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Education

  • B.S, Chemistry, Southern Utah University, 2006
  • Ph.D. Analytical Chemistry, Brigham Young University, 2012

Areas of Interest

  • Chemistry Education
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Spectroscopy
  • Laser-Induced Fluorescence
  • Ambient Desorption/Ionization Mass Spectrometry

Current Courses Taught

Selected Publications and Presentations

1.      Heywood, M. S.; Taylor, N.; Farnsworth, P. B.  Measurement of Helium Metastable Atom Densities in a Plasma-Based Ambient Ionization Source. Anal. Chem. 2011, 83, 6493-6499.

2.      Heywood, M. S.; Farnsworth, P. B. Optimization of Native Fluorescence Detection of Proteins Using a Pulsed Nanolaser Excitation Source. Applied Spectroscopy. 2010, 64, 1283-1288.

3.      Matthew Heywood, Jonathan Wright, Paul  Farnsworth. Optical and Mass Spectrometric Studies of a Helium Dielectric Barrier Discharge Used as an Ambient Ionization Source. Oral Presentation at FACSS Conference. Raleigh, NC. October, 2010.