Welcome to my personal webpage. The purpose of this page is to document some of my academic and industrial experiences, publications and provide a means to communicate with you. I enjoy working with other researchers and scientist, in the field of Smart Materials, Structural Health Monitoring of Aerospace Structures and Computational Modelling. I truly believe this to be fantastic fields of research and every day I feel blessed to be part of it. 

Thank you for your visit,

Marcias Martinez

My C.V.Teaching PhilosophyResearch Statement

My Education

Ph.D. (Mechanical Engineering)

January 2000 - October 2006
Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada

Research: Developed an in-house finite element analysis code to study the behavior of piezoelectric structures in composites materials.

Thesis title: Finite Element Model of Structures with Piezoelectric Elements.

Masters of Engineering
(Mechanical Engineering)

September 1997 - November 1999
Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada

Research: Numerical modeling of the formation of dendrites during the solidification of tertiary alloys composed of Aluminum, Copper and Silicon. The computer model is based on the finite difference method and concentration differences of the three elements to calculate the morphology of the dendrite.

Thesis title: Three Dimensional Computer Modeling of Dendrite Growth in Tertiary Al-Cu-Si Alloys.

Bachelor of Engineering
(Mechanical Engineering)

September 1991 - November 1995
Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada

Thesis Project: Developed a custom software package to predict austenization time for complete formation of austenite from pearlite, without unnecessary grain growth

Clarkson University
Potsdam NY, USA


A Holistic Approach to Structural Integrity Process (HolSIP)

Dr. Martinez is working on the development of a Holistic Structural Integrity Process, known as HolSIP. This process is physics-based and founded upon the primary idea that all failure mechanisms involved in the degradation of the structure are interconnected and should not be analyzed as merely the sum of individual mechanisms. In reality, many failure mechanisms interact synergistically and are much more complex and challenging to understand, and thus the requirement for a holistic physics based analysis and design approach to structural integrity problems. In order to achieve such a goal, HolSIP combines research fields such as: Health Usage Monitoring (HUMS), Structural Health Monitoring (SHM), Adaptive Structures, Machine Learning Algorithms, initial and current structural conditions, Flight Load and Condition Monitoring. As part of his research, Dr. Martinez, focuses on advancements in the field of SHM, Load Monitoring and fatigue of metallic and composites structures. 

Research Equipment at the HolSIP Laboratory

Our lab is open to any student that wishes to come and collaborate with us on experimental mechanical research for the benefit of society.

Electromechanical Test Frame

5000 lbf (22kN) Eletromechanical test frame.
11200 lbf (50kN) Electromechanical test frame. 

Computing Facilities

Six dedicated Windows 10 workstations, with dual Intel Xeon E5-2650 v3 Haswell 2.3GHz Processor for a total of 40 concurrent threads on each workstation. 4.5TB of Hard Drive data storage space 128 GB of RAM expandable to 1TB. Tesla K40c NVIDIA GPU Card for computational acceleration.

Access to two dedicated nodes at the ACRES Cluster at Clarkson University (80 dedicated cores).  

Experimental Mechanic Techniques

LUNA -Rayleigh Backscattering Distributed Strain and Temperature Sensing System

National Instruments Strain Gauge, Temperature and Voltage DAQ System (Compact DAQ)
DeweSoft DAQ System.

2D & 3D - Correlated Solutions Digital Image Correlation (4 cameras)
National Instruments - Strain Gauging Equipment (multiple channels and thermocouples)

FLIR Thermographic Camera.


GID Pre/Post Processor
Visual Development Studio
AFGROW (Fatigue Crack Growth Program)

SHM Equipment / NDI Equipment

Acoustic Emissions System: One AMSY-6 Main Chassis, with 6 slots for ASIP-2 for up to 12 AE Channels.
High power voltage amplifier

Sonatest, Phased Array System (thorugh the Center for Advance Material Processing).

Drop Tower

Instrumented Drop Tower

Meet our Research Team

A skilled group of multi-disciplinary Individuals

Todd Mull

Ph.D. Research: NDE of Composite Structures
Location: Clarkson University (Potsdam, NY, USA)

Cornelis de Mooij

Ph.D. Research: Load Monitoring of Aerospace Structuring through the use of inverse Finite Element Methods

Location: Delft University of Technology (Netherlands)

Minhaz Morshed

M.Sc. Research: Fiber Breakage Simulation

Location: Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY

Jannatul Ferdausi

M.Sc. Research: Static Strength Prediction of Bonded joints

Location: Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY

Joshua Alamo

M.Sc. Research: Fracture Mechanics of Glass

Location: Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY

Leila Sauvage

Ph.D. Research: Fatigue of 1700 Century Pastel Paintings.

Location: Delft University of Technology (Netherlands)

Juliana Garcia

M.Sc. Research: Exoskeleton for Firefighters

Location: Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY

Would you like to join our team?

Send an email to Prof. Martinez at mmartine  @clarkson.edu

Andrew Lally

M.Sc. Research: Analyzing suturing removal 

Location: Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY

Video Gallery

Open House Video 

Video created by Prof. Martinez showcasing Clarkson University and the Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering 

Intro to Composite - Micromechanics of Failure

Intro example video created with VideoScribe and Camtasia

Clarkson Composite Lab

Video describing AE / ME 457 Course run by Prof. Marcias Martinez