Short CV/Education and training

  • Since 2006
    Group leader within the Max Planck Society's special programme for the advancement of outstanding female researchers

  • Since 2002
    Max Planck Institute for Chemistry

  • 1999 – 2002
    Postdoc at Pennsylvania State University, USA

  • 1998 – 1999
    Postdoc at the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry

  • 1995 – 1998
    Doctorate in Physics from Heidelberg University

  • 1988 – 1994
    Diplom degree in physics from Heidelberg University, Germany

  • 1988
    Abitur (A-levels) at the German School of Madrid, Spain

Selected publications

  • Martinez, M. et al.: Hydroxyl radicals in the tropical troposphere over the Suriname rainforest: airborne measurements. In: Atmos. Chem. Phys. 10, 2010. pp. 3759-3773.

  • Lelieveld, J. et al.: Role of tropical forest in the atmospheric oxidation capacity. In: Nature 452, 2008. pp. 737-740.

  • Martinez, M. et al.: Measuring atmospheric naphthalene with laser-induced fluorescence. In: Atmos. Chem. Phys. 4, 2004. pp. 563-569.

  • Martinez, M. et al.: OH and HO2 concentrations, production and loss rates during the Southern Oxidant Study in Nashville, TN, summer 1999. In: J. Geophys. Res. 108, D19, 4617, 10.1029/2003JD003551, 2003.

  • Martinez, M. et al.: Measurements of NO3 at Helgoland during the NORDEX campaign in October 1996. In: J. Geophys. Res. 105, 2000. pp. 22685-22695.

  • Martinez, M., Arnold, T., Perner, D.: The role of bromine and chlorine chemistry for arctic ozone depletion events in Ny Ålesund and comparison with model calculations. In: Annales Geophysicae 17, 1999. pp. 941-956.

Selected projects

  • DOMINO: Organisation of a measurement campaign in Spain

  • HUMPPA: Atmospheric chemistry in a boreal forest

  • OOMPH: Atmospheric chemistry in the South Atlantic

  • GABRIEL: In-flight measurements over the rainforest

  • TRACE-P: In-flight measurements over the Pacific

  • The Texas Air Quality Study and BERLIOZ: Measurements in a metropolitan area

  • ARCTOC: Ozone damage caused by halogens in the Arctic

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Other activities and achievements/family

  • Other interests: economics and technology


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