PhD Chemistry (Duke U, 1977; Yale, 1981),
Worked for DuPont for 27 years and am currently Head of Discovery Research, DuPont Crop Protection
Married to Maria, a Technical Writer, for 28 years
Two sons: Phillip, 26, and David, 22,
Believe it or not, I still play drums in a rock and roll band called, Rock-it Science
Other hobbies include exercising fanatically, am learning golf.
Maria's hoping for a couple of nice daughters-in-law who can go shopping with her (since she never had that experience with two boys), maybe a grand kid or two, and a quiet life. She's never been too demanding.[Ed: Mark was always a paradigm of humility, but he has filed 19 patents during his career at DuPont: Thompson, Mark E. patents]