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Matthew Panzer

Associate Professor
Chemical and Biological Engineering
Green Energy and Nanostructured Electronics Laboratory

Matthew Panzer

Associate Professor
Chemical and Biological Engineering
Green Energy and Nanostructured Electronics Laboratory

Phone 617-627-4633
Science and Technology Center, Room 144
4 Colby Street, Medford, MA
Research: 
ionic liquids and ionogels, electrical energy storage, soft electronics, materials science
Biography: 

Matthew Panzer obtained an honors bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering, with distinction, from the University of Delaware. He earned his Ph.D. in chemical engineering at the University of Minnesota under the direction of Professor C. Daniel Frisbie, with a thesis entitled “Polymer Electrolyte-Gated Organic Field-Effect Transistors.” Before coming to Tufts, Panzer spent two years as a postdoctoral associate at MIT in the laboratory of Professor Vladimir Bulović. He is currently the graduate program chair for the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering.

Education: 
Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Minnesota, 2007
B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Delaware, 2002
Professional Experience: 
2015-present:

Associate Professor, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Tufts School of Engineering

2009-2015:

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Tufts School of Engineering

2007-2009:

Postdoctoral Associate, Research Laboratory of Electronics, MIT

Research Interests: 

Research in the Panzer group seeks to develop an understanding of how solution-processed materials, including nonvolatile and flexible ionic liquid-based gel electrolytes in particular, can be effectively designed and incorporated into novel electrochemical devices for the efficient storage and responsible use of electrical energy. The group's research efforts are driven by the significant challenge facing the world today to develop cleaner, safer, and more sustainable energy solutions.

Selected Honors and Awards: 
2017: MassCEC Catalyst Program Award
2017: Favorite Professor Award, Chemical & Biological Engineering, Tufts University
2016: Lillian and Joseph Leibner Award for Distinguished Teaching and Advising, Tufts University
2015: Henry and Madeline Fischer Award, Tufts School of Engineering
2015: Best Professor Award, Tufts Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
2014: Recognition of Undergraduate Teaching Excellence (ROUTE) Award, Tufts University
2012: Massachusetts Clean Energy Center Catalyst Program Award
2011: Dr. Gerald R. Gill Professor of the Year, Tufts University
2011: Best Professor Award, Tufts Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Professional Memberships: 
American Institute of Chemical Engineers
Materials Research Society
Teaching/Courses Taught: 
ChBE-11: Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
ChBE-140: Surface and Colloid Chemistry
ChBE-175: Electronic Devices for Energy Applications