Prof. Matson’s research focuses on the synthesis of unique polymeric and supramolecular materials with applications in signaling gas delivery, tissue engineering, and sustainability. Current areas of interest include the development of materials for delivery of hydrogen sulfide (H2S), a vital biological signaling gas, the synthesis of cone-shaped bottlebrush polymers, and the preparation of new polymers and polymer blends derived from renewable feedstocks.
Prof. Matson has used Wyatt instruments since his graduate school days in the lab of Bob Grubbs at Caltech. He attended LSU in July 2005. His group currently uses a DAWN and an Optilab for absolute molecular weight determination for a variety of polymers, including complex cone-shaped structures.
“It’s been over a decade since I attended LSU, but I still rely daily on concepts and techniques I learned there. As a professor I regularly refer new students to my LSU course materials to explain the basics of light scattering and SEC.”