Mark R. Marten


Professor & Department Chair (departmental page)
Department of Chemical, Biochemical & Environmental Engineering
UMBC, Engineering Building, Room 314 (map)
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250


Dr. Marten has been studying filamentous fungi for over 25 years. In graduate school his focus was on protein secretion from yeast. At NC State he studied cellulase production and the impact of viscous broth on fermentation parameters. He continued this work at Novozymes and then at UMBC with a particular focus on protein expression and morphological development influencing productivity in large-scale industrial fermentations. For the past 10 years, his focus has been on the systems biology of fungi, using proteomic analysis as a tool to understand differential protein expression. In 2012 he founded MycoInnovation, LLC to exploit filamentous fungi as hosts for expression of recombinant protein.


  • Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Purdue University (1991)
  • M.S. Chemical Engineering, Purdue University (1988)
  • B.S. Chemical Engineering, SUNY Buffalo (1986)


  • MycoInnovation, LLC, CEO (2012-present)
  • Department of Chemical, Biochemical and Environmental Engineering, UMBC
    • Department Chair 2017-present
    • Professor, 2008-present
    • Interim Chair, 2016-17
    • Associate Professor,  2003-2008
    • Assistant Professor, 1996-2003
  • Novozymes N. America, Franklinton, NC Biochemical Engineering, 1994-96
  • N.C. State University, Raleigh, NC Biochemical Engineering, 1993-94