Staff Directory

Jonathan D Madison

Program Director

Program Responsibilities:
Metals and Metallic Nanostructures (MMN)


Jonathan D. Madison, Ph.D. is a Program Director in the Division of Materials Research (DMR) within the Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS) with responsibility for the Metals and Metallic Nanostructures (MMN) Portfolio. Jonathan joined NSF in 2021 as a Visiting Scientist, Engineer, Educator (VSEE) Appointee. Prior to his time at NSF, Jonathan was an R&D scientist at Sandia National Laboratories, in Albuquerque, New Mexico where he conributed to Sandia's mission through the Material, Physical and Chemical Sciences Center for more than a decade.  

Madison received his B.S. from Clark Atlanta University in Engineering Science with a concentration in Mechanical in 2003 and received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Materials Science & Engineering from the University of Michigan in 2007 and 2010, respectively. In addition to Sandia National Laboratories, Jonathan has spent time supporting basic and applied research at Washington State University, Pullman WA; the Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C.; and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  

Before his time at NSF, Jonathan’s research interests focused on the intersection of experimental and computational techniques for 3D reconstruction and quantitative characterization of microstructure and simulations of microstructural evolution using kinetic monte carlo approaches to provide multi-scale, experimental characterization that enables materials-based insights and solutions.