BSc (Hons), PhD

Dr Mar is an accomplished technologist, innovator, and entrepreneur with a unique combination of commercial and technical experience, gained over 20 years from research organisations, tech start-ups, small businesses, and one of the world’s iconic science corporations.

Currently Dr Mar is Commercialisation Manager for CSIRO. Prior to that appointment, Dr Mar was a co-founder and COO of Instrument Works, and founder and director of Red Planet Innovation. Other roles include director and head of technology for EarthSafe Australia; technology manager of Redfern Polymer Optics; and founder and director of Materials Innovation and Technology.

He has also served as business development manager for National Nanofabrication Facility, and manager business and scientific services and adjunct associate professor at the University of NSW.

For a number of years, Dr Mar was employed by DuPont in a variety of roles. Whilst there, he was awarded the DuPont Six Sigma Green Belt, and completed the Leadership Excellence Program.