Vice-Chancelor’s Seminar Series
In her talk, Dr. Djokic will speak about how her academic experience has allowed her to work on the technical-policy interface in various contexts relevant to the advancement of scientific research, education, and energy technology.
Denia Djokic, Ph.D.
Denia Djokic holds a Ph.D. and an M.S. in Nuclear Engineering from the University of California – Berkeley and a B.S. in Physics from Carnegie Mellon University in 2005. Her past academic research has focused on topics such as radioactive waste management and systems modeling of advanced nuclear fuel cycles, environmental impact evaluation of Yucca Mountain Repository, and radioactive waste classification systems. Dr. Djokic is a dedicated advocate for the successful integration of scientific knowledge into policy, equity and inclusion in STEM fields, and effective science communication. Recently, Dr. Djokic served as Science Advisor at the Ministerio Coordinador de Conocimiento y Talento Humano. She currently lives in Quito, but will be leaving in the fall to join Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs as a postdoctoral fellow to investigate ethical issues of severe nuclear accidents.