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Location: 180-204
Phone: (805) 756-2448
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Matt Beekman

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Matt Beekman

Associate Professor

Office: 181-318
Phone: 805-756-7129


  • h.D., University of South Florida, 2009
  • M.S., University of South Florida, 2006
  • B.S., University of South Florida, 2003

Research Interests

  • Structure-composition-property relationships in bulk and thin film materials
  • Thermoelectric materials and devices
  • Nanoscale science and technology
  • Novel synthetic routes in solid-state chemistry, including non-equilibrium synthesis and preparation of metastable materials


  • Please feel free to contact me ( or come by my office (181-318) if you would like to learn more about my research and teaching interests.

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