Faculty Profile  Faculty ProfileLast Modified Time: 12:21:37 PM Wed, 21 Mar 2012 
Dr. Jan M.L. Martin
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Dr. Jan M.L. Martin
University Professor-Chemistry, Distinguished University Research Professor-Chemistry
Contact address   1155 Union Circle #305070, Denton, TX 76203     Office LocationChemistry Building, Room No.: 307E 
Email  gershom@unt.edu    Contact Number (940) 369-7134    Web Link Web Link   
Keywords computational chemistry   
Graduate Faculty Membership Status: Full Membership -Permanent   
toggle toggle  Professional Preparation
 Degree Major/Thesis/Dissertation Institution Year
Habilitation (a.k.a. higher doctorate) Theoretical Chemistry U. of Antwerp, Belgium 1994
Ph.D. Theoretical Chemistry U. of Antwerp, Belgium 1991
toggle toggle Courses Taught By Semester --- Organized Classes will be uploaded from THECB Data file
SemesterSubjectCourse NumberSectionCourse NameCalculated Semester Credit HoursSyllabus 
Spring 2011CHEM1420003General Chemistry for Science Majors Download Syllabus
Spring 2011CHEM1420231General Chemistry for Science Majors Download Syllabus
Fall 2011CHEM5610001Special Topics: Theoretical Chemistry3Download Syllabus
Fall 2011CHEM3510001Physical Chemistry4Download Syllabus
Fall 2010CHEM1410004GEN CHEM SCI Download Syllabus
toggle toggle  Research and Expertise
Ab initio methods
Computational quantum chemistry
Density functional theory
toggle toggle Appointments
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)RankDepartment / SchoolCollege / OfficeUniversity / Company
2005-2010Full ProfessorDept. of Organic Chemistry Weizmann Institute of Science
2001-2005Associate ProfessorOrganic Chemistry Weizmann Institute of Science
1996-2001Assistant ProfessorOrganic Chemistry Weizmann Institute of Science
toggle toggle Publications
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"O(3P) + CO2 collisions at hyperthermal energies: Dynamics of inelastic scattering, oxygen isotope exchange, and oxygen-atom abstraction", J. Phys. Chem. A 116, 64-84 (2012) [ Read online] Related Links: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jp2080379
Laurence Y. Yeung, Mitchio Okumura, Jianming Zhang, Timothy K. Minton, Jeffrey T. Paci, Amir Karton, Jan M. L. Martin, Jon P. Camden, and George C. Schatz
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
"Exclusive C-C Oxidative Addition in a Rhodium Thiophosphoryl Pincer Complex and Computational Evidence for an η3-C-C-H Agostic Intermediate", Organometallics 31, 505-512 (2012) [ Read online] Related Links: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/om201205y
Michael Montag, Irena Efremenko, Yael Diskin-Posner, Yehoshoa Ben-David, Jan M.L. Martin, and David Milstein
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
"Explicitly correlated Wn theory: W1-F12 and W2-F12", Journal of Chemical Physics, in press (2012)
Amir Karton and Jan M.L. Martin
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
Amir Karton and Jan M.L. Martin, "Explicitly correlated benchmark calculations on C8H8 isomer energy separations: How accurate are DFT, double-hybrid, and composite ab initio procedures?", Molecular Physics, submitted (2012) [special issue in honor of Peter R. Taylor]
Amir Karton and Jan M.L. Martin
Taylor and Francis
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
"What Makes for a Bad Catalytic Cycle? A Theoretical Study on the Suzuki-Miyaura Reaction within the Energetic Span Model", ACS Catalysis 1, 246-253 (2011) [Read online] Related Links: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/cs100129u
Sebastian Kozuch and Jan M.L. Martin
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
toggle toggle Editorships
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)OrganizationPositionClassification
2009-PresentTheoretical Chemistry AccountsMember of Editorial Board 
2002-PresentSpectrochimica Acta AMember of Editorial Board 
toggle toggle Memberships
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)OrganizationPositionClassification
1999-PresentWorld Association of Theoretical and Computational Chemists (WATOC)life member 
1996-PresentIsrael Chemical Societymember 
1992-PresentAmerican Chemical Societymember 
toggle toggle Honors and Recognitions
YearTitleHonoring Organization
2012Foreign memberRoyal Belgian Academy of Sciences and Fine Arts
2008Wolgin Prize for Scientific ExcellenceWeizmann Institute of Science
2004Dirac MedalWorld Association of Theoretical and Computational Chemists (WATOC)
2000Outstanding Young Scientist AwardIsrael Chemical Society
1996Five-Yearly Prize in ChemistryBelgian-American Educational Foundation
toggle toggle Biographical Sketch
Jan M.L. Martin (a.k.a., Gershom Martin)
Dr. Martin was born in Belgium and obtained his Ph.D. in chemistry as well as his Habilitation (college teaching qualification, requires additional dissertation) from U. of Antwerp. Following postdoctoral stints in the USA at NASA Ames Research Center and San Diego Supercomputing Center (part of UCSD), he became a permanent research fellow of the National Fund for Scientific Research in Belgium.

After a brief, transitional sabbatical at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, he accepted a faculty position at the Weizmann Institute of Science, where he got tenure in 2001 and was promoted to full professor in 2005. He spent the year July 2007-June 2008 on sabbatical with Prof. George C. Schatz at Northwestern University. From July 1, 2008 until his arrival at UNT, he has been serving as the Senior Advisor for IT affairs to the President of the Weizmann Institute.

He has published over 230 scientific papers in international scholarly journals, which have been cited over 10,000 times.

He is married to Wendy Gardner (a Chicagoland native he met while at NASA) and they have a teenage daughter, all three of them being owned by a native Israeli ART ("accidental rat terrier").

A native speaker of Dutch, he speaks and writes English at mother tongue level and is fluent in Hebrew, as well as fairly fluent in French and German.

toggle toggle Additional Information
Complete list of publications 1989-2010 (230+ items)
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