Matthew Stone (Matt) is a Senior Scientist in the Neutron Scattering Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Matthew is also the Quantum Materials Initiative coordinator for the Neutron Scattering Division (https://neutrons.ornl.gov/science/quantum-materials). He is also the Lead Scientist of the SEQUOIA instrument at SNS (https://neutrons.ornl.gov/sequoia). Matthew is a specialist in the use of inelastic neutron scattering techniques for the study of magnetic materials. His current research examines the relationship between the connectivity of magnetic ions in different geometrical lattices and the resulting quantum excitations in these materials. Dr. Stone also develops new methods and hardware for improving inelastic neutron scattering measurements using the direct geometry time-of-flight spectrometers at the SNS.
Matthew earned a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University in 2002. He has worked as a post-doctoral researcher at Pennsylvania State University studying granular materials and dilute ferromagnetic semiconductors. He also has been a post-doctoral researcher at Oak Ridge National Laboratory working in the triple-axis-spectroscopy group before becoming a staff member in 2007.
2013-present Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN 37831
SEQUOIA Lead Instrument Scientist at the Spallation Neutron Source
2021-present Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN 37831
Quantum Materials Initiative Coordinator, Neutron Scattering Division
2007-2013 Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN 37831
ARCS Instrument Scientist at the Spallation Neutron Source
2006-2007 Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN 37831
HB1 Triple-axis-spectrometer post-doctoral research associate
2004-2006 Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN 37831
Neutron Spectroscopy, post-doctoral research associate
2002-2004 Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802
Post-doctoral fellow, magnetic media and granular materials group
1996-2002 Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21218
Ph.D. candidate, Research assistant, low-dimensional magnetism
2002 Ph.D. in Physics, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21218
2000 M.A. in Physics, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21218
1996 B.S. in Physics summa cum laude, Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA 18018
- More than 245 publications
- h-index = 42
- Fifteen publications with more than 100 citations
- Please see ORCID on the left or CV for publication list
- Supplemental Performance award from ORNL, December 2021.
- Supplemental Performance award from ORNL, December 2020.
- Nominated for “Best Publication” from the Neutron Sciences Division at ORNL, 2020.
- Nominated and won “Best Experiment” from the Neutron Sciences Division at ORNL, 2020.
- Appeared as an author in “QMI Papers Not to Miss” Digest on multiple occasions.
- Nominated for “Best Publication” from the Neutron Sciences Division at ORNL, 2019.
- R&D 100 award finalist, 2019. Additive manufacturing of boron carbide.
- Most Integrated Project Award for Ugly Data Days May 7, 2018.
- Winner of the Director’s award for Outstanding Team Accomplishment for ORNL in 2016.
- Winner of the Team Award in the Research Accomplishment category for ORNL in 2016.
- Elsevier Valued Reviewer, 2016.
- Awarded “Recognized Reviewer Status” from the ‘Annals of Nuclear Energy’, 2015.
- Recognized for “prolific, high-caliber and unhesitating service as a referee for ‘New Journal of Physics’ in 2014”. Awarded to only 5% of their referees.
- Performance award from ORNL November 2014.
- Performance award from ORNL April 2014 for design, installation and commissioning of the ARCS radial collimator.
- Performance award from ORNL October 2013.
- Battelle prize awarded for work on iron based superconductors, 2011.
- Awarded ORNL Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) funding for “In-situ Neutron Scattering Studies of Fuel Cell Materials” project under the Advanced Materials Initiative (2010-2012).
- Invited Early Career Scientist to X-rays and Neutrons: Essential Tools for Nanoscience Research, Washington, D.C., June, 2005.
- Finalist, Neutron Scattering Society of America Outstanding Student Research Award, 2001
- J. Brien Key Memorial Scholarship for Graduate Research, Johns Hopkins University, 2001
- Comenius Scholar, Moravian College, 1992-1996
- Phi Alpha Theta, National History Honor Society, 1996
- Omicron Delta Kappa, National Leadership Honor Society, 1995
- Sigma Pi Sigma, National Physics Honor Society, 1995
- Pi Mu Epsilon, National Mathematics Honor Society, 1995
- SEQUOIA, high resolution direct geometry chopper spectrometer at the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS). https://https://neutrons.ornl.gov/sequoia