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Michael Martin is a nationally-recognized expert in fluid mechanics and heat transfer in engineering systems who applies this expertise to problems in sustainability, ranging from green steelmaking to energy efficiency in quantum computing. He joined NREL in 2017 after holding research positions at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, NASA-Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and Louisiana State University, as well as policy positions with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research and the U.S. Senate. He also has several laboratory planning roles, including serving as NREL’s practicum coordinator for the DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (CSGF), representing NREL in the HPC4EI program, and serving on the directorate’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Team.  

Research Interests

Green manufacturing

Supercritical carbon dioxide systems

Computational heat transfer and fluid dynamics

Thermal management

Quantum computing

Professional Experience

ASME Congressional Science and Engineering Fellow, United States Senate (2016–2017)

AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow, U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science, Advanced Scientific Computing Research (2014–2016)

Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Louisiana State University (2008–2014)

Summer Faculty Fellow, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (2009–2012) 

Postdoctoral Researcher, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (2006–2008)

Education/Academic Qualification

Bachelor, Mechanical Engineering, University of Florida

PhD, Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan

Master, East Asian Studies, University of Michigan

Master, Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan

Master, Science and Technology Studies, Virginia Tech


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