2023 SC EPSCoR State Conference
Dr. Jennifer J. Becker is the DEPSCoR Program Manager for the DoD Basic Research Office. She also serves as the lead for oversight of tri-service basic research programs including the University Research Initiative Programs.
Dr. Becker was previously the Basic and Applied Research Team lead at the DEVCOM-Atlantic office in London, serving as the senior technical scientist, developing and executing an international scientific program to identify unique R&D and new technical capabilities for the US Army.
Prior to that, Dr. Becker was the Chemical Sciences Division Chief and program manager of the Reactive Chemical Systems program at the U.S. Army Research Office. In this role Dr. Becker managed extramural basic research in catalysis, surface chemistry, and multifunctional, responsive, and dynamic chemical systems for hazardous materials management and oversaw the entire Chemical Sciences Division.
Dr. Becker received a B.S. degree in Chemistry from Gettysburg College and a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she investigated late transition metal catalysts for use in asymmetric catalysis and molecular imprinting.