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Prof. David Martin

The University of Delaware, United States of America

Prof. David C. Martin is Karl W. and Renate Böer Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Delaware.  His research interests include the design, synthesis, and characterization of conducting polymer coatings for integrating biomedical devices in living tissue, high-resolution microscopy and impedance spectroscopy studies of defects in ordered polymers and organic semiconductors, and the deformation behavior of crystalline polymer and organic molecular materials near surfaces.  His research has been supported by a variety of sources including the National Science Foundation, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the Army Research Office, and the National Institutes of Health.  Before 2009 Prof. Martin was Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and Macromolecular Science and Engineering at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI.  He was a Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer for Biotectix LLC, until its acquisition by Heraeus Medical Components in September, 2017.  He is a Fellow of the American Chemical Society, the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, and the American Physical Society. He spent the past year (2015-2016) on sabbatical leave at the Ecole des Mines de Saint Etienne in Gardanne, France, and was an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at the Max-Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz, Germany from 1997-1998.  Before arriving at Michigan Prof. Martin worked on polyimide morphology with Kenn Gardner and Larry Berger at DuPont Central Research & Development in Wilmington, DE.  Prof. Martin received his Ph.D. in 1990 in Polymer Science and Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, under the direction of Prof. Edwin L. Thomas, the former Dean of Engineering at Rice University in Houston, TX.   He has held previous positions at the General Motors Research Center in Warren, MI; at IBM Technology Division in Burlington, VT; and at GE Carboloy Systems Division in Detroit, MI.

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