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 in Dr. Andrea Kravats’ lab. We used molecular dynamics to explore interactions of chaperone proteins Hsp90 and Hsp70.
After our first publication, I realized my true passions are oriented towards magnetic resonance and inorganic chemistry, which led me to join Dr. David L. Tierney’s lab in Spring 2021. In my research, I measure the electron relaxation in high-spin Co (II) systems to explain physical qualities of inorganic complexes. Our group combines theory with experimentation by combining computational studies with NMR, EPR, and X-ray crystallography measurements.
My fiancée 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:
- Playing with my dog, Roxy
- Rock Climbing