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Carlos J. Martinez

Carlos J. Martinez

Assistant Professor of Materials Engineering

Dr. Carlos J. Martinez received a B.S. in physics and electronics from the University of Puerto Rico at Humacao. He spent a year at Los Alamos National Laboratory before beginning his graduate studies. He received his Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he worked with Professor Jennifer Lewis in the area of ceramic film formation.

Following graduation, Dr. Martinez worked on a project studying the phase evolution of colloidal gels and crystals prepared from microsphere-nanoparticle suspensions. He received a National Research Council postdoctoral fellowship to work with Steve Semancik in the Process Measurements Division at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, developing porous nanostructures for chemical sensing. Dr. Martinez also spent two years as a visiting scientist in Professor David Weitz's group at Harvard University.