- PhD Students
Matt was an undergraduate at the University of Notre Dame and is originally from Littleton, Colorado. He has always been interested in technology, which resulted in choosing to major in Computer Science Engineering; however, Chemistry has always fascinated him, and when the opportunity to combine both interests with the Howard Group arose, he was extremely excited. Throughout the project, he used the knowledge and experience in Computer Science to assist him, as he, along with Alex Toombs, wrote the initial program for the thermocycler. Matt was then a part of a group working on testing the field depolyable thermocycler to compare against commercial machines. This involved performing PCR on both machines and comparing the results. This group later plans to utilize these results in order to help market the PCR device to investors.