Kenneth Martinez

Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Graduate Student


Kenneth grew up in Puerto Rico, where he completed a chemical engineering Bachelor degree and an applied mathematics minor from the University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez. Kenneth joined the Avraamidou group in Fall 2022, where he is completing a Ph.D. in chemical engineering with a minor in computer science. On his free time, he likes to hit a good lifting workout, play basketball with anyone who challenges him, and explore new cities.

With support from the Graduate Education for Minorities (GEM) and the Graduate Education for Research Scholars (GERS) fellowships, Kenneth will focus on elucidating the viability of energy carriers and powertrains for electromobility with circular economy, techno-economic, and life cycle assessments. With these assessments, he aims to make mathematical models from the most promising energy carrier supply chains and interconnect them to construct a network representation for these systems. With optimization and machine learning techniques, Kenneth will optimize this network model and develop a robust decision-making tool that can provide tailored solutions for the transportation sector. This tool will take into consideration a holistic approach that includes environmental, social, economic, and technical aspects while achieving specific objectives of stakeholders and policymakers in facilitating data-driven decisions that can accelerate the transition to sustainable transportation fuels, thereby aligning the sector more closely with global sustainability goals.