Enid Martínez in the SIPS Soil and Crop Sciences Section, was officially promoted to full professor, effective April 1, 2019. Martínez is a soil and environmental chemist. As described in her faculty profile, her research program focuses on deciphering the mechanisms and rates of reactions that mediate elemental fate and cycling in soils. Her current areas of emphasis concern (i) iron-nitrogen-organic matter coupled cycles, (ii) solid-solution interface phenomena, and (iii) biogeochemistry of the rhizosphere: strategies to plant nutrition and toxicity.
In addition to research, Martínez teaches undergraduate and graduate courses including Soil Chemistry (PLSCS 6710) that use chemical principles to understand environmental processes.