Matthew Doty

Matthew Doty


Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Phone : (302) 831-0208
209 DuPont Hall


The Doty Group uses advanced optical spectroscopy techniques to probe and control photons, charges, and spins in nanostructured materials. Our goal is to understand how nanometer scale structure and composition can be engineered to create new materials with optimized properties. The potential applications for the materials we study range from next-generation computing devices to high-efficiency photovoltaics. The challenge in studying nanostructured materials is that bulk measurements are sensitive only to the average nanoscale structure, and yet many interesting material properties depend on details of the structure and composition with nanometer lengths scales. To overcome this challenge we have developed expertise in the investigation of single nanostructures. While experimentally challenging, this approach allows us to quantify the relationship between structure on nanometer length scales and the behavior of single excitons, photons, charges and spins.


  • 2012 UD College of Engineering Outstanding Junior Faculty Award
  • 2010 DuPont Young Professor Award 2010 Veeco Research Collaboration Gift
  • 2010 University of Delaware Research Foundation Strategic Initiatives Award
  • 2009 NSF CAREER Award
  • 2008 University of Delaware Research Foundation Award

Research Interests

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Representative Publications

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