Shawn M. Dirk
Shawn M. Dirk received his B.S. degree from the Department of Chemistry at Millersville University of Pennsylvania in 1998 and his Ph.D. degree in chemistry from Rice University in 2002 under the guidance of Professor James M. Tour, working in the field of nanometer scale electronics. He then spent two years as a Postdoctoral Associate at Sandia National Laboratories before taking a position as a Senior Member of the Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories. In 2009, he was named as a Young Industrial Investigator by the Organic Division of the American Chemical Society. In 2010, Sandia National Laboratories named him as an Up-and-Coming Innovator. In the same year, he was promoted to Principal Member of the Technical Staff. His current research focuses on organic materials development in the areas of surface chemistry, self-assembly, sensor science, nanocomposites, biomaterials, and electronic material development. He has coauthored over 42 publications and holds two U.S. patents.
Biography Updated on 25 January 2011