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Doctoral Student, Chemistry
Tyronne Martin was a CNS Graduate Fellow from 2007 to 2010. As a graduate student in the Chemistry Department and Environmental Science and Management (ESM) Program, Tyronne found time to participate in on campus organizations and activities, he was the vice president of the Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) Society and the Academic Chair for the Black Pioneer Renaissance Organization (BPRO), and a member for the Advisory Committee on Graduate Student Diversity at UCSB. He has received fellowships through AGEP, the Center for Nanotechnology and Society (CNS), the Graduate Division at UCSB, and has participated in the Partnership for International Research and Education in Electron Chemistry and Catalysis at Interfaces (PIRE-ECCI) in China. He is also the recipient of the 2007 UC Santa Barbara Chemistry Department’s Outstanding Service Award for Graduate Recruitment and has participated on various McNair Scholars panels to encourage undergraduates to attend graduate school. Tyronne’s research interests include the examination of marine algae cell-specific growth rates and photosynthetic pathways as physiological indicators of toxicity due to metal oxide nanoparticles exposure. During his undergraduate education he participated in minority science programs (MBRS-RISE and LSAMP) and carried out research in the synthesis of organometallic catalysts. Tyronne received a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from California State University, Los Angeles. He is currently working on his Ph.D. in ESM, and a M.S. in Chemistry. When he completes graduate school he will go into teaching and work in the environmental pollutants field.