Dr. Marc R. Nyden is a research chemist in the Flammability Reduction Group of the Fire Research Division (FRD) of the Engineering Laboratory (EL) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Dr. Nyden came to NIST in 1986. His research embraces a wide range of areas including: the electronic structures of atoms and molecules; the spectroscopic analyses of complex mixtures; and the kinetics and mechanisms of polymer degradation. He is currently involved in projects focusing on the development of new approaches to assess the combustibility of materials and to measure the release of engineered nanoparticles from polymer nanocomposites.
Before joining NIST, Dr. Nyden was a Postdoctoral Associate at the University of North Carolina and Assistant Professor of Chemistry at the University of Michigan-Flint. He has continued to pursue his interest in teaching by serving as an adjunct faculty member in the Chemistry and Physics Department of The Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences.
Fire Research Division
Flammability Reduction Group
Wesleyan University, Ph.D., Physical Chemistry, 1980
University of Bridgeport, B.S., Chemistry, 1975