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Heather Bullen, Associate Professor

Dr. Heather Bullen joined NKU in 2004 as an analytical chemist. She received her Ph.D. from Michigan State University and was a postdoctoral research associate at Iowa State University, Ames Laboratory-Department of Energy.

The Bullen Research Group conducted multidisciplinary research that involved the use of various analytical chemistry methods to study biofilms, which have a profound impact on industrial, food processing, and medical settings. Students used a variety of techniques to understand how biofilms form and aid in the discovery of ways to prevent them.

After her passing, NKU established a scholarship in her name to reward first generation STEM students for their leadership and academic efforts at NKU. If you wish to contribute to this fund, donations can be sent to the address below or online here (select "Other" and indicate the Heather Bullen Award when you donate):

Dr. Heather Bullen Scholarship Fund
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
1 Nunn Drive
Highland Heights KY 41076


Heather Bullen Memorial Award Recipients

Year Recipient
2016 Alyssa Farmer (Mathematics & Statistics)
2015 Lucas Edelen (Chemistry & Biochemistry)
2014 Jonathan Webster (Biological Sciences)