Douglas Matson

Douglas Matson

(617) 627-5742
212 College Avenue, Room 166
Research/Areas of Interest:

solidification processes, thermal manufacturing, machine design, materials science


  • Ph.D., Materials Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States, 1996
  • M.S., Materials Science, University of California, Davis, Davis, United States, 1992
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, California State University, Sacramento, Sacramento, United States, 1988
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, United States, 1979


Douglas Matson focuses on the science of engineered materials and on training Tufts students as leaders in the production, processing, and manufacture of metal, plastic, ceramic, and biomaterial products. To these ends, he has concentrated on three main areas of research: solidification and space processing, advanced materials, and engineering education outreach and service learning. He is a Fellow of the American Society for Gravitational and Space Research (FASGSR).