Curtis A. Marcott

Franklin E. (Woody) Barton, II
P: +1 513 720-0171
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Publications & Presentations

Curt holds three patents, has 145 publications and given over 650 scientific presentations

Course Instructor

Dr. Marcott has presented short courses on Polymer Spectroscopy, Polarization Modulation Spectroscopy, Advanced Topics in Infrared Spectroscopy, Interpretation of Infrared Spectra, Chemometrics, Chemical Image Analysis, and Infrared Microspectroscopy and Chemical Mapping at the Nanoscale.


Curt has 45 years of experience using optical spectroscopy and other analytical and physical measurement capabilities to solve industrial problems. He is a former Research Fellow at Procter & Gamble where he worked for over 28 years in the Corporate Research Optical Spectroscopy Laboratory. Dr. Marcott received the 1993 Williams-Wright Award from the Coblentz Society for achievement in industrial vibrational spectroscopy and was named the 2001 Cincinnati Chemist of the Year. He is expert in polarized IR spectroscopy and 2DIR. He has vast experience in both polymer and life science applications of spectroscopy. He co-authored a landmark paper on laboratory FT-IR hyperspectral imaging in 1995, and has been intimately involved with the development of nanoscale IR spectroscopy and imaging, giving invited seminars around the world.


B.A. Chemistry and Mathematics major, Concordia College, Moorhead, MN 1974
Ph.D. in Chemistry, University of Minnesota 1979


The Procter & Gamble Company, 1979-2007
Light Light Solutions, LLC 2008-present

Academic Affiliations

Affiliated Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Delaware, Dec. 1, 2013 - present
Adjunct Professor of Chemistry, Miami University, Oxford, OH, Nov. 16, 1999 - Dec. 31, 2014
Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry, University of Utah, Feb. 27 - Mar. 30, 1984

Professional Organizations

Curt was the 2011 President of the Society of Applied Spectroscopy and is a member of the editorial advisory board of Applied Spectroscopy. He is a past member of the editorial advisory boards of Analytical Chemistry and Vibrational Spectroscopy, the A-page advisory panel of Analytical Chemistry, and the Board of Managers of the Coblentz Society. He served as program committee chairman for the 2009 FACSS Conference and the Sixth International Conference on Advanced Vibrational Spectroscopy (ICAVS-6).