Martino, Carlos

Assistant Professor in Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical Engineering

Dr. Carlos F Martino is a newly appointed Assistant Professor at the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Florida Institute of Technology (FIT). Dr. Martino’s backgrounds include Physics (BS), Mathematics (Minor, and MS), and Mechanical Engineering (MS, Ph.D) with many graduate courses in Physics. The main trust in the Martino Team is to investigate a novel quantum sensing mechanism in spin biochemistry that is based on spin-correlated radical pairs; namely, the activation of molecular oxygen in the biological production of reactive oxygen species (ROS). The specific goal is to illuminate the possible mechanisms of spin biochemistry in metabolic processes by measuring the effects of external magnetic fields on the yield and product distributions of ROS. ROS production is thought to occur by spin correlated radical pairs that are mediated through quantum coherence. We hypothesize that quantum coherence in biological process can be manipulated by spin radical mechanisms that involve magnetic resonance and magnetic field gradients.

Educational Background

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado-Boulder

M.S., Mathematics, University of Colorado-Boulder

M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado-Denver

B.S., Physics with minor in Mathematics, University of Houston

Recognition & Awards

Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD) Research Fellowship 7/06-1/07

Bioelectrochemistry Society Carl Storm Under-represented Minority Fellowship Gordon Research Conference, Modane France 9/06

Bioelectromagnetic Society Scholarship 6/06

28th Annual BEMS Conference, Cancun Mexico University of Colorado Boulder Graduate Grants 8/05-5/07

Current Courses

BME 3240 Computation Methods for Biomedical Engineering

BME 4241 Transport in Biological Systems

BME 5080 Biomedical Engineering Analysis I

Professional Experience

Assistant Professor, Florida Tech, Biomedical Engineering, 2014 - present

Research Engineer, Forschungszentrum für Elektro-Magnetische Umweltverträglichkeit Uniklinik RWTH Aachen, 2014

Assistant Professor, University of Nevada Reno, Mechanical Engineering, 2011 - 2013

Research Associate, University of California Irvine, Physics, 2011

Research Associate, University of Boulder, Electrical and Computing Engineering, 2009-2011

Research Engineer III, NATIVIS, 2008-2009

Visiting Research Fellow, TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITÄT MÜNCHEN, Biomedical Engineering, 2006-2008

Current Research

The Role of Spin Biochemistry in the Biological Production of Reactive Oxygen Species