1999
    Scientist
    RJ Lee Group, Inc.
  5. 1996
    Internship, Bioinformatics Group
    Vysis
  6. 1995 - 1996
    Internship, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology
    Northwestern University Medical School

Memberships

  • President
    Microanalysis Society (MAS)
  • Technical Advisory Committee
    PA NanoMaterials Commercialization Center
  • Director
    Microbeam Analysis Society
  • Member
    American Association for Aerosol Research
  • Member
    Microscopy Society of America (MSA)
  • Distinguished Scholar Award
    MAS: Microscopy and Microanalysis
  • College of Engineering Deans Fellowship
    North Carolina State University
  • Member
    Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society
  • Member
    The Phi Beta Kappa Society