Lori E. Tunstall

Assistant Professor

After gaining work experience as a geotechnical engineer and construction estimator, she joined the graduate program at Princeton University, earning a joint Ph.D. in Materials Science and Civil and Environmental Engineering in 2016. Princeton University distinguished Dr. Tunstall with two awards during her graduate program, the Wu Graduate Fellowship in Engineering and Princeton’s Emerging Alumni Scholars Award for 2015 – 2016. Dr. Tunstall continued her work at Princeton University as a postdoctoral research associate for the following year, until beginning an appointment at Honeywell FM&T as a chemical engineer. Here she worked in the advanced manufacturing department, overseeing the development of processes and materials for novel applications of additive manufacturing, including direct-write electronics and direct ink write of polymers. She was selected as a part-time resident at Lawrence Livermore National Lab, where she was responsible for technology transfer between the two sites, and received the 2017 Defense Programs Award of Excellence for her contributions in solving a critical manufacturing issue.

Contact

303-384-2205
Fax: 303-273-3413
ltunstall@mines.edu

Labs and Research Centers

Tunstall Materials Research Group

Education

  • PhD Civil and Environmental Engineering & Material Science, Princeton University, 2016
  • BS. Civil Engineering, The College of New Jersey, 2008

Publications

  • “Microstructure and Dissolution of Aluminosilicate Geopolymers Made from Mine Tailings Source Material,” C. Clements, A. Hedayat, L.E. Tunstall, Geo-Congress 2022, American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, VA (2022): 665-663

  • “Air entraining admixtures: mechanisms, evaluations, and interactions”, L.E. Tunstall, M.T. Ley, and G.W. Scherer, Cement and Concrete Research 150 (2021): 106557

  • “A new hypothesis for air loss in cement systems containing fly ash,” L.E. Tunstall, G.W. Scherer, and R.K. Prud’homme, Cement and Concrete Research 142 (2021): 106352

  • “Studying AEA interaction in cement systems using tensiometry”, L.E. Tunstall, G.W. Scherer, and R.K. Prud’homme, Cement and Concrete Research 92 (2017) 29-36

  • “Linking surfactant molecular structure to mortar frost protection”, L.E. Tunstall, G.W. Scherer, R.K. Prud’homme, International RILEM conference on materials, systems and structures in civil engineering. conference segment on frost action in concrete (August 2016)

  • “Foam index measurements on mixes of air entraining agents, super plasticizers and fly ash-cement-filler blends”, Stefan Jacobsen, Henrik Nordahl-Pedersen, Hawar Omer Rasol, Øyvind O. Lødemel, Lori Tunstall and George W. Scherer, International RILEM conference on materials, systems and structures in civil engineering. Conference segment on frost action in concrete (August 2016)

  • “Influence of fly ash on air entrainment”, L.E. Tunstall and G.W. Scherer, 8 p., paper C3-1 in Proc. Int. Cong. Durability of Concrete, Trondheim, Norway, June 18-21, 2012, Eds. Harald Justnes, Stefan Jacobsen, ISBN 978-82-8208-031-6

  • “Predicting AEA dosage by Foam Index and adsorption on Fly Ash”, S. Jacobsen, M. Ollendorff, M. Geiker, L. Tunstall, and G.W. Scherer, pp. 103-120, Proc. Nordic Concrete Federation Workshop on Durability aspects of fly ash and slag in concrete, (Norw. Public Roads Adm. Oslo, 15-16 February 2012