Matt Underwood

Research Scientist

Matt specializes in analysis of micro-scale particles utilizing transmission electron microscopy (TEM) with selected area electron diffraction (SAED) and energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS). He routinely analyzes asbestos samples employing a variety of methods including AHERA, NIOSH 7402 & ISO 10312. He has experience using phase contrast microscopy (PCM) for asbestos analysis (NIOSH 7400), and utilizing compound light microscopes to analyze mold spores in air, surface and culture samples. Prior to joining MVA, Matt worked in a microbiology lab. There, in addition to instrumental microanalysis, he specialized in water and soil testing for E. coli, Fecal, and total coliform bacteria.

  • B.S., Biology, University of Tennessee, 2006
  • Water Laboratory Analyst License from GA
  • Dean’s List 2004 and 2005, University of Tennessee
  • Biological National Honor Society (BBB) Member