Bruce Dunn is the Nippon Sheet Glass Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at UCLA. Prior to joining UCLA in 1981, he was a staff scientist at the General Electric Research and Development Center.
His research interests concern the synthesis of inorganic and organic/inorganic materials, and the characterization of their electrical, optical, biological and electrochemical properties. A continuing theme in his research is the use of sol-gel methods to synthesize materials with designed microstructures and properties.
His recent work on electrochemical energy storage includes three-dimensional batteries and pseudocapacitor materials.
He has published over 300 papers in his fields of research and has been awarded some 20 patents. Dunn has received a number of honors including a Fulbright research fellowship, invited professorships at the University of Paris, the University of Bordeaux, the University of Toulouse, Shinshu University and two awards from the Department of Energy for outstanding research in Materials Science.
He is a Fellow of the American Ceramic Society, the Materials Research Society and a member of the World Academy of Ceramics.
In addition to serving on the Board of Reviewing Editors at Science, he is a member of the editorial boards of Advanced Energy Materials, Solid State Ionics, Advanced Electronic Materials, ACS Applied Energy Materials and Journal of the American Ceramic Society.