Staff Directory

Jonathan D Madison

W 9216
Program Director

Program Responsibilities:
Accelerating Research Translation (ART)
Division of Materials Research: Topical Materials Research Programs (DMR-TMRP)
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 a Principal 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 over 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 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 the quantitative study of microstructure in three-dimensions. Experimental techniques employed centered on mechanical serial-sectioning and micro-computed tomgraphy while his simulation activities focused largely upon kinetic monte carlo approaches. Overall, his work provided multi-scale, experimental characterization to enable materials-based insights and solutions.