• About Me

    Hi, I’m Matt. I’m from a small town in Indiana and I earned my Bachelor’s degree in chemistry in 2016 from Purdue University (Boiler up!). After graduation, I worked in several industries including corn starch, pharmaceuticals, and industrial fermentation. Seeing all of these industries was a great experience, but I decided one day that I needed to get an advanced degree to get what I wanted out of my career.

    I began working towards my PhD at Miami in Fall 2019 as a computational biochemist researching the interactions between molecular chaperones Hsp90 and Hsp70. By modeling these systems using the molecular dynamics software CHARMM, we were able to show the chaperones interact in a 1:1 ratio to refold client proteins.

    In Spring 2021, my research interest changed to inorganic and physical chemistry. I specialize in Co (II) and Ln (III) complexes and their electronic structure. In my research, I measure the nuclear and electron relaxation of inorganic complexes in solution. The measurements we make are used in combination with density functional theory (DFT) calculations to provide deeper insight in the magnetic qualities of inorganic complexes. Our group combines theory with experimentation to explain the magnetic world that surrounds us.


    My wife will let you know that I have too many hobbies. I try to keep busy outside of work to keep my mind sharp. Here are just a few:

    • Softball
    • Playing with my dog, Roxy
    • Baking
    • Cooking
    • Crochet
    • Rock Climbing
    • Running
    • Swimming
    • Gardening
    • Coding