Senior Institute Fellow
Research Interests: The aim of Alex’s 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).
Bio: Alex Martinson is a Chemist at ANL in the Materials Science Division, Interfaces for Clean Energy Theme, Surface Chemistry Group. He serves as a co-principal investigator in the Argonne Northwestern Solar Energy Research (ANSER) Center and Inorganometallic Catalysis Design Center EFRCs. He obtained his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Northwestern University under the direction of Prof. Joseph Hupp and was a Director’s Postdoctoral Fellow at ANL under the guidance of Dr. Michael Pellin. Alex’s expertise lies at the intersection of materials targeted materials synthesis, (photo)electrochemistry, and catalysis in order to study their synergies and reveal the shortcomings of our control over energy and matter.