Jennifer DiStefano

Graduate Student

Jennifer is a materials science graduate student and NSF Graduate Research Fellow at Northwestern University. She works to understand a new class of super-flat materials called 2D materials. Her lab uses high powered microscopes to view these materials nearly down to the individual atoms. She hopes to one day see these materials used in future electronic devices. She has also been a leader of the Northwestern Graduate Society of Women Engineers for several years and is committed to science outreach in the local community. When not in the lab, she enjoys hiking, listening to big band jazz, and exploring the jungles of Costa Rica.

Content by Jennifer DiStefano


It’s virtually impossible to read this blog without the aid of plastics.


They are concealed at the tip of your pencil. They linger in the lubricant in your car. They have been hiding in plain sight your entire life.