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This is the user page for Martin A. Walker, Associate Professor of Chemistry at SUNY Potsdam. I am working on developing ChemSpider Education.
I grew up in Newcastle Upon Tyne in the UK, and moved to the US in 1992. I married an American, Amy, in 1996 so I decided to stay on in the US. I now have two beautiful daughters, aged 5 and 11.
My interests are mainly in the area of organic synthesis, particularly green chemistry. I worked for 12 years in industry in the UK and the US, and this helps shape my view of process efficiency. I am also interested in Chemical information in general, and also Wikipedia. On Wikipedia I coordinate the project for making offline releases of Wikipedia, known as Wikipedia 1.0. I was also the chair of the recent 2010 Northeast Regional Meeting (NERM 2010) of the American Chemical Society.