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Alexandre Martin

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  • Associate Professor
  • University of Kentucky
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Dr. Alexandre Martin has worked in the field of fluid-solid interactions for the last 14 years. He has contributed to various scientific fields ranging from hypersonic aerothermodynamics, plasma physics, numerical algorithmic and mining ventilation. He is especially interested in ablation, the removal of solid material from a surface by thermal processes. Over the years of his scientific career, he has developed and supervised computational fluid dynamics and heat transfer codes that were able to model various types of ablation. During his graduate studies, his work focused on the ablation caused by the radiation from an electric arc. He now focuses his work on ablation of the heat-shields of atmosphere re-entry vehicles, mostly as part of a NASA funded projects. He is an active participant in the aerothermodynamics and ablation community: he was also the Technical Chair of the last two Ablation Workshops, and has been a member of the scientific committee that produces the Ablation Test-Cases every year. Since at the University of Kentucky, he has secured funding for ablation research that amounts to approximately $1.8 million, mostly as PI. These include multi-university efforts, and collaboration with industry. Over the course of his academic career, he has supervised more than 40 students at various levels.

Recent publications

  • Thermomechanical coupling for charring ablators

    • Fu R
    • Weng H
    • Wenk J
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  • Macroinvertebrate responses to flow and stream temperature variability across regulated and non-regulated rivers

    • White J
    • Hannah D
    • House A
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Professional experience

Associate Professor

University of Kentucky

July 2016 - Present

Assistant Professor

University of Kentucky

January 2010 - June 2016(6 years)

Research Fellow

University of Michigan

January 2007 - January 2011(4 years)

Invited Scientist

NASA Ames Research Center

March 2009 - May 2009(2 months)

Research Fellow

Ecole Polytechnique of Montreal

October 2005 - January 2007(a year)

Research Assistant

Ecole Polytechnique of Montreal

September 1999 - September 2005(6 years)



Ecole Polytechnique of Montreal

January 2002 - September 2005(4 years)


Ecole Polytechnique of Montreal

September 1999 - December 2001(2 years)


Universite de Montreal

September 1995 - December 1998(3 years)


Co-authors (90)

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