Full Name
Marc Hillmyer, Ph.D.
Job Title
Co-Founder, Valerian Materials; Director, NSF Center for Sustainable Polymers
Professor, Department of Chemistry; University of Minnesota
Speaker Bio
Marc Hillmyer, Ph.D. received his Bachelor of Science in chemistry from the University of Florida in 1989 and his doctorate in chemistry from the California Institute of Technology in 1994. After completing a postdoctoral research position in the University of Minnesota’s Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, he joined the Chemistry faculty at Minnesota in 1997. He is currently the McKnight Presidential Endowed Chair in Chemistry and leads a research group focused on the synthesis and self-assembly of multifunctional polymers. In addition to his teaching and research responsibilities, Marc served as an associate editor for the ACS journal Macromolecules from 2008-2017, and is currently the editor-in-chief of Macromolecules. He is also the director of the Center for Sustainable Polymers headquartered at the University of Minnesota, a National Science Foundation Center for Chemical Innovation. In addition, Dr. Hillmyer is a Co-Founder of the start-up company Valerian Materials.
Marc Hillmyer, Ph.D.