Professor Lane W. Martin is an Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and a Faculty Scientist in the Materials Science Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley, CA. Lane received his B. S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in Dec. 2003 and his M. S. and Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 2006 and 2008, respectively. From 2008 to 2009, Lane served as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Quantum Materials Program, Materials Science Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. From 2009 to 2014, Lane was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. In July 2014, Lane returned to the University of California, Berkeley as an Associate Professor.
Lane has published more than 130 papers and his work has been cited more than 7,800 times. Lane’s work has garnered a number of awards, such as the American Association for Crystal Growth (AACG) Young Author Award (2015), the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (2014), the Dean’s Award for Research Excellence for the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (2013), the National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2012), and the Army Research Office Young Investigator Program Award (2010).
Lane has been involved with ACerS and the Basic Science and Electronics Divisions since 2003. Lane’s current work focuses on the synthesis, characterization, and utilization of functional complex oxide thin-film materials for an array of applications. Lane aims to use thin-film epitaxy to gain new insights into the nature of physical phenomena and to engineer novel functionality in conducting, dielectric, ferroelectric, magnetic, multiferroic, and other material systems.