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Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering & Computer Science Department of Mechanical & Materials Engineering

Mechanical and Materials Engineering


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    Dr. Matt Gordon 

    Professor and Chair  Phone: 303.871.3580 Email:

    Academic Title

    PhD, Stanford University

    Office Information 

    2390 S. York Street, Clarence M. Knudson Hall, Rm 200  Denver, CO  80208

Research Interests

Dr. Matt Gordon is Professor and Chair of the Department of Mechanical & Materials Engineering. His research areas include numerical and experimental plasma physics, chemical and physical vapor deposition, electronic packaging, and bio-medical engineering. He has supervised to completion 26 MSME students and 5 PhD students. Publications include 1 book chapter, 31 journal publications, 44 refereed conference proceedings, 29 non-refereed publications, and 27 non-refereed presentations. He is responsible for funds as PI or Co-PI from 52 separate proposals totaling almost $6,500,000. Courses taught include undergraduate finite elements, thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, heat transfer, and engineering economics and ethics, and graduate finite elements, numerical methods, thermodynamics, statistical mechanics, plasma fundamentals and gas dynamics.