The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) has named three faculty, including Dr. Jay F. Martin as its 2021–2022 Distinguished Professors of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. Martin is a professor of ecological engineering in the Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering (FABE).
The honorific title, selected annually on a competitive basis among faculty members at the rank of full professor, recognizes excellent work and significant impact in fulfilling CFAES’ missions—teaching, research, outreach, and engagement.
“We congratulate these outstanding faculty members, and all of the nominees, for their impactful contributions—to their fields, to their students, to our college, university, and the public,” said Cathann A. Kress, Ohio State vice president for agricultural administration and CFAES dean. “They truly exemplify our vision of ‘We Sustain Life.’”
In addition to his role in FABE, Martin serves as faculty co-lead for Healthy Air, Land, and Water with Ohio State’s Sustainability Institute.
Martin seeks to use natural systems to improve water quality and increase sustainability. His research links field studies, watershed models, and socioeconomic analyses with stakeholder groups to investigate connections between downstream water quality and management practices in upstream watersheds.
His work represents the best of transdisciplinary research—research that is integrated across disciplines and in partnership with stakeholders—and represents a hallmark of land-grant institutions.
Since 2000, Martin has been awarded more than $35 million to support his research program. He has published over 80 peer-reviewed articles in leading journals. Several more articles are in review or press.
Martin’s honors and awards include the 2019 CFAES Multidisciplinary Team Award, 2012 Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission Sustainability Award, 2009 International Award of Merit, 2005 Lumley Research Award, 2004 Price Department Advising Award, and 2003 Pomerene Departmental Teaching Award.