PhD, Stanford University, 2015
MS, Stanford University, 2010
BS, California Institute of Technology, 2008
Matthew Lew seeks to build technology to study molecular activities and interactions at the nanoscale and how they influence the evolution of systems at the macroscale. His research interests include microscopy, biophotonics, computational imaging, and nano-optics, especially when directed toward biological or biomedical applications.
Professor Lew joined the faculty at Washington University in St. Louis in 2015. Before arriving in St. Louis, he was a postdoctoral fellow in the de la Zerda Group in Structural Biology at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He earned his PhD in Electrical Engineering working in the laboratory of W. E. Moerner, a WashU alumnus and co-recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2014 for “the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy.”
Professor Lew is a recipient of a 2017 NSF CAREER Award for his project entitled “CAREER: Nanoscale sensing and imaging using computational single-molecule nanoscopy.” In 2016, Professor Lew was given the Hiruma/Wagner Award at the 16th Conference of Peace through Mind/Brain Science. He has also received a Second Place Poster Award at the Gordon Research Conference “Single-Molecule Approaches to Biology” and a PicoQuant Young Investigator Award at SPIE Photonics West. At Stanford, he was a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, a 3Com Corporation Stanford Graduate Fellow, and a Tau Beta Pi Fellow.
Professor Lew is a member the Optical Society, the American Chemical Society, Tau Beta Pi, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He was co-president of the Stanford Optical Society, a student chapter of OSA and SPIE, in 2013-14 and chair of the Stanford University Photonics Retreat in 2013.