Mark Martinez


Director, Advanced Papermaking Initiative (API)

Office: PPC 217


Research Summary

Transport Phenomena, flow visualization, multiphase flows, quantitative microscopy


University of British Columbia, 1995, Ph.D.

University of Toronto, 1990, M.A.Sc.

University of Toronto, 1987, B.A.Sc.

Research interests + projects

ERMP Phase 3: Understanding Energy Reduction and Developing Higher-Value Markets for Mechanical Pulps (research consortium sponsored by AB Enzymes, Alberta Newsprint, BC Hydro, Canfor, FP Innovations, Holmen, Millar Western, Paper Excellence, Valmet, West Fraser and NSERC)

Rapid 3D printing of tough hydrogel films and tubing through reactive hydrodynamic focusing (sponsored by NSERC, BioForm Solutions)

Scholarly and professional activities + affiliations

Pulp and Paper Technical Association (Canada)

Institute of Applied Mathematics

Selected publications + presentations

Paterson, D. T., Eaves, T. S., Hewitt, D. R., Balmforth, N. J., & Martinez, D. M. (2022). One-dimensional compression of a saturated elastoviscoplastic medium. Physical Review Fluids7(5), 054303

MacKenzie, J., Siren, E., Daneshi, M., Melnick, R., Treskatis, T., Wachs, A., & Martinez, D. M. (2022). Fibre-reinforced biocompatible hydrogel to replace single-use plastic tubing in the clinical setting. Chemical Engineering Journal428, 131786.  

Ahmadi, H., O’Keefe, A., Bilek, M. A., Korehei, R., Sella Kapu, N., Martinez, D. M., & Olson, J. A. (2022). Investigation of properties and applications of cellulose-mycelium foam. Journal of Materials Science, 57(22),1-12.

Kargupta, W., Seifert, R., Martinez, D.M., Olson, J., Tanner, J., & Batchelor, W. (2022). Preparation and benchmarking of novel cellulose nanopaper. Cellulose29(8), 4393-4411.

Liu, H., Choi, J., Ebneyamini, A., Kim, K., Martinez, M., & Grace, J.R. (2022). Particle sedimentation models for a commercial lithium extraction process from brine. Chemical Engineering Science264, 118156.