1990 BS Brigham Young University, Chemistry (Magna Cum Laude)
1996 MS Stanford University, Materials Science
1996 Ph.D. Stanford University, Chemistry
1997 Post Doc Max Planck Institute for Colloid and Surface Science
Title in reguards to the research group: Professor, Principal Investigator
Dr. Matthew Linford is a professor of analytical chemistry at Brigham Young University. Dr. Linford has been at the university since 2000. His research involves making new materials for chromatography and for other applications, as well as the characterization of these new materials, which includes analysis of the resulting data. " We publish a lot in my group, and I try to provide my students with a solid set of skills that will lead them to great jobs in the work place," says Linford.
Dr. Matthew Linford graduated with a B.S. in chemistry from Brigham Young University in 1990 and received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in materials science and chemistry, respectively, from Stanford University in 1996. While at Stanford he published the first two papers on monolayers on hydrogen-terminated silicon with his adviser Chris Chidsey. These two papers have been cited more than 650 and 1100 times to date. After a post-doc at the Max Planck Institute in Golm, Germany with Helmut Möhwald studying polyelectrolyte multilayers, Linford worked in industry for three years -- one year with Rohm and Haas (now Dow) and two years with two start-up companies (SEQ, renamed Praelux, and NanoTex). In 2000, he took a position as a faculty member at Brigham Young University and is now a full professor there. While at BYU, Linford has studied new materials for separations science, new materials for long-term digital data storage, and the chemomechanical functionalization of silicon. His work in separations science has led to the launch of the Flare chromatography column that was sold by Diamond Analytics. His work in data storage led him to co-found Millenniata, which sells a DVD disc that lasts 1000 years and a Blu-ray disc that will last at least 300. Linford has more than 270 publications, including about 100 peer-reviewed papers, 25 U.S. patents, 30 conference proceedings, book chapters, peer-reviewed contributions to Surface Science Spectra, commercial application notes, and tutorial articles. He is a contributing editor for Vacuum Technology & Coating (VT&C) for which he writes a ca. monthly column on surface and material characterization. He is an editor for Applied Surface Science, an Elsevier journal with a (rising) impact factor of ca. 3.1. Linford is currently serving on the executive committee for the AVS Thin Films Division and has been an associate editor for Surface Science Spectra since 2003. In 2014 he was made a fellow of the American Vacuum Society (AVS). In 2015 he was named an Alcuin Fellow at Brigham Young University. By Google Scholar, he has 6938 citations, his h-index is 34, and his i10-index is 80. As of August 4, 2016, his Research Gate score was 40.78. His hobbies are tennis, piano, gardening, and learning languages.