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Nicole Martinez

Nicole MartinezAssistant Professor
108 CETL
Anderson, SC 29625
Office: 864.656.1984
Fax: 864.656.0672

PhD: Radiological Health Sciences, 2014, Colorado State University
MS: Radiological Health Sciences, 2011, Colorado State University

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Faculty Overview

Nicole Martinez joined Clemson University as an Assistant Professor in August 2014, as part of a unique departmental program designed to address broad environmental issues associated with anthropogenic and natural radioactivity. Dr. Martinez received her M.S. and Ph.D. in Radiological Health Sciences from Colorado State University, specializing in health physics and radioecology, respectively. Prior to attending graduate school she served in the United States Navy as a nuclear power instructor and radiation health officer. The main achievements of her doctoral work were evaluation of lake trophic structure effect on iodine accumulation in fish, development and application of various computational phantoms for internal dosimetry of rainbow trout, and assessment of reflectance spectroscopy as a potential tool for use in phytoremediation. Dr. Martinez’s current research focuses on the behavior and effects of radiological contaminants in the environment, to include radiation transport modelling, improved dosimetric methods, chronic low dose effects to and multi-contaminant response in non-human biota, and mechanisms of competitive uptake in plants. This work contributes to the major research areas in radioecology lacking in data, and supports the increasing public interest in nuclear energy, decommissioning, waste management, and environmental stewardship.

Professor Nicole Martinez is a Collaborator on the Department of Energy, Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research Implementation Project "Radionuclide Waste Disposal: Development of Multi-scale Experimental and Modeling Capabilities" (2014-Present)

Class Information

For current syllabi, please search the Clemson University Syllabus Repository.

EES 4100/6100  Environmental Radiation Protection
EES 4140/6140  Radioecology
EES 4800/6800  Environmental Risk Assessment
EES 8150 Radiobiology

Selected Publications

Cho, K.-W., Cantone, M.-C., Kurihara-Saio, C., Le Guen, B., Martinez, N., Oughton, D., Schneider, T., Toohey, R., ZöLzer, F., Authors on behalf of ICRP, 2018. ICRP Publication 138: Ethical Foundations of the System of Radiological Protection. Ann. ICRP 47, 1–65. doi:10.1177/0146645317746010

Edayilam, N., Montgomery, D., Ferguson, B., Maroli, A.S., Martinez, N., Powell, B.A., Tharayil, N., 2018. Phosphorus Stress-Induced Changes in Plant Root Exudation Could Potentially Facilitate Uranium Mobilization from Stable Mineral Forms. Environ. Sci. Technol. acs.est.7b05836. doi:10.1021/acs.est.7b05836

Pales, A.R., Li, B., Clifford, H.M., Kupis, S., Edayilam, N., Montgomery, D., Liang, W., Dogan, M., Tharayil, N., Martinez, N., Moysey, S., Powell, B., Darnault, C.J.G., 2018. Preferential flow systems amended with biogeochemical components: imaging of a two-dimensional study. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. 22, 2487–2509. doi:10.5194/hess-22-2487-2018

Smith, G., Martinez, N., 2017. Ethics, stakeholders and low doses. J. Radiol. Prot. 37, 947–952. doi:10.1088/1361-6498/aa9600

Gillenwalters, E., Martinez, N., 2017. Review of Gender and Racial Diversity in Radiation Protection. Health Phys. 112, 384–391. doi:10.1097/HP.0000000000000640

Martinez, N.E., 2017. Contributions from Women to the Radiation Sciences. Health Phys. 112, 376–383. doi:10.1097/HP.0000000000000646

Montgomery, D., Barber, K., Edayilam, N., Oqujiuba, K., Young, S., Biotidara, T., Gathers, A., Danjaji, M., Tharayil, N., Martinez, N., Powell, B., 2017. The influence of citrate and oxalate on 99TcVII, Cs, NpV and UVI sorption to a Savannah River Site soil. J. Environ. Radioact. 172, 130–142. doi:10.1016/j.jenvrad.2017.03.017

Martinez, N.E., Johnson, T.E., Pinder, J.E., 2016. Application of computational models to estimate organ radiation dose in rainbow trout from uptake of molybdenum-99 with comparison to iodine-131. J. Environ. Radioact. 151, 468–479. doi:10.1016/j.jenvrad.2015.05.021

Martinez, N., Wueste, D., 2016. Balancing theory and practicality: engaging non-ethicists in ethical decision making related to radiological protection. J. Radiol. Prot. 36, 832–841. doi:10.1088/0952-4746/36/4/832

Awards & Honors

Young Investigator’s Award, 3rd International Conference on Radioecology & Environmental Radioactivity, International Union of Radioecology (2014)

F. Ward Whicker Scholarship, Environmental/Radon Section of the Health Physics Society (2012)

Burton J. Moyer Memorial Fellowship, Health Physics Society (2010)

Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, USN (2007)