Research interests focus on improving trace drug and explosives detection systems, developing next-generation detection technologies, and advancing forensic chemistry with scientific visualization. His expertise is in advanced fluid flow visualization and flow diagnostic techniques, including schlieren and shadowgraphy, high-speed imaging, and laser sheet flow visualization. Computational fluid dynamics, schlieren imaging, high-speed videography, laser light-sheet flow visualization, and other traditional flow diagnostic methods are used to investigate the performance of current trace detection technology. Research is also focused on enhancing non-contact aerodynamic sampling in next-generation trace detection equipment.
Other interests include standard explosive microparticle fabrication, particle release mechanisms, and precise material deposition for stand-off explosive detection instrumentation. Matthew serves as the Explosives Safety Officer for the division and oversees the safe handling of high explosives and energetic materials.
2023 MML Accolade - Collaboration and Teamwork for BARDA mask challenge
2021 Department of Commerce Bronze Medal Award - COVID-19 mask related research
2021 Shorty Award - "Best in Public Health", COVID-19 mask related research
2017 United Nations NetExplo Award - Global Digital Innovation award for artificial dog nose program
2017 MML Accolade - Strategic Partnership award for artificial dog nose program
2014 Best Micrograph of 2014 - European Society for Biomaterials
2013 Department of Commerce Silver Medal Award - Trace Explosives Detection Program