Francisco J. Martin-Martinez
Francisco J. Martin-Martinez

Dr Francisco Martin-Martinez

Senior Lecturer, Chemistry
Staff Office - 431
Third Floor
Grove Building
Singleton Campus
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


Dr. Francisco Martin-Martinez is Senior Lecturer in Computational Chemistry, and Research Affiliate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). A Swansea University, he leads a research group focused on computational chemistry and molecular modeling for the development of Nature-inspired computational materials. His research spans Density Functional Theory (DFT), Molecular Dynamics (MD) simulations, and Coarse-Grained (CG) modelling to simulate chemical reactivity, electron transport, self-assembly and degradation mechanisms of molecules and materials. 

He collaborates with international research groups across UK, USA, Chile, Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Nigeria, Kenya, Taiwan and Singapore, and he has develop strong research programs with industry partners. 

Dr. Francisco Martin-Martinez also advocates for social justice and socially-directed science and technology, collaborating with Station1, an educational non-profit that fosters social-driven innovation.

Outside academia, he is member of the advisory board of Sweetwater Energy, and integrated biorefinery, Science Policity collaborator for the Society of Spanish Researchers in the UK (SRUK), and he has served as President of the Association of Spanish Scientist in the USA (ECUSA).

More information: link to research group

Areas Of Expertise

  • Quantum chemistry
  • Density functional theory
  • Molecular dynamics
  • Computational chemistry
  • Hydrothermal processing
  • Bioinspired materials
  • Biobased materials
  • Bioasphalt
  • Lignin
  • Nanocellulose

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

Dr. Francisco Martin-Martinez lectures in Quantum, Theoretical and Computational Chemistry (CH240), and he also leads a module on Scientific Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CH414)

His teaching philosophy adhere to the following guiding principles:

  • An active-learning methodology and flipped classroom that enhances in-class collaboration. 
  • A teaching strategy that connects fundamental concepts to real-world applications. 
  • A strong emphasis in fostering transferrable skills. 
  • A thorough implementation of tools to promote continuous improvement.
Research Collaborations