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Dean DeLongchamp


I lead the Polymer Processing Group, which develops measurement methods, data, standards, and science for the processing and manufacturing of materials into functional forms that include thin films, nanostructures, and shaped bulk solids. We provide expertise in in situ processing measurements, structure and order evolution, nanofabrication, polymer phase behavior, and polymer dynamics needed to improve the performance of materials in application areas such as energy and electronics.

My work also includes a specialization in soft X-ray spectroscopy and scattering, which are powerful synchrotron-based tools that measures the composition and molecular orientation of organic systems.

    Research Opportunities

    National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship – Open to U.S. citizens. Please contact me if you're interested in applying! 



    • Arthur S. Flemming Award (2015)
    • National Academies of Engineering Indo-US Frontiers (2012)
    • National Academies of Science Kavli Fellow (2010)
    • NIST William P. Slichter Award (2010)
    • Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) (2009)
    • NIST Bronze Medal Award (2008)
    • Sigma Xi young Investigator Award (2008
    • NRC/NIST Postdoctoral Fellow Appointment (2003)
    • NSF/KOSEF Korea Summer Institute Award (2002)
    • MRS Graduate Student Award (2002)
    • National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship Appointment (1998)


    Created March 29, 2019