Marc was born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland.
He completed his Masters in Chemistry at the University of Strathclyde in 2011. In 2015, he completed his Carnegie Trust-sponsored PhD in Chemistry at Strathclyde. From 2015-16, Marc was a postdoctoral research associate with at the University of Edinburgh. During that time, he was inducted into the SciFinder Future Leaders in Chemistry programme.
In 2016, Marc won the prestigious Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship and rejoined the Department of Pure & Applied Chemistry at Strathclyde from 2017-20. This position was supported by GlaxoSmithKline, and he was thus the first Strathclyde-GSK Early Career Academic. In 2018, Marc was selected to participate in the Scottish Crucible leadership program, the Merck Innovation Cup, and was part of the Converge Challenge Entrepreneurship Competition Top 30. In 2020 Marc became a CPACT-supported Research Fellow and then Lecturer for Innovation in Education at the University of Bristol.
Most recently, Marc was awarded a UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship, joining the Department of Pure & Applied Chemistry at Strathclyde.
He holds a visiting lectureship at the University of Bristol, and a visiting Enterprise Fellowship in the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship at the University of Strathclyde.
His interests include physical organic chemistry, computer vision, cheminformatics, virtual reality, process safety, and the psychology of the imposter phenomenon.
He is the author of the book You Are (Not) a Fraud: A Scientist's Guide to the Imposter Phenomenon.
Marc is as passionate about teaching as research. Following timeless examples set by accomplished teachers such as Richard Feynman, Marc enjoys public speaking and exploring new ways to teach old concepts.
During his PhD and postdoc, Marc's teaching experience spanned undergraduate, masters, PhD, and postdoc supervision.
In his current post, Marc teaches The Practice & Pitfalls of Studying Organic Reaction Mechanisms - a self-made physical organic chemistry video lecture series taught to ScotCHEM and GSK postgraduates. The series now openly available on YouTube. Marc also teaches on the 3rd Year undergraduate Organic Chemistry module, and guest lectures in Dr Lucrezia Casulli's Mindset Lab.
Our emerging multidisciplinary research team focuses on the data-driven understanding of process chemistry. We combine structured experimental data with computational modeling and informatics to build a predicitive overview of industrially-relevant chemical processes.
Current interests include:
- Computer vision in chemical kinetics.
- Process safety training technologies.
- Industry-friendly reagent design.
- DTP 2224 University of Strathclyde | Fyfe, Calum
- Reid, Marc (Principal Investigator) Palmer, David (Co-investigator) Fyfe, Calum (Research Co-investigator)
- 01-Jan-2022 - 01-Jan-2026
- Doctoral Training Partnership 2020-2021 University of Strathclyde | Taylor, Madeleine
- Palmer, David (Principal Investigator) Reid, Marc (Co-investigator) Taylor, Madeleine (Research Co-investigator)
- 01-Jan-2021 - 01-Jan-2025
- Computer Vision for Analytical Chemistry (CVAC): Scalable Productivity for Chemical Manufacturing- UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship
- Reid, Marc (Fellow)
- 01-Jan-2021 - 31-Jan-2025
- Understanding the Reliability and Transferability of Machine Learning
- Nelson, David (Principal Investigator) Palmer, David (Co-investigator) Reid, Marc (Co-investigator)
- 01-Jan-2021 - 31-Jan-2024
- Industrial CASE Account - University of Strathclyde 2018 | Mulrainey, Paul
- Kerr, William (Principal Investigator) Reid, Marc (Co-investigator) Tuttle, Tell (Co-investigator) Mulrainey, Paul (Research Co-investigator)
- 01-Jan-2019 - 01-Jan-2023
- RSC Researcher Mobility Grant
- Reid, Marc (Principal Investigator)
- £2,300 funding for visit to Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) to conduct collaborative research in the area of cheminformatics.
This project was a collaboration between the Universities of Strathclyde, Edinburgh, and LJMU
- 10-Jan-2017 - 17-Jan-2017
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