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Matt Musselman

  • Packard Research Group
  • Advisor: Corinne Packard
  • MME - Materials Science PhD Program
  • Colorado School of Mines
    Golden, CO 80401


  • PhD - Materials Science: Colorado School of Mines (In Progress)
  • B.S. - Engineering Physics: Colorado School of Mines
  • A.S. - Architectural Technology: Arapahoe Community College


  • As a fellow of the Trefny Institute I am working with Denver Public Schools at Edison Elementary School to help promote interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).  I have the opportunity to get kids really excited about math and science at an early age in hopes that interest will stick with them in their future.  I help support in-class science lectures and activities, an after school science club, and we will be hosting a Science Night for the parents and students with multiple science demostrations.


  • Current:  Controlling pressure-induced transformations in rare earth orthophosphates, ceramics engineering
  • Prior:  Lithium ion battery mechanical degradation, condensed matter physics for energy applications


  • Diercks,D.R., Musselman,M.A., Morgenstern,A., Wilson,T., Kumar,M., Smith,K., Kawase,M., Gorman,B.P., Eberhart,M., Packard,C.E., "Evidence for Anisotropic Mechanical Behavior and Nanoscale Chemical Heterogeneity in Cycled LiCoO2", J. Electrochem. Soc. 2014 volume 161, issue 11, DOI: 10.1149/2.0071411jes
Resume/Curriculum Vitae

Lesson Plans

       Sink or Float: K-1

Trefny Institute

 Colorado Center for Advanced Ceramics