Marty Lail

Senior Research Chemist

Marty Lail


  • PhD, Organometallic Chemistry, North Carolina State University
  • BS, Biological Sciences, North Carolina State University
  • BA, Philosophy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • BA, History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Marty Lail, PhD, serves as the manager of materials innovation within the Energy Technology Division at RTI. He directs a team of chemists in the development of novel and applied materials for energy applications, including biofuels, carbon capture, shale gas, syngas, and water programs. Currently, he works on a project that intends to demonstrate non-aqueous carbon dioxide capture solve technology at a pilot plant in Norway.

Prior to joining RTI, Dr. Lail held research positions at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, University of California at Berkeley, and North Carolina State University. He is a member of the American Chemical Society and a past member of the American Institute of Chemists.