Martial Taillefert



Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Northwestern University, 1997
M.S., Analytical Chemistry, University of Geneva, 1993
B.S., Chemistry, University of Geneva, 1991



Professional Preparation                                                                                                               Professor, School of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, Georgia Tech, 2012 – present                     Associate Professor, School of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, Georgia Tech, 2006-2012.         Assistant Professor, School of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, Georgia Tech,  2000-2006.           Postdoctoral Fellow, Graduate College of Marine Studies, University of Delaware, 1997-2000.

Current Field of Interests

Low temperature geochemistry; Chemical oceanography; Geomicrobiology; Environmental analytical chemistry; Analytical speciation of trace metals in aquatic systems; Redox reactions; Interactions between chemical and microbiological processes; Dynamics of biogeochemical processes; Dynamic modeling; Reaction transport modeling.

EAS Outstanding Graduate Student Professional Preparation Award, 2010

EAS Outstanding Undergraduate Research mentor, 2007

Petroleum Research Fund, Young Investigator Award, 2003

CAREER Award from NSF, 2003

Synergetic Activities
Chair of the Geochemistry Division of the American Chemical Society, 2013-present.
Program Chair of the Geochemistry Division of the American Chemical Society, 2012-2013.
Program-chair elect of the Geochemistry Division of the American Chemical Society, 2011.
Advisor in an advanced mechatronics class in Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Tech, 2010.
Participant on six NSF and DOE Review Panels, 2004-2010
Associate Editor, Geochemical Transactions, Dec. 2005-present.
Participation in NSF REU program in Aquatic Chemical Ecology (School of Biology, PI: Weissburg: 2004-2006, Kubanek: 2010-2011, Green: 2012-Present).
Involved in the Georgia Industrial Fellowships for Teachers (GIFT) Program, 2003-2005: Mentor for Stone Mountain High-School teacher.

Mentor for the ASLO Minorities in Aquatic Science, Salt Lake City, UT, 2003.

Editor of an ACS Symposium Volume on Electrochemistry in the Environment, 2001.

Symposia and Meetings (co-) Organized                                                                                      Biogeochemistry of Transition Elements in Aquatic Systems, ACS National Meeting, New Orleans (LA), Spring 2013.

Kinetics of microbial and geochemical processes, Goldschmidt, Montreal, Canada, 2012.       Recent advances in in situ chemical and biological measurements in marine environments, Ocean Science Meeting, Salt Lake City (UT), 2012.

Recent Advances in Geomicrobial Processes, ACS National Meeting, Atlanta (GA), Spring 2006. Microbially-induced solid phase transformations, Goldschmidt, Moscow (ID), 2005.                   Environmental Biogeochemistry, Southeast Regional Meeting of the ACS, Atlanta (GA), 2003.   Microscale Biogeochemical Processes in Aquatic Systems, ASLO Aquatic Science Meeting, Salt Lake City (UT), 2003.                                                                                                                   Electrochemical Methods for Environmental Analysis of Trace Metal Biogeochemistry, ACS National Meeting, Washington D. C., 2000.

Membership in Professional and Honor Societies
American Chemical Society (ACS)
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
American Geophysical Union (AGU)
American Society of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO)