NYU CHEMISTRY DEPARTMENT
Marcus Weck is a Professor in the Department of Chemistry and the Associate Director of the Molecular Design Institute. He received his M.S. from the University of Mainz, Germany, (1994) and his Ph.D. in Organic and Polymer Chemistry from the California Institute of Technology (1998). He was a German Academic Exchange Service Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University in 1998 and previously taught at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Dr. Weck's research interests are in the areas of organic and polymer chemistry as well as materials science. The main foci of his group are in supported catalysis, the introduction of complexity through the use of orthogonal functionalization methods, colloidal chemistry, and the synthesis of polymers, organized assemblies, biomaterials, and nanostructures. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the NSF Career Award, a DuPont Young Professor Award, a Camille Dreyfus Teacher/Scholar Award, an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, and a Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel-Award. He is a Fellow of the Polymer Division of the American Chemical Society and serves on the international advisory boards of multiple polymer-related journals.
DR. MARCUS WECK