Principal Member of the Technical Staff
Moorman’s work focuses on MEMS chemical sensor development and the system-level packaging of chemical analysis systems and components. Moorman has lead the system and sensor design portions of DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency), DTRA (Defense Threat Reduction Agency), and Sandia-funded chemical analysis programs. His recent work has focused on detecting and characterizing the volatile organic compounds (VOC) produced by bacteria, plants, and algae.
Bachelor's Degree: Physics, Kalamazoo College (1994-1998)
Master's Degree: Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology (1999-2001)
Moorman’s undergraduate field of study was in physics with a focus on engineering as he moved to graduate studies. His Master’s thesis work focused on the development of a microfabricated Kelvin probe for surface studies.
Modeling and Fabrication of Micro-Hotplates and Other Miniaturized MEMS Thermal Structures
Microfluidic Systems for Biological Analysis
Design and Fabrication of Chemical Sensors and Chemical Analysis Systems
Relevant Prior Positions
Process Engineer, L&M Technologies (2002-2004)
Graduate Research Assistant, Georgia Institute of Technology (1999-2001)
Physical Science Technician, Department of the Navy (1998-1999)
Terisse A. Brocato, Ryan F. Hess, Matthew Moorman, Robert J. Simonson, "Investigations into the chemical structure based selectivity of the microfabricated nitrogen-phosphorus detector", Sensors and Actuators B 224 (2016) 618–623
Ronald P. Manginell, Curtis D. Mowry, Adam S. Pimentel, Michael A. Mangan, Matthew W. Moorman, Elizabeth S. Sparks, Amy Allen, and Komandoor E. Achyuthan, "Development of a Mesoscale Pulsed Discharge Helium Ionization Detector for Portable Gas Chromatography", Analytical Sciences, November 2015, VOL. 31.
Manginell, Ronald P.; Pimentel, Adam S.; Mowry, Curtis D.; et al., "Diagnostic potential of the pulsed discharged helium ionization detector (PDHID) for pathogenic Mycobacterial volatile biomarkers", Journal of Breath Research, Volume: 7, Issue: 3, Article Number: 037107, Published: September 2013
Manginell, Ronald P.; Moorman, Matthew W.; Rejent, Jerome A.; et al., "Invited Article: A materials investigation of a phase-change micro-valve for greenhouse gas collection and other potential applications", Review of Scientific Instruments, Volume: 83, Issue: 3, Article Number: 031301, Published: March 2012
Manginell, Ronald P.; Bauer, Joseph M.; Moorman, Matthew W.; et al., "A Monolithically-Integrated µGC Chemical Sensor System", Sensors, Volume: 11, Issue: 7, Pages: 6517-6532, Published: July 2011
‘Varactor with integrated micro-discharge source' Elizondo-Decanini, Juan; Manginell, Ronald P.; Moorman, Matthew W.; US Patent no. 9,474,689 (October 18, 2016).
'Capacitive chemical sensor' Manginell, Ronald P.; Moorman, Matthew W.; Wheeler, David R.; US Patent no. 8,736,000 (May 27, 2014).
‘Method, sensor and system for measuring a lower heating value and a Wobbe Index of a gaseous fuel’ Antel, William J.; Nirmalan, Nirm V.; Solovitz, Stephen A.; Vats, Nishant; Dey, Subhrajit; Orenstein, Robert M.; Moorman, Matthew W.; Manginell, Ronald P.; US Patent no. 8,486,710 (July 16, 2013).
‘Microfabricated field calibration assembly for analytical instruments’ Robinson, Alex L.; Manginell, Ronald P.; Moorman, Matthew W.; Rodacy, Philip J.; Simonson, Robert J.; US Patent no. 7,913,534 (March 29, 2011).
‘Microfabricated fuel heating value monitoring device’ Robinson, Alex, L; Manginell, Ronald P.; Moorman, Matthew W.; US Patent no. 7,708,943 (May 4, 2010).