is a research scientist and project manager in the Space Propulsion group at Austrian Research Center (ARC) Seibersdorf
. He has research interests in new space propulsion systems, and possible connections between gravity and superconductivity.
He completed his PhD in Numerical Plasmaphysics at the Vienna University of Technology, Austria, in 1999, and is now an external lecturer for the University.
In 2003 he published the textbook Advanced Space Propulsion Systems (ISBN 978-3-211-83862-4).
In a 2003 paper, Tajmar proposed a gravitational effect may explain the long-standing discrepancy between the mass of Cooper pairs
first measured in superconductors by Janet Tate et.al
and the theoretically expected value.
In 2006, Martin Tajmar and several coworkers announced their claim to have measured a gravitomagnetic version of the Frame-dragging effect caused by a superconductor with an accelerating or decelerating spin . As of April 2008, the effect has not yet been observed independently.
In February 2008, Martin Tajmar applied for an international patent for a "Process for the generation of a gravitational field and a gravitational field generator" .