HS ASCEND Mark Sivik

Mark Sivik

Senior Director & Research Fellow, Procter & Gamble (P&G)

Dr. Mark Sivik is currently a Senior Director and Research Fellow at Procter & Gamble (P&G) leading the Strategic Innovation and Technology division for Fabric and Home Care.Since joining P&G in 1992, Mark has worked on new technologies such as softener actives, bleach activators, metal catalysts, pro-perfumes, surfactants, polymers,hueing dyes, and deposition actives. His experience spans molecular design, synthesis, models and mechanisms of functional actives, biodegradable actives,functional fibers and films, program strategies, intellectual propriety, and commercialization of technologies.

He has been awarded more than 200 patents and 25 technical publications. He was awarded the P&G John G. Smale Innovation Award in 2002 and the AmericanChemical Society Central Region Industrial Innovation Award in 2007. He was awarded the P&G Eugene Gosselink Polymer Award in 2019 in Polymer Science. He is amember of the American Chemical Society, AOCS, AATCC, Sigma Xi and several internal P&G organizations. He is also Associate Editor of the Journal of Surfactants andDetergents.

Mark earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Cleveland State University in 1987. While earning his Bachelor of Science degree, he had co-op assignments at GouldElectronics (electrochemical plating), NASA (thin film protective coatings), General Electric (halogen/oxygen lamp modeling chemistry) and Cleveland State University(synthesis of air-sensitive early transition metal coordination complexes). Mark graduated from The Ohio State University in 1992 with a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry. Hiswork focused on the synthesis and study of optically active transition metal complexes and their application to asymmetric induction chemistry.

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