Michael Matthews

Michael A. Matthews, Ph.D.

Department of Chemical Engineering

University of South Carolina



Dr. Matthews is the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education, a Professor of Chemical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering, and an Adjunct Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of South Carolina. His research group works on understanding thermodynamic, transport, and kinetic behavior of solvents and materials that may promote more green and sustainable methods of chemical and material manufacturing. With funding from the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering), Dr. Matthews directs a Bioengineering Research Partnership team of three universities that is investigating the mechanisms by which supercritical carbon dioxide-based solvents sterilize bacterial spores. The potential application is low temperature, non-toxic methods for sterilizing and cleaning novel temperature sensitive biomaterials. Dr. Matthews received his B.S., M.S., and his Ph.D. from Texas A & M University.

Hydrolysis Reactor for Hydrogen Production
Presaturation of Supercritical CO2 with Water for Decellularization of Matrices
Supercritical CO2 Extraction of Residual Glutaraldehyde From Crosslinked Collagen
Decellularization of Tissues Using Supercritical CO2
Removal of Bacterial Endotoxins
Methods and Compositions for Inactivating Allergens and Allergen-Producing Organisms
Cold Sterilization of Tissue Engineering Scaffolds with Compressed Carbon Dioxide
Advanced Materials
Biomedical and Life Sciences
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Energy and Future Fuels
Engineering and Physical Sciences
Environmental and Sustainability
Health Sciences
Research Tools
Software and Computing
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