Dr. Linda Sapochak is the division director for the Division of Materials Research (DMR) at NSF. She has worked in DMR since 2008 as program director for the Solid State and Materials Chemistry (SSMC) program (5 years), for the Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) program in 2014, and as deputy division Director in 2015. Dr. Sapochak also served as the Acting Deputy Division Director in the Chemistry Division in 2013 and 2014. She has managed additional projects including the Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation: Green Sustainable Buildings, Sustainable Energy Pathways, and I-Corps. Prior to her position at NSF, she was an assistant professor in the Chemistry Department at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. She later accepted a position at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, a DOE national lab in the Energy and Efficiency Division to develop organic and inorganic electronic materials for solid state lighting applications. She has over 50 scientific publications and 16 patents.