Matthew Grayson, PhD

Matthew Grayson joined Northwestern University in 2007 and has been an associate professor in the Electrical Engineering Department since 2012. He is an expert in the design, fabrication, and electrical characterization of electronic devices and materials. Recently he has also developed new advances in thermoelectric materials with the concept of transverse thermoelectrics made of semiconductor superlattices thatwill lead to new nanothermoelectric devices. Grayson completed his PhD studies at Princeton University with Professor Daniel Tsui, studying tunnel spectroscopy of fractional quantum Hall effect edges. His postdoctoral work at the University of Maryland investigated the infrared Hall angle of cuprate superconducting films. He then won a Humboldt Research Fellowship to conduct research in Germany at the Walter Schottky Institute of the Technische Universität München, where he remained for seven years on the research staff in a Habilitand position and led a small research group. He currently chairs the American Friends of AvH Alumni Council’s Humboldtians on Campus subcommittee. Grayson was also the recipient of an AvH Alumni Award for Innovative Networking Initiatives in 2012.