Archer Martin marries Judith Bagenal.
Archer Martin is appointed a Robert A. Welch Professorship at the University of Houston. Due to various inappropriate behaviors of Martin, the professorship is truncated in 1979. Around this time, Martin starts to suffer from severe forgetfulness, which is later diagnosed as Alzheimer’s disease.
Archer Martin is Professor at University of Sussex. While here Martin gets interested in the biological mechanism of smell and he attempts the isolation of insulin from pig gut.
Archer Martin and Synge invent partition chromatography, a technique for separating and identifying the various parts of complex chemical mixtures, instead of using a counterflow extraction process with solvents moving against one another. This technique becomes fundamental to scientific research in biology, chemistry, and medicine.
Archer Martin carries on chemical research in the laboratories of the Wool Industries Association. Here he meets Richard Lawrence Millington Synge and begins to collaborate with him on the problem of separating acetylamino acids.
Archer Martin becomes Director of the Abbotsbury Laboratories. During this period he researches the isolation of anti-inflammatory factor from milk, liver, and eggs.
Archer Martin holds a visiting professorship as a Special Professor in the Science of Analogies at the Technical University of Eindhoven.
Archer Martin is appointed Head of the Biochemistry Division of the Research Department of Boots Pure Drug Company at Nottingham.
Archer Martin attends Bedford School. During these years he designs and builds an apparatus for distillation from old coffee tins packed with charcoal almost 150 cm tall.
Archer Martin joins the Medical Research Council at the Lister Institute of Preventive Medicine, London.
Archer Martin earns his Ph.D at Cambridge University.
Archer Martin joins the Medical Research Council at the National Institute for Medical Research. From 1953 to 1956 he is Head of the Physical Chemistry Division. After 1956 he becomes Chemical Consultant to the institute until 1959.
Archer Martin receives half of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry along with Richard L.M. Synge "for their invention of partition chromatography". During his Nobel lecture Martin reveals that he, in collaboration with A. T. James, has devised a mechanism for gas-liquid chromatography.
Archer Martin is born in London to William Archer Porter Martin, a general medical practitioner, and Lilian Kate Brown Ayling, a nurse. From an early age Martin demonstrates a natural inclination for chemistry.
Archer Martin is consultant to the Wellcome Medical Research Laboratories at Beckenham.
During a meeting of the Biochemical Society held at the Middlesex Hospital, Martin and his colleagues gives the first public demonstration of paper chromatography: a technique for separating dissolved chemical substances by taking advantage of their different rates of migration across sheets of paper - an inexpensive but powerful analytical tool that requires very small quantities of material.
Archer Martin dies in in a nursing home in Llangarron, Herefordshire at the age of 92.
Martin enters Cambridge University to study chemical engineering. He is then influenced by J. B. S. Haldane and switches to biochemistry. After a year in the Physical Chemistry Laboratory he moves to the Dunn Nutritional Laboratory, where he works under L.J. Harris and T. Moore on the isolation of Vitamin E and under Sir C. Martin on the isolation of the anti-pellagra factor. Martin develops a cumbersome countercurrent solvent extraction apparatus to separate different biochemical compounds.