Assistant Professor
Chemical Engineering
Phone: 480.965.8051
Office: ERC 277 (Map)


Matthew Green obtained a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and a B.S. in Chemistry at Virginia Tech in 2007, and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering in 2011 at Virginia Tech working with Prof. Timothy Long.  Then, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Delaware in the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department with Prof. Thomas Epps, III and Prof. Millicent Sullivan.  His research is focused on the design and synthesis of novel, ion-containing block copolymers to be used in materials ranging from membranes for water purification to biomedical immunostimulatory therapeutics.


Postdoctoral researcher, University of Delaware

M.Eng. & Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Virginia Tech

B.S., Chemical Engineering & Chemistry, Virginia Tech

Research Interests

Polymer design and synthesis, ion-containing block copolymers, water purification and desalination, ion and water transport through polymer membranes, drug and gene delivery, polymer-based immunostimulatory cancer therapeutics

Graduate Faculties

  • Chemical Engineering

Honors and Awards

  • Inducted as a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)/Science Program for Excellence in Science, Spring 2014
  • Mentee in the AIChE Education Division Future Faculty Mentoring Program, Fall 2013
  • Hord Fellowship, Fall 2011
  • Kender Fellowship, Spring 2011
  • National Science Foundation Macromolecules at the Interface with LifE Sciences (MILES) Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT), 2009-2011
  • Chevron-Phillips Chemical Professional Excellence Travel Award, 2009 & 2010