Derrick C. Mancini

  • Research Professor of Physics


B.S. (Engineering Physics) & B.A. (History), Cornell University
M.S. (Physics) & M.S. (Materials Science), University of Wisconsin–Madison
Ph.D. (Physics), Uppsala University

Research Interests

Research interests include advanced lithographic technologies, nanofabrication, nanofluids and nanogels, beam-induced chemistry, x-ray nanocharacterization, nanotomography, x-ray optics, and synchrotron radiation instrumentation. Co-author of over 200 publications and 6 patents.

"Mehr Licht!" -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1832

Professional Affiliations & Memberships


  • S. Marathe, X. Shi, M. J. Wojcik, N. G. Kujala, H. Wen, R. Divan, D. C. Mancini, A. T. Macrander, L. Assoufid, Probing transverse coherence of x-ray beam with 2-D phase grating interferometer, Optics Express 22, 12 (2014) 14041-14053.
  • S. A. Deshmukh, G. Kamath, K. J. Suthar, D. C. Mancini, S. K. R. S. Sankaranarayanan, Non-equilibrium effects evidenced by vibrational spectra during coil-to-globule transition in poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) subjected to ultrafast heating-cooling cycle, Soft Matter (23 October 2013), 10, 10 (2014) 1462-1480.
  • M. J. Wojcik, D. C. Mancini, R. Divan, L. E. Ocola, X-ray Zone Plate with 25 Aspect Ratio Using a 2-μm-thick Ultrananocrystalline Diamond Mold, Microsystems Technologies 20, 10-11 (October 2014) 2045-2050.
  • S. A. Deshmukh, S. K. R. S. Sankaranarayanan, K. Suthar, D. C. Mancini, Role of solvation dynamics and local ordering of water in inducing conformational transitions in Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) oligomers through the LCST, J. Phys. Chem. B, 116, 9, (2012) 2651-2663.
  • M. F. Bertino, R. R. Gadipalli, L. A. Martin, J. G. Story, B. Heckman, N. Leventis, S. Guha, J. Katsoudas, R. Divan, D. C. Mancini, Quantum Dots by Ultraviolet and X-ray Lithography, Nanotechnology 18 (2007) 315603.
  • V. R. Tirumala, D. C. Mancini, G. T. Caneba, Synthesis of Ultra-fast Response Smart Microgel Structures, Proc. SPIE 5389 (2004) 221-228.
  • R. K. Smither, A. M. Khounsary, D. C. Mancini, K. Abu Saleem, Performance of a Be refractive lens, AIP Conf. Proc., 705 (2004) 716-719.
  • O. V. Makarova, G. Yang, C.-M. Tang, D. C. Mancini, R. Divan, J. Yaeger, Fabrication of Collimators for Gamma-ray Imaging, Proc. SPIE 5539 (2004) 126-132.
  • D. C. Mancini, N. A. Moldovan, R. Divan, F. De Carlo, J. Yaeger, X-ray lenses fabricated by deep x-ray lithography, Proc. SPIE 4783 (2002) 28-36.


Principal Consultant, XRAYNANO;Faculty, Center for Synchrotron Radiation Research and Instrumentation (CSRRI)