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Marek W. Urban

Marek W. Urban is the J.E. Sirrine Foundation Endowed Chair and Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Chemistry (courtesy) Departments at Clemson University. Prior to joining Clemson University, he was a professor, department chair, and director of polymer science programs at NDSU and USM, where he also directed the Materials Research Science and Engineering (MRSEC) as well as Industry/University Cooperative Research (I/U CRC) Centers funded by the National Science Foundation. He is the author of about 500 research publications and 12 patents, author of four and editor of seven books. His research on self-healing polymers and antimicrobial polymer surfaces has been featured by numerous media. He is the Fellow of American Chemical Society (ACS) PMSE Division, the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), American Institute of Chemists (AIC), and the American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS). His research group current research efforts focus on the development of polymeric materials and interfaces with ‘living-like’ functions, self-healing commodity polymers, new generations of stimuli-responsive materials with adaptable, sensing, and signaling functions as well as spectroscopic imaging methods enabling molecular detection of stimuli-responsiveness.