- Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University, 2020
- M.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University, 2016
- B.S., Civil Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 2014
- B.S., Mathematics, Johns Hopkins University, 2014
- Professional Engineer Civil, California, #94465
- Professional Engineer, New Jersey, #24GE05999800
- Professional Engineer, New York, #108748
- Safety Assessment Evaluator (CA)
- Adjunct Professor, New York University, Tandon School of Engineering, 2023 - present
- Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Fellowship, 2018
- National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, 2015-2018
- Stanford School of Engineering Fellowship, 2014
- Johns Hopkins Civil Engineering Award, 2014
- Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society, 2014
- American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), member
- Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI), member
- Structural Engineers Association of New York (SEAoNY), associate member
- Structural Engineering Institute (SEI), Optimal Structural Design committee member
Dr. Martin specializes in investigating structural failures, disaster risk management, and earthquake engineering. He has experience in dynamic analysis of complex structural systems, computational simulation of structures subject to extreme loads, and design of innovative seismic protective systems.
As a consultant, Dr. Martin has served on projects involving structural collapse, seismic performance of highway bridges, multi-hazard risk analysis, and construction defects and code compliance issues of high-rise buildings. His expertise includes optimization, statistical analysis and data-driven techniques related to hazard analysis and seismic performance of steel and concrete structures.
Dr. Martin developed seismic capacity design methods for steel rocking braced frames and validated them through nonlinear response history analysis. He developed structural topology optimization algorithms for buildings under seismic excitation and implemented the procedure for large-scale 3D structures using high-performance computing. He also developed optimization algorithms for nonlinear dampers of stacked rocking systems using a novel ground motion selection procedure.
Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Martin worked as a consultant for the World Bank in disaster economics and risk management, specifically on the economic impact of COVID-19 and natural disasters on poverty and inequality. Dr. Martin is a recurring guest lecturer at Stanford University where he teaches structural optimization.