Jennifer Shusterman

  • Program Years: 2011-2015
  • Academic Institution: University of California, Berkeley
  • Field of Study: Nuclear Chemistry
  • Academic Advisor: John Arnold/ Heino Nitsche
  • Practicum(s):
    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (2013)
  • Degree(s):
    Ph.D. Chemistry; University of California, Berkeley, 2015
    B.S. ACS-Certified Chemistry/Engineering Science; Tufts University, 2010

Current Status

  • Status: Staff Scientist, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Research Area: Nuclear and Radiochemistry


"Development and Testing of Diglycolamide Functionalized Mesoporous Silica for Sorption of Trivalent Actinides and Lanthanides", J. A. Shusterman, H. Mason, J. Bowers, A. Bruchet, E. Uribe, A. B. Kersting, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2015, DOI 10.1021/acsami.5b04481

"Decay Spectroscopy of Element 115 Daughters: (280)Rg-> (276)Mt and (276)Mt-> (272)Bh", J. M. Gates, K. E. Gregorich, O.R. Gothe, E. C. Uribe, G. K. Pang, D. L. Bleuel, M. Block, R. M. Clark, C. M. Campbell, H. L. Crawford, M. Cromaz, A. Di Nitto, Ch. E. Dullman, N. E. Esker, C. Fahlander, P. Fallon, R. M. Farjadi, U. Forsberg, J. Khuyagbaatar, W. Loveland, A. O. Macchiavelli, E. M. May, P. R. Mudder, D. T. Olive, A. C. Rice, J. Rissanen, D. Rudolph, L.G. Sarmiento, J. A. Shusterman, M. A. Stoyer, A. Wiens, A. Yakushev, and H. Nitsche, Phys. Rev. C, 2015, 92.

- "Analysis of Trivalent Cation Complexation to Functionalized Mesoporous Silica using Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy" J. Shusterman, H. Mason, A. Bruchet, M. Zavarin, A.B. Kersting, and H. Nitsche, Dalton Transactions, 2014, 43.

- "Soluble Sulfate in the Martian Soil at the Phoenix Landing Site" S. P. Kounaves, M. H. Hecht, J. Kapit, R. C. Quinn, D. C. Catling, B. C. Clark, D. W. Ming, K. Gospodinova, P. Hredzak, K. McElhoney, and J. Shusterman, Geophys. Res. Lett., 2010, 37.

- "Wet Chemistry Experiments on the 2007 Phoenix Mars Scout Lander: Data Analysis and Results" S. P. Kounaves, M. H. Hecht, J. Kapit, K. Gospodinova, L. DeFlores, R. C. Quinn, W. V. Boynton, B. C. Clark, D. C. Catling, P. Hredzak, D. W. Ming, Q. Moore, J. Shusterman, S. Stroble, S. J. West, and S. M. Young,. J. Geophys. Res., 2010, 115.


-Darleane Hoffman Graduate Fellowship, Summer 2014
-Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor, University of California, Berkeley, Spring 2014
-Seaborg Travel Award, University of California, Berkeley, Summer 2013
-Poster awards, NNSA SSAP Symposia, Summer 2013 and Spring 2014
-Poster award honorable mention, NNSA SSGF Annual Review, Summer 2013 and 2014
-Graduated magna cum laude from Tufts University, May 2010
double major in ACS-Certified Chemistry and Engineering Science
-Dean's list all semesters at Tufts University, Fall 2006 - Spring 2010
-Massachusetts Space Grant Consortium grant, Spring 2008
-Exelon Scholarship through Society of Women Engineers, Fall 2006