Lealon Martin

Assistant Professor


Howard P. Isermann Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, Chemical Engineering
B.S., Tuskegee University, AL, Chemical Engineering

Research Interests

  • Information technology
  • Energy
  • Design optimization
  • Biochemical engineering
  • Mathematical optimization
  • Modeling
  • Pollution
  • Process control and design
  • Systems engineering

Our research efforts are directed in the area of chemical and biological process systems engineering. Within this specialization, our work deals specifically with the understanding and quantification of chemical and biological systems and toward the development of systematic methodologies for their modeling, synthesis, analysis, and - ultimately - their optimal design. Below are specific research topics that are currently under investigation: Synthesis Strategies for Pollution Prevention and Integrated Resource Recovery, Optimal Design of Separation Processes for Solid Systems, Heat and Mass Integrated Power Generation and Refrigeration Cycle Synthesis, and Biological Process Network Synthesis.


Lealon Martin

Ricketts Building
Room 133
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
110 8th Street
Troy, New York 12180

Office: (518) 276-3327
Fax: (518) 276-4030