Marek W. Urban
is J.E. Sirrine Foundation Endowed Chair and Professor at Clemson University, Department of Materials Science and Engineering. He directed the NSF Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) on Stimuli-Responsive Polymeric Films and Coatings as well as the Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/U CRC) in Coatings. He has years of research and teaching experience in polymers and coatings, including faculty positions at North Dakota State and University of Southern Mississippi.
Urban is an invited speaker to numerous national and international conferences, published over 300 publications, is the author three books, several patents, and edited seven American Chemical Society Advances in Chemistry Series books as well as Wiley Handbook on Stimuli-Responsive Materials. He chaired the Gordon Research Conferences and is the recipient of numerous awards. His research on antimicrobial polymers and self-repairing polymeric coatings have been featured by numerous media, including New York Times, BBC, NBC, USA Today, Yahoo, many others.
He has been an instructor with the American Chemical Society for over ten years.