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Michael Martin

Researcher IV-High Performance Computing

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Michael James Martin joined NREL in 2017 as a staff scientist after holding a range of scientific and policy positions in academia, federal research facilities such as the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) and NASA-JPL, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science, and the United States Senate. His research interests include applying computational fluid dynamics and heat transfer to a range of engineering systems, with a particular interest in extreme environments including supercritical fluids, micro- and nano-systems, and rarefied flows. 


Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan

M.S., Science and Technology Studies, Virginia Tech 

M.A., East Asian Studies, University of Michigan

M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Florida

Featured Work

2015 Department of Energy Quadrennial Technology Review (2015) 

Measurement of continuum breakdown during disc spin-down in low pressure airAIAA Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer (2015)

Momentum and heat transfer in laminar slip flow over a cylinderAIAA Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer (2013)

Gas flow and heat transfer in nanotube and nanowire arraysPhysics of Fluids (2012)

Dynamic simulation of atomic force microscope cantilevers oscillating in liquidJournal of Applied Physics (2008)

Momentum and heat transfer in a laminar boundary layer with slip flowAIAA Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer (2006)