Horn, Matthew A
Title:
Associate Professor - Chemistry
Office:
220SB
Phone:
(801) 863-6204
Mail Code:
179
Last Updated: 10/22/14 -
Associate Professor
Chemistry


Matthew A. Horn has been at UVU 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 University - 2002 - present

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS I AM ASSOCIATED WITH:
American Chemical Society
POGIL Project

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 three-fold.

I have an active research project in the area of precipitation reactions, and how macroscopic structures are created from micrsoscopic precipitation events.  I have had students present their research in this project for the last three years.

I have an active research project in chemical pedagogy.  I am a practitioner of POGIL pedagogy, and I and my co-researcher (Dr. Wilson-Ashworth in biology at UVU) are working on the impact of POGIL pedagogy on problem solving and group work behaviors.

I am developing a research project in chemical analysis of antiquities and art objects.  I will be using x-ray fluorescence techniques to analyze antiquities.