Matt McCormick, PhD

Senior Scientist

  • Over three years experience in the design, manufacturing, and use of optical spectropscopic instruments (FTIR, UV-DOAS, Raman) for sample characterization.
  • PhD Physics, University of Texas at Austin, 2013
  • BS Mathematics & Physics, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, 2005

In graduate school, Matt studied the optical design of high-intensity lasers while also using them to conduct experiments to study extremely short time-scale (picosecond) plasma physics. Upon leaving school, he shifted his area of study into the optical spectroscopy realm.

Using his general physics knowledge and design skills, he designs, creates, and uses spectroscopy instruments for ambient air or extractive sample characterization. In addition, he helps maintain permanently installed systems and either leads, or contributes to, a number of short-term measurement campaigns.