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Matthew Kane

Department Head
Associate Professor
Department of Marine Engineering Technology

Phone: +1 (409) 740-4878
Fax: +1 (409) 741-7153

Powell Marine Engineering Complex, Office 231

Get To Know Matthew Kane
Dr. Matthew H Kane joined the faculty of Texas A&M University at Galveston as an Associate Professor in the Fall of 2013. He also holds an affiliate appointment in Materials Science and Engineering on the College Station campus. Previously, he served as an Associate Professor in the Engineering Department at Massachusetts Maritime Academy and as an Assistant Professor at the University of Oklahoma in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He graduated from Rice University in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science and Northwestern University with a Master of Science degree, both in Materials Science and Engineering. He served for five years in the United States Navy as a Submarine Warfare Officer aboard the fast-attack submarine USS Springfield (SSN-761), where his primary duties included as the Chemistry and Radiological Controls Assistant and as the Ship’s Communicator during two six-month overseas deployments to the Mediterranean and Arabian Gulf, the second in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Following his Naval service, he joined the School of Materials Science and Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He completed his Ph. D. in 2007, studying the thin film growth, materials properties, and device performance in the wide bandgap semiconductors GaN and ZnO, with specific emphasis for device applications in solid state lighting and spintronics. In addition to his military decorations, Dr. Kane has been awarded a number of fellowships, scholarships, and awards, including a Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award from the Oak Ridge Associated Universities, a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship and a Materials Research Society Graduate Student Silver Award. He has also served as a conference chair for the SPIE International Conference on Solid State Lighting. His other professional affiliations include the Materials Research Society, the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and the American Society for Engineering Education. His current research interests focus on the development and implementation of materials, devices, and systems for maritime safety, security, sensing, and energy efficiency applications.

Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007
Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University, 1997
Materials Science and Engineering, Rice University, 1996