Matthew Becker

Faculty Profiles

Matt Becker, professor of physics

Matthew Becker

Assistant Professor
Chemistry Physics



PhD, University of Notre Dame
MS, University of Notre Dame
BS, Emporia State University

Research Interests 

  • Light-energy Conversion
  • Liquid junction solar cells
  • Solid state solar cells
  • Quantum dot solar cells
  • X-ray absorption spectroscopy

Courses Recently Taught 

  • PHYS 101: Introduction to topics in physics: motion
  • PHYS 217: Physics I
  • PHYS 218: Physics II

Professional Experience 

  • Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, two years as a lecturer in all levels of physics

Creative and Scholarly Work 

  • "How Does a SILAR CdSe Film Grow? Tuning the Deposition Steps to Suppress Interfacial Charge Recombination in Solar Cells." J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 5 (9) (2014): pp 1575–1582.
  • "Photoinduced Surface Oxidation and Its Effect on the Exciton Dynamics of CdSe Quantum Dots." J. Phys. Chem. C., 116 (24) (2012): 13452–13457.
  • "In Situ X-ray Absorption Near-Edge Structure Spectroscopy of ZnO Nanowire Growth During Chemical Bath Deposition." Chem. Mater., 22 (22) (2010): pp 6162–6170.

Professional Memberships 

SPS - Physics Honors Society