Scientific interests: condensed matter physics, optical devices, photoexcited nanostructures and devices; ultrafast spectroscopy, microscopy; solar voltaics and transistors

Associate Professor of Physics, Oregon State University
the Micro-Femto Energetics Lab

Email: graham --AT-- physics.oregonstate.edu

Office: 375 Weniger Hall
Phone: (541) 737-4386
Labs: 120, 122 & 139A Weniger Hall
MRI Laser Lab: 104 Wengier Hall
Researcher Office: 143 Weniger Hall

Education & Training

  • Kavli Postdoctoral Fellow (2010 - 2013), Kavli Institute at Cornell University
  • UC Berkeley, Ph.D., Dec. 2010, Ultrafast Nonlinear Spectroscopy of Semiconducting Carbon Nanotubes (35 MB)
  • University of Toronto, Hon.B.Sc. (2001-2005)

Brief Bio: Matt is an Associate Professor of Physics at Oregon State University. His undergraduate degree is from the University of Toronto, and his Ph.D. is from the University of California, Berkeley. Matt was a Kavli Postdoctoral Fellow at Cornell University before he started the Micro-Femto Energetics Laboratory at Oregon State University in 2014. His lab applies new methods to study the transport and spectroscopic properties of emerging condensed phase materials. In nanoscale materials and devices, the goal is to discover and harness electronic relaxation, transport, and energy transfer pathways occurring on timescales as fast as a femtosecond (10-15 s) with below one-micron (10-6 m) spatial resolution. Unconventional ultrafast microscopy approaches such as ultrafast-resolved photocurrents serve to optimize energy efficiency in emerging solar materials and better harness the potential of new quantum materials. [short CV (.pdf)]

Service roles, Awards, etc.: Chair of the Ultrafast Optical Phenomena Technical Group (2023-26), Editorial Board Member for Scientific Reports (npg, 2023-pr), the Optical Society (OSA); OSA Ambassador, the Optical Society, Samsung GRO Award, SPIE Rising Researcher Award, SPIE DCS, SSP National Starter Award, Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh; Kavli Postdoctoral Fellowship, Kavli Instutue at Cornell for Nanoscale Science; Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Fellowships (PDF-Postdoctoral, PGS-Doctoral & Masters)

Course Instruction in the past five years [prior]:

Selected PI Conference Talks
[see full list of conference presentations by all group members]


58. CLEO, San Jose, CA
57. Ultrafast Dynamics and Metastability Workshop (invited), Georgetown, DC
56. ECS International Meeting (invited), Vancouver, BC
APS March Meeting, Chicago, CA
54. ASMET Conference (invited), Indira Gandhi University, Delhi, India
MRS Meeting (invited), Boston, MA
52. Ultrafast Dynamics Conference VIII, Georgetown, DC
ECS International Meeting (invited) [virtual]
50. ACS National Meeting (invited) [virtual]
FiO/LS, Ultrafast Dynamics in Complex Materials (LS 2 program chair-), Washington, DC [virtual],
ECS International Meeting (invited), Montreal, Nanocarbons Division, 2D Material Photophysics, QC [virtual]
47. Ultrafast Phenomena in Semiconductors (invited), SPIE Photonics West, San Francisco, CA
Quantum Sensing and Nano Electronics and Photonics, SPIE Photonics West (invited), San Francisco, CA

Meeting Archieve.

45. OSA Frontiers in Optics, Condensed Phase and Nanocrystal Spectroscopy, Washington DC
44. OSA Student Leadership Conference, Bethesda, MD
43. ACS National Meeting (invited), San Diego, CA
42. McEuenFest, Ithaca, NY
41. Research Meeting, Cupertino, CA
Ultrafast Bandgap Photonics V (org. committee, udm.georgetown.edu ), Washington DC
39. Materials Research Society (MRS) Fall Meeting (invited), Boston, MA
38. University of Oregon, Departmental Seminar, Eugene, OR
37. Telluride Science Research Center Workshop: Molecular Videography (invited), Telluride, CO
36. WONTON, 7th Int. Workshop on Nanotube Optics & Nanospectroscopy (WONTON), Hakone, Japan
35. Electrochemical Society Meeting (invited), Seattle, WA
34. SPIE, Ultrafast Bandgap Photonics III (org. committee, invited), Orlando, FL
33. APS March Meeting, Los Angeles, CA
32. Research Meeting, Cupertino, CA
31. Ultrafast Dynamics and Metastability Workshop (invited, udm.georgetown.edu ), Washington, DC
20th EDISON, International Conference on Electron Dynamics in Semiconductors, and Nanostructures, Buffalo, NY
29. 72nd Northwest ACS Meeting (invited), Corvallis, OR
Electrochemical Society Meeting (invited), Nanocarbons Division; 2D Material Photophysics, New Orleans, LA
Materials Research Society, MRS Spring Meeting, Phoenix, AZ
26. Portland State University Physics Colloquium, Portland, OR
25. SPIE DCS- Ultrafast Bandgap Photonics II (invited keynote ), Anaheim CA
Ultrafast Phenomena in Semiconductors (invited), SPIE Photonics West, San Francisco, CA
23. OMQ Symposium (invited, Center for Optical Molecular & Quantum Science), Eugene OR
22.20th International Conference on Ultrafast Phenomena, Santa Fe NM
229th Electrochemical Society Meeting (ECS, invited), Nanocarbons Division, San Diego, CA
20. 6th Workshop on Nanotube Optics & Nanospectroscopy(WONTON), Kloster Banz Abbey, Germany
Materials Research Society (MRS) Spring Meeting, San Francisco, CA

Conference talks and Teaching Archieve
Before 2015:
18. Reed College, Physics Department Seminar, Portland OR
17. APS New Laser Scientist Conference at FiO, Tucson AZ
16. Willamette University, Physics Department Seminar, Salem OR
15. University of Toronto Seminar, Toronto ON
14. University of Waterloo, Department Chem Physics Seminar, Waterloo, Canada, 2013
13. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department Physical Chemistry Seminar, Cambridge, MA, 2013
12. Colorado School of Mines, Physics Departmental Seminar, Golden, CO, 2013
11. UMass Amherst, ECE Departmental Seminar, Amherst, MA, 2013
10. Unviersity of Buffalo, Departmental Physical Chem Seminar, Buffalo, NY, 2012
9. University of Pittsburgh, Departmental Seminar, Pittsburgh, PA, 2012
8. Ultrafast Phenomena XVIII, Lausanne, Switzerland, 2012
7. Materials Research Society (MRS) Spring Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 2012
6. APS March Meeting, Boston, MA, US, 2012
5. 4th Workshop on Nanotube Optics & Nanospectroscopy(WONTON), Bordeaux, France, 2011
4. Ultrafast Phenomena XVII, Snowmass, CO, 2010
3. Ultrafast Phenomena in Semiconductors XIV (invited, SPIE), San Francisco, CA 2010
2. 3rd Workshop on Nanotube Optics & Spectroscopy(WONTON), Matsushima, Japan, 2009
1. Ultrafast Phenomena XVI, Stresa, Italy, 2008

Prior Course Instruction:

- Oscillations & Waves, PH 424, Paradigms in Physics Project
- Periodic Systems, PH427, a Paradigms in Physics Course in QM and Solid State Physics Introduction (2014-16)
- Oscillations, PH421, a Paradigms in Physics Course (2014 -16)
- Undergraduate Physics Orientation, PH198

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