Jarrett Dillenburger grew up in Harrison, Ohio. He completed his undergraduate degree at Denison University in Granville, Ohio, where he received his B.S. in Chemistry. During his undergraduate career, Jarrett investigated the manipulation of interfacial organic thin-film surface structures. His work received recognition in the COLL division at the 2017 ACS national conference.
Currently, as a graduate student in the Mallouk group, Jarrett focuses his research on the synthesis and characterization novel layered materials including layered transition metal dichalcogenides, layered perovskites and high entropy materials. He routinely utilizes powdered x-ray diffraction (XRD), UV-Vis and IR spectroscopy, and scanning electron microscopy (SEM).
Outside of the research lab, Jarrett is an amateur historian and musician. He has written several historical biographies and enjoys playing his fiddle and banjo with local bluegrass groups.