Deborah L. Stanley is a research chemist in the Polymeric Materials Group of the Materials and Structural Systems Division (MSSD) of the Engineering Laboratory (EL) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Ms. Stanley is a Research Chemist for the Polymeric Materials Group. She is currently involved in analytical measurements, primarily related to photodegradation of polymers and helps manage and maintain the SPHERE. She also does work in surface science. Ms. Stanley is a member of the ACS and a former student affiliate of the Society of Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh (SACP).
Originally from Akron, Ohio, Ms. Stanley attended Waynesburg College in Pennsylvania, where she studied chemistry and computer science. She also received a Master's Degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Johns Hopkins University.