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.
- 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
- 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.