Academic Credentials
  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Tufts University, 2023
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Tufts University, 2018
Professional Honors
  • Experimental Mechanics Competition Finalist, IMECE2019

Dr. Dienemann is a material scientist and mechanical engineer who specializes in battery science and technology. She has extensive experience in researching next-generation lithium metal batteries (LMBs), including synthesis and characterization of cell components and failure analysis. She specializes in assessing mechanical behaviors of electrodes along with their relationships to battery cycle life. At Exponent, Dr. Dienemann supports clients by performing quality evaluations, root cause failure analysis, and performance assessments across battery applications ranging from consumer electronics to electric vehicles and beyond. Outside of Exponent, Dr. Dienemann organizes monthly open-source Battery Forums (formerly known as "Battery Brunch") as Project Director for the Volta Foundation.

Dr. Dienemann's doctoral research investigated lithium metal dendrite suppression by a hybrid composite separator and an artificial solid electrolyte interphase. To understand relevant mechanisms, she conducted micro-computed tomography (CT), mechanical characterization, and pouch cell performance evaluations. As her work was carried out at Ionic Materials in collaboration with their Battery group, she gained experience in polymerization techniques such as atom transfer radical polymerization and click chemistry as well as in manufacturing techniques such as extrusion in an industrial dry room.