Horn, Matthew A
Title:
Associate Professor - Chemistry
Office:
220SB
Phone:
(801) 863-6204
Mail Code:
179
Last Updated: 7/23/14 -
Assistant Professor
Chemistry


Matthew A Horn has been at UVSC since 2002.

TEACHING PHILOSOPHY:
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.

EDUCATION:
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

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS:
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

PUBLICATIONS:
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



RESEARCH INTERESTS:
My research interests are in the area of alternative energy and are in two categories: hydrogen storage and photovoltaics.