Oscar Martinez, Ph.D.

Oscar Martinez, Ph.D.

Research Scientist and Program Manager, Air Force Research Laboratory

Dr. Oscar Martinez is a Research Scientist and Program Manager at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) at Kirtland Air Force Base (AFB) in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  He earned a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and then studied ion-neutral chemistry of importance to astrophysical and cosmological environments to earn his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Colorado at Boulder.  Dr. Martinez was a postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics where he conducted research on highly reactive molecules using high-resolution microwave spectroscopy.  He arrived at AFRL Kirtland AFB as a postdoctoral research associate through the National Research Council and conducted research on ion-neutral reactions with the Plasma Chemistry Group. Dr. Martinez currently represents AFRL New Mexico through its outreach arm, the Tech Engagement Office, while also pursuing interests in agile manufacturing, including topics such as multi-material additive manufacturing and intelligent robotic assembly.