Matthew’s current research interests include the development and characterization of biomaterials and their cell-material interactions for the development of drug/vaccine carriers and implantable devices. Ongoing research project also include the characterization of bio-mimetic membranes and interfacial interactions using colloid force spectroscopy. In collaboration with Prof. Jennifer Martinez, Prof. Rush maintains a Mammalian Tissue Culture and Bacterial Culture Lab space within the Center for Materials Interfaces in Research and Applications (¡MIRA!). In collaboration with Prof. Gabriel Montaño and Dr. Greg Uyeda, Prof. Rush maintains an atomic force microscopy/scanning probe microscopy lab.
Matthew Rush Assistant Research Professor, Applied Physics and Materials Science Director, Center for Materials Interfaces in Research and Applications Northern Arizona University
- Post-Doctoral Fellow, Center for Materials Interfaces in Research and Applications (MIRA)/Applied Physics and Materials Science, Northern Arizona University
- Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, University of New Mexico School of Medicine
- Ph.D., Nanoscience and Microsystems Engineering w/ concentration in Nano-biointerfaces, University of New Mexico
- M.S., Nanoscience and Microsystems Engineering, University of New Mexico
- B.S., Mechanical Engineering, New Mexico Tech (New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology)