Dr. Daniel Asunskis
Chair of the School of Natural Sciences
Dr. Dan Asunskis is the Chair of the School of Natural Sciences, and a BRIN Undergraduate Student Mentor. He completed his Bachelors of Science in Chemistry at Truman State University, which is a small Liberal Arts University in Northern Missouri in 1999. He then completed his Ph.D. in Materials Chemistry at Kansas State University in 2004. Dr. Asunksis started as an Assistant Professor at BHSU in 2010 and was awarded the 2012-2013 Outstanding Teacher Award for the College of Business and Natural Sciences. Later he was given the Student Service Award in 2013 and was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure in August of 2016. His research focus is on nanomaterial synthesis but he has projects using these materials in solar cells, as bio labels for imaging, and testing for their toxicity at the cellular level. His hobbies include reading sci-fi books and playing online video games with his wife and kids.