Dr. Seth R. Marder

Dr. Seth R. Marder is a Regents’ Professor and the Georgia Power Chair of Energy Efficiency in the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry and a Professor of Materials Science and Engineering (courtesy) at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Marder obtained his Ph.D. (1985) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Chemistry and completed his postdoctoral research at the University of Oxford and was a National Research Council Resident Research Associate at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) California Institute of Technology (Caltech). He was a founding director of the Center for Organic Photonics and Electronics and is currently the Co-Director of the NSF Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) at Georgia Tech. He is a recipient of the American Chemical Society (ACS) Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award and Fellow of the Optical Society of America, Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE), American Physical Society, Royal Society of Chemistry, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has served on various Editorial Boards for scientific publications including Science, Chemical Communications, Chemistry of Materials, Journal of Materials Chemistry, Advanced Functional Materials, and most recently as the Founding Chair of the Editorial Board for the Royal Society of Chemistry’s new flagship materials journal, Materials Horizons. His research interests are in the development of materials for nonlinear optics, applications of organic dyes for photonic, display, electronic and medical applications, and organometallic chemistry. He can be reached by e-mail at seth.marder@chemistry.gatech.edu or see http://www.marder.gatech.edu/.