Matthew has a Ph.D. in Applied Physics. He is now a Professor and Researcher at Columbia University.
He was an owner and Vice President of Development for Tech Pro, Inc., which was acquired by Roper Industries in March of 2008. During his time at Tech Pro, Matthew lead two acquisitions, and the transformation of the instrument manufacturer into new global markets, having formed partnerships or subsidiaries in 15 nations. Matthew holds 5 patents, and has published over 20 technical papers, and in 2002 he won the ACS Best Paper Award.
In addition to Columbia, Matthew has lectured at The University of Paris, USC, University of Michigan, and The Technical University of Sao Paulo.
Matthew has also produced several plays and films, and is an accomplished composer. He is a founding member of the World Science Festival.
He is on the Executive Board of the Montauk Observatory, and is an Artist in Residence for Imagine Science Films.