Biography

Dr. Andrew R. Martin is an Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He is licensed as a Professional Engineer by the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA). He completed his PhD in 2008 at the Aerosol Research Laboratory of Alberta (UAlberta). From 2008-2013 he worked in industrial R&D, based first in France and then in the United States, on projects related to medical device development, inhalation drug delivery, and clinical and preclinical programs investigating new applications of therapeutic gases in medicine.

In 2014, he returned to the University of Alberta as an Assistant Professor. He has taught extensively within the undergraduate Mechanical Engineering program, and was the recipient of the 2017 Mechanical Engineering Club's Award for Excellence in Teaching and a 2019 Faculty of Engineering Undergraduate Teaching Award. He also teaches a specialized graduate course dedicated to the mechanics of respiratory drug delivery, and has regularly volunteered as a guest lecturer on inhalation drug delivery in the Pharmacy program. In 2019, he received a Great Supervisor award from the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, recognizing strong supervisory skills and mentorship of graduate students.

In industry and academia, Dr. Martin has been actively involved in the research community. He is a member of the American Association for Aerosol Research and the European Respiratory Society, serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Aerosol Medicine and Pulmonary Drug Delivery, and has served as an elected board member of the International Society for Aerosols in Medicine (ISAM) since 2015, in the role of General Secretary since 2017. He has published widely on diverse topics related to aerosols and gases in medicine, regularly presents at international conferences, and is lead or co-inventor on several granted and pending patents. In 2013, he received the ISAM Young Investigator Award in recognition of his research contributions.