Matthew R. Libera


Stevens CEMS Dept. Libera Publications MultiScale Imaging Lab (LMSI)


Matthew R. Libera, Sc.D.

Stevens Institute of Technology
1 Castle Point Terrace
Dept. of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Hoboken, NJ 07030
Office: (201)216-5259
Lab: (201) 216-8310
Fax:    (201)216-8306
E-mail:   mlibera@stevens.edu  


RESEARCH INTERESTS: Polymeric biomaterials and hydrogels; biomaterials-associated infection;
electron microscopy; electron-beam lithography; electron energy-loss spectroscopy.

Matthew Libera is a Professor of Materials Science at the Stevens Institute of Technology. His expertise focuses principally on the development and understanding of polymers and polymeric biomaterials. His current research centers on structured hydrogel-based materials with applications to: (1) making biomaterials surfaces that simultaneously promote healing while resisting infection; and (2) new molecular diagnostic technologies for the rapid detection of infection. He chairs the Stevens Conference on Bacteria-Material Interactions. Libera is Director of the Stevens Laboratory for Multiscale Imaging (LMSI), a multiuser facility with advanced capabilities for TEM, SEM, AFM, and confocal imaging, and he is an international leader in the development and application of advanced electron-microscopy techniques to soft materials.

EDUCATION
Sc.D. (1987) MIT, Cambridge, MA, Materials Science
Minor in physics
Thesis advisors: John Vander Sande and Morris Cohen
S.M. (1983) MIT, Cambridge, MA, Materials Science
Thesis advisor: John Vander Sande
B.S. (1981) Lafayette College, Easton, PA, Metallurgical Engineering

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2013-pres Associate Dean for Graduate Academics
Schaefer School of Engineering and Science
Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ
1998-pres Professor of Materials Science
Dept. of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ
1994-98 Associate Professor
Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ
1990-1994 Assistant Professor
Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ
1989-1990 Visiting Scientist
IBM Research Division
Almaden Research Center, San Jose, CA
1988-1989 Post-Doctoral Research Associate
MIT, Cambridge, MA