Gary Martin Receives 2016 EAS Award for Outstanding Achievements in NMR

November 14, 2016

Gary Martin, who is a Senior Principal Scientist at Merck Research Laboratories in Rahway, New Jersey, has received the 2016 Award for Outstanding Achievements in nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy from the Eastern Analytical Symposium (EAS).

Gary Martin, who is a Senior Principal Scientist at Merck Research Laboratories in Rahway, New Jersey, has received the 2016 Award for Outstanding Achievements in nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy from the Eastern Analytical Symposium (EAS). The award was presented at a technical symposium at the 2016 EAS conference in Somerset, New Jersey, on November 14.

Martin’s career in NMR spectroscopy spans more than 45 years. He has written a widely used monograph on 2D NMR methods and has recently coedited two volumes devoted to the application of modern NMR methods in natural product structure elucidation.

Martin received his BS in Pharmacy from the University of Pittsburgh and his PhD in Medicinal Chemistry/Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Kentucky. Before moving to the pharmaceutical industry, he was a Professor of Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Houston (Texas), where he also served as the director of the university’s NMR facility. His ongoing research interests have focused on the development of new NMR methods for the molecular structure characterization of impurities and degradants of pharmaceuticals, drug metabolites, and natural products. He has explored new NMR probe technologies for the characterization of extremely small samples using heteronuclear 2D NMR methods.

Martin has published more than 275 papers and more than 35 invited reviews and chapters. He has delivered more than 500 seminars and lectures at national and international meetings.