2021 Nov – Present

Matthew Lew, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Electrical & Systems Engineering

Matthew Lew joined the ESE department in July 2015. Before arriving in St. Louis, he was a postdoctoral fellow in the de la Zerda Group in Structural Biology at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He earned his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering working in the laboratory of W. E. Moerner, a WashU alumnus and co-recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2014 for “the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy.”

Professor Lew was an invited speaker at the 25th Solvay Conference on Chemistry, the Gordon Research Conference “Single-Molecule Approaches to Biology,” the 17th International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI 2020), and the 5th Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society of Canada. He is a recipient of a 2017 NSF CAREER Award for his project entitled “CAREER: Nanoscale sensing and imaging using computational single-molecule nanoscopy.” He has also received the Second Place Poster Award at the Gordon Research Conference “Single-Molecule Approaches to Biology” and the PicoQuant Young Investigator Award at SPIE Photonics West. In 2020, he received the Outstanding Teaching Award from the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering.