Dr. Martin is one of the architects of the department's computational physics program and has developed modules, courses, and the Computer Physics degree program. He is currently working on guided Mathematica notebooks for use with upper division physics courses.
Dr. Martin's research specialty is computational space plasma physics and nonlinear dynamics. He is currently involved in modeling the earth's magnetosphere and investigating charged particle dynamics in the geomagnetic tail and magnetopause regions. Dr. Martin is co-director of the Space Physics Research and Instruction group, a research group involved in space physics research and physics education.