Faculty Profile for Dr. Benjamin Martin

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Dr. Benjamin Martin
Associate Professor — Chemistry and Biochemistry
CHEM 314
phone: (512) 245-6077

Biography Section

Research Interests

Low temperature synthesis and post-synthesis structural modification

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Yu, J., Xiang, L., Martin, B., Clearfield, A., & Sun, L. (2015). Direct growth of layered intercalation compounds via single step one-pot in-situ synthesis. Chemical Communications, 51, 11398–11400.
  • Yu, J., Martin, B., Clearfield, A., Luo, Z., & Sun, L. (2015). One-step direct synthesis of layered double hydroxide single layer nanosheets. Nanoscale, 7, 9448–9451.
  • Gonzales, C. M., Wu, C. W., Tracy, J. B., & Martin, B. (2015). Photochemical synthesis of size-tailored hexagonal ZnS quantum dots. Chemical Communications, 51, 3087–3090.
  • Gonzales, C. M., Martin, B., & Betancourt, T. (2014). Photochemical synthesis of bimetallic and anisotropic Au-containing nanoparticles using a one-step protocol. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2, 17574–17585.
  • Winkel, K. L., Carberry, J. R., Wood, L. M., Araya, M., Isgard, Z. W., Cantu, T., … Irvin, J. A. (2014). Donor-acceptor-donor polymers utilizing pyrimidine-based acceptors. Reactive and Functional Polymers, 83, 113–122.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: 2017 College Achievement Award for Excellence in Teaching. 2017
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Favorite Professor Award, Alfred H Nolle Alpha Chi National College Honor Society. 2017
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Runner Up: College of Science and Engineering Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching, Texas State University. 2016
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Favorite Professor, Alpha Chi National College Honor Society. 2015
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Commendable Award, Student Chapter of the American Chemical Society. 2014

Selected Grants

  • Martin, Ben (Principal), Silva, Jesse (Co-Principal). The Development and Implementation of Bias-Related Event Reporting System, a Project in Support of Texas State's Diversity and Inclusion Plan, Texas State University, Texas State University, $5000. (Funded: September 2018 - Present). Grant.
  • Brittain, Bill (Principal), Martin, Benjamin (Co-Principal). Texas State University PREM: Center on Interfaces in Materials. A Partnership with the Research Triangle MRSEC, National Science Foundation, $85000. (Funded: June 1, 2012 - May 31, 2017). Grant.
  • Feakes, Debra A (Co-Principal), Martin, Benjamin (Principal). MRI: Acquisition of a Cyber-enabled Benchtop Single Crystal X-Ray Diffractometer For Small Molecule Structure Analysis for Research and Educational Purposes, National Science Foundation, $124880. (Funded: August 1, 2008 - July 31, 2009). Grant.
  • Martin, Benjamin (Principal), Beall, Gary (Co-Principal), Blanda, Mike (Co-Principal), Feakes, Debra (Co-Principal). MRI: Acquisition of a Cyber-enabled Benchtop Single Crystal X-ray Diffractometer for Small Molecule Structure Analysis for Research and Educational Purposes, National Science Foundation, $178400. (Funded: August 1, 2008 - July 31, 2009). Grant.
  • Martin, Benjamin (Principal). CAREER: Chemically Modified Ternary Chalcogenide Materials, National Science Foundation, $400000. (Funded: February 15, 2008 - January 31, 2015). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Chair
Council for Inclusive Excellence Subcommittee on Bias Incident Reporting System
October 2018-Present
Member
Council for Inclusive Excellence
September 2018-Present
Chair
Search Committee for Bio/Inorganic Chemist
May 2018-Present
Associate Chair
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
May 2018-Present
Undergraduate Advisor
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Student Advisory Board
January 2018-Present