Dr.Matthew Watson- People - Chemical and Process Engineering - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Associate Professor Matthew Watson

Ph.D. (Chemical Engineering), Lehigh University
M.S (Chemical Engineering), Lehigh University
B.E (Hons I, Chemical and Process Engineering), University of Canterbury


Associate Professor


E543, Civil Mechanical

Contact Details

Phone: +64 3 369 3803
Internal phone: 93803


Matthew Watson joined the department in 2015, after more than 15 years of applied R&D experience at Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., a multinational industrial gases company based in Allentown, Pennsylvania.  While at Air Products he worked on materials development and scale-up of high-temperature ceramic membrane based oxygen separation processes, oxy-fuel combustion applications for the glass industry, and rapid-cycle pressure swing adsorption separation scale-up and commercialization.  Matthew’s professional profile on LinkedIn can be found here: https://nz.linkedin.com/pub/matthew-watson/0/baa/769

Research Interests

My research interests are in structured catalyst and adsorbent supports, high-temperature materials, new applications for oxy-fuel combustion, and oxygen generation from waste heat. 

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