Matthew Pelton, Assistant Physicist

Matthew Pelton

Assistant Physicist
- Center for Nanoscale Materials

Matthew Pelton’s research focuses on the new physical phenomena that can arise when light interacts with nanomaterials.

By designing, fabricating, and optically characterizing hybrid nanostructures, we have the potential to achieve unprecedented control over the flow of energy on the nanometer scale.

Dr. Pelton received his Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Stanford University in 2002. Following a postdoctoral appointment at the University of Chicago, he joined Argonne’s Center for Nanoscale Materials in 2006.

Awards, Honors and Memberships

  • Grainger Postdoctoral Fellowship in Experimental Physics, University of Chicago
  • Compton Lectureship, University of Chicago
  • Stanford Graduate Fellowship