Regents Professor; Georgia Power Chair of Energy Efficiency
School of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Georgia Institute of Technology
Bio: Seth Marder is currently Regent's Professor, the Georgia Power Chair of Energy Efficiency, and Professor of Chemistry and Materials Science and Engineering (courtesy) at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is also a co-founder of Arizona Microsystems, LLC; Focal Point, LLC; and LumoFlex, LLC. He is the former Director and currently an Associate Director of the Center for Organic Photonics and Electronics (COPE) at Georgia Tech.
Professor Marder obtained a Bachelors of Science in Chemistry from MIT in 1978 and his Doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1985, where he was a W. R. Grace Fellow. Professor Marder then was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Oxford from 1985-1987. After his stay at Oxford, he moved to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) California Institute of Technology (Caltech) where he was a National Research Council Resident Research Associate from 1987-1989.
He later became a member of the Technical Staff at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a member of the Beckman Institute at Caltech, and Associate Director for the Office of Naval Research Center for Advanced Multi-Functional Nonlinear Optical Polymers and Molecular Assemblies until he moved to the University of Arizona in 1998. He was the founding director of the Consortium for Advanced Nanoscopic Science and Technology at the University of Arizona and is the Deputy Director and co-principal investigator for the National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center: Materials and Devices for Information Technology Research. In 2003 he moved to the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the Georgia Institute of Technology where he was appointed the founding director for the Center for Organic Photonics and Electronics, and holds a courtesy appointment in the School of Materials Science and Engineering. He is an Associate Director for a Department of Energy funded Energy Frontier Research Center. In addition Professor Marder is a Guest Professor at Shanghai Jiaotong University, Huazhang University of Science and Technology, Anhui University, Wuhan University, and was an invited Visiting Professor at the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan.
His research interests are in the development of materials for organic electronics, organic solar cells, and organic nonlinear optics, applications of organic dyes for photonic, display, electronic, and medical applications, surface science and interfaces, and organometallic chemistry.