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Alex B. Martinson

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Alex Martinson is a Chemist at Argonne National Laboratory in the Materials Science Division, Interfaces for Clean Energy Theme, Surface Chemistry Group.

Biography

Alex Martinson is a Chemist at Argonne National Laboratory in the Materials Science Division, Interfaces for Clean Energy Theme, Surface Chemistry Group. The aim of his research is to elucidate and leverage a multitude of technologically relevant surface chemistries and optoelectronic processes that occur at the interface between materials. The research tests the limits of what is possible in digital materials synthesis and device fabrication at length scales approaching the atomic level.
 
Present work is intended to advance the science of solar energy conversion, catalysis, and water remediation through the design, modeling, and fabrication of photovoltaics (PV), solar fuels platforms, single site catalytic frameworks, and advanced membrane materials. Disruptive designs are enabled through the precise spatial and chemical control afforded by atomic layer deposition (ALD). These studies explore the intersection of earth-abundant materials, photoelectrochemistry, and targeted materials synthesis in order to study their synergies and reveal the shortcomings of our control over energy and matter.

Education

  • Ph.D. Physical Chemistry, Northwestern University - 2008
  • B.A., Chemistry and Mathematics, Luther College - 2003

Professional Experience

  • Senior Fellow, Northwestern Argonne Institute for Science and Engineering (NAISE), N - 2016-present
  • Chemist, Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) - 2014-present
  • Assistant Chemist, ANL - 2009-2014
  • Director’s Postdoctoral Fellow, ANL - 2008-2009
  • Founding Member - ANL-NU Solar Energy Research Center ERFC
  • Founding Member - Inorganometallic Catalysis Design Center (ICDC)
  • Founding Member - Advanced Materials for Energy-Water Systems Center
  • 81 publications with 5400+ total citations
  • Author and inventor on 11 patents and pending applications

 

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