Linda Sapochak

Director of the Division of Materials Research
National Science Foundation

Linda Sapochak is the Division Director for the Division of Materials Research (DMR) at the National Science Foundation (NSF). She has worked in DMR since 2008 as Program Director for the Solid State and Materials Chemistry Program, and the Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) program since 2014. She also managed projects under the Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation: Green Sustainable Buildings, Sustainable Energy Pathways and I-Corps.

Prior to her position at NSF, Linda was an Assistant Professor in the Chemistry Department at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She later worked at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, a DOE national lab, in the energy and efficiency division, to develop organic and inorganic electronic materials for solid state lighting applications. She has published more than 50 scientific publications and holds 16 patents.