August 30, 2022
Matthew Du is the recipient of the 22-23 JFI Director's Postdoctoral Fellowship Award.
Matthew joined JFI in 2022 as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the group of Prof. Suri Vaikuntanathan. He earned his PhD in Chemistry at UC San Diego under the advising of Prof. Joel Yuen-Zhou. His PhD research focused on the reaction-rate theory of molecules inside an optical cavity. Matthew's current research interests broadly include statistical mechanics, machine learning, and adaptive materials.