I founded the travlang company after my Foreign Languages for Travelers www pages became too popular for the university server they were residing on. We now offer a number of Travel and Language related services to the online community. [travlang front page]
Since July 1997, I am a scientist at the Advanced Light Source sychrotron at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. I built and operate a new Infrared Beamline which is a tool for scientists in studying molecules and compounds of all types. See my professional home page.
In 1996-1997, I was a post-doctoral researcher in the Zettl Research Group in the Physics Department at U.C. Berkeley. I was aiding in the construction of a low-temperature Scanning Tunneling Microscope.
From May 1995 until June 1996 I worked in the Neutron Scattering group of the Physics Department at Brookhaven National Laboratory as an experimental condensed matter physicist. I primarily studied the spin-Peierls compound CuGeO3, as well as the giant magnetorestance material La0.7Sr0.3MnO3 under various doping conditions.
I obtained my Ph.D. in May of 1995 while working in Prof. Laszlo Mihaly's group in the Physics Department at SUNY @ Stony Brook. I primarily studied the basic properties of Fullerenes (Carbon-60) and doped fullerenes, using Infrared Spectroscopy done at Stony Brook, and at the U4IR and U2B Beamlines at the National Synchrotron Light Source at Brookhaven National Laboratory.
My first physics book has recently been published: Solid State Physics: Problems and Solutions, by Laszlo Mihaly and Michael C. Martin, © 1996 John Wiley and Sons. Visit our web page about it and look for it at a bookstore near you!
Here are my list of publications (including preprint postscript files). Also see my e-prints on the XXX Physics Preprint Server: Search for `Michael C. Martin'.
I have also helped put together and manage the ALS IR Beamlines web pages, the USB Buckyball Homepage, and the Zettl Group Web Pages.