Chemistry is a subject that must engage the senses. A chemistry class should be more like a dance class than a literature class! I teach chemistry as a method by which one can understand and relate to the world around them, and not as a set of facts necessary for professional development.
B. Music in Music Performance (Bassoon) from Lawrence University, 1993
B.A. in Chemistry from Lawrence University, 1993
Ph.D. in Chemistry from University of Chicago, 2002
Luther College - 2000 - 2001
Bucknell University - 2001 - 2002
Utah Valley State College - 2002 -
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS I AM ASSOCIATED WITH:
American Chemical Society
American Association for the Advancement of Science
National Science Teachers Association
Hollywood Video membership
Gain-switched, all-acousto-optic, femtosecond pulse amplifier. Julie A. Gruetzmacher, Matthew A. Horn, Bret N. Flanders, Xiaoming Shang, and Norbert F. Scherer. Review of Scientific Instruments, 74, 4961-4963, (2003).
Femtosecond Studies of the Initial Events in the Photocycle of Photoactive Yellow Protein (PYP). M. A. Horn, J. A. Gruetzmacher, J. Kim, S.-E. Choi, S. M. Anderson, K. Moffat, and N. F. Scherer, in Femtochemistry, August 2001 Edition, F. C. DeSchryver, S. De Feyter, G. Schweitzer (eds.), Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, pp. 381-390, 2001
Novel Laser System for Ultrafast Spectroscopy.d: Matthew A. Horn, David C. Arnett and Norbert F. Scherer. Proc. SPIE 3273, 276-284 (1998)., 1998
My research interests are in the area of alternative energy and are in two categories: hydrogen storage and photovoltaics.