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Profile: Matt Pavlovich

Dr. Matt Pavlovich received his PhD in May 2014.
Email: mattpavlovich@berkeley.edu

Research Interests

  • Ambient-air plasma chemistry
  • Antimicrobial activity of ambient-gas plasma
  • Plasma/UV synergy
  • "Frugal plasma" development engineering

Education

  • PhD student (Chemical Engineering), UC Berkeley, 2009-2014
  • BS (Chemical Engineering), Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009

Employment History

  • Graduate student instructor, UC Berkeley, August-December 2010, August-December 2012, August-December 2013
  • Student intern, Lawrence Livermore National Lab, June-August 2010
  • Teaching assistant, Georgia Tech school of mathematics, August 2008-May 2009
  • Undergraduate researcher, Georgia Tech school of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, August 2007-May 2009

Publications

  • Matthew J. Pavlovich, Yukinori Sakiyama, Douglas S. Clark, David B. Graves. "Antimicrobial Synergy Between
    Ambient-Gas Plasma and UVA Treatment of Aqueous Solution," Plasma Processes and Polymers, in press.

  • Matthew J. Pavlovich, Hung-Wen Chang, Yukinori Sakiyama, Douglas S. Clark, David B. Graves. "Ozone correlates with antibacterial effects from indirect air dielectric barrier discharge treatment of water," J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 46 (2013) 145202
  • Matthew J. Pavlovich, Zhi Chen, Yukinori Sakiyama, Douglas S. Clark, David B. Graves. "Effect of Discharge Parameters and Surface Characteristics on Ambient-Gas Plasma Disinfection," Plasma Processes and Polymers 10 (2013) 69-76.
  • Matthew J. Traylor, Matthew J. Pavlovich, Sharmin Karim, Pritha Hait, Yukinori Sakiyama, Douglas S. Clark, David B. Graves. "Long-term antibacterial efficacy of air plasma-activated water," J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 44 (2011) 472001.

Presentations

  • Matthew J. Pavlovich, Douglas S. Clark, David B. Graves. "Antimicrobial Synergy Between Air DBD and UVA Treatment of Aqueous Solution," IEEE Conference on Pulsed Power and Plasma Science, San Francisco CA, June 2013, oral presentation.
  • Matthew J. Pavlovich, Yukinori Sakiyama, Douglas S. Clark, David B. Graves. "Chemical and Antimicrobial Effects from Air Plasma and UVA Treatment of Water," DOE Plasma Science Center Annual Meeting, College Park MD, May 2013, poster.
  • Matthew J. Pavlovich and Connor J. Galleher. "Ambient-Gas Plasma: A Sustainable Disinfectant Made From Electricity and Air," Clinton Global Initiative University Conference, St. Louis MO, April 2013, poster.
  • Matthew J. Pavlovich, Yukinori Sakiyama, Douglas S. Clark, David B. Graves. "Antimicrobial Effects from Multiple Regimes of Plasma-Activated Water Disinfection," Gordon Research Conference on Plasma Processing Science, Smithfield RI, July 2012, poster.
  • Matthew J. Pavlovich, Yukinori Sakiyama, Douglas S. Clark, David B. Graves. "Antimicrobial Effects from Multiple Regimes of Plasma-Activated Water Disinfection," Gordon Research Seminar on Plasma Processing Science, Smithfield RI, July 2012, oral presentation.
  • Matthew J. Pavlovich, Yukinori Sakiyama, Douglas S. Clark, David B. Graves. "Effect of Discharge Parameters and Surface Characteristics on Ambient-Gas Plasma Disinfection," MRS Spring Meeting, San Francisco CA, April 2012, oral presentation.
  • Matthew J. Pavlovich, Yukinori Sakiyama, Douglas S. Clark, David B. Graves. "Effect of Discharge Parameters on Ambient-Gas Plasma Disinfection," AIChE Annual Meeting, Minneapolis MN, October 2011, oral presentation.
  • Yukinori Sakiyama, Matthew J. Pavlovich, Zhi Chen, Douglas S. Clark, David B. Graves. "Ambient Gas Plasmas in the Developing World," Blum Center for Developing Economies opening ceremony, Berkeley CA, October 2010, poster.
  • Matthew J. Pavlovich, Lisa M. Vergez, Paul J. Jackson. "Mechanisms of Antibiotic Resistance in Burkholderia thailandensis," Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory student poster symposium, Livermore CA, August 2010, poster.

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor, May 2013
  • Outstanding student commitment, Clinton Global Initiative University, April 2013
  • First-place student poster, Lawrence Livermore National Lab Student Poster Symposium, 2010
  • Deparment of Homeland Security STEM Fellow, 2009-2012
  • Georgia Tech President's Undergrad Research Award, August 2008