Mark Martinez


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)

Pressure Filtration of Soft Porous Fibre Suspensions (Phase 3): Characterizing density variations using computed tomography(sponsored by Valmet)

Scholarly and professional activities + affiliations

Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry

Institute of Applied Mathematics (UBC)

BioProducts Institute (UBC)

Selected publications + presentations

Brown, S. N. M., Sibellas, A., Drummond, J., Chen, J., Beatson, R.P., Phillion, A.B., Martinez, D.M. (2024). Understanding the origin of microcompressions in cellulose fibres using 4D X-ray micro-computed tomography, Cellulose, 1-13

Villalba, M., Daneshi, M., Martinez, D.M. (2023). Characterizing jamming of dilute and semi-dilute suspensions in a sudden contraction and T-junction, Physics of Fluids, 35(12), 123339

Rahmani, M. & Martinez, D. M. (2023). Estimating 225Ac yield in thorium metal targets. Scientific Reports13(1), 15848.

Li, Z., Tsang, K., Xu, Y. T., Drummond, J. G., Martinez, D. M., & MacLachlan, M. J. (2023). Exploring the anisotropic properties of chiral nematic cellulose nanocrystal aerogels: outstanding directional mechanical strength and unexpected surface-dependent thermal conductivity. Journal of Materials Chemistry A11(34), 18291-18301.

Villalba, M. E., Daneshi, M., Chaparian, E., & Martinez, D. M. (2023). Atypical plug formation in internal elastoviscoplastic fluid flows over non-smooth topologies. Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics, 105078.

Li, Z., Soto, M. A., Drummond, J. G., Martinez, D. M., Hamad, W. Y., & MacLachlan, M. J. (2023). Cellulose Nanocrystal Gels with Tunable Mechanical Properties from Hybrid Thermal Strategies. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces15(6), 8406-8414.