Matt Nelson, Ph.D - Chief Scientist

Matt Nelson, Ph.D - Chief ScientistDr. Matthew Nelson joined the ChemImage team in 1999 serving as a Senior Scientist until 2000. Dr. Nelson led the ChemImage Applications Group from 2000 to 2004 as Principal Scientist and again from 2004 to 2009 as the Director of Applications & Science. In 2009, Dr. Nelson advanced to the position of Chief Scientist were he currently leads ChemImage spectroscopy and imaging contract research and R&D study efforts, manages the R&D group Applications Science personnel & budget, supports the expansion of ChemImage’s contract research business area, secures research funding from federal and state granting agencies via proposal writing and other collaborative efforts, expands ChemImage’s intellectual property by developing new Chemical Imaging and spectroscopy technologies that support chemical, material science, and clinical markets and provides guidance for hardware and software improvements to ChemImage products.

Dr. Nelson received a B.S. degree in Chemistry, graduating Magna Cum Laude, from Frostburg State University in 1994. He received a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry in 1998 from the University of South Carolina for his work in “Predictive Spectroscopy and Chemical Imaging Based on Novel Optical Systems” under the direction of his Research Advisor, Dr. Michael L. Myrick.

Dr. Nelson is the recipient of the ChemImage President's Award (2001) and Coblenz Student Award for Outstanding Student in the Field of Vibrational Spectroscopy (1999). He has authored/co-authored dozens of publications, 3 book chapters and over 30 patents.

Dr. Nelson provides service to the scientific community currently serving as Raman Imaging Task Force Chair for ASTM Subcommittee E13.10 on Molecular Spectroscopic Optical Imaging which is responsible for developing a Standard Practice for evaluating Raman Imaging Instruments.