Martin Z. Bazant
I am broadly interested in applied mathematics and engineering
My research focuses on transport phenomena in
microfluidics and electrochemical systems, motivated by
applications in energy storage, water purification, and
Current topics include nonlinear electrokinetics,
super-hydrophobic surfaces, super-capacitors,
fuel cells, and rechargeable batteries.
I spent my first ten years on the faculty at MIT
in the Department of Mathematics, where
I led the
Nonlinear Electrokinetics Group, Dry Fluids Laboratory, and Applied Mathematics Computational Laboratory.
I joined the Department of Chemical Engineering in December 2008, while
retaining a joint appointment in Mathematics.
My research now combines mathematical modeling more closely with
experiments, and I enjoy working with students from both
Associate Professor of
Chemical Engineering, MIT
Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics, MIT
Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics, MIT
Instructor of Applied Mathematics and Postdoctoral Associate, MIT
in Physics and
Applied Sciences, Harvard University|| 1997-1998
`Two-faced' particles act like tiny submarines, Science News,
Mar. 3, 2008.
Big lab on a tiny chip, by C. Q. Choi, Scientific American,
2007, pp. 100-103.
Theoretical plumber, by G. Mone, Popular Science, October
2007.(some follow-up articles: USA
Today, MIT News
Fast Moving Front: "Induced-charge electrokinetic
phenomena", Thompson Scientific, Sept. 2007.
MIT's "Dream Team" wins SIAM Award for MCM 07, SIAM News, June
Portable 'lab on a chip' could speed blood tests, MIT press release,
Oct. 16, 2006.
create a "fluid conveyor belt"
, ISN press release, Sept. 9, 2006.
Fractal tendrils, by D. Halber, Tech Talk, Feb. 4, 2004.
modeling and experimentation to improve microfluidics, ISN News,
Feb. 2, 2004.
Microfluidics: Electrokinetic and interfacial
phenomena", Institute for Mathematics and Its Applications, Minneapolis,
MN, Nov 9-13, 2009.
- Organizer, MIT-Spain Workshop on Electrokinetics, MIT, Oct 20, 2008.
- International Advisory Board, International Symposium on Electrokinetic
Phenomena - ELKIN, electrokinetics.org.
- Scientific Advisory Board, International
Electrokinetics Conference, Santa Fe, NM May 8-23, 2008.
- Organizing Committee,
SIAM Conference on Mathematical Aspects of
Materials Science, Los Angeles, 23-25 May 2004. Symposia on "Modeling and
simulation of granular
flow" and "Conformal-mapping methods for microstructural evolution".
- Subject Editor, Handbook of Materials Modeling,
Kluwer Academic Publishers (scheduled for 2004). Chapter 4 on "Mathematical
- Co-Chair, Local Organizing Committee; Program
of the American Physical Society's Division of Computational Physics
(MIT, June, 2001).
- Referee for
Physical Review Letters,
Physical Review E (Statistical Physics,
Physical Review B(Condensed Matter and
Materials Physics), Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Physics of Fluids,
Journal of Colloid and Interface Science,
Europhysics Letters, Lab on a Chip,
Electrophoresis, Langmuir, Chemical Physics,
Analytical Chemistry, Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry,
Journal of Physical Chemistry, Sensors and Actuators,
Computational Materials Science, Journal of
the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, Journal of Engineering Mathematics,
SIAM Reviews, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer.
- Member of the Americal Physical Society,
Materials Research Society,
Society for Industrial and Applied