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Martin, Jennifer

Environmental Program Development Specialist

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1 E Hazelwood Dr
Champaign, Illinois  61820


Jennifer identifies and tracks emerging issues and research needs related to energy, waste, public health, and the environment. Through her work, Jennifer collaborates across commercial, public, and private sectors to expand ISTC’s efforts to solve important environmental issues. Her professional career includes a wide range of experiences developing and evaluating programs on energy and conservation. This work has been fundamental in the development and implementation of solar energy training workforce strategies which are now helping to build a more robust renewable energy market across the Midwest. 


Currently she is leading the Solar Photovoltaic (PV) End-of-Life Initiative's at ISTC. Through these initiative’s ISTC is conducting, coordinating, and fostering industry engagement and applied research that leads to innovations and a better understanding of the needs for preparing the state for an end-of-life plan for PV modules.



  • M.S. in Sustainable Management, University of Wisconsin
  • A.A.S. in Sustainable Energy, Ivy Tech of Indiana
  • B.F.A., Ball State University

Research Interests

  • Education and behavior change as it relates to sustainability
  • Renewable energy and energy infrastructures necessary for accommodating current and future needs
  • Alternative fuels and transportation needed for clean transportation systems
  • Water quality and sustainability challenges
  • Waste management and healthy ecosystems

Professional Affiliations

  • Communications Industry Training and Certification Academy
  • Illinois Solar for All Working Group
  • Illinois Downstate Caucus
  • Illinois Solar Energy Association
  • Illinois Recycling Association
  • Illinois Product Stewardship Council
  • Interstate Renewable Energy Council
  • Midwest Renewable Energy Association
  • North American Board of Energy Practitioners
  • Solar Powering Illinois Conference: Planning Committee
  • Solar Power Midwest Conference: Planning Committee
  • Solar Power Midwest - Solar Jobs Strategy Meeting: Planning Committee
  • U.S. Department of Energy: Solar Decathlon — Purdue University InHome: Solar Team Member

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