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Matt Werden Graham

Associate Professor
Department of Physics

Matt Werden Graham

Associate Professor
Department of Physics



Matt is an Associate Professor of Physics at Oregon State University. His undergraduate degree is from the University of Toronto, and his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. Matt was a Kavli Postdoctoral Fellow at Cornell University, and he started the Micro-Femto Energetics Laboratory at Oregon State University in 2014. His lab studies transport and spectroscopy in condensed phase materials and devices. His Micro-Femto Energetics Lab can resolve electronic relaxation, transport, and energy transfer occurring on femtosecond (10-15 s) timescale with sub-micron (<10-6 m) spatial resolution. Unconventional ultrafast microscopy approaches such as ultrafast-resolved photocurrents serve to optimize energy efficiency in emerging solar materials and better harness the potential of new quantum materials.


Kavli Postdoctoral Fellow, Kavli Institute at Cornell for Nanoscale Science

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Hon.B.Sc., University of Toronto


Dr. Graham's lab is called the Micro-Femto Energetics Lab.
Please visit his lab's main site for recent publications, video tours and to meet all of the scientists.

Research Area

Materials Science


  • 5 Example Recent Publications:
    G. Mayonado, K. V. Vogt, J. Van Schenck, L. Zhu, J. Anthony, O. Ostroverkhova, M. W. Graham, (2022) High symmetry anthradithiophene molecular packing motifs promote thermally-activated singlet fission, J Phys Chem C, Quantum Coherent Phenomena in Energy Harvesting, 126, 9

    G. W. Mattson, K.T. Vogt, J. F. Wager, M. W. Graham, Hydrogen incorporation into amorphous InGaZnOx thin-film transistors (2022), Journal of Applied Physics, Defects in Semiconductors Special Issue, 131, 105701

    K. T. Vogt, C. Malmberg, J. Buchanan, G. Mattson, M. Brandt, D. Fast, P. H.-Y. Cheong, J. F. Wager, M. W. Graham, (2020) Ultrabroadband Density of States of Amorphous In-Ga-Zn-O, Physical Review Research, 2, 03335

    H. Patel, L. Huang, C.J. Kim, J. Park, M. W. Graham, (2019) Stacking Angle-Tunable Photoluminescence from Interlayer Exciton States in Twisted Bilayer Graphene, Nature Communications, 10, 1445

    K. T. Vogt, S.-F. Shi, F. Wang, M. W. Graham (2020) Ultrafast photocurrent and absorption microscopy of few-layer TMD devices isolate rate-limiting dynamics driving fast and efficient photoresponse(2020), J Phys Chem C, 124, 28, 15195–15204

    5 Example Older Works:
    H. Patel, R. Havener, L. Brown, Y. Liang, L. Yang, J. Park, M.W. Graham, (2015) Tunable Optical Excitations in Twisted Bilayer Graphene Form Strongly Bound Excitons, Nano Letters, 15, 5932-7

    M.W. Graham, S. Shi, Z. Wang, D.C. Ralph, J. Park, P.L. McEuen (2013) Transient absorption and photocurrent microscopy show hot electron supercollisions describe the rate-limiting relaxation step in graphene, Nano Letters, 13, 5949-5952

    M.W. Graham, S. Shi, D.C. Ralph, J. Park, P.L. McEuen (2013), Photocurrent measurements of supercollision cooling in graphene , Nature Physics, 9, 103

    M.W. Graham, T.R. Calhoun, A. Green, M. C. Hersam, G. R. Fleming, (2012) Two-dimensional electronic spectroscopy reveals the dynamics of phonon mediated excitation pathways in semiconducting single-walled carbon nanotubes, Nano Letters, 12, 813-819

    M.W. Graham, Y.-Z. Ma, A. Green, M. C. Hersam, G. R. Fleming, (2011) Pure dephasing dynamics in semiconducting single-walled carbon nanotubes, Journal of Chemical Physics, 134, 034504-17