02/21/19 - 9:45 AM to 10:45 AM
Department Seminar: Alex Martinson, Ph.D.
Alex Martinson is a chemist at the 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 and catalysis through the design, modeling, and fabrication of photovoltaics (PV), solar fuels platforms, and single site catalytic frameworks. 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.
About Alex Martinson
Alex Martinson earned his bachelor's degree in chemistry and mathematics from Luther College, and his doctorate in physical chemistr at Northwestern University. He was a Director's Post-Doctoral Fellow at ANL for a year and then an assistant chemist. He has been a chemist at ANL since 2014, and is also a senior fellow at the Northwestern Argonne Institute for Science and Engineering at Northwestern.