Martin Z. Bazant
Martin Z. Bazant is an Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering and Applied Mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. After completing a Ph.D. in condensed matter physics at Harvard University in 1997, he joined the MIT faculty in applied mathematics in 1998 and in chemical engineering in 2008. He has held the Paris Sciences Chair and Joliot Chair at Ecole Supérieure de Physique et Chimie Industrielles, he received an Early Career Award from the Department of Energy in 2002, and was among the “Brilliant Ten” scientists selected by Popular Science Magazine in 2007. His research focuses on electrokinetics, microfluidics, and electrochemical systems.
Experiments now quantitatively confirm the standard model of electrokinetics, in which electric fields drive the flow of electrolytes, potentially leading to better sensors and biomedical diagnostic devices.