John Martin

John Robert Martin

Assistant Professor

Engineering Research Cntr


CEAS - Biomedical Eng - 0048

Professional Summary

John R. Martin is an assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering in the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Martin completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Kentucky where he majored in Biosystems Engineering before obtaining a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at Vanderbilt University investigating cell-degradable tissue engineering scaffolds. Following his doctoral work, he completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the Department of Chemical Engineering where he researched drug delivery systems for the regeneration of craniofacial bone tissue.
Dr. Martin leads the Bioresponsive Materials Lab at UC, exploring “smart” biomaterial systems that leverage precise cell-generated signals (including reactive oxygen species and enzymatic activity) to activate biomaterial functionality and guide tissue regeneration. This interdisciplinary research integrates polymer science and materials engineering alongside pharmacology and biology to build new systems for regenerating orthopedic injuries in the clinic.


Ruth L. Kirschstein (F32) Postdoctoral Fellow : Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA, 2020 (Chemical Engineering)

Ph.D.: Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN, 2016 (Biomedical Engineering)

M.S.: Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN, 2013 (Biomedical Engineering)

B.S.: University of Kentucky Lexington, KY, 2011 (Biosystems Engineering)