The Citadel

The Military College of South Carolina


Dr. Marc F. Settin

settin1Dr. Marc F. Settin received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry from The Citadel in Charleston, S.C. in 1980. He continued his career in Chemistry and completed his Master’s degree from Clemson University in 1983. Working in collaboration with The National Institutes of Health, Cancer Research studies program, Dr. Settin completed his studies in 1987, receiving his Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from Clemson University, Clemson S.C.

Dr. Settin began his own business in 1987 developing and producing high purity solvents and organometallic compounds for Eastman-Kodak Co. based in Rochester, N.Y. He continued in the development of high purity inorganic compounds for use as active biological agents and catalysts. During his career, some of his achievements have included the creation of metal template materials for antibiotic production, modifiers for air bag deployment, and specific metal catalysts for use in the production nucleic acids, proteins and active pharmaceutical ingredients. Along with his business partner, Robert F. Settin, their company, Barker Industries, Inc. located in Charlotte, N.C. continues to produce high purity inorganic and organometallic compounds for a global marketplace in the areas of pharmaceutical, electronic and automotive technologies.

Dr. Settin is currently the chairman of the advisory board to the School of Science and Mathematics at The Citadel in Charleston, S.C. He is also the advisory board co-chairman for Catholic Charities, Diocese of Charlotte. Dr. Settin has also been a community board president and was the recipient of the 2010 North Carolina Community Associations Institute Award. He was inducted into the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society in 2004.

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