Matthew Doty earned a B.S. in physics from The Pennsylvania State University. He completed his Ph.D. in 2004 in experimental condensed-matter physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara, under the supervision of Prof. Mark Sherwin. After three years as a National Research Council Research Associate at the Naval Research Laboratory, he joined the faculty of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Delaware in 2007. Matt’s research is focused on understanding and controlling the unique properties of coupled quantum dots for applications including quantum information processing and photovoltaics.