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She is an Associate Professor in the Institute of Chemistry, College of Science

She specializes in Physical Chemistry and Surface Chemistry. She held a Robert Welch Foundation Research Fellowship at the University of Houston from 2005-2010, where she specialized in the synthesis and interfacial studies of room temperature ionic liquids using Non-linear Optical Spectroscopy, particularly Sum Frequency Generation (SFG) and classical surface techniques. She was a post-doctoral fellow at the Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University from 2011-2012. Her post-doctoral research focused on Second Harmonic Generation (SHG) imaging of atmospheric aerosols as a probe for their chirality using a femtosecond Ti-Sapphire laser system.

Prof. Martinez earned her doctoral degree in Chemistry at University of Houston, Texas in 2010. She was the recipient of the Department of Science and Technology DOST Balik Scientist Award. She was also awarded the Dove Bukod-Tanging Filipina (Science and Technology Category) in 2004. She is currently a member of the National Research Council of the Philippines.

She is serving as the Director of the Office of International Linkages – Diliman (OILD), with Prof. Percival F. Almoro as the Program Development Associate for Faculty Mobility and Prof. Gilda L. Uy as the Program Development Associate for Student Mobility.