Matthew R. Libera


Stevens MultiScale Imaging Lab (LMSI) Publications Classes: E-344
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.
Much of his current research centers on nanostructured hydrogel-based materials
with applications to problems involving infection control of biomedical devices. He is Director of the
Stevens Laboratory for Multiscale Imaging, a multiuser facility with advanced capabilities for
TEM, SEM, AFM, and confocal imaging. His research group is known internationally for its work on
high-resolution spectroscopic imaging of soft materials in the cryo-STEM.

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
1998-present Professor
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