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Nicole Martinez

Nicole MartinezAssociate 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

Classes | Publications | Honors | CV

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 4900 Env Co-contaminant Exposure
EES 8150 Radiobiology

Selected Publications

Voigt, G., Martinez, N.E., Garnier-Laplace, J., Maher, F., Cousins, C., Hirth, G., Czarwinski, R., Sapoi, R., Suzuki, K., Qiu, R., Belinco, M., Di Giorgio, M., 2022. Women in radiation (WiR)—a perspective for the strengthening of radiation protection. J. Radiol. Prot. 42, 010502. doi:10.1088/1361-6498/AC2909

Wieder, J.S., Schneider, T., Martinez, N.E., 2022. The three R’s of reasonable in radiological protection: relationships, rationale, and resources. J. Radiol. Prot. 42. doi:10.1088/1361-6498/AC563B

Wijewardana, C., Gonzales, A.K., Vogel, C.M., Martinez, N.E., 2022. 17α-Ethynylestradiol-induced changes in Brassica rapa during the seedling growth stage. Agrosystems, Geosci. Environ. 5, e20258. doi:10.1002/AGG2.20258

Manglass, L., Wintenberg, M., Blenner, M., Martinez, N., 2021. Pu-239 Accumulation in E. Coli and P. Putida Grown in Liquid Cultures. Health Phys. 121, 484–493. doi:10.1097/HP.0000000000001455

Manglass, L.M., Wintenberg, M., Vogel, C., Blenner, M., Martinez, N.E., 2021. Accumulation of radio-iron and plutonium, alone and in combination, in Pseudomonas putida grown in liquid cultures. J. Radiol. Prot. 41. doi:10.1088/1361-6498/AC2F86

Martinez, N.E., 2021. Women in radiation: a brief discussion of the intersectionality of race and gender. J. Radiol. Prot. 41, 590–596. doi:10.1088/1361-6498/ABFC95

Martinez, N.E., Jokisch, D.W., Dauer, L.T., Eckerman, K.F., Goans, R.E., Brockman, J.D., Tolmachev, S.Y., Avtandilashvili, M., Mumma, M.T., Jr., J.D.B., Leggett, R.W., 2021. Radium dial workers: back to the future. doi:10.1080/09553002.2021.1917785

Martinez, N.E., 2021. Ethics and Values Surrounding the Radiation Protection of Animals. Health Phys. 121, 58–63. doi:10.1097/HP.0000000000001410

Kaplan, D.I., Smith, R., Parker, C.J., Baker, M., Cabrera, T., Ferguson, B.O., Kemner, K.M., Laird, M., Logan, C., Lott, J., Manglass, L., Martinez, N.E., Montgomery, D., Seaman, J.C., Shapiro, M., Powell, B.A., 2020. Uranium Attenuated by a Wetland 50 Years after Release into a Stream. ACS Earth Sp. Chem. 4, 1360–1366. doi:10.1021/ACSEARTHSPACECHEM.0C00124

Martinez, N.E., 2020. The 2018 Bo Lindell Laureate Lecture: Finding common ground between science, ethics, and experience: 49, 9–31. doi:10.1177/0146645320946618



Awards & Honors

Elda E. Anderson Award, Health Physics Society (2019)

Bo Lindell Medal for the Promotion of Radiological Protection (2018)

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)