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Lynnette D. Madsen

Lynnette D. Madsen
Email:  lmadsen@nsf.gov
Phone: (703) 292-4936
Fax: (703) 292-9035
Room: 1065 N
Organization:   (DMR)
Title:  Program Director
Website: http://www.researcherid.com/rid/F-8323-2012

Program Responsibilities:
Ceramics (CER)
NSF-NIST Interaction in Basic and Applied Scientific Research in BIO, ENG & MPS (NSF-NIST)
Office of Special Programs in Materials Research
Scalable Nanomanufacturing (SNM)

Biography:

Dr. Lynnette D. Madsen has worked at the National Science Foundation (NSF) as a Program Director since 2000. She has been directly responsible for more than 500 awards totaling $155M+. Negotiated co-funding from other programs at NSF and other agencies has increased her effective budget by more than 20%. During her tenure at NSF, she has grown the budget of the Ceramics Program from ~$6M to ~$11M annually and accordingly the number of active awards has increased from ~100 to ~150 at any given time. She also has responsibilities in the Office of Special Programs in Materials Research for education and broadening participation. She has completed three detail assignments at NSF: one focused on increasing the advancement of women in academic careers, another focused on international efforts with Africa and a third, addressed strategic human capital analysis and planning at NSF. She has led new co-operative activities with European researchers in materials; been part of the driving force in program development and initiatives in nanotechnology, manufacturing, sustainability, education, and diversity; and has an active independent research program.

Her research includes epitaxial and pseudomorphic film growth and characterization, combinatorial nanomaterials science applied to perpendicular magnetic recording media, contact formation to silicon carbide, and the characterization of nanoscale graphite intercalation compounds. From 1999-2002, she held a visiting/adjunct faculty position at Carnegie Mellon University. Before working at NSF, she held a faculty position at Linköping University in Sweden where she was promoted to Docent (Associate Professor), and previously she held post-doctoral positions at both Linköping University and the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. Earlier in her career, she spent a decade working in industry at Nortel Networks in Canada. She has enjoyed support from industry (ABB, Siemens and Nortel Networks) for her research and consulting. Her qualifications include a B.A.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Waterloo, an M.Eng. in Electronics from Carleton University, and a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from McMaster University.

To date she has published 90 journal, conference and magazine articles; been awarded two patents; and delivered more than 75 invited scientific or professional talks. NSF has recognized her efforts with two Director Awards, nine Performance Awards and an Incentive Award for Timely Program Management. As well, her accomplishments have been recognized with a 2014 AVS Excellence in Leadership recognition, the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers 2013 Junipero Serra Award, the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Waterloo 2013 Professional Achievement Alumni Medal, and the Materials Research Society 1993 Presentation Award. She has served as a panelist for the National Research Council at the National Academies and currently serves as an advisory board member for the Rosalind Franklin Society.

2015 (in addition to programmatic responsibilities above)

  • Chair, Division of Materials Research (DMR) Diversity and Education Activities Working Group, since 2014
  • Member, DMR International Working Group, 2015
  • Member, Mathematical and Physical Sciences Working Group for Broadening Participation, since 2007
  • DMR contact, Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) - Graduate Research Supplements (GRS) activity, since 2012
  • DMR contact, MPS Graduate Research Supplement for Veterans (MPS-GRSV), since 2014
  • Advisory Board, Rosalind Franklin Society, since 2008
  • Co-chair AVS Focus Topic Accelerating Materials Discovery for Global Competitiveness (MG) at 62 AVS International Symp., 2015
  • AVS Trustee (Awards Committee), 2014 - 2016
  • American Ceramic Society (ACerS) Committee on Strategic Planning for Emerging Opportunities, 2012 - 2015
  • The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Session Organizer: "Solutions for Achieving Gender Equity - Some International Perspectives", AAAS Annual Meeting in San Jose, CA, February 12-16, 2015

Publications 2015

  • Two chpts. in FORWARD to Professorship in STEM: Inclusive Faculty Development Strategies That Work, Elsevier, ISBN: 978-0-12-800855-3, in press (June 2015)
  • S. Freiman and L.D. Madsen, "The State of Ceramic Education in the United States and Future Opportunities" in press, American Ceramic Soc. Bull. (2015).



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