Rhodes Scholar Jared Dunnmon focused his undergraduate research on novel renewable energy sources, designing and testing clusters of micro-turbine devices in a wind tunnel to determine how much power they could produce. His work garnered Dunnmon the Barry Goldwater Science Award, and the National Academy of Engineering named him a member of its 2009 Grand Challenge Scholars Program. Dunnmon, an A. B. Duke Scholar, majored in mechanical engineering and economics.
Through the DukeEngage program, he served as an environmental policy intern with the mayor of San Francisco. Back at Duke, he worked with several student organizations on sustainability and social entrepreneurship.
Dunnmon is pursuing an MSc in mathematical modeling and scientific computing at Oxford University, and after that plans to earn his Ph.D. and a law degree. He hopes to pursue a career in energy policy and energy research, addressing the world’s pressing energy issues.