Post Doc

Loic Martin

Innsbruck Quaternary Research Group

Post Doc in the FWF Project "The Wheel of Time"
Methodological development of OSL rock surface dating

Research interests
Luminescence dating
Electron Spin Resonance (ESR) dating
U-series dating
Dosimetry for luminescence and ESR dating
Modelling for luminescence and ESR dating
Image acquisition and processing

Short CV
02-2023-ongoing: Postdoctoral research fellow, U. Innsbruck (Austria).
08/2022-02/2023: Research associate, SUERC, Glasgow (Scotland).
2020-2022: Newton International Fellow, SUERC, Glasgow (Scotland).
09/2019-12/2019: Postdoctoral research fellow, U. of Pau and Pays de l’Adour, Pau (France).
2019: Expert in development of experimentation, LSCE/IPSL, Paris (France).
2016-2017: Postdoctoral research fellow, IRAMAT-CRP2A, Bordeaux (France).
11/2015: Contract engineer, IRAMAT-CRP2A , Bordeaux (France).
2012-2015: Ph.D physics of the archaeo-materials, U. Bordeaux-Montaigne, Bordeaux (France).
2011-2012: Master 2 Cultural Heritage Materials and Archeometry, U.Bordeaux-Montaigne, Bordeaux (France).
2010-2011: Master 1 Physics, U. Bordeaux1,Bordeaux (France).
2009-2010: IUFM – Physics and chemistry, Université de Bordeaux1, Bordeaux (France).
2005-2009: Licence Physic-Chemistry, U. Bordeaux1, Bordeaux (France).

2015: Best Student Oral Presentation Prize, APLED2015.
2014: Martin Aitken Prize for the best oral presentation, LED2014.

2019: Newton International Fellowship, Royal Society, UK

Science communication and public outreach
Documentary on U-series dating of ostrich eggshell of South Arfrican archaeological site (link to website)




Alghamdi, H., Sanderson, D., Carmichael, L., Cresswell, A., Martin, L. (2022): The use of portable OSL and IRSL measurements of NaCl in low dose assessments following a radiological or nuclear emergency. Frontiers in Public Health 10, doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2022.969829

Fitzgerald, S.K., Sanderson, D.C.W., Cresswell, A.J., Martin, L. (2022): Using Infra-red stimulated luminescence and phototransferred thermoluminescence to investigate electron trapping and charge transport in feldspars. Radiation Measurements 156,106817, doi: 10.1016/j.radmeas.2022.106817.

Martin, L., Galy, A., Barbotin, G., Claverie, F., Pons-Branchu, E., Tribolo, C., Mercier, N., Pécheyran, C. (2022): Isotopic Imaging Using {fsLA} Single-Collector {ICP}-{SFMS} for Direct U/Th Dating of Small Archaeological Carbonates. Analytical Chemistry 94, 7, 3046--3055, doi: 10.1021/acs.analchem.1c02241.

Martin, L., Sanderson, D., Paling, S., Cresswell, A., Murphy, S. (2022): Advancing dosimetry for Dating Environmental Materials: Development of an ultra-sensitive beta dosimeter system and potential for beta autoradiography. Radiation Measurements 154,106760, doi: 10.1016/j.radmeas.2022.106760.

Tribolo, C., Mercier N., Martin, L., Taffin, N., Miller, C. E., Will M.,  Conard, N. (2022): Luminescence dating estimates for the coastal {MSA} sequence of Hoedjiespunt 1 (South Africa). Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 41, 103320, doi: 10.1016/j.jasrep.2021.103320

Mauz, B., Martin L., Discher, M., Tribolo C., Kreutzer, S., Bahl, C., Lang, A., Mercier, N. (2021): Technical note: On the reliability of laboratory beta-source calibration for luminescence dating. Geochronology 3, 371–381, doi:  10.5194/gchron-3-371-2021

Duval, M. and Martin, L. (2019): ESR dating of fossil teeth: In which extent the thickness of adjacent tissues should be taken into account in the external beta dose rate evaluation? Geochronometria 46, 1, 102-110, doi: 10.1515/geochr-2015-0105

Kreutzer, S., Mauz, B., Martin, L., Mercier, N. (2019): 'RCarb': Dose Rate Modelling of Carbonate-Rich Samples -an Implementation of Carb in R-. Ancient TL 37, 1-8. 

Mercier, N., Martin, L., Kreutzer, S., Moineau, V., Cliquet, D. (2019): Dating the palaeolithic footprints of ‘Le Rozel’ (Normandy, France). Quaternary Geochronology 49, 271-277, doi: 10.1016/j.quageo.2017.12.005.

Discher, M., Mauz, B., Martin, L., Durcan, J. A., King, G. E., Tsakalos, E., Christodoulakis, J., Lang, A. (2018): Calculating or simulating the dose rate? A comparison. Radiation Measurements 120, 202-208, doi: 10.1016/j.radmeas.2018.09.006.

Fang, F., Martin, L., Williams, I. S., Brink, F., Mercier, N., Grün, R. (2018): 2D modelling: A Monte Carlo approach for assessing heterogeneous beta dose rates in luminescence and ESR dating: Paper ΙΙ, application to igneous rocks. Quaternary Geochronology 48, 195-206, doi: 10.1016/j.quageo.2018.07.005.

Kreutzer, Sebastian, Martin, Loïc, Guérin, Guillaume, Tribolo, Chantal, Selva, Pierre and Mercier, Norbert. "Environmental dose rate determination using a passive dosimeter: Techniques and workflow for α-Al2O3:C chips" Geochronometria, vol.45, no.1, 2018, pp.56-67. Kreutzer, S., Martin, L., Guérin, G., Tribolo, C., Selva, P. and Mercier, N. (2018): Environmental dose rate determination using a passive dosimeter: Techniques and workflow for α-Al2O3:C chips. Geochronometria 45, 1, 56-67. doi:10.1515/geochr-2015-0086

Kreutzer, S., Martin, L., Dubernet, S., Mercier, N. (2018): The IR-RF alpha-Efficiency of K-feldspar. Radiation Measurements 120, 148-156, doi: 10.1016/j.radmeas.2018.04.019.

Martin, L., Fang, F., Mercier, N., Incerti, S., Grün, R., Lefrais, Y. (2018): 2D modelling: A Monte Carlo approach for assessing heterogeneous beta dose rate in luminescence and ESR dating: Paper I, theory and verification. Quaternary Geochronology 48, 25-37. doi: 10.1016/j.quageo.2018.07.004.

Tribolo C, Asrat A, Bahain JJ, Chapon C, Douville E, et al. (2017) Across the Gap: Geochronological and Sedimentological Analyses from the Late Pleistocene-Holocene Sequence of Goda Buticha, Southeastern Ethiopia. PLOS ONE 12(1): e0169418. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0169418

Martin, L., Mercier, N., Incerti, S. (2015): DosiVox: Implementing Geant 4-based software for dosimetry simulations relevant to luminescence and ESR dating techniques. Ancient TL 33, 1, 1-10

Martin, L., Mercier, N., Incerti, S., Lefrais, Y., Pecheyran, C., Guérin, G., Jarry, M., Bruxelles, L., Bon, F., Pallier, C. (2015): Dosimetric study of sediments at the beta dose rate scale: Characterization and modelization with the DosiVox software. Radiation Measurements 81, 134-141.

Martin, L., Mercier, N., Incerti, S. (2015): Comparison of DosiVox simulation results with tabulated data
and standard calculations. Ancient TL 33, 2, 1-9

Martin, L., Mercier, N., Incerti, S. (2014): Geant4 simulations for sedimentary grains in infinite matrix conditions: The case of alpha dosimetry, Radiation Measurements 70, 39-47
doi: 10.1016/j.radmeas.2014.09.003.