Matthew Sheldon, Ph.D.

Assistant professor, chemistry and materials science and engineering, Texas A&M University - 2017 fellow


2017 Moore Inventor Fellow

Matthew Sheldon, Ph.D.

Research Description

Matthew Sheldon's invention uses new classes of nanomaterials to provide precise control over how light energy moves through optical devices. His goal is to use his invention to greatly improve the conversion efficiency of solar cells, helping to make cheap and sustainable solar energy available to everyone worldwide.


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Moore Inventor Fellows Science Texas A&M University, Department of Chemistry Back


Ph.D., 2010
University of California, Berkeley

Postdoctoral fellow, 2010-2014
California Institute of Technology


Bachelor of Arts, 2004
Carleton College 


Emerging Investigator, Journal of Chemical Communications, 2018

Kaneka Junior Faculty Award, 2017

Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) Young Investigator Program (YIP) Award, 2015

Franz Exner Award for Excellence in Chemistry, Carleton College, 2004


Moore Inventor Fellows