About Me

Dr. Matthew Berg is a tenured associate professor of physics in the Department of Physics at Kansas State University. He is also an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at Mississippi State University. Professor Berg received a Ph.D. in physics from Kansas State University in 2008 and a B.Sc. in Engineering Physics from the Colorado School of Mines in 2003. Following graduate school, he held a National Research Council postdoctoral fellowship at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory from 2009-2010. Professor Berg joined KSU in 2016.



Awards & Honors:
  • Invited doctoral-defense opponent at Aalto University, Espoo, Finland (2016)
  • Elected chair: Aerosol Physics Working Group - American Association for Aerosol Research (2016)
  • NSF Early Faculty (CAREER) Program awardee (2015-2020)
  • Invited site reviewer - Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (2015)
  • Researcher of the month - Mississippi State University, College of Arts & Sciences (2014)
  • Most valued reviewer - Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy & Radiative Transfer (2014)
  • Elected vice-chair: Aerosol Physics Working Group - American Association for Aerosol Research (2014)
  • Nominee - Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (2013)
  • Most valued reviewer - Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy & Radiative Transfer (2013)
  • Invited doctoral defense examiner - Université de Toulouse, Toulouse, France (2013)
  • Invited site reviewer - Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (2013)
  • NASA travel award - Electromagnetic and Light Scattering XIV conference (2013)
  • Guest Editor - Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy & Radiative Transfer (2012-2013)
  • Most valued reviewer - Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy & Radiative Transfer (2012)
  • Nominee - Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (2012)
  • Young Investigator Program award - U.S. Army Research Office (2011)
  • Young scientist award - Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy & Radiative Transfer (2011)
  • Most Valued Reviewer - Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy & Radiative Transfer (2011)
  • Certificate of excellence - Presented by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency CBTD Director and Special Assistant to the U.S. Secretary of Defense CBD-CDP (2009)
  • APS graduate student travel award - (2008)
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