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Richard J. Sheridan

Research Interests

  • Physics of thin polymer films
  • Macromolecular separations
  • Characterization and tuning of soft interfaces
  • Additive manufacturing

Previous Research Interests

  • Thermoreversible polymer networks
  • Rheology
  • Polymer composites and nanocomposites
  • Structure-property relationships of responsive polymer systems

Selected non-NIST Publications

Sheridan, R. J. & Bowman, C. N. A simple relationship relating linear viscoelastic properties and chemical structure in a model Diels-Alder polymer network. Macromolecules 45, 7634-7641 (2012).

Sheridan, R. J. & Bowman, C. N. Understanding the process of healing of thermoreversible covalent adaptable networks. Polymer Chemistry 4, 4974-4979 (2013).

Richard Sheridan (small)


NRC Postdoctoral Fellow
Materials Science and Engineering Division
Polymers and Complex Fluids Group

Employment History:

2014-present: NRC Postdoctoral Fellow, Materials Science & Engineering Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology

2013-2014: Research Associate, School of Polymers and High Performance Materials, University of Southern Mississippi

2007-2013: Graduate Student, University of Colorado at Boulder


Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder

B.S., Chemical Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology


Phone: 301-975-4544
Email: richard.sheridan@nist.gov
Fax: 301-975-4924