Liaison from the Physics Department
Matthew is a Professor and the Chair of Physics at Southern Connecticut State University. He received his BS in Chemistry and his MS and Ph.D. in Physics. After completing his Ph.D. at UC Davis, he worked as a post-doctoral research at the University of Waterloo, Ontario for three years. He joined the Physics Department at Southern in 2003. Matthew’s research interests are in theoretical condensed matter physics with a focus on many-body systems and frustrated magnetism. He uses a range of numerical techniques and analytic methods to study complex phases of matter that arise in select parameter regimes of strongly correlated models. The motivation for his research is derived from observed phenomena in material systems and a curiosity in purely theoretical questions. Matthew’s research has been published in leading journals such as Physical Review Letters and Physical Review B. At Southern he has taught a wide range of physics courses at the undergraduate and masters levels.