Dr. Jenny Orbeck joined the IIN as scientific officer in September 2021. She earned her B.S. degree in chemistry from the University of Iowa in 2012 and her Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2019. She has also held research fellowships and a staff position at Argonne National Laboratory. Prior to joining Northwestern, Jenny was a postdoctoral research fellow and later staff research scientist at the University of Wisconsin – Madison where she worked as part of the NSF Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology with Professor Robert Hamers.
She is a published author on more than 10 peer reviewed scientific articles and was recently honored with an invitation to write a perspective article for JVSTA as a part of a special collection recognizing the expertise of women scientists making significant contributions to their field. She brings her broad background in chemistry and materials science as well as her strong collaborative and leadership skills to the position.
Jenny is a Chicago native and has completed the Chicago marathon three times. These days she enjoys walking her dog, reading, and going to museums in her spare time.