Madhavi Martin

Madhavi Martin

Group Leader, Biomaterials and Biomass Characterization Group

Staff Scientist

Ph.D., Solid State Physics, University of California at Los Angeles, 1992
M.S., Physics, University of California at Los Angeles, 1987
B.S., Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics, Nagpur University, 1980

Research Interests:

Developing laser and imaging technologies for phenotyping wood and grass species with a focus on biomass characterization.

  • Developing laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy along with multivariate models for the detection of rare earth elements in natural materials and in nuclear reactions.
  • Dendrochemistry to understand tree growth and development related to environmental effects.
  • Development of environmental sensors specifically used in complex biological and chemical matrices.
  • Development of multivariate analysis (MVA) models and algorithms used in high-throughput applications.

Recent Publications:

  • Furches, A., D. Kainer, D. Weighill, A. Large, P. Jones, A.M. Walker, J. Romero, J.G.F.M. Gazolla, W. Joubert, M. Shah, J. Streich, P. Ranjan, J. Schmutz, A. Sreedasyam, D. Macaya-Sanz, N. Zhao, M.Z. Martin, X. Rao, R.A. Dixon, S. DiFazio, T.J. Tschaplinski, J.-G. Chen, G.A. Tuskan, and D. Jacobson. 2019. Finding new cell wall regulatory genes in Populus trichocarpa using multiple lines of evidence. Front. Plant Sci. 10: Article 1249, 08 October 2019 129265

  • Multi-Phenotype Association Decomposition: Unraveling Complex Gene-Phenotype Relationships Deborah Weighill1, Piet Jones, Carissa Bleker, Priya Ranjan, Manesh Shah, Nan Zhao, Madhavi Martin, Stephen DiFazio, David Macaya-Sanz, Jeremy Schmutz, Avinash Sreedasyam, Timothy Tschaplinski, Gerald Tuskan and Daniel Jacobson. Frontiers in genetics 10, 417, 2019.

  • Elena Garlea, Brittany Bennett, George Powell, Madhavi Martin, Robert Bridges, John Leckey, “Novel Use of a Hand-Held Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy Instrument to Monitor Hydride Corrosion and Microstructure Effects in Uranium,” Spectrochimica Acta Part B: Atomic Spectroscopy 105651, 2019.

  • Madhavi Martin, Daniel Hamm, Samir Martin, Steve Allman, Gary Bell, Rodger Martin, “Micro-Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy: A Novel Approach Used in the Detection of Six Rare Earths and One Transition Metal,” Minerals, 9(2), 103 (2019). (registering DOI).

  • Timothy James Tschaplinski, Paul E. Abraham, Sara S. Jawdy, Lee E. Gunter, Madhavi Z. Martin, Nancy L. Engle, Xiaohan Yang, Gerald A. Tuskan, “The nature of the progression of drought stress drives differential metabolomic responses in Populus deltoides,” Annals of Botany, mcz002, 1–10 (2019). doi: 10.1093/aob/mcz002 (IF= 4.041)

  • Deborah A Weighill, Piet Jones, Manesh Shah, Priya Ranjan, Wellington Muchero, Jeremy Schmutz, Avinash Sreedasyam, David Macaya-Sanz, Robert Sykes, Nan Zhao, Madhavi Z Martin, Stephen DiFazio, Timothy J Tschaplinski, Gerald Tuskan, Daniel Jacobson, Pleiotropic and Epistatic Network-Based Discovery: Integrated Networks for Target Gene Discovery, bioRxiv, p. 267997 (2018), Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.

  • B. N. Bennett, M. Z. Martin, D. N. Leonard, E. Garlea, “Calibration curves for commercial copper and aluminum alloys using handheld laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy,” Applied Physics B, 124, 42 (2018). (IF=1.7).

  • C Kristian G. Myhre, Mihir J. Mehta, Madhavi Z. Martin, Miting Du, “Comparison of Univariate and Multivariate Approaches for Quantitative Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy Measurements of Europium and Samarium in Aluminum Oxide,” Spectrochimica Acta, Part B: Atomic Spectros, 149, 30–34, (2018). (IF = 3.18)

  • G. Shaw, M. Bannister, T. M. Biewer, M. Z. Martin, F. Meyer, B. D. Wirth, “The detection of He in tungsten following ion implantation by laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy,” Applied Surface Science, 427, Part B, 695–703 (January 2018). (IF = 3.15)

  • Madhavi Z. Martin, David C. Glasgow, Timothy J. Tschaplinski, Gerald A. Tuskan, Lee E. Gunter, Nancy L. Engle, Ann M. Wymore, David J. Weston, “Correlating Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) with Neutron Activation Analysis (NAA) to determine the elemental concentration in the ionome of the Populus trichocarpa leaf,” Spectrochimica Acta Part B, 138, 46–53 (2017). (IF = 3.18)

  • Suresh Poudel, Richard J. Giannone, Miguel RodriguezJr., Babu Raman, Madhavi Z. Martin, Nancy L. Engle, Jonathan R. Mielenz, Intawat Nookaew, Steven D. Brown, Timothy J. Tschaplinski, David Ussery and Robert L. Hettich, “Integrated omics analyses reveal the details of metabolic adaptation of Clostridium thermocellum to lignocellulose-derived growth inhibitors released during the deconstruction of switchgrass”
  • Biotechnology for Biofuels201710:14 DOI: 10.1186/s13068-016-0697-5 (IF= 5.5)
  • Madhavi Martin, Rodger C. Martin, Steve Allman, Deanne Brice, Ann Wymore, and Nicolas Andre. Quantification of Rare Earth Elements using Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy, Spectrochimica Acta Part B:  Atomic Spectroscopy, (2015) Vol 114, pp 65-73. (I.F = 3.18)
  • Madhavi  Z. Martin, R. V. Fox, A. W. Miziolek, F. C. DeLucia Jr., and Nicolas André, “Spectral Analysis of Rare Earth Elements using Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy”, Proceeding of SPIE 9482- 2015, Baltimore MD, USA, April 20-24. 2015. Next-Generation Spectroscopic Technologies VIII, 94820G (June 3, 2015);   doi: 10.1117/12.2178192
  • Tschaplinski, T.J., Plett, J.M., Engle, N.L., Deveau, A., Cushman, K., Martin, M.Z., Doktycz, M.J., Tuskan, G.A., Brunm, A., Kohler, A., and F. Martin. 2014. Populus trichocarpa and Populus deltoids exhibit different metabolomics responses to colonization by the symbiotic fungus Laccaria bicolor. Mol. Plant Microbe Int. Available online. DOI: 10.1094/MPMI-­‐09-­‐13-­‐0286-­‐R 27:546-556.
  • G. Shaw, M.Z.   Martin,  R. Martin, T.M.  Biewer. “Preliminary Design of Laser-induced breakdown Spectroscopy for Proto-MPEX.” Review of Scientific Instruments 85 11D806 (2014).
  • Madhavi Z. Martin, Melanie A. Mayes, Katherine R. Heal, Deanne J. Brice, and Stan D. Wullschleger, Investigation of laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy and multivariate analysis for differentiating inorganic and organic C in a variety of soils. Spectrachimica Acta Part B. (2013). pp. 100-107.  DOI information: 10.1016/j.sab.2013.05.026
  • J. Kaiser, K. Novotný, M.Z. Martin, A. Hrdlička, R. Malina, M. Hartl, V. Adam, R. Kizek, “Trace elemental analysis by laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy – biological applications” Surface Science Reports 67 (2012) 233-243.
  • Madhavi Z. Martin, Steve Allman, Deanne J. Brice, Rodger C. Martin, Nicolas O. Andre, “Exploring laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy for nuclear materials analysis and in-situ applications”, Spectrochimica Acta Part B. vol 74-75 (2012) 177-183.
  •  High-Resolution Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy used in Homeland Security and Forensic Applications (Bull. Las. Spectrosc. Soc. India., 2006)
  • Cellular Response of Shewanella oneidensis to Strontium-Stress (Appl. Environ. Microbiol., 2006)
  • Analysis of preservative-treated wood by multivariate analysis of LIBS spectra, (Spectra Chimica Acta B., 2005)

Journal: Applied Optics
Feature Issue on Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy
Editors: Jagdish P. Singh, Madhavi Z. Martin, and Andrzej W. Miziolek (1 Nov 2008) 

Awarded Sir Frederick McMaster Fellowship by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) in Australia in 2007-2008 to explore the development of rapid assessment tools for characterizing the chemical and mechanical properties of wood, wood products, and woody and herbaceous biomass for biofuels applications.

Appointed to the International Scientific Committee for the Laser-induced Breakdown Spectroscopy Society, 2004-present.

SERDP Project of the Year Award, Co-PI of the project for continuous monitoring of smoke stack emissions by LIPS, 1997 – 2000.

Graduate Opportunity Fellowship, University of California, Los Angeles, 1989 – 1990.

Rotary Fellowship, Rotary International Foundation, 1985 - 1986.

University Grants Commission Fellowship, India, 1983 – 1985.

Gold Medal in Physics, Shivaji University, India, 1982.

Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy Instrumentation.

US Patent No 7,251,022 issued for “Dual Fiber Microprobe for Mapping Elemental Distributions in Biological Cells.”