## Curriculum Vitae

### K. Michael Martini

Department of Physics

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Loomis Laboratory

1110 West Green Street

Urbana IL 61801

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Loomis Laboratory

1110 West Green Street

Urbana IL 61801

Email: kmmarti2@illinois.edu

### Education

2010 - present

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Ph.D. in Physics (Expected 2018)

Thesis Adviser: Nigel Goldenfeld

Ph.D. in Physics (Expected 2018)

Thesis Adviser: Nigel Goldenfeld

2006 - 2010

Rochester Institute of Technology

B.S. in Applied Mathematics

B.S. in Physics

B.S. in Applied Mathematics

B.S. in Physics

### Honors and Awards

- 66th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting US delegation young scientist member (Summer 2016)
- University Fellowship, University of Illinois (Spring 2015)
- Excellence in Teaching, University of Illinois (8 semesters 2010-2013, 2016)
- Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship 2009
- Travel Fellowship to Summer School in Biophysics at ORNL 2009
- Norman A. Miles Award for Academic Excellence 2008
- RIT presidential scholarship
- Honors Program at RIT
- Dean's List: All Quarters at RIT
- INTEL Science Talent Search: Semi-Finalist 2006

### Publications

- Dawn Hollenbeck, K. Michael Martini, Andreas Langner, Anthony Harkin, David S. Ross, and George M. Thurston, "Model for evaluating patterned charge-regulation contributions to electrostatic interactions between low-dielectric spheres,"
*Physical Review E***82**, 031402 (2010). - Farrell, Greg R., K. Michael Martini, and Narayanan Menon. "Loose packings of frictional spheres."
*Soft Matter***6**.13 (2010): 2925-2930. - Wurm, A., and K. M. Martini. "Breakup of inverse golden mean shearless tori in the two-frequency standard nontwist map."
*Physics Letters A***377**.8 (2013): 622-627. - Neil H. Kim, Gloria Lee, Nicholas A. Sherer, K. Michael Martini, Nigel Goldenfeld, and Thomas E. Kuhlman. "Real Time Transposable Element Activity in Individual Live Cells."
*Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences***113**.26 (2016): 7278-7283. - Gloria Lee, Nicholas A. Sherer, Neil H. Kim, Ema Rajic, Davneet Kaur, K. Michael Martini, Chi Xue, Nigel Goldenfeld, and Thomas E. Kuhlman, "Activity and Effects of a Human LINE-1 Retrotransposon in Bacteria", (Under Preparation)
- David Karig, K. Michael Martini, Ting Lu, Nicholas A. DeLateur, Nigel Goldenfeld, and Ron Weiss. "Stochastic Turing Patterns in a synthetic bacterial population"
*Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences*(in review)

### Conference Talks

- 2015 K. Michael Martini, Ting Lu, David Karig, Nigel Goldenfeld, Ron Weiss. Noise-stabilized Turing Patterns in a Synthetic Biofilm. iPoLS 2015 Annual Meeting
- 2015 K. Michael Martini, Ting Lu, David Karig, Nigel Goldenfeld, Ron Weiss. Noise-stabilized Turing Patterns in a Synthetic Biofilm. Bulletin of the American Physical Society
- 2010 K. Michael Martini, Dawn Hollenbeck, Andreas Langner, David S. Ross, Anthony Harkin, Edward Nelson, and George M. Thurston. On the electrostatic properties of the phase-separating protein, Gamma-B crystalline

### Work Experience and Teaching Experience

**Research Assistant with Nigel Goldenfeld**

2012 - Present

Theory for stochastic Turing patterns in biofilmsImage analysis of Maize roots using convolutional neural networks

Image analysis of

*E. coli*colony growth using using ad hoc techniques

Developed simulations of growing bacterial colonies

Developed models of DNA transposon dynamics and retrotransposon dynamics

Developed models for scaling laws and colony growth of

*E. coli*colonies

**Mentor for Undergraduate Researchers**

2016-Present

Mentored two Undergraduate students on the following projects that will publishedBacterial colony size distributions and scaling laws

Image analysis of Maize roots using convolutional neural networks

**Teaching Assistant / Lecturer for CPLC summer school**

Summer 2017

Lectured on simulation techniques including simple methods for solving ordinary,differential equations, Gillepsie's algorithm for stochastic simulation, and agent based modeling

**Teaching Assistant for Physics 101, 102, 211, and 435**

2010 - 2013, 2016

Taught lab for physics 101, 102, and 211.

Acted as Mentor TA for 101 discussion Fall 2012

Discussion TA for 435 Spring 2016

**Paid Research RIT**

Summer 2008 and 2009

Computational and theoretical research studying the electrostatic

properties of the eye-lens protein gamma-b crystallin

Research conducted with Dr. Thurston.

**Unpaid Internship WNEC with Dr. A. Wurm**

Summer 2007

Computational research examining the stability and transition

to chaos of a non-twist map as expressed by the

equation X_(n+1) = X_(n) + a*(1-Y_(n+1)^2) and

Y_(n+1) = Y_(n) - b*sin(2*pi*X_(n)) - c*sin(6*pi*X_(n))

**Paid Internship Umass Amherst**

Summer 2006

Research random loose packing of uniform spheres and the

Effect of deposition and friction on their packing structure

Job required minimal supervision

Research supervised by Dr. N. Menon

**Unpaid Internship Umass Amherst**

Summer 2005

Research random loose packing of granular materials

Research supervised by Dr. N. Menon

### Computing Skills

- Languages: C, C++, java, Fortran, Matlab.
- Other: LaTeX, HTML/CSS, Bash, awk, gnuplot, Maple, Mathematica.
- In-depth experience with image analysis, Monte Carlo and Gillespie simulation, differential equations

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