Professor and Scientific Director
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Matt completed his Ph.D. at the University of Alberta and went on to work as an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California. After returning to Canada to accept a faculty position, Matt served the full 10-year term as a Canada Research Chair at Carleton University from May 2006 – May 2016. An author of numerous journal articles and frequent invited lecturer nationally and internationally, Matt’s research contributions include developing the optical technology known as Sky-LOSA for measuring black carbon in plumes, aircraft and ground-based methane measurements in the oil and gas sector, novel approaches for detecting and quantifying fugitive emissions sources, models for predicting efficiency of flares in crossflow, techno-economic analysis of GHG mitigation, and scientific rationale for regulatory decisions. Matt is currently leading the NSERC FlareNet Strategic Network, a $6.9 million research initiative involving five universities and a range of government and industry partners. His Energy & Emissions Research Laboratory collaborates closely with government and industry, drawing support from a variety of national and international organizations, including NRCan, the World Bank, PTAC, ECCC, EDF, and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council.
Backgrounder on past research led by Professor Matthew Johnson at Carleton University.