Martin provides leadership to develop, design, and maintain cutting-edge R&D facilities for ERDC’s seven laboratories. He has held multiple positions, from research environmental engineer to supervisor, to associate technical director as a civil servant. As the chief for the Environmental Engineering Branch he led and managed a $12 million annual R&D budget for a branch of over 30 engineers and scientists that supported research needs for USACE, the Department of Defense, and the nation.
He began his career as an active-duty U.S. Army Engineer Officer stationed primarily at Fort Riley, Kansas, and Giessen, Germany. Martin transitioned from active duty to a research position investigating environmental remediation and active training range best management practices (BMPs) with Applied Research Associates, Inc.
Martin has received numerous local and national-level awards and accolades for his contribution to scientific research and the development of BMPs. He has authored over 50 scientific publications, including numerous invited presentations at local, national, and international conferences and meetings.
In addition to his leadership and technical contributions, he has given his time to supporting the development of future leaders, researchers, and talent across the ERDC. He is active in the ERDC Mentor-Mentee program, passing along his knowledge to others so they will continue to prosper and hone their engineering skills, knowledge, and abilities.Martin received his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Purdue University, his master’s degree in civil and environmental engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, and his Doctor of Philosophy in ecological sciences and engineering from Purdue University.